object: a colony of messor structor, ants’ food, equipment, plaster, acrylic, glass, water.
40Х30 см.
2017

Gypsum used for constructing artificial ant houses was also a traditional material for sculpting Soviet ideological busts and bas-reliefs, and a transparent film reducing the amount of light that gets in is red – the favorite color of the Communists. The materials of the builders of communism and those of the owner of ant houses accidentally coincidence producing a certain rhyme, but Marx’s view of human communities is so entomological that the rhyme itself does not seem accidental.

feat. Anton Platonov