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About TETRAGEDDON and Vasily SMELYANSKIY


The text by 

Elena ZOTOVA,

literary scholar (Moscow)

 

under order

of LLC "Kulturnoe nasledie"

 

ANOKHIN, DANILOV,  SMELYANSKIY, SOKOLOV, ACTION "TETRAGEDDON 2000". Lake Argazi, 1995

"MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR.

point 04",

the ACTION "TETRAGEDDON 2000".

Lake Argazi, the Chelyabinsk oblast, September 1995

 

 


TETRAGEDDON 2000, graphic poetry by Vasily Smelyanskiy, 1998

Poster for the theatrical performance based on the book “TETRAGEDDON 2000: melodies of the cruel century, graphic poetry arranged by Vasily Smelyanskiy”, Chelyabinsk State Academic Drama theater, 1998

 



TETRAGEDDON 2000, graphic poetry by Vasily Smelyanskiy, 1998

Poster for the theatrical performance based on the book “TETRAGEDDON 2000: melodies of the cruel century, graphic poetry arranged by Vasily Smelyanskiy”,
Chelyabinsk State Academic Drama theater, 1998

 


ANOKHIN, DANILOV,  SMELYANSKIY, SOKOLOV, ACTION "TETRAGEDDON 2000". Lake Argazi, 1995

"MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR . point 12"

 

 

ANOKHIN, DANILOV, SMELYANSKIY, SOKOLOV, ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995

"MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR . point 17"

 

 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995

"MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR . point 09"

 

 


 
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1998-05-01


Why so: jazz-book?

   

 

Jazz.
This concept is out of music, but rather from the sacral field.
Jazz.
It is a freedom
which follows the creator,
as a tune - for flute ...

 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995 
"MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR .

point 01",

the ACTION "TETRAGEDDON 2000".

Lake Argazi, the Chelyabinsk oblast, September 1995

Georgy ANOKHIN, Alexander DANILOV, Vasily SMELYANSKIY, Alexander SOKOLOV — the creative collective united by the project "TETRAGEDDON 2000: melodies of the cruel century, graphic poetry arranged by Vasily SMELYANSKIY".

Thus spoke Vasily Smelyanskiy eight years ago, during the dashing timelessness:
in torn to pieces, woozy from the boundless freedom of the country, he dreamed of polyphonic Book (his first famous project "Moonlight Sovieticus" author recalls as difficult
dream, as obsession and examination).

 

Just then fate brought the two masters —

Poet and Musician.
Vasily Smelyanskiy and Georgi Anokhin...
 

And now, after eight years, again in the South Ural, they are again with the Maestro, they again make the Book.
 

And along with them - Artist: Alexander Danilov, Photographer: Alexander Sokolov.
And along with them - a lot of talented and not embarrassed people because of surrounding barbarism of existence of the South Ural people.

 

 

 

Everything will repeat a farce
but in the beginning was Love

 

V. Smelyanskiy

 

 

 

 

 

"TETRAGEDDON"

   

 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995 

MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR .

point 20”,

the ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”.

Lake Argazi, the Chelyabinsk oblast, September 1995

"TETRAGEDDON" is a Eurasian version of "Silver Age", filled with arrogance and chastity, because daring and chaste at the same time flexible branches, embracing us, the folds and fissures, and ligament tears of stone slopes, valleys and covert nakedness. Perhaps, after Paul Valery, Noosphere discoveries of Vernadsky, the slow inhabitants of Montparnasse and cheerful company of Rotunda, it is hard to believe in the existence of anything conceptually new. However, Tetrageddon is a principally new version, since its foundation is the Book.


A book, as any manifestation of culture is fundamental, that allows you to see, stop fragmentarily rushing existence, and to distinguish between stillness and wholeness "TETRAGEDDON". Furthermore, and that is the most important, a book lives in space, it is not a still-born volume which is doomed from conception to unhappy - dusty existence on the bookshelf.
The book "TETRAGEDDON" is a musical-theatrical extravaganza, is more than the mystery or the harmonic painting. It is also the love, the celestial body, and the planet with four rings of creative power.


