Large-scale kinetic sculpture.
Hive Mind featured honey bees, giant versions of the very same bees found in the roof-top hives of West Village. The installation was designed to inspire a sense of wonder in the natural world by bringing the usually micro life of bees into a macro scale using the dynamics of the environment to power movement. Audiences visited after dusk to see the bee wings illuminated.
Music emanating from the installation was based on recordings taken from inside actual bee hives. The unique sounds created by bees are given musical structure, adding a mystical ambience to the sculpture.
Vaucluse House, Sydney Festival: 6 - 26 January 2021
Glow Festival: 8 April – 16 May 2021
Originally commissioned by West Village.