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Space, Land and Time at MFAH

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Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm from Beth Federici and Laura Harrison on Vimeo.

In the 1970s, buildings went straight up and down. Their uniform windows all had four white angles, and their structures were all some kind of shade of blah.

Enter Ant Farm, a San Francisco art collective that aimed to breath life into a tired architectural style. The firm, perhaps most famous for Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, took its name to reflect its underground nature.

The collective's exploits as creative, comedic pioneers in film, architecture and social commentary are documented in the film Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm, which will be shown for free Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at Discovery Green. It will also be shown at MFAH May 24 through 27.

According to the film's website, Ant Farm's subversive yet comedic influence has been immense and can be traced to recent projects like South Park, the Yes Men and Burning Man. No doubt an informative film for anyone interested in art, anarchy, and everything in between.

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