Movable Circle



A circle of sixteen anti-tank hedgehogs was installed in the central square in Iași (Romania). At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the artist was approached by representatives of the local folk art festival with a proposal to make a public work/gesture in Iași. Hedgehogs were made by blacksmiths in a village in Transylvania. A circle with a potentially variable diameter occupies the centre of the square, becoming both an alarming reminder and a pseudo-magical "fetish amulet" against the background of news from Ukraine. After the exhibition ended, the hedgehogs that made up the sculpture were donated to the city of Iași "in case they may be needed".

Created with the support of Romanian Creative Week 2022.