Bee Society: A Global Touring Sound Installation

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Global Giving Report, May 2016

Our May report!

 

We are looking forward to the upcoming exhibition, taking place at University College Florida (UCF) running from August 1st until September 2nd, 2016.   Once the Opening Date has been finalized, we will send out a “Save the Date”.

As outlined in our previous report, we have been focusing our energy on establishing potential performance(s) to take place at the opening (or other occasions during the exhibition). 

As part of this effort, we are keen to collaborate with different departments at UCF. This approach supports our desire for the Progeny Installation to have educational benefits for those that interact with it.

We have established contact with the UCF music department to work on a potential collaboration. Students will learn how to use some new and exciting contact microphone technology that we are installing inside Progeny called Mogees.  Mogees are gestural contact microphones, meaning that gestures such as scratches, taps, strikes, or hits can be assigned to trigger audio samples. There is a link at the end of this report if you are interested in learning more about this technology.

We are interested in exploring how students will use this technology to create a performance within the Progeny installation.  We will be keen to understand the different possibilities this new technology brings to Progeny, both as an installation and for future performances.

We are also working with the UCF department of architecture.  The students will be learning about the construction of Progeny, environmental considerations for creating new buildings, learning about how to develop strong conceptual ideas when designing a piece of architecture and helping with the installation of Progeny.

In June, we plan to undertake a new fundraiser to generate funds towards the upcoming Progeny Exhibition taking place at UCF.

In our quest to find additional venues for the Progeny Installation, we have been in regular contact with Anastasia Cole Plakias, co founder of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm and one of the producers of Honey Fest. We are exploring the possibility of the Progeny exhibition, taking place in New York during the week of Honey fest, a weeklong, citywide festival celebrating the honeybee.

We are both grateful for the support each donor has given to our project, enabling us to produce the work and to undertake the first exhibition and program of education and events at Atlantic Centre for the Arts.  We are also very grateful to those who continue to contribute regularly.   All funds invested into Progeny have gone towards developing Progeny. 

We believe our unique sound installation is an inspiring space for public interaction, artistic collaboration and education.

We would be very grateful if you can let others know about our work and/or if you are able to contribute in any way.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

We wish you our very best,

Luke and Bryce

 

 

The Progeny Project

Progeny is an indoor interactive architectural sound installation modeled after a Langstroth beehive. The artists/curators have figuratively become beekeepers, transporting the structure measuring 24 x 24 x 9 ft on a flatbed truck. Through public engagement, performance and collaboration an opportunity is presented for an audience to evolve, learn, adapt and interact.

The project is the result of three years of research and partnership, working in concert with the agricultural community, structural engineers and sound experts.

Progeny is designed whereby every unit is constructed using 4’ x 8’ frames, including walls and flooring. Ten independent walls create nine narrow corridors 24 ft in length.  The narrow width of each corridor compels close public interaction.  The space above the walls is designed without a joining ceiling. 32 contact microphones under the flooring of the structure pick up the vibrations of people’s footsteps.  These, alongside 16 microphones within the walls, transmit sound to 36 speakers throughout the installation.

Emulating the systematic migratory procession beekeepers undertake carrying up to 400 hives on flatbed trucks to temporary locations, this travelling time-based work explores the point at which an artwork is ready for the viewer.  Progeny’s journey from one location to another is as much part of the work as when it is assembled for public exhibition. It is neither stationary in its physical or intellectual state, constantly evolving through travel and through the communities it interacts with. This journey is documented by film and online media and forms part of future exhibitions.

In location, Progeny becomes an instrument or a platform for public interaction and artistic collaboration, providing unique opportunities for the audience to experience and engage with the work.

The project includes an education program that encourages children and adults to care for our natural environment, and which also explores the theme of community by using bee society as a comparative model.

Links:

Progeny Exhibition at UCF
Progeny Exhibition at UCF

We are thrilled to confirm that Progeny has been invited for its next solo exhibition at University College Florida (UCF). The exhibition will run from August 1st until September 2nd, 2016.

Once again, thank you for your support in helping to make this next step a reality.

We continue to work hard on developing the project further, including:

  • Looking for approapriate performances in both music and dance that interact with the Progeny Installation
  • Eploring the possibility of giving students of architecture at UCF an opportunity to be involved in the construction stages
  • Researching exciting technology that we are planning to use for this next exhibition. We will give more information about this in our next mail out!
  • Continuing our search for a space in New York for the next exhibition. We are in early discussions with one venue.

We are both grateful for the support each donor has given to our project, enabling us to produce the work and to undertake the first exhibition and program of education and events at Atlantic Centre for the Arts.  

We anticipate creating a fundraiser within the coming months, to help with the costs of this next show and for future costs relating to a show in New York. If you know of appropriate venues in New York, or, if you are able to contribute towards the project or to let others know about our work, we would be very grateful.  

