“Currently, the replacement of totalitarian symbols of the past with state symbols is ongoing in the country. That process emanates from the removal of the monument dedicated to Lenin near Bessarabska Square (Kyiv) committed on December 8, 2013, by ‘Svoboda’ party members. The ‘Shooting Stars’ will clearly demonstrate this process, proposing to think how easily one thing can be substituted by another, or disguised as another thing. This process resembles the defence mechanism, used by some species of animals and plants when they are mimicking other animals / plants / surroundings colour and shape. It is noteworthy that they disguise themselves not only for protection but for an attack as well.”
The artist works with public spaces, exploring human life within the system, and draws attention to the Soviet heritage of Eastern Europe for further rethinking and museumification of that heritage.