performance. International Fair
"Art Manege", Manege exhibition hall, Moscow, 2001.
The acting of the ESCAPE program on the art scene is similar to
the action of a computer virus in the net. ESCAPE finds the gaps
within the system, occupies them and thus commits a communicative
act of terror. That's why ESCAPE go for their interventions during
large commercial events, such as "Art Manege". During
the "Interview" action the members of the program, armed
with improvised microphones made of old torches and children's balls,
were interviewing the leading representatives of the art community
right on the opening day of "Art Manege", asking their
opinion of the exhibition. After that the artists "disarmed"
themselves right in front of the public, disassembling their requisites
in pieces and disclosed their not belonging to the world of mass
media. Thus, during the Manege performance the members of ESCAPE
usurped the place of mass media, turning into mediums and interrupted
the information flood in a one separate sector of the system.