Active in Moscow since 1976, the Collective Actions group played a key role in the development of conceptual and performance art in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the work of John Cage, the organizers invited audiences to take part in minimal, outdoor actions in fields and forests on the edges of the city that explored the nature of the aesthetic event. The publication 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.
An international survey that brings together 40 of the most influential approaches to art in public.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Documentation of projects investigating environments for societal production of civic understanding through a series of durational performances that encouraged discursive public encounters in civic squares and related urban environments.
An audio-visual installation in a car. Video documentation of NRLA (National Review of Live Art) 2008; 6-10 Feb 2008.