Arnia presents an extremely disruptive yet symbolic act: a glass case enclosing an empty bee hive, with the audience engulfed by the dark, desperate and deafening roar of the ghosts of 50,000 bees.
The humming caused by the rapid beating of bees’ wings has been said to have a vibrational frequency similar to a note believed to be the basis of the whole system of Western music. The same note is present in ancient Greek and Egyptian musical instruments as well as Tibetan singing bowls, and also recalls the classic OM.
Venue: The Substation Gallery
When: 13 - 24 Jan 2016, 12noon - 8pm