HAPPY BIRTHDAY. action in Saatchi Gallery. 23/11/20146

November 23, 2015
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on the borders of Her body

is it She
the miracle itself
the mystery the mass the missing the miserable the misogynistic
is it all She is She animal like all language did She

lose Her home Her skin Her face-
less face who touches Her
breathes Her body

She is absent in the movement & present in the
Self-executing happening

in the mirror She draws symbols & symbols on symbols
on the border of Her body
the skin of Her left cheek
Her right cheek

the event searches for
the subject & the subject searches for
the movement & the movement
searches for the body
& the body breathes 

I open the window & it is snowing
there She is in the lowland
the lowland covered with snow
up to the horizon


over de grenzen van Haar lichaam    

is Zij het
wonder zelf het
mysterie de mis het missen het misselijke het misogyne
is Zij het allemaal animaal als alle taal heeft zij haar huis

Haar huid verloren Haar gezichts-
loos gezicht wie raakt Haar
ademt Haar lichaam

Ze is in de beweging afwezig
& aanwezig in de
zich voltrekkende gebeurtenis

in de spiegel tekent Ze tekens & tekens op tekens
op de grens van Haar lichaam
de huid van Haar linkerwang
Haar rechterwang

de gebeurtenis zoekt
het subject & het subject zoekt
de beweging & de beweging
zoekt het lichaam
& het lichaam ademt

ik doe het raam open & het sneeuwt
daar staat Ze op een vlakte een tot aan de horizon
besneeuwde vlakte

Edwin Fagel


The action Happy Birthday in Saatchi Gallery 23.11.2015 by Flowers of Democracy, is the destruction of replicas made for the UK/RAINE  exhibition of my Homo Bulla sculptures,  originally exihibited in Izolyatsia Foundation in Donetsk 2012. the Action mirrors the destruction of my sculptures by the occupying forces in 2014 and turning this location into a prison.
Every blow of my hammer like the bullets that destroyed our hopes.

Youtube Link to Action Happy Birthday

The soap used in the sculptures, origins from the same company that sell soap to the Swedish military industry. Soap blocks are used for ballistic testing, for its similarities in texture to the human bodys soft tissue.

The replicas of the Homo Bulla sculptures for the UK/RAINE exhibition where inspired by an anonymous poem that i received.

If the wind, is as clear, as fresh, as greenish blue
Love and smiles, pure as diamonds. hope not few
Like a soap bubble in this wind, we go
Fragile in the wind, with flow
Not for cleaning, wounds of war
Is our soap
We forget but still remember, try to dream us into hope
But for children is to play with,
Making bubbles out of soap.

 Capitan Barba Rossa 1784