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ants, mirrored Perspex, Perspex, two-way mirrored glass, LED lights, epoxy resin, glitter, aluminium racks with rackmount server cases and ethernet cables, metal wire, foam,acrylic, aquarium gravel and imitation pearls.
"Anicka Yi's work fuses biology with technology, finding new ways to talk about gender, race and economics" (From Frieze Magazine)
This installation presented at "Hugo Boss Prize" 2016 is an installation which employs living element such as ants. Artist says that she is fascinated about working with ants because their social structure is very similar to humans. So I guess that this work is talking about the human society.
In my opinion this work is innovative artwork because I have never seen artwork which will employ living organism which has society.
I have researched this artwork because it has intriguing art piece which has elements which I have researched before and used in my work. This research suggest other way of using mortherboard imagery.
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Life is cheap
This is another work of this artist which I have researched.
This is an installation which uses bacteria growth as a painting material. In the interview artist says that she has done this installation to talk about humans anxiety about germs.
Another aspect which I find interesting is that she can not fully control the bacteria growth. So it is some sort of collaboration between artist and living creatures.
I have researched this artwork because another aspect which I am looking at in my project are tumours and these bacteria growth reminds me of the tumour which have grown over the room polluting and demolishing the monochrome harmony of it.
Article from a magazine Frieze
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