Caution workers below

Caution Workers Below
Caution workers below 2001 Installation inimitables
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips the nonhuman
Space 12 m long
Installation with sign, blankets and 4269 stamped luggage tags
Project: Termitaria 19962001 UK, Australia
Exhibition: Termitaria I Caution Workers Below 2001 Ballidu Art Lodge, Ballidu


Termitaria was a large series of work, all to do with termites. The various works explore how science and culture have looked at termites and what concepts they have represented. One theme, for example, is the idea of infestation as a metaphor for processes of change in society. Between 1997 and 1999 the art studio building in London were infested with termite tracks and trails.

find the queen

In this work 4269 luggage tags stamped with termites were used to create a reverse-vaulted blanket roof to the gallery