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Learning From The Bees Conference

  • Landgoed Zonheuvel Hotel 98 Amersfoortseweg 3941 EP Doorn Netherlands (map)

A video of my choreography 'Queen of Vacation' will be presented at 'Learning from the Bees' Conference in the Netherlands, with Bee Time Artist Residency.

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Selected ecopoetic and ecocritical artwork to engender discussions and invite new ways of thinking about our kinship with the honeybee. Curated by Bee Time artist collective together with Dutch artist Kyra Cramer, Learning From the Bees explores ecological relationships, creatively proposing new possibilities for coexistence and regeneration.

The exhibition is created to give continuity to the talks and events presented at Learning from the Bees conference, which will take place in Doorn from 31st August to 2nd September 2018. The conference is focused on shifting the public gaze from contemporary commercial apicultural practices towards a Culture of the Bee, exploring how best to listen to the messages these pollinators are giving us about our relationship with the natural world. Selected video recordings from the conference will be screened alongside the artwork to share some of the ideas presented by scientists, bee-centred beekeeping initiatives, charities, NGO’s, honeybee conservation and environmental groups, artists, farmers and educators.

Learning from the Bees sounds the voice of those who protest against the degradation of the honeybee to a mere honey making and pollinating machine, as well as those who propose participatory experiences that focus on restoration and remediation. Participating artists draw upon their relationship with these delphic pollinators to re-imagine our humanity.

Toni Sera Abu Ali / Spain Morocco En el Camino de las Abejas Video 2017
Allison Hunter / USA In the Presence of Bees Video 2014-15
Lydia Heath / UK Be.Clean (lament) Video 2016
Aine Stapleton / Ireland Queen of Vacation Video 2017-18
Louwrien Wijers / Netherlands Louwrien Wijers discusses Joseph Beuys Video
Lea Bradovitch / USA Heart of Gold & Compound Eyes Hand coloured etchings, pastel and soy ink on paper 2018
John Stark / UK Wage War Oil on wood panel 2016
Edwina Brinckmann- Rouffaer / Netherlands The Luminous Queen & Drone’s Resurrection Charcoal on paper
Kyra Kramer / Netherlands Tears of Ra A light installation 2014
Julia Valencia / Spain One Degree Documentation of a site-specific installation in old, abandoned bureau at OniShi, Japan 2016
Lucia Loren / Spain “?” Biodivers Documentation of a site-specific installation in Carrícola, Valencia 2016
Lydia Heath / UK Worker.Be Photographic image 2016, Be.Clean (brush) video still 2016
Nika Lopez / Spain Dádiva Photographic documentation of performance action 2017
Nessa Darcy / Ireland Swarm Stories Sound Installation 2017
Angharad Barlow / UK The Bee Temple Participatory community installation 2018
Lia Martinelli / Netherlands The Swarm-Art-Travel Artist suitcases 2011
Amy Shelton / UK Mellisographia Artist book 2007
Lynne Shapiro / USA Handmade Poetry books 2017
For the Love of Bee! collective – Maria Sezer, Nil İlkbaşaran & Güngör Erdem / Turkey For the Love of Bee!Artist book 2017
For the Love of Bee! collective – Güngör Erdem, Nil İlkbaşaran and participating students / Turkey Kara Kovan (The Log Hive) Artist books 2018

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Horrible Creature
Later Event: October 11
Career Paths in Dance