Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967)
Pangaea's Diaries (2008)
Pangaea’s Diaries (2008) show continents made of honey and beef carpaccio. Hundreds of ants can be seen busily consuming the world. These works can be seen as a criticism of consumerism and modern man. We are consuming the earth at a rapid pace, completely exhausting its natural resources. The choice of ant was intentional: the ant inhabited the earth long before humans arrived, and will presumably outlive us too.