Wandering Position: detail of artist following ant with pastel crayon
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- Cite This Work
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
For inSITE94, Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi contributed two distinct installations titled "Wandering Position/Vagamundos" and "America/America," which were installed at the Santa Fe Depot and the downtown space of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, respectively. Yanagi's work "America" had been installed previously in variations at different institutions around the world. For this installation the artist chose to include thirty-six flags of each country of the Americas in his elaborate ant farm. Over the course of the exhibition the ants created tunnels through the various flags and the colored sand that was used was gradually mixed, thereby creating new symbols.
For "Wandering Position" Yanagi placed four steel angle beams in a square on the floor of the baggage building at the Santa Fe Depot. The artist then set loose one ant that he proceeded to follow for a set duration while marking its trail with a pink piece of chalk. The performance resulted in a random pattern on the floor that made visible the physical activity of one ant. -- inSITE94
- Physical Description
Four 25' angle beams, pink oil pastel, 2 ants; 25 feet square
- Related Resource
Online finding aid
Santa Fe Depot (San Diego, Calif.)
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Shared Shelf: 16715703
- Location Of Originals
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 311, Folder 02, Item 421)
- Digital Object Made Available By
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca)
Sculpture and Installations
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