WHY DID THE BEES LEAVE?
Videosculpture , 2009
Vase filled with liquid
Video screen embedded in a black acrylic pedestal
Video, 1min, looped
18 x 18 x 20 cm / 7 x 7 x 9 inches
The curved glass and the water create a multilayered transparent environment for the composition of the video, which is visible in different angels and perspectives.
Depending on the angle of view, the displayed video appears multiplied, contorted or magnified. The magnifying glass effect gives the viewer the opportunity to zoom into the microscopic world, where humans create with their choreographic formation messages with their bodies.
In Why did the bees leave? we discover the video in a vase. The staging shows a group of futuristic looking workers that have to attend the work of bees, pollinate the flowers.