Art project

Collection BIOMUS/ Sekretiki

The Biology Museum in Moscow invited the group of Swedish artists "Collection BIOMUS" to this art project inspired by the children's game Sekretiki, an outdoor game which was common in the Soviet Union but unknown to most of us in Sweden.

The artists all live far from the garden belonging to the Biology Museum, so they dug at home during the summer. Each one created an earth installation in their own gardens, allotments, cottages or let's say - dachas.


    How to play Sekretiki

  1. Collect small things, flowers, toys and other treasures.

  2. Dig a hole in the ground and put the collection down there, in a pretty and interesting composition.

  3. Put a glass or plastic plate on top.

  4. Cover everything with the soil.

  5. Seek and find the Sekretiki made by your friends.

  6. Uncover and share the joy of looking through the glass, at the mysterious beauty hidden in the ground.