Friday, 12 June 2015

Gerad Chung II

My installation is based on an old tradition called "Telling the Bees". 'Telling the bees' was a tradition of people keeping the bees up to date with events occurring in their life, particularly; Births, Deaths and Marriages. In the event of death the bee hive would be covered in black fabric to signify mourning. It was believed that bees were messengers of God and to not keep them informed of such events would bring about more deaths and failed marriages. Gerad Chung 
As an installation Gerad Chung's hives were haunting, the sound of bees filled the air but they were absent and their hives shrouded. Terrible in a way that man would assume to impose his mourning on these insects and now with his stupidity actually threaten their and our existence.