EDGEgreeenway residency; one month working from a shipping container that we painted gold (the GoldBox). With thanks to IWC
Things we prototyped: a waggle dance (bees, communicating direction and distance to pollen), hexagon music, with a hex-algorithm using sounds sourced from the local landscape, public-participatory group humming, gathering wishes for a Wish Economy, and collecting songs people were sung to as children.
Wish Economy (highlights of performance)
‘Mediating the transmission of wishes from one stranger to another.’
Over 2 weeks we interviewed people in the park and collected anonymous wishes wrapped in beeswax sheets. At the end of the residency we handed them out on the tramline.
Over The Water
Highlights of performance
‘Like the bees, we swarmed to the canal, and over the water. We passed along its length and sang songs our grandparents had sung to us’
Every Friday evening we held a Tuning-In event; inviting people to come and make and then light candles, and join in a collaborative hum event.
We invited different creative practitioners to join us each Friday: a French-trained Perfumer, a Mead maker, a Draftsman to document the place and people, through scent, honey and pencil.
Superorganism Collective (here: Penelope Cain and Barbara Doran) interviewed for Insight Mag, talking about researching and developing in Edge Residency
And we collected, and projected a multispecies electro-soundbath, collecting sounds and images from the environment along the parkway, mediated through a hex-based algorithmic code.