Oleg Kulik


                       (in the framework of the project "Art Belongs to People-II")

Peschanaya Street. Moscow

October 27, 1995

This action was dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, a man who once prayed to the birds, and thus started communication with another biological species at the highest confessional level. Kulik was absolving live carps in ice-cold water for half an hour. After the action the carps were returned to a food store to be sold. Kulik resembled a fish after this action. He panted and could not say a word. Whether or not the carps became more pure after the absolution procedure is unclear, and likewise Kulik's religious persuasion.