The exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a collaboration between M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp) and the cultural centre de Werft in Geel. Middle Gate II is the follow up to the exhibition Middle Gate, curated by Jan Hoet in Geel in 2013. The exhibition concept is closely tied to the legend of the holy Dymphna, saint of the possessed, the mentally ill and patroness against epilepsy and insanity. The legend of Dymphna shares a strong connection to the identity of Geel, "the charitable city".

Where Dogs Run

(c)image: Vlad Bulatov
Evaporation of the Constitution, 2017
mixed media (irons, water, electronic components, plastic, metal, glass, acrylic glass, silicone sealants, wood, microcontrollers, temperature sensors, computer, power supplies, control drivers, software, projection)

For the work Evaporation of the Constitution Where Dogs Run translates the text of the Constitution of the Russian Federation into Morse code. This is transmitted with the help of drops of water, pauses between them, and hot irons. A drop falls only if the iron is sufficiently hot. The goal of the process is to transmit information in the form of steam. The text of the Constitution is displayed on a screen and disappears gradually, this allows the viewers to follow along to the information that is being evaporated at the moment. In this version not only the Russian Constitution is being evaporated, the American Constitution and the Treaty of Lisbon also go up in vapours.