The installation was presented as an entrance examination for the course “Performances and installations” at the studio of Yuri Sobolev, Theater of synthesis and animation “Interstudio,” September 1997.

The subject of examination was “Garden.” Empty matchboxes were distributed in the 30 cells of an old factory wall box. On each matchbox appeared one letter of the Russian alphabet, from A to Щ. The wall box had a rectangular shape and, accordingly, exactly 30 identical cells. Thus, three of 33 Russian alphabet letters were not included in the factory box. I explained the discrimination of the three remaining letters by the irrationality and anti-industrial character of the Russian language.

The entrance exam was passed successfully.


(Documentation of performance is not preserved.)