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Shawarma Kolxoza is envelope containing printed outputs of year 2021. Kolxoz made step of sharing all its printer matter archive in form of such packages. Shawarma consist all tastes, kind of paperers and material as oriental delicacy and popular snack, after which its named. Shawarma was created in Zimnoye Museum at fall, 2021.
package of leaflet and individual prints, postcards
110 ×200 mm
POST SCANDALS NOVEL
Post scandal novel is collection of five situations, when you get in troubles trying to send out your art works with post service. Diagrams illustrate the always present struggle of individual with system in allegorical way. Post is normative, reliable and big institution. Personalized envelopes represent anarchy, chaos and explosion. In this tiny publication both worlds are meeting for a while.
Post scandal novel
105 × 147 mm
SLOVAR ░ СЛОВАРЬ
Словарь is dictionary. This collection of words forms Kolxoz lexicon. Slovar includes terms and phenomenons that are encountered, which are formulated and developed by Kolxoz. This is the definition of important points in the existence of collective. It gives an idea about situations that Kolxoz creates or situations in which Kolxoz finds itselves. These words describe aspects relevant to the regions in which members of the collective meet, work and live.
Like any vocabulary, Slovar is a form of communication between «you» and «others». It is an opportunity to make platform for explanation, grounding and interaction. Slovar is a manifestation of an alternative to repressive logic of ready–made systems. Such systems which reduce us to the comfortable automatism of language consumers. Resistance through DIY–lexicon open space between the autonomous perception of the surrounding reality and the utopian way of thinking.
You can start reading Slovar on any page. If you find a underlined word, you can see an explanatory section for such word in the Slovar. For easier orientation between terms, you can look in index section at end of this lexicon. Slovar is accompanied by Kolxoz photographs, illustrations and diagrams.
145 × 95 mm
PAPER FROM GLASS
Drawings on vitrines and transparent surfaces allow to display work 24/7. Drawings can be seen from inside and outside of exhibition space. They change according the light atmosphere and light condition.
Used method is modest for material consumption, since chalk markers are used. It has humanistic capacity of being accessible all time of its display. Usually accommodated with glass cleaning performance before and after display.
Works are created in way so they are easier readable from «outside». Typography of text is in reverse order written in interior of display. Diagrams are in parallel reflected in publications.
Paper from Glass
This publication contents diagrams and observations of my surroundings.
Phenomena I live in or think about. A booklet was created during a residency of Trojan Tactics in INI Project gallery,
First Published on recycled malfunctioning printer with a folding unit. Second Edition Re–Published with Risograph.
Bublina Beach «R»
205 × 297 mm
SBORNÍK NEKROLOGŮ, Kolxoz
Death of the Ego, Birth of the Collectivity
ЧТО? ГДЕ? КОГДА? ПОЧЕМУ?
Self–published ribbon «lenta» of paper with topic of Necrologue. This publication was created as a symbolic space for collaborative work of different people. Authors separated by closed borders, distance and circumstances. Still they formed a collective, once together inside Samizdat. No selection was done. Everyone who found motivation to participate had an equal chance to publish.
In Kishinev, capital of Hope and Unhope. A place that has the capacity of Paradise. But usually you need to pass through Hell to get into this Paradise. Sborník has been prepared and printed on a fax machine which stands under a paper sign «FAX» on the fishing table in the corner of «3 RD Space Studio» in a deserted building of Muzeul that never was Museum.
It was Autumn, 2020. Days were getting shorter and shorter. In the air was thin atmosphere of the end with a taste of something untouchable. Yellow light, hot tea, warm air ventilator, empty museum with stuck toilet. Glue and knife as production weapons. Music from «kolonka» silently fills empty corridors and covers all like soft vata.
Form of the Necrologue is used to reflect the existence of all involved. Out of the imaginary death of individuals was born this publication. Authors were investing 30 minutes of their time to work and explore the effectiveness of such psycho hygiene tactics. The thin stripe of office paper was all what the collective had. It was a peripheral meeting. It was a platform. All around, «potential of limits». Rather than a perfect publication product, Kolxoz presents a method of work on the particular subject. Kolxoz is looking for collective expression in self–publishing work «samizdat» and ways to distribute outcomes touching cultural phenomenons.
4000 × 210 mm
one-sided print ribbon
VESTI S POLEY* ВЕСТИ С ПОЛЕЙ *[Field news]
In this envelope you find outcomes and documentation of
«Kolxoz Swimming Lessons», which happened in August ~ November 2020 in Chisinau, its outskirts and some peripheral areas of Moldova.
