Oleg Kulik

                           Armadillo for Your Show

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, November 9, 1996

Tate Modern, London, March 27, 2003

This performance, at once, was concerned with the limits of contemporary art conventions, and the aesthetics and  effects of mass culture at a night club. The armadillo is an elusive nocturnal animal with an armour-like covering of  jointed bony plates. In this action Kulik was the «armadillo» covered by jointed mirror plates glued to his skin, making him look like a disco-ball. For a long time he rotated to the accompaniment of extremely passionate music.