Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years, 1976-1981

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Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years, 1976-1981

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The Collective Actions group played a key role in the development of performance art in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the work of John Cage, the group invited audiences to take part in minimal, outdoor actions of the edges of the city. Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years, 1976-1981 concentrates on the early period of field actions when the problems of documentation - how to capture and convey ephemeral action to non-participants - were just beginning to be considered. Appearing for the first time in English, the individual viewers' recollections presented here provide a counterpoint to the group's better-known descriptive texts and theoretical writings and illustrate Collective Actions' ongoing investigation into the status of documentation in participatory art.

Translated and edited by Yelena Kalinsky

 

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