The rainbow-caterpillar first appeared during the preparation of the exhibition "This Laugh Is Going to End in Tears"
(curator Julia Yousma) in the Hse Art Gallery, but was not included in the exhibition. It is the most "inanimate" of all Dagnini's images — a creature which has lost any resemblance to a human or animal. It is made of recognizable artefacts of the Soviet-Russian childhood. Red plastic pots, gold medals, a rainbow slinky toys, stiffness and clumsy movements. It resembles all the ridiculous holidays in kindergarten, confused children who follow the frighteningly absurd instructions of their teachers, and the first attempts of five-year-olds to socialize in a world where nothing is stable if you are an adult. If you were lucky not to understand anything, then cheap and bright things from China, which filled the Russian market at that time, became real treasures that still cause sentimental feelings. Weird pots of toxic flowers, uneatable chocolate, flimsy toys raised and gave a character to a whole generation of caterpillars that grew up by feel.