The Scaffolded Sound Beehive at Poppositions


During this year’s Poppositions opening tonight AnneMarie MAES and OKNO present an interactive immersive installation centering on the theme of bee monitoring . The centerpiece of the installation is The Scaffolded Sound Beehive, which is part of a series of ecological instrumented beehives leading towards a fully biocompatible intelligent beehive.

The Scaffolded Sound Beehive allows Maes and the members Brussels of the Urban Bee Laboratory to study the tight interaction between city honeybees and urban ecosystems, using artistic research practices in collaboration with scientists. The beehive is constructed using open source digital fabrication (fablab) and mounted on scaffolds. The hive is 2.5 m high so that visitors can put their head inside it and experience an auditory artistic interpretation of hive activity.

Poppositions takes place from Friday 24 to Monday 27 April at Canal Wharf, Akenkaai / Quai des péniches, 1000 Brussels and is open everyday from 12:00-20:00, except Monday when it closes at 18:00.

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