Anthea Hamilton : BAS8

Anthea Hamilton’s free-standing sculptures, which function as formicaries or ant farms, ants move within intricate Art Nouveau patterns over images drawn from the artist’s previous works: a woman acting as a human clapperboard and a figure clothed in full-dress Kabuki costume. The movement of the ants within these Perspex sculptures animates their otherwise static forms and is reminiscent of digestive, nervous and circulatory systems.

They performance devised by Hamilton in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Kostas Tsioukas took place at Inverleith House on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April.

For British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh Anthea Hamilton’s work is exhibited at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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