«Kolxoz Swimming Lessons» is research of different collectivity forms. This is a pedagogical and self-educational program of the Kolxoz cultural collective. It began with the hypothesis that «Borders are more Liquid than we Think».
Cleaning of Museum, Monument of V. I. Lenin, Kombinat, In Forest, Swim Lesson, Nekrolog on Gold.
• Some or All of 6 Postcards Edition
• Set of stickers
Vesti s poley
151 × 112 mm
IT’LL BE WHITE OR BLACK, GREY AT THE MOST
The song “It’ll be white or black, grey at the most”, followed a read manifesto made from fragments of conversations between architects and clients. The lyrics were composed from excerpts of emails, friends’ stories, or dialogues from studios. The song was originally made for the Ta Architektura presentation, organized in March 2015 at the Prague Trade Fair Palace by the Kruh association. Kapitán Jedůvka composed the music and also accompanied the recital with his beatbox stylings. In 2017, a music video for this song was made for the “Dear Architects…” exhibition in Architecture Gallery Brno.
25 FORGOTTEN BUILDINGS
«Melancholy and Adventure of Construction, 25 Forgotten Buildings»
published by Cosa.
A Czech–German publication of 25 architectural adventure stories – portraits of forgotten houses, written by German visual artist Gottfried Müller. Stories tell about troubles of building process, strangeness of builders and the whims of investors.
Quarreled families invent ingenious ways to avoid one another another in shared areas, a dynasty of dwarves become rich due to ship equipment trade, sadomasochistic sisters run a discreet Home for the blind, a man lives in harmony with animals and plants, the throne of Charles IV is found in a pillar of a bridge, a passionate hunter holds saturnalian feasts in a golden–black–silver hall without windows. What does the most absurd roof truss north of the Alps look like?
An uncompromising architect designs waste pipes of square cross–section, experts discover the highest floor of an unknown tower, a radical investor rejects 118 architectural proposals making enemies of all local institutions and surviving two duels.
A winner of the battle „Man Against the Machine“ trains for his comeback, a baroness lives in the middle of an industrial zone in a castle from 12th century, a man writes a thick undecodable manuscript, a railway employee plays on wires drawn to railway switches, a hermit suffers from his gambling tendencies, a deadly house comes to life once every 11 years, a husband rebuilds his semi–detached house.
A concrete clod might be communicating with an extraterrestrial world, a one–legged man lives with his cattle in vaults of a large ramp, rebellious and violent inhabitants dwell in the Hussite war wagons. What stands at the place where Hannibal mourned for his frozen crocodile?
A family have been hiding themselves for all their lives behind a gate, a gay clergyman constructs a vibration chamber and a large centrifuge, a son of a builder constructs his building the other way around, and an observatory provides a view of the Moon only twice a year.
Melancholy and Adventure of Construction, 25 Forgotten Buildings
Markéta Mráčková, Barbora Šimonová, Cultural Cooperative cosa.cz
Czech editor Soňa Ryndová
Print run 1000 copies
210 × 297 mm
FORMA SLEDUJE PENÍZE — FORM FOLLOWS MONEY
Cultural Cooperative exhibition info hand–out.
Form Follows Money
150 × 212 mm
GREETINGS FROM CIOCANA. ПРИВЕТ С ЧЕКАН.
Correspondence Postcard from 5th sector of Chisinau, Ciocana.This postcard was published as result of 1 month living and work experiment in periphery area of Chisinau, Republic of Moldavia.Selection of postcard motives are reflection of sinking in reality of Ciocana [engl. Hammer] with aspects of life there. It is mix of hope, human story, decay, fresh air on hill, isolation, mighty Sunsets, turbo capitalism taking care of all and home for 160 000 citizens.Postcard design is homage to people sharing in peace one district as well as tribute to East culture Moderna quality designs of 1970s. Writing side of postcard has been left mostly empty for convenience of future users.
