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

November 23, 2015


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