My work explores landscape and colonisation in a contemporary context and investigates ideas of place. Through a rather cursory investigation into swarm intelligence I discovered bees, which throughout history have been seen as an example of the kind of utopian existence that has eluded us as a species. The Bee Project is a long term project that looks at these issues through a variety of art practices including exhibition, performance, and 'social sculpture' as defined by Joseph Beuys.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
TO bee goes to New York
On September 24th TO bee opens at boxoFFICE Gallery in New York. There are some works from the exhibition in Melbourne but also some new work done from the time I spent in New York photographing and filming beekeepers on the roof tops of Manhattan. Also an event with Ron Breland the maker of the dodecahedron hive.