Oleg Kulik

                          Alter Aegis / Bifurcation

                                     (with the assistance of Alexey Tabashov)

Center of Contemporary Art of Jakimanka street, Moscow. June 20, 1995

Man is an animal first of all, and a cultural and social animal after that. During this action Kulik hung a "double man" on rope, making him interact with himself. The Alter Ego of man looked as Alter Aegis here (aegis is Latin for "goat-like").

Alter Aegis prospers in the form of violence over all biological species, including its own species. Contemporary politics and looming ecological disaster make this truth ever more obvious. Kulik believes that a lack of self-awareness threatens to annihilate humanity.

Mila Bredikhina