ARTIST & RESEARCH RESIDENCY
7/28 April 2019, Santa Lucía, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Swarming is the colony’s reproduction process in which the colony divides itself. Part of the colony, together with the queen, fly out of their hive – creating, what is often described by onlookers, a formidable black cloud, which eventually settles down as a humming cluster somewhere in the vicinity of the hive, temporarily poised whilst the scout bees fly out to seek a new suitable home. A new queen is left in the hive together with the rest of the bees to continue the legacy of the colony in a new cycle of life. This swarming moment, a symbol of abundance and health, is of crucial importance for this super-organism the colony.
Artists: In this residence we have explored the phenomenon of the swarm, expanding our actions in Saint Lucia in an integral way. Together with our guest artists Lucia Loren & Alberto Lopez Baena we have immersed ourselves in the practical exploration of the ecosystem that shelters us with the intention of honoring it. In our article Mesa de trabajo – El tercer paisaje you can learn about our spring steps.
This labour would not have been possible without the special participation of: Michael J. Contreras (VEN) / Irene Pérez Ariza (ES) / Manuel Rosa Segura (ES) / Francisco Esquivel GalLardo (ES) / Sophie Twiss (GB) / Mal (IT) / Miriam Soliva (ES) / Robin Gefen (UK) / Nicola Löhr (DE) / José Luís de la Blanca (ES)
More information about the residents: Artists in residence, April 2019
Parallel activities: Programme
With the support and collaboration of:
AV Pedro Esquivel – Santa Lucía, Learning community Apijanda, Huerta de Los Almendros, Sancha Pérez | Bodega y Almazara Ecológica, Máster Universitario en Arte Idea y Producción – BBAA Universidad de Sevilla.
These activities are part of the programme to raise awareness and promote natural beekeeping as a cooperating agent in ecological restoration models: ART FOR CHANGE, within the framework of the European Project ¡No hay un PLANeta B! carried out in Spain by the Andalusian Municipalities Fund for International Solidarity (FAMSI) and financed by the European Union through the DEAR Programme.