Postcard Greetings from Ciocana
148 × 105 mm
BAIKONUR IS FOR ONE NIGHT OPERATED FROM LICHTENBERG
Lichtenberg studio activities were dedicated to Self published Books, electronic experiments and constructions with topic of Electronic Error, Hair Internet, Laser Random drawings, videos of Work and Running sky, Zip Bags, theory of Vladimir Paperny described in Culture “Two” and Liu Cixin’s novel The Three Body Problem‒, smell of Lichtenberg and caffeine habits exploration, Steel Engraving, Thermal publishing house and live prints, strong Turkish tea, Chicken + Fish slow motion.These topics were presented during composed evening:Baikonur ~ Berlin “Baikonur is for one night operated from Lichtenberg” In form of Open Studio evening was made parallel to cosmodrome hub.Every visitor obtained publication summarizing my work in Lichtenberg and ZIP bag ‒, designed to survive and experience Friday Night Cosmos Space Walk in Berlin.‒Laser Lines and Posca Lines Blending tested on studio wall with Sébastien Mazuaric.
Baikonur ~ Berlin
297 × 420 mm
LEGEND OF PREFABRICATED HOUSING ESTATE ~ LOS
This book describes a journey undertaken round Prague’s prefab housing estates to examine their current state. Our journey became an expedition. Our initial experiences encouraged us to delve deeper. To obtain direct experience we turned to personalities living in the estates, and to authorities on the subject, who are in some way connected to the topic. We chose experts reflecting themes associated with mass public housing construction, promoting the quality of this housing or those who live in these housing complexes. Longtime residents describe their personal stories on obtaining housing, migration and transformation of the settlements over time.
We conducted interviews with architects involved in the construction of Pragues housing estates. Architect Jiří Lasovský talks about the origins of Southern City (Jižní Město), Vítězslava Rothbauerová was involved in the formation of Southern City II (Jižní Město II), and Ivo Oberstein talks about the emergence of Southewstern City (Jihozápadní Město). The names emphasize the size of these projects. Our guest architect is Bronisław Firla from Horní Suchá, who speaks about the construction and city development in the Ostrava region in the second half of 20th century.
Views of architects are supported by an interview with a theorist of architecture, Radomíra Sedláková, and with the historian and theorist of architecture, Rostislav Švácha. Other contributers include the philosopher Erazim Kohák, geologist and writer Václav Cílek and urban geographer and anthropologist Petr Gibas. In terms of the realization of art in public space we have the thoughts of sculptor Jan Kryštůfek and about a daily life in a block of flats we talked to painter Jan Jüngling. Carpenter and enthusiast for housing estates Marian Lipták talks on selected types of panel systems. Miluše Rothová discusses life in a tenant building from an elderly perspective, whilst childhood memories of growing up in the blocks are shared by Vít Podráský and Miroslav Pazdera.
Pragues housing estates are now a quality place to live. Housing developments have been enhanced by green public spaces. Planned metro stations were completed and amenities have been continually upgraded. The original complaints on poor living conditions are being rectified. Their original purpose was to provide affordable housing for people whose prospects otherwise would be a room in a flat shared with their parents. After the Velvet Revolution this type of construction was marginalized and identified with the former regime. Society considered the demolition of this type of prefabricated housing project and promoted the densification of these areas. Fortunately, there was not enough funding for this to be carried out.
Today, as housing becomes an unaffordable luxury again, people have to choose between either a life of debt with a large mortgage or paying high rental costs. A cohesive housing policy currently does not exist and an apathetic political system is unwilling to support the construction of affordable housing. How to deal with this situation is up to us.
145 × 207 mm
KOLXOZ IS FIVE THINGS
Avtomat, Lenin, Post Offices, Flowers, Muzeum
AVTOMAT IS YOUR HEART
Kolxoz lives through Coffee.
LENIN IS PSEUDONYM
Lenin is Surrealism and Realism.
POST IS A BRIDGE
Post is an archetype of a fascinating institution.
PLANTS ARE BEAUTY
In Buildings, in Cities, in Forest.
MUSEUMS ARE EXPOSED
A Museum is not a building.
Manifesto of Kolxoz
570 × 208 mm
KOLXOZ 8th MARCH POSTCARD
Interior of post is dominated by huge Hibiscus tree. Close to the tree is situated working table. This table become our studio for one hour, until dusk. Atmosphere of Post was blend between botanical garden, functionalist gallery space and trendy East Berlin cafe, where you can work and watch people passing by through huge show–case.
Postcard Greetings from Ciocana
148 × 105 mm
4 g each
LEBEDIVKA BUS STATION
Samizdat mini prints with latest news about life and work in Kishinev and in Lebedovka village.
Duo Thermal print
70 × 59 mm
2 thermal prints