Ik ben een Mier

I made this project during a moment in which the pressure of creating got to me. I felt like I was stuck within a movement that went to fast for me. That was why I wanted to look more into the archetype of the ant. I was interested in the term ‘nuttige beestjes’ which means ‘usefull little creatures’. In my opinion there is a lot of antropocentric judgement within this Dutch saying and I tried to challenge this by making an ant-mask to speak with my human voice, whilst being aware that it is not showing the real animal underneath.