With ‘The Voyage of Laika’ Stefan Yordanov refers to the stray dog from Moscow who was the first living mammal to go into space. She was launched in the Russian Sputnik 2 on 3 November 1957.
Laika symbolizes the desire for people to push their boundaries and to look for the unknown. Her luminous skeleton is inspired by the skeleton of the quadruped and shows a combination of nature and technology.
Her elevated posture refers to weightlessness in space.
This art installation takes the viewer on a journey of discovery about the boundaries of art and science, life and death, the past and the future.
The art installtion Laika made her last voyage into a private
owned collection in Amsterdam.
Laika shows us that there are limits to be moved.