The movement of spirit is quiet and swift.


The creators of the book build the tower.
If you want, call it Babel, but if you are accustomed to listening to the restless, throbbing rhythm of life, take your time and imagine how the White Fortress, the citadel of light, hide the sun, how it shines through loopholes, and the white stones begin to glow from within.

 

 

For the first time, the article was published in a booklet for the performance "TETRAGEDDON 2000" on the stage of the Chelyabinsk State Academic Drama Theatre, which premiered on May 11, 1998 

  

 

 

 

 

"MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR"

 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995

 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995

 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995

point 06
 

 

point 05

point 16 

ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995  ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995 ANOKHIN,DANILOV,SMELYANSKIY,SOKOLOV,ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, 1995 

point 02

 

point 13

point 19

 

The ACTION “TETRAGEDDON 2000”. Lake Argazi, the Chelyabinsk oblast, September 1995


Georgy ANOKHIN, Alexander DANILOV, Vasily SMELYANSKIY, Alexander SOKOLOV
— the creative collective united by the project "TETRAGEDDON 2000: melodies of the cruel century, graphic poetry arranged by Vasily SMELYANSKIY".


In 1995 — 2000 this collective (different participants) has carried out series of art actions (note: not to confuse to performance! - V.S.) within the framework of the project "TETRAGEDDON 2000". Three-day photo session with departure of all collective on lake ARGAZI in Chelyabinsk region in September, 1995 became one of such actions.


During the action various constructions from a stone have been erected (the tower, dolmens, etc.), petroglyphic lists were carried out, landscape compositions were created. Musical and art artifacts also have been involved in the action: flute ARMSTRONG with the silver case and a gold covering of valves, a lectern, musical notations of products of Georgy ANOKHIN and the sheets of the Chinese rice paper painted with ink by Alexander DANILOV. The main goal of the action was photo shooting of all these art objects in various situations and conditions. Shooting was conducted by Alexander SOKOLOV with the use of professional easel chamber on polygraphic slides.


The images which were received on slides should become a
part of a visual number of chapter "MELODY in PARCHMENT COLOR" from the book by Vasily Smelyanskiy "TETRAGEDDON 2000" (in edition of 1995), the design concept — A.Danilov, V.Smelyanskiy.


The action's culmination became "regime" (2-3 minutes "between evening and night") shooting of the burning 2, 5-meter tower which was combined by participants of the action from coastal boulders and stones.
The action has come to the end with photo shooting of the used artifacts in saloon's situation — in Alexander Sokolov's Studio. Shooting on a television camera for Irina KOLOMEJSKAYA"s film about "TETRAGEDDON 2000" was conducted at the same time.


The action concept
— Alexander DANILOV, Vasily SMELYANSKIY,
The action organization
— Vasily SMELYANSKIY,
Petroglyphic lists, ideas of stone constructions and landscape compositions
— Alexander DANILOV,
Photo shooting
— Alexander SOKOLOV.
Under order of
LLC "Kulturnoe Nasledie", 2005.
 

  

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photos under order of LLC "Kulturnoe nasledie"

Alexander SOKOLOV
Alexander DANILOV
V
asily SMELYANSKIY

 

graphics

Alexander DANILOV

 

objects to the project "TETRAGEDDON"
were initiated and created by
Alexander DANILOV
jointly with
Georgi ANOKHIN
Vasily SMELYANSKIY
Alexander SOKOLOV
during art action
at the lake Argazi(Chelyabinsk region)
in summer 1995

 

retouched photos,
images' visualization, design

Vasily SMELYANSKIY

 

English translation by 

Olga PISAREVAY

 

© LLC "Kulturnoe nasledie", 1998

   

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