Performative sculpture installation «Stardust №2» was created in 2021 especially for the pavilion of Crimea Summit, organized by Crimea Platform. From December 1, 2021, all 5 life-sized concrete sculptures-copies of Maria Kulikovska's body, are installed on the territory of the main office of the Crimea Platform, located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The installation «Stardust №2» became the continuation of the «Stardust» project, presented in 2019 during the «Amazing Stories of Crimea» exhibition in Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine, for the first time.
This huge installation is an artist's loose interpretation of the map of the Kerch Peninsula (125 sqm of the peninsula model). The five life-sized figures were cast from the Kulikovska's body and were created by the same materials as soil of the metaphorical landscape of the installation: metal, wood, minerals, stone dust, sand, chamotte, natural stone pigments, iron oxides, sea salt and special supplements, various types of granite dust, cement and soil.
«I am the first of my family, who was physically born in Crimea. But, like everyone else, almost the entire population of Kerch, Crimea is the migrants, who created civilizations on a very special land for thousands of years of its history. Therefore, this project is about people and land. It's about people who have become land and landscape, and about land turns into people. Therefore, all the sculptures are created from the same material as the landscape – the model of the Kerch Peninsula, - Kulikovska explained. - All of us, inhabitants of the Earth, are stardust. And we are all created by the migration of the remains of stars. Can we, just ordinary dust particles, build boundaries between each other, hate each other, disrespect each other, begin wars and kill each other? Crimea is a unique land, where the greatest multitude of different cultures and nationalities are gathered. This land is full of different colors of people and cultures. This land is part and continuation of the same multicultural and multinational Ukraine».