Catherine Chalmers follows leafcutter ants and won a Guggenheim Fellowship for her project series in 2010.
We Rule is from “The Leafcutters” series – a project that includes video, photography, drawing and sculpture. It was shot in Panama.
At one point, we see a grasshopper and the “La cigale et la fourmi” came to mind. On another scene, an ant is dragging a spent [probably] dandelion seed and I can hear [in my head] the other ants shouting at him, “Leaf. We want leaf.” My active imagination can also picture these ants dinosaur-size cutting huge swaths of limestone out of mountain sides and buiilding, what, the pyramid?
Recommend you watch this delightful video to the end (or skip to the 2:18 mark) for the grand finale ending complete with eerily sound effects by Charles Lindsay. Mmmmm, me think those ants may have gotten some help in cutting those suspiciously-looking alphabet shapes.
source PDN Pulse