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About the Work

I made a videotape of Red Square in January 1988 but did not start making this work from video stills until 1990. In the centre of the panorama I stuck an old copy of 'Das Kapital' so the tourists lining up to see Lenin's tomb appeared to be lining up to see the tomb of the book. I thought of entitling the work as such. But something made me stick my neck out so I made the work as a memorial to the Soviet Union and prophesied the year of its death as 1991. It was sheer luck I was right.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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