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Homo Desperatus part of Winter Exhibition at the Verbeke Foundation

In the installation Homo Desperatus, 70,000 ants inhabited life-like scale models of human suffering. Four years after the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Verbeke Foundation has approached the Studio to ask if the work can be included in the winter exhibition (11 November 2018 through 7 April 2019). The glass cases, now minus the ant colonies, contain models of the nuclear reactor in Fukushima, a drug clinic in Germany, and a collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory – all derelict and abandoned. A video of the work reveals the dystopian world when it was still inhabited by the ant colonies. The video was previously presented at institutions in Poland, Brazil and Italy.

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