This exhibition, in Marabouparken’s BOX and park, explores the life of bees and how they have been understood, written about, cared for, neglected and persecuted by humans and our activities. Community Services contains a number of different activities and collaborations that seek to highlight the importance of these pollinators and the urgency to expand the normalised human-centred perspective we inhabit today, in order to create more consideration and respect for other forms of life. Community Services includes Our Friends the Pollinators workshops, Bee Shed, a new sculpture and functioning pollinator house in Marabouparken and neighbouring Lötsjön’s park and an exhibition in Marabouparken’s BOX including Erik Sjödin’s The Political BeeKeeper’s Library and Mia Edelgart’s film Hearts in Tiny Chests (PS) Pollination Services and is a collaboration with Sundbyberg Stad and Sundbyberg Library.
Erik Sjödin focuses his art and research projects on interdependencies and relationships between beings, things, and phenomena including studying human relationships to fire, cultivating and cooking aquatic plants, research on relationships between bees and humans, and engagements with social and ecological cultivation initiatives.
Mia Isabel Edelgart is an eco-feminist and artist living in Copenhagen, Denmark. In her works problems of subjecthood in the face of climate changes and social crisis are battled from the position of the amateur researcher in a hostile Eurocentric reality. She works with video, text, installation, sound and performance. Informing her solo practice and vice versa is her deeply collectivist based activities in long term collaborations with the performance / improvisation choir Syvende og Sidst, Deirdre J Humphrys and an unnamed group centered around an open space studio on Drejervej in Cph. Mia Isabel Edelgart studied fine arts at Walls and Space with Nils Norman at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
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