Dance of the Butterflies

Romuald Hazoumè, a contemporary artist from Benin, Africa, created a new piece called ‘Dance of the Butterflies’, featuring a flutter of paper butterflies which together take up different and exciting forms. They featured prominently in the Living World’s exhibition space, and people were allowed to take a paper butterfly from the different pieces if they voted in the General Election, and encouraged someone else to vote. This is a play on the Butterfly Effect, showing that one action leads to another to create vast changes in our world.

 (picture from live-manchester.co.uk)

 (picture from creativetourist.com)

Here’s a really cool time lapse taken by the museum of people collecting their butterfly!

– Elliot

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