We received a Burning Man Honorarium grant but need to make up the difference to get to Burning Man. Your donation will help pay for new tires and gas for our bus, the Mr. Majestic, that will carry the Mant Farm to the playa.
WHAT IS A“MANT FARM”?
At its heart, Mant Farm is a working vivarium – a “place of life” – that serves both as an interactive community playground and a laboratory in the desert to observe and study critical ideas in community. How does scale affect community? Observe the Mants carrying up to one-third of their body weight and consider the scale of the object to its environment – of a person to the installation, of the installation to the playa and to Black Rock City.
SEE THE MANTS...
Follow the tunnels or choose your own way – hide and seek, find and lose, work and play, colonize! The Mant Farm is your childhood Uncle Milton ant farm: with period signage; scaffolding, barriers, and ladders; nets with vivid tunnels cut out for observations; spaces to form and explore community; and an observation platform over 30 feet high! An homage to Earth’s first metropolis, the Mant Farm provides the playa with a dramatic, immersive, interactive vertical maze where you can explore the concepts of maturation, citizenship, nostalgia, scale, and systems of communities – in a working ant farm built to human scale.
The new GIANT Mant Farm, a big 40’ high by 60’ wide enclosure which includes a “MANT FARM SAFETY HANDBOOK” and a “Guarantee” for a generous supply of live Mants.
Check out www.mantfarm.com for more information!
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