Irina Gulyakina made an action in collaboration with Anastasia Istomina.
Photo documentation and supportion by Maria Dunaeva.
Date: February 23, 2020.
Location: Moscow, st. Young Lennintsy, 10.
Reference: Action of the Here-and-There art group "Plumage of the cannon", 9.05.1994
We wanted to understand what thoughts come into the minds of bystanders when they see a cannon covered with white cloth. We briefly wrote down the answers of passers-by: "It (the gun) doesn't work."," Why do you need it, stop fighting. On repair.","No need to fight.", "White fabric is a protection against something, maybe from the snow, rain.", "Lightweight fabric "lightens" a heavy cannon.", "Perhaps it needs to be protected, covered.", "It is nonsense. The cover of the equipment must be in a green color, and the monuments do not need to be covered!", "For me, a cannon is a victory! And what you have done with it this is nonsense!", "It (the cannon) is under restoration, maybe it needs to be painted."
Half of the passers-by refused to talk to us.