ANNETTE HEGEL and DEBORAH MARGO
By the bee
July 18 to September 29, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2 pm
All welcome. Free admission. Presented in English.
By the bee is an evolving project by collaborating artists Annette Hegel and Deborah Margo. Bringing together scent, sound, light and three-dimensional elements, it is a representation of bumble bee culture. Variations in the size of the sculptures in the installation, shifts in the volume of sound, emerging scent, changing light conditions, and the tactile nature of the plant components, make this work an immersive experience.
In addition to having their individual practices, ANNETTE HEGEL and DEBORAH MARGO are collaborating, multidisciplinary visual artists and urban gardeners. Both live in Ottawa. Annette and Deborah work together because of their shared interest in the confluence of art, nature and science. Their practice is also an expression of their strong conviction that artists serve as catalysts for questioning current environmental and technological issues.
Annette and Deborah have worked as an artist team on installations since 2015. They combine contemporary sculpture practices with sound and light technologies as well as living plant matter. Focusing on the plight of pollinators today, their interventions have occupied diverse rural and urban spaces, such as a derelict schoolyard, a meadow, a hotelâ€™s green roof and its interior staircase.
http://www.annettehegel.com/ | http://www.deborahmargo.com/
Annette Hegel and Deborah Margo gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.
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