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One Dollar - Yukinori Yanagi

This piece consists of a single US dollar bill sculpted from coloured sand cased inside plastic, transparent boxes. From the opening of the exhibition, a colony of live ants is introduced and for the duration of the exhibition they tunnel through the sand, gradually destroying the image. The tireless labour of the ants undermines the symbol of American might, power and money. When the image has virtually disappeared, the ants are set free.