Oct 201404 - 04
German art and technology collective The Constitute have created a project that projects big bees onto big buildings in cities including Helsinki and Berlin.
Here in Liverpool we have been working with students and staff at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi and local beekeeper Andrew Hubbard (producer of Liverpool Postcode Honey) to care for a new beehive designed and built in the shape of Ropewalks Square, on the roof of the school.
The students have been filming the activity inside the hive since Spring and through the use of projection mapping technology, will use this footage to transfom Ropewalks Square into a giant beehive on the evening of 4 October!
Projection mapping, is a relatively new technology which allows images and video to be projected onto objects, or buildings and visually “wrap” around them. You can see an example of how this project appeared when it was recently shown in Helsinki here.
We’ll also be celebrating the culmination of this project with artist, producer, DJ – and beekeeper - Bioni Samp who will be hosting a free family workshop in our Wood Street Loading Bay between 2pm – 4pm. Using home-made 'bee' synthesisers, learn to understand 'bee frequencies' and use them to create new 'bee' inspired music in this free workshop. No booking required, just drop in!
Human Beeings is commissioned by Connecting Cities, supported by the Culture Programme 2007 - 2013 of the European Union.
Find more information here.