Ant Farm, 1968-1978

Ant Farm, 1968-1978

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qThrough published projects, museum exhibitions, built works, and video, qAnt Farmq has continued to question the limits of architectural practice, its purpose, and its consequences. Blurring the line between art, architecture, and environmental activism, the Ant Farmers have consistently shown us new ways of analyzing, engaging, and understanding our world-even if we're left wondering about our future.q--David A. Ross, editor of qArt in Technological Timesq qAnt Farm was a gorgeous god-knows-what: a collective project that straddled architecture and performance art and pioneered video art, that embraced some of the most radical ideas of the 1960s while remaining fond of iconic mainstream America, that was from the Bay Area and the East Coast and Texas, and that was generally as funny as it was smart. Now at last it's adequately documented for the benefit of future generations who should most definitely know about Media Burn and inflatable environments and the ideas behind Cadillac Ranch and Where They Are Now. Buy it today. No home is complete without.q--Rebecca Solnit, author of qAs Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and ArtqConstance Lewallen, Steve Seid, Chip Lord, Ant Farm (Design group) ... They were part of the aquot;Keep on Truckina#39;aquot; generation, and their customized Chevrolet Media Van, used for their Truckstop Network tour (1970-71), was their ... Ant Farm tried to break the conventions separating artists and spectators, inviting everyone to participate in the performance. By extension, they challenged the hierarchies of architecture, provoking the user to take charge of his or her environment.3 It is easyanbsp;...

Title:Ant Farm, 1968-1978
Author: Constance Lewallen, Steve Seid, Chip Lord, Ant Farm (Design group)
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2004

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