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Parawixia bistriata

For the past six months, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires has housed specimens of the species Parawixia bistriata and witnessed how spiders inhabit a space. This species, hailing from Copo National Park located in the northeast of Santiago de Estero and from the Buenos Aires Province, generally weaves longer threads than other species – up to 15 metres long – and is one of the twenty-five species that demonstrate social, cooperative behaviour among the over 43.000 known species of arachnids across the world.

© Photo: Studio Tomás Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno

Combinig arachnology, astrophysics, and sound, the artist presents two installations, where over six months 7,000 spiders have built the largest web ever exhibited.

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