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About the Flittermouse Club

The Flittermouse is interesting mainly in two respects. The first is the fact, that although a mouse, it is not determined by the shelf, where others have decided to place it and where it feels at home. If it has its mind of flying, it simply does - which is something really unimaginable for conformal mouse. If we consider flittermouse mostly as a mouse, then we have to appreciate its inner power to resist outer expectations and to be internaly free. The second interesting characteristic of the flittermouse is actually the gereneral outer expression of the more particular firstly given characteristic - and that is its specific attitude to life - the attitude innate to more then a half of its life - the attitude, which others consider to be tumbled upside down.

And exactly this moment should be considered as the meeting point of the tube and the natural flittermouses. First hang down in the tube was not, honestly speaking, inspired by the natural flittermouse's attitude to its life, but it was outer expression of similar inner attitude of common people. From this point of view, the logic of both these attitudes (human and animal FlitterMouse's) are very close to each other and could be used for a rather tangled explanation of ideas, which lead the FMC members (in other respects healthy people) to imitate their animal counterparts and to silently express this way their own feelings about whatever (not only russia) reality.


The history of KLM (the Flittermouse Club) began on 8. March of 2004 at the 3. line of the Sankt Petersburg metropoliten (tube) between the Vasileostrovskaya and Primorskaya stations. At the early evening of that day Lore Schoonjans and Jan Mosbauer, for the first time in Sankt Petersburg metropoliten's history, hanged down from the grab bars above the benches and enjoyed the reversed faces of not-flying passengers sitting at the other bench with their open-mouthed expressions.