San Francisco

Ant Farm

Ant Farm, a San Francisco-based collective, has produced several works, featuring that American culture icon—the automobile. In 1974 Ant Farm created the Cadillac Ranch, 10 vintage Cadillacs (1948–1962) planted nose down alongside Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas. A less sedate project, Media Burn, consisted of a specially revamped Cadillac crashing through a barricade of burning television sets in the parking lot of San Francisco’s Cow Palace in 1975. Ant Farm has lovingly documented its own projects as well as the heyday of the automotive industry in Automerica, “a trip down U.S. Highways from World War II to the Future.”

Chevrolet Training Film: The Remake occurs on a stage with video screen, desk, and in the corner a painted plywood facsimile of the rear end of a Bel Air Chevrolet. The performance begins with a videotape showing a vintage salesman’s training film produced by Chevrolet. When

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