Body, space, and name are three most important
characteristic of human existence, which are under the influence of each
other, and exist in time.
The main idea of the project: creation
on the exhibit place special artistic space, law - accidental structure,
projection of reality and time, where body and name of real town's space
intersect with bodies and names of real men.
Artistic conception and fillings will create
general conditions to start "the game", and step by step project's space
will be filled with real things, traces of real people and life.
Geographical organization, details of everyday
life, accidental stuff, things and names, taste and sound of present CITY
existence, "shadows, and tales of it's times", public mind and people's
mentality examples, will be collected and overworked into artifacts, symbols
Street's stuff, photographs, video, audio
records of town, as well as public who will get into the projective space
will get a new value, and will become a part of context. All visitors will
be photographed, their footprints will be signed with names and dates,
and colored in blue on symbolic map of CITY on the paper which will
lay over the floor. Photographs of faces will be situated on the walls
above the black line - kind of border between present and past which will
round over exhibit space. Brought in stuff will be colored in blue and
will be brought out, back to the town, as an artistic projection into the
This way, during the time of the project, up
to the end of exhibition, will get a visible life "another map" of
CITY, where will be collected and expressed SUBJECTIVE ARTISTIC SENSES,
CRYSTAL SOUND OF BEING, and BLUE SHADOWS OF ACCIDENTAL EXISTANCE.
Project Body, space, name supposed to be realized
"in progress" in the most important for human culture big sites, which
are "concentrated life, and time". Each time project should be realized
in collaboration with artists who live in the city which give to project
the own name.
Wien, supposed to be the second place for realization
of the project. First project was had done in the St-Petersburg, in common
work with Switzerland's artist Jorg Mollet in 1999.
Space Name in the St-Petersburg, 1999.
DESCRIPTION OF THE MAIN
Dear Christine, here you and Heidulf
will find descriptions what about we'll must to
do and so on, you know. Best wishes
from the St-Petersburg, see you soon, Igor.
01. During colloborative work
any particular parts of content, means and acts and may be discussed, changed,
1. We wrap all floor of exhibit place in the paper
(just put paper on the floor),
(it may be several big squares of paper connected
together - like map's sectors, it may be wrapping paper).
than we draw (paint) big map of Vienna on all
that paper (simple, and just general),
in accordance with real West - East orientation
2. We wrap in paper all around walls (part of
wall from floor up to the level about
120-150 cm), and paint on that level black (or
other color) line around all
exhibit hall. (That symbolic line - splits (may
be) past times (down <paper's) part),
and presant-future time (up <without paper>
or it splits everything suggest your imagination
(good and bad, day and night, so on).
In general, down, wraped in paper part of the
walls symbolize mental, cultural space,
historical and mental context, mental bagage
of concrete place - Viena.
3. All around the walls, above black line, we
situate (with scotch, for ex.)
small (~ 5x10 cm) paper cards with my, your and
Heidulf names (one name on one card).
4. We situate one - tow TVset/s, videoplayer/s,
and audio player/s somewhere in the exh place.
5. Exhibition is ready for openning.
All next work will be done during exhibit time
(as work in progress).
6. What we do during ABOUT A WEEK, BEFOR the openning
(Beside preparing exhibit place)
- we live normal life, visit places, and record
our conversations between
each other and to people, our talks, walks, conversations
people on the
streets, in metro, everything what we'll note
together and find it
interesting or important to video, audio, photo.
Also we specially record
tipical sounds of town.
- Sounds of Vienna, and other our audio records
will sounds in exh space
since exh. openning moument.
Our video records, made before and after openning
day will be shown from
time to time.
7. What we do since openning day (beside to continue
a) during exh time (when exh open for publick)
we "forever incloud" all our visitors into the
our artistic space,
which is "shadow of Vienna":
- fix up traces of their bodies on the Vienna's
map on the floor (we draw
around the place where they stay, around footprints)
- fix up their names: they wright down their
names inside their traces
- fix up the time: they wright down actual time
- fix up their images: we take photos of their
faces, and put them to the
walls, right above the black line (best - if
we have three Polaroid cameras
for each of us). Their images take place instead
of one of card with mine,
yours, or Heidulf's name, which are above the
black line. They just shoose
one card and put it to the chest.
- We take to the artistic space images, bodies,
names and time of visitors,
and live them back something important from us
- our's names (we can
sign the cards), and created by us long life
b) When exh is closed, we continue to walk around
Vienna and bring into the
our space diffirent stuff which we like from
the streets, or all places in
We situate that stuff on the map, then, during
a days, color it in BLUE
(or other color ?), and bring it out - back into
the real space of town.
This way we overwork real space outside our lockaton.
c) Step by step we fill up paper's part of the
wall below black line
with our photos of town and other topics.
d) We invite public to bring their own stuff,
photos, ect. into our space,
and give them instead our colored stuff or ect.
We document everything.
e) In the last day we invite people again, show
make party, and document it too.
We cut all paper with all signs and traces from
floor and walls to sguares
which will be possible to show in other exh.
as an objects or "painting".