6 Shot Soap Figures
Six sculptures from ballistic soap were shot by Maria Kulikovska during the performance for the Ukrainian-Swiss film «The Forgotten». Kyiv, Ukraine, 20 January of 2019.
Three of the six soap sculptures were created by Maria Kulikovska and Uleg Vinnichenko in 2018. They were made from ballistic soap with the addition of blood, semen and juice plants. These three soap figures were exhibited in the park of the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in May-October 2018. Another three sculptures are the replicas of the sculptural triptych «Homo Bulla - Human as Soap Bubble. Replica». They were stored in the Art Collection Telekom in Bonn, and in 2018, with the support of Art Collection Deutsche Telekom in Munich, they were specially brought from Bonn to Munich for the exhibition in the park of Ebenbockhouse in October-November 2018.
In 2019, the sculptures were shot by Maria Kulikovska during a performance, which the artist carried out especially for the Ukrainian-Swiss dramatic film «The Forgotten» by Daria Onyshchenko. Kulikovska's performance became a full part of this film, in which the artist played an episodic role as a pro-Russian journalist of the LPR*. The concept of the performance was based on the real incidents of 2014 in Donetsk. On 9 June, a group of pro-Russian terrorists shot at soap sculptures of Kulikovska that were exhibited at Izolyatsia Art Centre. The art center was captured and looted by the DPR** militants.
In 2021, the MKUV.studio's sculptures, including «6 Shot Soap Figures», were presented in the Ukrainian Pavilion of NordArt 2021, where Maria Kulikovska became one of five favorite artists of The Public Choice Award.