BEEBUBBLE


Beebubble 2013 Single-channel video, 6:20min looped Hand-blown glass bubbles, video screen embedded in white acrylic 14 x 14 x 10 in / 36 x 36 x 25 cm

Beebubble
2013

Single-channel video, 6:20min looped
Hand-blown glass bubbles, video screen embedded in white acrylic
14 x 14 x 10 in / 36 x 36 x 25 cm

In Beebubble, Loher  explores the vital role that bees play in our food supply and the threats they face from changing environmental conditions. She makes specific reference to the Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon that led to the world-wide disappearance of worker honey bees. . 
Beebubble offers a glimpse into the extraordinary language developed by honeybees to communicate the distance, direction and quality of a food source. Bees that have returned from foraging perform a group of movements that closely resembles a figure eight. Also known as the “waggle” dance, this mode of communication has been threatened by industrial food production and its use of pesticides.