You are here with your machine.
So am I.
#PolarRainbow, Time Square Arts (New York), Foundation Bec Zmiana (Warsaw),
Accept (Bucharest), World Cup (Doha), Tallinn Art Hall (Tallinn) 2022-
74W Meridian, Host Organisation Time Square Arts
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (NY/US), BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange (NY/US), GLITS (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society) (NY/US), Gay & Sober (NY/US), Global Black Gay Men Connect (NY/US), Gotham Cheer (NY/US), Harlem Pride (NY/US), Harlem SGL • LGBTQ Center (NY/US), Heritage of Pride (NY/US), InterPride (US), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (NY/US), Masculine Identified Lesbians of Color Collective (NY/US), Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) (International), EDGE New Jersey (NJ/US), Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival (NJ/US), Archives gaies du Québec (MON/CAN), Égale (MON/CAN), Gay & Grey Montréal (MON/CAN), Fierté Littéraire (MON/CAN), LGBT+ Family Coalition (Coalition des familles LGBT+) (MON/CAN), Queering The Map (MON/CAN), Agrupación Lésbica Rompiendo el Silencio (CL), La Red Nacional de Municipalidades por la Diversidad, Inclusión y No Discriminación (CL), Fundación Iguales (CL), SEROvie (HT)
21E Meridian, Host Organisation Bec Zmiana
Biblioteka Azyl (PL), Homokomando (PL), Kampania Przeciw Homofobii/ Campaign Against Homophobia (PL), Longyearbyen Pride (NO), Magyar LMBT Szövetség – Hungarian LGBT Alliance (HU), the Association of LGBT and their friends MOZAIKA (LV), RIGA PRIDE (LV), Lithuanian Gay League (LT), ASOCIJACIJA DUGA ( SRB), Positive Voice (GR), Rainbow School (GR), Arquivo de Identidade Angolano (AO), Pride Shelter Trust (SA), Triangle Projec (SA), The Fruit Basket (SA).
26E Meridian, Host Organisation Accept Romania
Radio România Cultural (RO), tranzit.ro/ bucurești (RO), Goethe-Institut București (Goethe-Institut Bukarest) (RO), Igloo (RO), rfi Romania (RO) Zeppelin (RO) Longyearbyen Pride (NO), Eesti LGBT Ühing – Estonian LGBT Association (EE), Festheart (EE), Association of LGBT and their friends MOZAIKA (LV), RIGA PRIDE (LV), Lithuanian Gay League (LT), Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) (UA) Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BUL), Positive Voice (GR), Rainbow School (GR), Pride Shelter Trust (SA), Triangle Project (SA), The Fruit Basket (SA)
A gift for Russian Embassy in London, domobaal, London (2022)
As recently the Russian Federation Embassy in London did not accept our gift, we decided to place it back over the entrance to domobaal gallery to demonstrate how well it could fit over the entrance gate of the Russian Federation Embassy in London, just in case the ambassador changes his mind. The work will be on view throughout the summer.
Video instructions on how to learn new synonyms every day, apexart, New York (2022)
RED SQUARE NEEDS PINK PONIES (22/02/2022)
what can't we just create, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils (2021-22)
How do you help a butterfly with wet wings?, Publiek Park, Friends of S.M.A.K. museum, Ghent (2021)
“That’s specific to all parks. The [gay] scene is always there. Otherwise it isn’t a park.” Els De Vos, The Citadelpark. A specific node in a network for (queer) desire," in D.Ferens, ed-,
Out Here: Local and International Perspectives in Queer Studies (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge
Scholars Press, 2008)
When butterflies first emerge from their chrysalis, their wings are wet and wrinkled. This occurs due to the tight space of the chrysalis when the caterpillar is metamorphosing. After hatching, the butterfly hangs upside down, flapping its wings to straighten and dry them. The pumping action helps blood flow through the wings, too. It takes about a day for the wings to fully harden, though the butterflies may be flying within an hour or two.
Causes of Wrinkling
Any number of things can lead to deformed wings or prevent the wings from opening up properly. A butterfly's wings are very soft when it first emerges from the chrysalis. If the butterfly falls to the ground, it runs the risk of damaging its wings, causing them to become malformed. If a butterfly chrysalis that's being stored for release at a wedding or butterfly house and hatches early, it may not have enough room to fully expand its wings in the storage container. Additionally, the butterfly may have a defect, such as poor blood circulation to the wings, preventing their opening.
When the butterfly first emerges you can help it by providing a safe area with plenty of room to move around. Some like to create butterfly houses with netting for the butterflies to cling to when they land. Should a butterfly fall to the ground and have trouble turning over, hover a piece of paper towel over its legs. The butterfly should cling to the paper towel and pull itself upright. Once the wing are completely dry, they are set and nothing can be done to straighten them. You can, however, provide the butterfly with a home and food for the rest of its life.
When you have a butterfly with crinkled wings, it's best to take it in and provide a home for it. A large clear container or cage with mesh screen will keep the butterfly out of trouble. Place plenty of leaves, flowers and twigs in the cage for the butterfly to cling to and crawl over. Feed the butterfly with a solution of 2 parts honey and 8 parts water. Soak a sponge in the solution and place it in the cage. The butterfly should find it and start drinking the fluid.
(Information from https://sciencing.com/bring-the-outdoors-inside-with-these-nature-kits-for-kids-13763822.html )
How much you would be willing to pay for a mystery of dark matter right now? Latvian National Opera (2021)
The St Michael brand, which was originally registered in 1928, was discontinued by M&S at the end of 1999 after its profits had dropped by 50 per cent that year. The upsurge in demand for the vintage label comes after Marks & Spencer revealed it will axe 7,000 jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Daily Mail)
Have we all learned how to be human at home?, domobaal, London (2021)
What do I dream about ?
What does she dream about?
What does he dream about? The Second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2020
Different reasons why your snowman looks dirty, The Smallest Gallery in Riga (2020)
Two questions about squirrels in the Speakers'Corner London (2020)
We have four dinosaurs at home and they all are different, Code Copenhagen (2018)
There is a device which can transport your big as well as small dog to the other side, Shoreditch Library , London (2018)
Device which can transport your big as well as small dog to the other side, Careva Gallery, Riga (2018)
Great memories (sizewise) PEER, London / Art Station Dubulti, Jurmala (2016-2018)
The mechanism that grabs is watched by the hippopotamus.
It is easy to assume most activities are pretty awkward for a giraffe.
The duck finds two balls in a box, which over time has been surrounded by grass
Great memories (sizewise) including discoveries.
Great memories (sizewise) including sets.
Great memories (sizewise) including giraffe.
Traditional Butterfly Trap / Layout, UK Young Artists Biennale Derby (2016)
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