Dr. Trish Adams

Artist & Arts Researcher

Honeybee Raree Box in the Light Play exhibition @ UQ Art Museum

My new artwork: Honeybee Raree Box will be showing at The University of Queensland Art Museum in the Light Play exhibition: http://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/coming-soon

The exhibition opens Friday 14th August 6.30-8.30pm & continues until 15th November. I have included a brief description of the work below:

In a rare art/science opportunity Trish Adams was admitted to the Australian Synchrotron’s Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) to capture images of live honeybees. The IMBL delivers short, modulated bursts of radioactive light. This dynamic X-ray process transgresses the external boundaries of the body to reveal the active internal processes taking place within.

The artwork Honeybee Raree Box is informed by the historical construct of the Raree Box. These transportable boxes contained images that were viewed in the manner of a ‘peep show’, thrilling viewers in an era long before the abundance of images we experience today. This historical reference is juxtaposed with  a video of the unique, cutting edge Synchrotron images of bees playing on an ipad at the back of the box, emphasising the voyeuristic aspects of ‘illicit’ viewing and re-creating the wonder of the ‘spectacle’.

I Would love to see you there.

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