This performance consisted of the framing, alteration and transformation of CA performance “Archaeology of Light” into object 51, via its projection onto a video screen (white board 210 x 270 cm) (71minutes).
Firstly, the frame was made using sheets of black paper (A3 size) these were placed so that they surrounded the image (the video image was smaller than the board onto which it was projected by about the width in each dimension of an A3 sheet of paper).
Then the participants hammered 4 big nails into each corner of the board and spooled a white rope between them in a way similar to the board with spools that A.M. made for CA performance “The Score”. Then the whole surface of the board was covered with sheets of black paper (A3 size). And, then inscriptions were attached to certain places on the board. The following inscriptions (in English) taken from the scheme “Installation with exposition board of CA’s performance “The Score” by A.M, were attached either to or alongside the board : ‘A Demonstration sign field’ (noted on the board), ‘Resulting contexts’ (noted on the board), ‘Artistry as “embellishment”’ (noted on the board), ‘An Exposition sign field’ (noted alongside the board), and ‘Motivational contexts’ (noted alongside the board).
Instead of the inscription ‘Ground and construction works’, the participants labeled this space number “51” (in the locations list of CA performances, the Pompidou Center, where this performance was taking place became location #51).
When the video ‘Archaeology of Light’, was projected a close-up luminous circle of light appeared (as a consequence of nightshooting), at this place on the board N Panitkov cut into the black paper creating a round hole (diameter – 10.5cm).
27 of September 2002
Paris, Pompidou Centre
A. Monastyrski, N. Panitkov, S. Romashko, I. Makarevich, E. Elagina,
S. Haensgen (“Archaeology of Light” videorecord), D. Novgorodova (photo).