Licking War Wounds - Lia Dostlieva, Andrii Dostliev


This tank-shaped salt lamp was purchased from a souvenir shop in Bakhmut in late 2016. The artists started literally licking this salt tank with their tongs day by day, bit by bit. This slow and quite painful process demonstrates the slow and not necessarily successful re-shaping of the object of trauma. It went on for 240 weeks (four and a half years) and each week they were taking a new photo of the salt lamp to record its gradual disappearance.

1. Edition 03/2022
Texts by Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva
Book design by 89books
248 pages
240 color photographs
22 x 24 cm
Digital print

ISBN 979-12-80423-25-2

Category Book