Shinui for Penycoedcae, 2005

"The beehive and the paper hive (an archive or library) both fancy themselves utopias in which modern memory is stored up, as honey or as knowledge." -The Revolt of the Bees, 2005

The work installed for her Masters Show parallels the work of the honeybee with the work of a Jewish practice called a Tahara, the Jewish preparation for burial. Three separate 2 minute videos were back projected into oak frames and white linen.

The frames resemble the structures of beehive slides. Each video was programmed to play on a loop, constantly forming new associations and narratives. The site of the footage was recorded on a farm in her village beside a stream, revealing an old sheep dip now no longer in use.

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