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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.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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