2019 Performances

Julia Bardsley: An Apian Paradox

Image courtesy Dani Harvey

Date

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Time

12.00 - 17.00 (drop-in)

Venue

Midlands Arts Centre (Theatre), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Price

Free, no booking required

With just a couple of turntables, two female bee-ings remix Belgian symbolist poet Maurice Maeterlinck’s classic natural history text The Life of the Bee, in its entirety, to a soundtrack of drone music by Earth.

Creating a hive party and under the influence of exotic substances secreting from their own bodies, anthropological questions rise to the surface when the vinyl grooves are scraped by venom styluses in this elaborate installation. Why are these workers planning to massacre the males? Are you OK Honey?

Presented by Fierce Festival with support from Arts & Science Festival.