● The Hedgehog Temple is a powerful, visually striking tribute to the diverse Ukrainian creative community members who bravely defended their country during the war, including DJs, musicians, artists, journalists, and film directors. It encourages visitors to contemplate the sacrifices made by these individuals and the significance of community, support, and dedication. ● This installation, composed of a cluster of anti-tank hedgehogs, forms a figure animal hedgehog. For Ukrainians, these anti-tank hedgehogs symbolize protection and unity. During the early days of the war, ordinary Ukrainians created thousands of hedgehogs from three sections of iron I-beams welded together to safeguard their communities. ● Inside the Temple, visitors can uncover stories of war victims who dreamt of attending Burning Man and pay tribute to the thousands of courageous and talented individuals the Ukrainian creative community lost due to the war. Through this installation, the artists seek to express gratitude for those who lost their lives defending their homeland and those who continue to stand guard. The Hedgehog Temple represents hope and resilience, reminding us that the human spirit can triumph even in the darkest times.
Heroes never die
Eternal Echoes: Honoring the Valiant Souls Within the Temple
Many thanks to all of the team members who volunteered for the project.
Yaroslav Korets - author, lead artist.Olexandr Slobodianyk - production lead
Grisha Zotov, Kiril Tsuman, Georgy
Leila Zhdanova, Mitya Zinoviev, Dmitry Pavlenko, Igor Panchenko, Anna Panchenko.