I Can't Even Make a Flower

We work precisely and pedanticly, Some of us have hands, some have proboscis and pollen basketed legs. Our eyes are different but beautiful. All of us have needles and focused minds. We like hexagons. In summertime we want to buzz around with our flower companions. We have all educated each others for a very long time, thus, can we even imagine our eyes, our minds, poetry or essence without flora!? But how are we different? Presumably you have no emotions towards us, but your existence depends on our feelings. We can only regret the case. It is not actually your core business, but could you help to develop our affects, too?” A primate is embroidering slow portraits of Apoidea and their favourite plants. She is making a European nature-cultural bee-map, in various places where bees and flowers are present. The series began in Helsinki 2016 and continued to Rome 2018. Thus, along the project bees are followed across Europe to trace their cultural history and present ecology. Still, no art & ecology project can be done without certain concern; both ecological bee loss and the bee decline from human mind are serious issues. Embroidery is a slow, tranquil, and meditative technique for image-making. A needle as a tool, reminding of bees, thread comes from plant fiber. Some of the chosen flowers and insects have been met at some meaningful, perhaps historical spot. Trifolium pretense at Colosseum. Natural and cultural time intertwine; a single bee may live a summer and plants take over historical sites. It is a work of joy and wonder. It is a work of loss and grief.

Performance
07 – 15 06 2019
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Country/Region Finland

Artists Kaisa Illukka

07 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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08 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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09 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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10 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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11 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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12 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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13 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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14 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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15 06 2019 12:00—15:00
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