Body Space Name Here is "inner" project "Body, space, name" in fames of "Displacement of cultural identities", and one in the seria projects with the symbolic subject "town", which supposed to be realized in the particular towns over the world.  

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     General Suggestions

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 and signs. 
 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 real space. 
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. 





           Body Space Name in the St-Petersburg, 1999.






    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, or added. 

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 of town. 

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> part), 
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 day: 
(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 5.): 

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 and date. 
- 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 in TIMES. 

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 
the town. 
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 all documentation, 
make party, and document it too. 

After closing: 
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". 


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