Bioni Samp – Hive Synthesis – Installation at Barbican Arts Centre London 2013

HTB-flyer-blackartworks-blackstatement-blackBioni Samp – Hive Synthesis – 24 Hour live Electronics Installation
Barbican Arts Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

2pm – 8pm on 05, 19 and 26 August 2013

24 hour durational performance. Featuring a retrospective of Bioni Samp sounds, artworks and video, with special guests, adding to the a/v mix.

Artist statement:

To ‘Play’ live my bee colony recordings mixed with my homemade bee frequency instruments. Hints at a futuristic post-apocalyptic beekeepers stall. Where ecocide has made honey bees extinct.

There is no honey, no pollen, no beeswax, no propolis for sale. All that remains are enthusiastic beekeepers who ‘Play’ old bee colony recordings and create new bee frequency instruments to keep the memory of the insects alive.

My ‘Hive Synthesis’ Installation/performance attempts to create a symbiotic frequency
relationship, like those between pollination and nectar exchanges, or between beekeeper and bees.

 

Bioni Samp – Video screenings with live soundtracks

05 August, 7.30pm, video screening with live soundtrack

Bioni Samp – “Electronic Journey To Avebury” 2013, 20 minutes
( Live sound track, Bioni Samp – bass guitar, electronics, with Dam Bau on treated Sitar, with additional live video processing by Rebecca Salvadori )

19 August, 7.30pm, video screening with live soundtrack

Bioni Samp – “Hive synthesis – Digital Beehive” 2013, 20 minutes
( Live sound track, Bioni Samp – live electronics, with additional live Synthesiser treatments by Andrea Ruffino )

26 August, 7.30pm, video screening with live soundtrack

Bioni Samp – “Henry & Moor” 2013, 20 minutes
( Live sound track, Bioni Samp – live electronics, with Orlando Harrison on treated voice over manipulations )
Bioni Samp Installation Artworks:

01. Electronic Beesmoker ( 2009 )

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

Electronic Beesmoker (c) Bioni Samp 2009

02. Baby Bee Synth ( 2011 )

Baby Bee Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2011

Baby Bee Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2011

03  Hive synthesiser 2011 )

Hive Synthesiser (c) Bioni Samp 2011

Hive Synthesiser (c) Bioni Samp 2011

04. Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector ( 2012 )

Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2011

Binaural Beeframe EMF Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2011

05. Beequencer ( 2012 )

Beequencer (c) Bioni Samp 2012

Beequencer (c) Bioni Samp 2012

06  Honey Viscosity Synth ( 2012 )

Honey Viscosity Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2012

Honey Viscosity Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2012

07. Hive Tool Resonance Detector ( 2013 )

Hive Tool Resonance Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2013

Hive Tool Resonance Detector (c) Bioni Samp 2013

08. Hydrophone Bee ( 2013 )

Bioni Samp - Hydrophone 2013

Hydrophone (c) Bioni Samp 2013

 

 

 

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