Demikhov Dog
Video installation
presented at Ignalina Culture Centre, Lithuania, 2017

Curator: Adomas Narkevičius, Rupert

Photos: Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė

Demikhov dog was the result of experiments conducted by the Soviet Union scientist Vladimir Demikhov, who carried out the world's first head transplant operations in 1954. During the course of those experiments, two headed dogs, able to survive for a while, were created. I use these experiments as an allegory to discuss cultural differences and conflicts of identity in their immediate surroundings. The footage used in the work was collected in Ignalina and Vilnius, combined with fictitious characters, reality chimeras, and not quite Lithuanian stories.

 

Video installation Demikhov dog as part of the group show “Out–lands Survival Kit 10.0” at the building of the Riga circus, RIga, LV

Curators: Solvita Krese, Inga Lāce, Sumesh Sharma and Àngels Miralda

Photos: Margarita Ogoļceva

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2018


The exhibition in Ignalina was partly funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and Lithuanian Council for Culture.