Most importantly, we were trying to avoid fakeness. Since there was a very real threat of becoming fake, it seems to me that uninterrupted and rather honest self-criticism was the most valuable result of our work. This was the element of seriousness that accompanied our game. I call it a game because there was something childish about it: we prowled the city’s spaces and the quotidian that they belong to. They gave way to us far more than we expected, becoming extremely plastical, as an answer to our secret invocation to be little different. What is ostensibly a territory for work became a field for play. People who were otherwise hardly spoiled by contact with cameras stepped into communication with us very ethusiastically, becoming theatrical, playing for us, demanding attention. It was as if the neighborhood itself had become sensitive to the situation of our “drift”; its inhabitants were drawn into this situation for just a single moment, against the background of a workaday in which any of us would have probably grown numb and unable to respond to any interest from art, history, or anything thing else.
What’s New / Последние Обновления
Main Menu/ Главное меню
- #38 Houses of Culture /2016/
- Canary Archives /2022/
- #39 On the sources and currents of Chto Delat (in Russian) /2015/
- # Reader Back to School
- #Reader "Time Capsule" /2014/
- #36 The Sublime is Now?
- #11- 35 Language at/of the border
- #10- 34 In defense of representation
- #09- 33 Against slavery
- #8- 32: Theater of accomplices
- #7- 31: Tragedy or farce?
- #06- 30: Living, Thinking, Acting politically
- #5- 29: Whose city is this?
- Rosa's House of Culture
- #1- 25: What is the use of art?
- #4- 28: Make film politically
- #3-27: The Great Method
- #2- 26: Another commons: living / knowledge / act
- #special issue: Becoming a Mother
- #19: Experience of Perestroika
- #18: Critique and Truth
- #17: Debates on the Avant-garde
- #16: Potentialities. Beyond Political Sadness
- #15: Reactionary Times
- #14: Self-Education
- #13: Culture and Protest
- #12: (Im)possible Spaces
- #11: Why Brecht?
- #10: How do politics begin? Part I
- #10: How do politics begin? Part II
- #9: What do we have in common?
- #8: State of Emergency
- #7:Drift. Narvskaya Zastava
- #6: Revolution or Resistance
- #5: Love and Politics
- #4 International Now-Here
- #3 Emancipation of-from Labor
- #2 Autonomy Zones
- #1 What is to be done?
- #special issue: Basta!
- #special issue: Transitional Justice
- #special issue: When Artists Struggle Together
- #special issue The urgent need to struggle
- #special issue: Make Film Politically /2007/
- #special issue: Knowledge in Action /2008/