DICTIONARY

ARENA: MIND CONFLICT
Kartsen MEYHOFF
Denmark

BLITZKRIEG
Friedrich KITTLER
Germany

PAINE. MEMORY. A MEMORY-BOOK
Zoya YEROSHOK
Russia

WAR AND PEACE IN TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
Dmitry LOSKUTOV
Russia/Brussels

IMAGE WAR
Sotirios BAHTSETZIS
Greece

REDEMPTION OF THE HOSTAGES
Viacheslav IZMAILOV
Russia

WARS, WAVES, RULERS
Wladimir VELMINSKY
Russia/Germany

HARMONY (WAR SONG)
Yuki HIGASHINO
Japan/Frankfurt

CIVIL WAR
Valery PODOROGA
Russia

INTERPRETATIONS
Oleg NIKISHIN
Russia

INFORMATION
Dmitry ROGOZIN
Russia

ZONE INERDITE
Christoph WACHTER
Germany
Mathias JUD
Switzerland/Berlin

CLOWN (AT WAR)
Leo BASSI
Italy/Spain

CIRCLE OF WAR
Arkady BABCHENKO
Russia

CONCEPT - UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Oleg ARONSON
Russia

CORPORATION
Uzochukwu NDUKA
Nigeria

CAT-NOTATION
Joulia STRAUSS
Russia /Berlin

FACES OF TERROR
Anthony BEEVOR
UK

IMAGE OF AN ENEMY
Ljubov VINOGRADOVA
Russia

UN: CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
Vladimir PETROVSKY
Russia

REFUSAL
Roman SCHMIDT
Germany

HEROISM
Boris LEONOV
Russia

ANCESTORS
Nikolay PLUZHNIKOV
Russia

SERGEANT KOSOV: PEACEMAKER
German VINOGRADOV
Russia

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION
Andrey TKACHENKO
Russia

SNIPER
Jakob BOESKOV
Denmark/NY

STRATEGIC CONFLICT PREVENTION
Anton IVANOV
Russia

LEVEL OF DISPERSION. ASHES
Ilya PLEKHANOV
Russia

FINANCIAL WAR (EX-VASION)
Sigudrur INGOLFSSON
Iceland

PRIVATE WAR
Obrad SAVIC
Serbia/UK

SHALAMOV:WAR/CAMP
Mikhail RYKLIN
Russia

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CAT NOTATION

Joulia Strauss

Concept: In two hymns to Apollo seven great harmonies of Greece were all brought to one system, teaching the art of peace to Roman conquerors (the barbarians) who knew only war and order as regular as that of their army.

 

Performance-sculpture-study. “Cat notation” is an science-and-art project that studies the heritage of the Ancient Greece on the one hand, and the military technologies, on the other. “Cat” is the main symbol of the project. It leads a whole range of other animals that were created with the help of technological simulation. These animals are not just virtual pictures, they are created on the basis of musical intervals that were characteristic for the Ancient Greece harmony. These very intervals – or their numeric equivalents – were used as proportions for the bodies of the animals, or Synthetic sculptures. These animals are vivid embodiments of each harmony and of the character typical of each of those harmonies (depressive Lidian Minus-Dog, chauvinist Hyperfrigian Swan etc.). These are three-dimensional sculptures. The limbs are moving in accordance with the little-known fragments of the ancient-Greek music.  And they are called mathematic operative animals. Yet Cat unifies them all. Flexible Cat includes all the intervals and governs “the miracle of modulation”, i.e. the possibility of one harmony, one animal, one mood to change into another within the same melody.

Usually those harmonies existed separately in different provinces of Greece whose representatives participated in the musical competitions. Initially all the harmonies were put together only when the First (4 harmonies) and the Second (3 harmonies) Delphi hymns to Apollo were created. The hymns were written many centuries ago and were intended to show to “Roman barbarians” the beauty of the Greek world. In these two hymns 7 great harmonies of Ancient Greece were put together into one music system embodying the possibility of non-conflict transgression between different and unequal types of ethics, codes, ways to feel and behave. They teach a high and most complex art of peace to those who knew only war and an order, as regular as the army’s.