Dr. Trish Adams

Artist & Arts Researcher

MultiSpecies Intra-Action Art Exhibition

I will be showing my new work Urban Swarming in the Multispecies Intra-Action Art Exhibition curated by Madeleine Boyd and Dr. Eben Kerksey at MOP Gallery, Sydney this July: http://intraactionart.wordpress.com/ Urban Swarming includes my recent video: a space to cross, created from documentary footage of aggressive bee responses. Urban Swarming looks at the endangered status of the European honeybee through a comparative juxtaposition of the viewing experience played out against the hubbub of commuters in the rush-hour at busy urban locations. The video images of desperate, aggressive honeybee responses are viewed against the backdrop of the rushing mass of the urban population, scurrying hither and thither. Both humans and honeybees exhibit mindless – possibly doomed – behaviours. Briefly, this work will be set up with a QR Code link so that viewers can download it on their iPads or iPhones in strategic Sydney locations – it can also be accessed on my website for those not in Sydney. Viewer responses will be collected on the designated artwork website. More to follow nearer the install date!!

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