The World Flag Ant Farm

Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi created a series of interconnecting boxes, each filled with coloured sand in the pattern of a national flag that are linked by plastic tubes. He then released ants into this system who were able to travel between all the networked flags, transporting food and sand.

The ants’ border crossings eventually resulted in an intermingling of colour throughout the system, and each flag’s integrity being slowly degraded. This ‘cross-cultural’ multinational network criticizes the notions of borders, nationality, collaboration and freedom.

via farbwerte


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