We believe our unique sound installation is an inspiring space for public interaction, artistic collaboration and education.

Thank you for your continued support.

We wish you our very best,

Luke and Bryce

 

 

The Progeny Project

Progeny is an indoor interactive architectural sound installation modeled after a Langstroth beehive. The artists/curators have figuratively become beekeepers, transporting the structure measuring 24 x 24 x 9 ft on a flatbed truck. Through public engagement, performance and collaboration an opportunity is presented for an audience to evolve, learn, adapt and interact.

The project is the result of three years of research and partnership, working in concert with the agricultural community, structural engineers and sound experts.

Progeny is designed whereby every unit is constructed using 4’ x 8’ frames, including walls and flooring. Ten independent walls create nine narrow corridors 24 ft in length.  The narrow width of each corridor compels close public interaction.  The space above the walls is designed without a joining ceiling. 32 contact microphones under the flooring of the structure pick up the vibrations of people’s footsteps.  These, alongside 16 microphones within the walls, transmit sound to 36 speakers throughout the installation.

Emulating the systematic migratory procession beekeepers undertake carrying up to 400 hives on flatbed trucks to temporary locations, this travelling time-based work explores the point at which an artwork is ready for the viewer.  Progeny’s journey from one location to another is as much part of the work as when it is assembled for public exhibition. It is neither stationary in its physical or intellectual state, constantly evolving through travel and through the communities it interacts with. This journey is documented by film and online media and forms part of future exhibitions.

In location, Progeny becomes an instrument or a platform for public interaction and artistic collaboration, providing unique opportunities for the audience to experience and engage with the work.

The project includes an education program that encourages children and adults to care for our natural environment, and which also explores the theme of community by using bee society as a comparative model.

Links:

Bryce moving Progeny out of Storage Facility!
Bryce moving Progeny out of Storage Facility!

We are pleased to announce that we are in the final stages of discussions with University College Florida (UCF) for the Progeny Sound Installation to be installed in the UCF Art Gallery for a period of 2-3 months in Summer of 2016.

Thank you to everyone for helping take The Progeny Project to the next level!

In September, Bryce and I were able to meet again in Florida to work on updating our information pack, which now details exactly how to install and transport the work. We were also able to inventory the long list of materials and equipment needed for future exhibitions. We also made some positive contacts in New York with a view to exhibiting in New York following the prospective show at UCF.

We would like to especially thank Roy Hester for his considerable and most generous support in storing the installation for 2 years in his furniture storage facility. We have now moved the installation out from this facility.

We are still aiming to take Progeny to another US State in 2016. We believe our unique Sound Installation is an inspiring space for public interaction and artistic collaboration. Through our education programs, it is our goal to spark dialogue around the themes of our project; the community and our environment. 

We are both grateful for the support all donors have given to our project which enabled us to produce the work and to undertake the first exhibition and program of education and events.  

If you are able to contribute towards the project or to let others know about our work we would be very grateful.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

We wish you our very best,

 

Luke and Bryce

 

  

The Progeny Project

Progeny is an indoor interactive architectural sound installation modeled after a Langstroth beehive. The artists/curators have figuratively become beekeepers, transporting the structure measuring 24 x 24 x 9 ft on a flatbed truck. Through public engagement, performance and collaboration an opportunity is presented for an audience to evolve, learn, adapt and interact.

The project is the result of three years of research and partnership, working in concert with the agricultural community, structural engineers and sound experts.

Progeny is designed whereby every unit is constructed using 4’ x 8’ frames, including walls and flooring. Ten independent walls create nine narrow corridors 24 ft in length.  The narrow width of each corridor compels close public interaction.  The space above the walls is designed without a joining ceiling. 32 contact microphones under the flooring of the structure pick up the vibrations of people’s footsteps.  These, alongside 16 microphones within the walls, transmit sound to 36 speakers throughout the installation.

Emulating the systematic migratory procession beekeepers undertake carrying up to 400 hives on flatbed trucks to temporary locations, this travelling time-based work explores the point at which an artwork is ready for the viewer.  Progeny’s journey from one location to another is as much part of the work as when it is assembled for public exhibition. It is neither stationary in its physical or intellectual state, constantly evolving through travel and through the communities it interacts with. This journey is documented by film and online media and forms part of future exhibitions.

In location, Progeny becomes an instrument or a platform for public interaction and artistic collaboration, providing unique opportunities for the audience to experience and engage with the work.

The project includes an education program that encourages children and adults to care for our natural environment, and which also explores the theme of community by using bee society as a comparative model.

Links:

Progeny
Progeny

Thank you to everyone for helping to make our project a reality.  We really are grateful.

