On the fringes of the forest, a picture (55x80 cm) was attached to a tree facing the field. This picture was a reproduction from a North Korean art album made from oil on cardboard. Shortly after, the trees between the picture and the field (undergrowth) were cut down (approximately 80 trees). A wire was stretched between the two remaining trees and an upside down umbrella and some branches soaked in flammable liquid were attached to the wire. Participants turned on a tape-recording – consisting of noises and sounds of a railroad depot (3 minutes 50 seconds), and then the umbrella was set on fire. After that, white rope was stretched from the sides of the picture to the trees with the burned umbrella - together they formed a trapezoid with the following dimensions: the length of wire with the umbrella - 3,3m; picture width - 55cm; rope’s length (distance between picture and umbrella) - 18 m; wire height - 210cm; height to the bottom of picture - 133cm; width of the cut down area - 9m. All objects were left at the scene.
Moscow region, Kievogorskoe field
November 6, 2002
A. Monastyrski, N. Panitkov,
E. Elagina, I. Makarevich, S. Romashko,
M. Konstantinova, D. Novgorodova.