AnneMarie Maes creates social sculptures that stimulate the development of a more sustainable world. For AnneMarie Maes art is life and life is ecological. She carries out long term projects – such as the Transparent Beehive, Urban Corridors or the Politics of Change. These projects lead to a stream of art works, interventions, experiments and books.
Her recent works focus on bee colony monitoring and urban agriculture combined with an interest for grassroots communities and DIY technologies.
CURRENT – CURRENT – CURRENT
THE BEE LABORATORY at the OLFACTORY CONTAINER, university HASSELT:
BEES, SMELL AND ARCHITECTURE
‘The Olfactory’ is a travelling scent exhibition concept in a movable container. It aims to exhibit a widest possible range of Olfactory Art. Each exhibition displays only for 2 days, there are 33 exhibitions spread over 6 weeks.
The Olfactory resides on a fixed central spot at the Mad-Faculty, University College PXL in Hasselt and UHasselt (University of Hasselt) Belgium. From there, The Olfactory will travel to the Muhka Museum in Antwerp and the VUB (Free University Brussels).
The Olfactory is organized by Peter the Cupere -a visual artist working with fragrance- and gets the support of the Mad-Faculty Mad-Research, University College PXL and the University of Hasselt.
www.theolfactory.org and www.theolfactory-exhibition
More information on the BEE-research is available browsing the BEE Notebooks and downloading the Foraging Fields booklet.
keywords: media art, beekeeping, ecology, networks, data-visualisation and sonification, pollen analysis, rooftop gardening, urban agriculture, accidental nature, politics of green spaces.
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