Anne Marie Maes – The Transparent Beehive
Hours and dates
- From Oct 27 to Oct 30 from 10:00 to 18:00
KIKK in townThe Transparent Beehive
The Transparent Beehive is a living sculpture in the form of an observation hive. Inside is a colony of living bees that have access to the outside world through a plexiglass tube.
The hive was inspired by the work of the Swiss entomologist Francis Huber (1750-1831), who made numerous discoveries about bees, including the principle of the “book hive”, a multi-frame hive model that can be opened like the pages of a book.
The artist has appropriated this concept by integrating sensors on each frame to collect the vibrations of the insects. The different sounds captured are then amplified by a sound system that allows us to hear the real activity of the bees, visible in front of us thanks to a structure entirely made of transparent plexiglass.