Collaborative Failure, 2005, Deutsche Kunstlerbund,
Project realized within the Kietz Avantgarde Kunstschule
show; I presented the following text as an arbitrary artwork along with
a video documenting the conflict.
We (Ondrej Brody, Kristofer Paetau, Avdey Ter-Oganian)
were supposed to make a collaboration. It didn't work out.
Kristofer got the space and invited Avdey and me to participate. Kristofer
proposed that we could do a project based on another project that Avdey
realized in Moscow in the 90´s. The idea was to make a School of
contemporary art for children. I agreed even though I was in the hospital
not knowing if I will be able to cooperate or not....Avdey agreed as well.
That was 3 month ago. The email communication didn´t work out and
the first meeting to start working on the project took place a week before
Kristofer and Avdey had a conflict, confronting their different views
on art. I was in the middle.....Avdey decided to quit the show and I decided
to stick with Kristofer. Even though I can´t fully identify with
his ideas but we are friends........I am an opportunist.
Ondrej Brody, Berlin, July 22, 2005