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KOLLEKTIVNYE DEYSTVIYA (COLLECTIVE ACTIONS). THE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE ACTIONS, Photo and Video

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME SEVEN

SHWEDAGON FOR THE ACTION «PLACE OF ACTION». Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

85. SHWEDAGON TO THE PERFORMANCE "SCENE OF ACTION"

One of the performance organizers led 35 viewers to the eastern side of Kievogorskoe field. They walked down the village road on a track which was previously the northern side of the field but which now lies between newly built summer-houses (dachas).

When viewers approached the starting point, they received envelopes (A4 format) with paper sheets inside (A3 format). The sheets were made from material used to prepare for the performance «Scene of action» (1979). In this action K/D had engaged the possibility of using red cloth as an element to signal to the viewers. (This element had not been used in the «Scene of action» performance)

At the same time on the opposite (western) side of the field organizers unfolded some red cloth (10x2, 30 m). In the centre of the piece of cloth was a slogan written in white letters: «Remarks on the performance «Scene of action»» (the word «Remarks» was written in 654pt, «the performance «Scene of action»» was written in 51pt). In the upper left hand corner of the cloth was written «+100 meters» in 101pt. It described the depth of a now deforested area (on the western side), an area in which trees had been chopped down in the 1990’s.

Viewers were asked to move across the snowy field toward the red cloth. Because of the deep snow crossing the field (a distance of 500-600m) took about 20 minutes. When everybody reached the cloth, it was spread on the ground and viewers were offered to cut out pieces of the red fabric with a scissors (they had previously been notified to bring scissors with them) this acted as an additional memento (they still had the envelopes they had received at the start of the action).

After the viewers finished cutting and had left the site of the performance, organizers put a small rectangular red shred of material (150x80cm) with white lettering on it stating «SHWEDAGON FOR THE ACTION «PLACE OF ACTION» on the ground and left the field.

March 31st 1999

Kievogorskoe field

A. Monastyrski, E. Elagina, N. Panitkov, I. Makarevich, S. Romashko, S. Hansgen, M. Konstantinova

Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo:
Shwedagon
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: read instructions
read instructions
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: holding the slogan
holding the slogan

Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: walking
walking

Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: walking-2, Vera Volyak
walking-2
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: slogan
slogan
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: coming to the slogan
coming to the slogan
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: approaching the SHWEDAGON
approaching
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: cutting the red cloth
cutting the red cloth
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: Ryklin near the slogan
Ryklin near the slogan
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: SVEDAGON the slogan
SVEDAGON
Collective Action. Action the svedagon. Photo: snowmobile
snowmobile

Video by Yu. Ovchinnikova. The trophy, fragment of the action


Video by Vladimir Salnikov