I'm heading out to vote in Super-duper Tuesday's primary and am feeling a bit political... so today's posting are about Yukinori Yanagi's ant farm flags. Above is The World Flag Ant Farm (1990) which consists of 170 ant farms, each of which has its sand in the configuration of a nation's flag. Over the course of the exhibition, the ants shift the sand around and build a nest.
This Japanese flag is from Asia-Pacific Ant Farm (1990) in which provides the ants a tube pathway between the flags of Asian-Pacific countries.
This last image is Studies in American Art: Three Flags (2000). I imagine most of my readers recognize the homage to Jasper Johns's Three Flags.
Labels: generative, kinetic, political art