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Catherine Chalmers

CATHERINE CHALMERS is an artist based in New York.

The Original Social Network

Since 2008 I have been filming, photographing, and following the fates of more than a dozen colonies of leafcutter ants on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The multimedia Leafcutters project is a collaboration with millions of wild ants.  Focused on four supposedly unique human traits—language, ritual, war, and art—the narrative aims to blur the boundaries between culture and nature.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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