HIVE (Sound Colony)

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Hive (SOUND COLONY) references the visionary architecture of R. Buckminster Fuller, whose research into energy and material efficiency was inspired by universally occurring patterns in nature. Equipped with 4 benches and 4 speakers, Hive functions as a gathering space as well as a sound chamber. In the context of “ISEA 2013 Machine Wilderness”, Hive was deployed at the Alvarado Urban Farm in downtown Albuquerque, where it provided a context for a shared, acoustic experience between a nearby bee colony and the farm community and visitors.

Exhibited at:

“ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness” at the Alvarado Urban Farm in Albuquerque, NM, and “PROTOPIA almost a place” at SCA Contemporary in Albuquerque, NM, 2014