Bryce and I will be meeting in Florida in May to discuss Progeny's fundraising strategy and to highlilght other possible avenues in which to secure the funds needed to take our project to the next level. This will provide a good time to process and evaluate the project and to consilidate information collected throughout the project's lifetime.

It is our aim to take Progeny to another US State in 2015. We believe our unique Sound Installation is an inspiring space for public interaction and artistic collaboration. Through our education programs, it is our goal to spark dialogue around the themes of our project; the community and our environment. 

Progeny is still in storage awaiting its next journey. 

So far we have fundraised an additional $2500 towards this goal through the Global Giving Platform.  We are both grateful for the support all donors have given to our project which enabled us to produce the work and to undertake the first exhibition and program of education and events.  

Our aim is to secure $7500 more before we can commit to the next venue which will take place either in Atlanta or New York.

If you are able to contribute towards the project or to let others know about our work we would be very grateful.  Thank you for your continued support.

We wish you our very best,

Luke and Bryce

 

 

The Progeny Project

Progeny is an indoor interactive architectural sound installation modeled after a Langstroth beehive. The artists/curators have figuratively become beekeepers, transporting the structure measuring 24 x 24 x 9 ft on a flatbed truck. Through public engagement, performance and collaboration an opportunity is presented to evolve, learn, adapt and interact.

Our project is the result of three years of research and partnership, working in concert with the agricultural community, structural engineers and sound experts.

Progeny is designed whereby every unit is constructed using 4’ x 8’ frames, including walls and flooring. Ten independent walls create nine narrow corridors 24 ft in length.  The narrow width of each corridor compels close public interaction.  The space above the walls is designed without a joining ceiling. 32 contact microphones under the flooring of the structure pick up the vibrations of people’s footsteps.  These, alongside 16 microphones within the walls, transmit sound to 36 speakers throughout the installation.

Emulating the systematic migratory procession beekeepers undertake carrying up to 400 hives on flatbed trucks to temporary locations, this travelling time-based work explores the point at which an artwork is ready for the viewer.  Progeny’s journey from one location to another is as much part of the work as when it is assembled for public exhibition. It is neither stationary in it’s physical or intellectual state, constantly evolving through travel and through the communities it interacts with. This journey is documented by film and online media and forms part of future exhibitions.

In location, Progeny becomes an instrument or a platform for public interaction and artistic collaboration providing unique opportunities for the audience to experience and engage with the work.

Links:

Following the success of our first exhibition in November 2013 at Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Florida  (yes it's been over a year now!) we are both still eager to take Progeny to another US state in 2015. We believe our unique sound installation is an inspiring space for public interaction and artistic collaboration. It is our aim through our education programs to spark dialogue around the themes of our project; the community and our environment. 

So far we have fundraised an additional $1500 towards this goal through the Global Giving Platform.  We are both grateful for the support all donors have given to our project which enabled us to produce the work and to undertake the first exhibition and program of education and events.  

Progeny is still in storage awaiting it's next journey. With the help of our donors, we are hopeful that our project can continue to develop and flourish.  Our aim is to secure $8500 more before we can commit to the next venue which will take place either in Atlanta or New York.

If you are able to contribute towards the project or to let others know about our work we would be very grateful.  Thank you for your continued support.

We wish you and those close to you a very Happy Christmas and New Year,

Luke and Bryce

 

The Progeny Project

Progeny is an indoor interactive architectural sound installation modeled after a Langstroth beehive. The artists/curators have figuratively become beekeepers, transporting the structure measuring 24 x 24 x 9 ft on a flatbed truck. Through public engagement, performance and collaboration an opportunity is presented to evolve, learn, adapt and interact.

Our project is the result of three years of research and partnership, working in concert with the agricultural community, structural engineers and sound experts.

Progeny is designed whereby every unit is constructed using 4’ x 8’ frames, including walls and flooring. Ten independent walls create nine narrow corridors 24 ft in length.  The narrow width of each corridor compels close public interaction.  The space above the walls is designed without a joining ceiling. 32 contact microphones under the flooring of the structure pick up the vibrations of people’s footsteps.  These, alongside 16 microphones within the walls, transmit sound to 36 speakers throughout the installation.

Emulating the systematic migratory procession beekeepers undertake carrying up to 400 hives on flatbed trucks to temporary locations, this travelling time-based work explores the point at which an artwork is ready for the viewer.  Progeny’s journey from one location to another is as much part of the work as when it is assembled for public exhibition. It is neither stationary in it’s physical or intellectual state, constantly evolving through travel and through the communities it interacts with. This journey is documented by film and online media and forms part of future exhibitions.

In location, Progeny becomes an instrument or a platform for public interaction and artistic collaboration providing unique opportunities for the audience to experience and engage with the work.

Links:

 

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Progeny

Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.progenyproject.com
Project Leader:
Luke Clark
New Smyrna Beach, FL United States
$9,595 raised of $70,000 goal
 
 
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