Apiary Videos

Single-channel video
Toronto and surrounding region, Summer 2013

Description

In an effort to create the appearance that beekeepers everywhere are simultaneously exercising their focus, their calm, and their consideration for bees – Apiary Videos cycles through images of beekeepers meditating in eight different regional apiaries.

On rooftops, in backyards, in public parks, botanical gardens and in industrial wastelands – the beekeepers are attempting to transform environmental conditions that affect the future of the bees, and of all of us.

Duration: 10 minutes (looped)

Grateful acknowledgements for the participation of many beekeepers and organizations, including Kuldip Jassal, Gurushabd Khalsa, Mario Borsato, the Toronto Botanical Gardens, the Toronto Beekeepers Co-op, the Toronto Urban Beekeepers, U of T BEES, and the Royal York Hotel.

Exhibition History
  • Eric Harvie Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Improvise Everything, Curated by Jacqueline Bell and Justin Wadell, Fall 2016, Banff, Alberta
  • L'Oeil de Poisson, Diane Borsato, Joe Hambleton, Yam Lau, Installation of Apiary Videos, curated by Alexandre David, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
  • Clint Roenisch Gallery, Agency of Acquaintances, Apiary Videos in group show curated by Catherine Dean, 2015, Toronto, Canada
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Artist in Residence, Artist residency and projects, Summer - Fall 2013, Toronto, Canada
  • Centre Clark, Apiary Videos, Solo exhibition, Spring 2014, Montreal, Quebec