Still from video installation by Afrah Shafiq at Dhaka Arts Summit, courtesy of the artist.
Under its collaborative framework, the To-Gather project Rotational Rider has selected the artwork WHERE DO THE ANTS GO? by Afrah Shafiq. WHERE DO THE ANTS GO? is an interactive sculpture of an ant hill where the behaviors and outcomes of the colony are determined by those present within it. It is imagined as a multi-lingual, interactive experience that is shaped in response to pre-programmed algorithms and real time inputs. Built in the imagination of web 3.0 and speculative futures of the internet, it attempts to bring together the natural world, the human mind and tech to offer a possibility to step back, observe patterns and perhaps even re-set.
Read about the various phases of the project here:
Rotational Rider: WHERE DO THE ANTS GO? (Phase 1)