Resonating Bodies listens to bees

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

by Jim Cummings

Resonating Bodies is a series of mixed media installations and community outreach projects which focuses on biodiversity of pollinators indigenous to the natural and urban ecosystems of the Greater Toronto Area. The installations illuminate aspects of local biodiversity such as bumblebee colonies and their foraging activities, ultraviolet bee vision, pollinator/plant co-evolution, solitary bee and wasp nesting life/life cycles, and colour-coded DNA barcodes (a novel new technique for species identification pioneered by Canadian researchers

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Audio Bee Booth

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The prototype of the audio bee booth, an amplified habitat installation, has been hosted by the Toronto Zoo.  It is home to wild, solitary-dwelling bees.

Click through here to read more about this project, and view videos of the booth in action.

 

 

Odes to Solitary Bees

View/hear video poems by Stephen Humphrey and Sarah Peebles.   Macro video with micro audio!

For more info, see http://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com/ or contact sarahpeebles at gmail dot com

 

 

 

 

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