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Termitaria

 
termite butterfly book
Termitaria 2001 Stranding of 850 romance novels inimitables
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips the nonhuman
In collaboration with Many Termites

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Books approximately 20 x 15 x 2 cm installation POA
Remains of 850 romance novels
Project: Termitaria 19962001 UK, Australia
Exhibition: Termitaria II Fragmented Islands 2001 Ballidu Art Lodge, Ballidu

 

 
In this artwork 850 romance novels were buried for one year. The novels were subject to the forces of mould and termites. Many of the stories were completely consumed. The remains were excavated and samples were kept of the sculptures produced.