Using bacteria, ants, and scents in the making of art

I happened upon this interesting video about Anicka Yi, who was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize. In this clip, she discusses the materials in her installations – in this case, three different art works where she has used cultivated bacteria, ant colonies, and a custom scent. One comment that stood out as striking to me was this: she said that ants “… are the only species other than humans that practice slavery.” Watch more here:

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