Founders of the international residency programme Bee Time in conversation with this year’s participating artists about their approaches to Art & Deep Ecology and Biodynamic principles. Bee Time is an experimental residency supporting artists from around the world to develop new work and engage in collective learning through the practices of natural beekeeping.
Founded in Santa Lucia (southern Spain) this July, Bee Time travels to Emerson College, and the nearby Natural Beekeeping Trust, welcoming artists from Bulgaria, Israel, Italy, USA, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, and the UK. Artists visit neighbouring biodynamic farms founded on principles by Rudolf Steiner, work with the School of Sacred Geometry and produce a public exhibition at Emerson College on Saturday 15th July.
Saturday 8 July, 7 – 9pm
Places are limited so please register here, tickets are free but a suggested donation of £3 on the night would be gratefully received.
Participating artists: Florence Boyd // Pol Parrhesia // Jorge Gallardo // Lydia Heath // Ilaria Villagrassa & Roberto Ghisu // Lynne Shapiro // Cristina Ferrandez // Nessa Darcy // Veronica Marquez-Veytia
About Bee Time:
Bee Time is an experimental residency programme founded in Santa Lucia, southern Spain to compliment a community building natural beekeeping project. By using practices of contemplation and imagination as a way of gaining new perspectives into the world of the honeybee, artists are invited to learn about bees and explore the possibility of creatively engaging with the hives within their landscape.
Bee Time residencies are a place where participants share communal living during a period of two weeks. The group co-creates together with a shared vision in a non hierarchical, collaborative and fluid way. They have daily visits with local beekeepers and studio time to respond artistically to what they are learning. The residency culminates in a public exhibition of work in progress and a sharing of the learning process.
During their time together, artists are introduced to a bee-centred approach to beekeeping, and a regenerative approach to the landscape to provide a healthy habitat for the bees to live in. The aim is to inspire a reconnection with our natural, cultural and social environment, and explore self-organising principles inspired by hive consciousness.
Artists from all disciplines are invited to participate. As well as researchers with innovative projects of natural, sensitive and sustainable beekeeping, whose work is relevant to the health of the colonies, and experts in Complexity Science, System Thinking, Sociocracy and new democratic tools, deep or expanded ecology.