Ali Momeni, Daniel Campos & Jeff Shaw

Observation Hive ll, 2016 Wood Street Gallery “All Around Us”
Materials: Medium Density Fiberboard, Polycarbonate, Bees

During the summer of 2012, Ali Momeni and his collaborator Robin Meier created an indoor habitat for a small colony of bees at Domaine Garenne Lemot in Clisson, France. The resulting piece, “If the Lion Could Speakā€¦” was an experiment in human bee communication through the panguage of music (think Voyager Golden Record, brought back from space, and recomposed for palyback inside a bee hive). For this exhibition, Momeni created a new version of this observation hive that is larger, more durable, and capable of hosting a full colony of bees.

This work was created in consultation with Jeff Shaw, Apiary Director of Burgh Bees, assist Daniel Campos was invaluable in his help in fabricating the hives.

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