Two epigraphs for an unknown book
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Two epigraphs for an unknown book

Following words from Ashirbek’s diary sound as an epigraph to yet unwritten book: “For there is no knowledge to force you to raise the red banner and to lead you.. and there is no Christ who will turn the other cheek, go to scaffold, suffer physical pain, pacify with his spirit, overcome cold and hunger..” […]

A decay or a rise?
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A decay or a rise?

What are we witnessing here in the garden? Is it a decay or vice versa a rise? Jumble of tables, chairs, unstructured household, shed clogged up with trash and constant assertion that the plan is needed, scientific approach is needed. Isn’t it a theater of absurd? A kind of weakness? Are we seeing slow death […]

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Jump

“This place, it’s somewhere between becoming finished and being destroyed… I, want to leave but there’s nowhere to go to. I want to stay, but I don’t feel at home.” Lutembe Beach Resort was constructed in the 1970s, by Idi Amin, then president of Uganda. Rumour goes; it was built for his lover and for […]

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From diary

His diaries are a passionate search, search of a strategy (how to act?), search of his way (maybe give up everything?). After exhausting work he attentively reads books,  from children informative literature and to philosophy of Diderot, Dostoevsky, Engels, also textbooks of wushu and meditation. In diaries he thinks about life, about what he read […]

Celebration and struggle in the land of xayacates
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Celebration and struggle in the land of xayacates

«The accompany in silence the coffin, until the cementery. Los Caballeros Templarios (a drug trafficking organization) passed full speed in their pick-up trucks, drinking beer, raising dust in the dirt road, listening narcocorridos at full volume (music genre typical from drug trafficking organizations). The family of the victim moved forward with their head down, we […]

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Walking towards autonomy: TV Cherán

“Lo que paso en Cherán pues no lo podemos ver como todo se logra con paz, entonces aquí lo que se puede ver es que si te están apuntando con un arma y tú vas a pedirles paz lo único que vas a recibir es un tiro en ese momento. Estas represiones ocurren en las […]

Ashirbek’s bonsai garden
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Ashirbek’s bonsai garden

Why is the subject of utopia interesting for Art Group 705? First of all, our country, Kyrgyzstan, participated in the construction of a better world, we have our Soviet Union past. So now we can say that we live in a kind of post-utopian time. The system we were constructing did change our life – […]