Infestation is a multimedia project including performance art and a site-specific installation with vinyl ants that slowly and unexpectedly will invade Artisphere’s Works in Progress Gallery and areas throughout Artisphere. The piece comments on migration, a recurring theme in Mayorga’s work. Infestation will be unexpected, familiar and following its basic definition, “undesirable numerous and troublesome.” Part of this project will become a semi–permanent installation at Artisphere. Mayorga, who also explores performance art in her work, will act as an invader herself by occupying Artisphere spaces at random hours—inhabiting the steps, common areas and intricate corners with her presence and vinyl ants. As part of the incursion, visitors might become intruders themselves as they will be asked to participate in the meticulous ant installation process. After a few weeks, the artist as a pest controller will slowly get rid of the infestation. Come and see where the infestation will spread to next!
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