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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME SEVEN

TRANSCENDING. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

86. TRANSCENDING

On the railway bridge over the Yauza River we glued eight black-and-white images of various fish between the rails of one of four tracks of the Yaroslav line. The images were cut from paper (the fish were around 80 cm in length). Images of either the Amitabha Buddha or the Stupamahashri Buddha (taken from Lokesh Chandra’s book “The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas”, New Dehli: 1971) were placed into small ovals in the middle of each fish.

The fish were affixed in a row (in parallel to the tracks with their heads facing Moscow) on the concrete pavement that occupies the spaces between the rails (instead of cross-sleepers) on the part of the bridge that is located exactly over the river.

Moscow, Losinyj ostrov

August 23rd 1999

A. Monastyrski, S. Romashko, S. Hänsgen, M. Konstantinova

VIDEO

TRANSCENDING. Photo