The Symbioticity of Creation: This work is based on an exotic ant farm, and is made up of four parts that refer to destruction and recreation. The individual elements of the work are “The reconstruction of a non-human culture”, “Kingdom of the common everyday”, “After humanity: Biocorporations” and “Underground struggle”. The point of departure for the work is on the one hand the philosophy of Bruno Latour, proving that the division into nature and culture doesn’t exist, but is something thought up by theoreticians.
The cultures of insects live and build their kingdoms in habitats designed by the artist. The ants live, work and die in incubators equipped with tunnels, in systems of glass bulbs, pipes and corridors creating spaces that are systematically developed by their activity.
The artist believes the ant farm and the artistic project, played out over time, reveals non-human culture in a twofold meaning. “Created by non-humans and inhuman in the pejorative sense”, meaning showing the dark side of human actions. The life and work of the ants are registered in the form of films, sound recordings and livestreams.
The sounds emitted by the ants, imperceptible to the human ear, are amplified many times by Elvin Flamingo, using devices including sensitive contact microphones. They are often used at the artist’s concerts, including at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław in 2016.