Fig. 26, 2016

Basel 2017
ShanghART Gallery
Matt Diasec in Black Frame
80.0 x 120.0 (cm)
31.5 x 47.2 (inch)
The artist conducted a research residency on Christmas Island between 2015-2016. A small volcanic outcrop in the Indian Ocean, the island’s geographic isolation has resulted in its endemic biodiversity. Once part of the Crown Colony of Singapore, the island is now an External Territory of Australia. Christmas Island is best known for its annual breeding migration of red land crabs from land to the sea, during which millions of bright red crustaceans overtake the island and all vehicular activity grinds to a halt.