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The Underneath at Timber 22

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Our magical fungi-inspired installation popped up in the woodland at Timber Festival in July! We invited people to step inside and see things from a different perspective, exploring the hidden networks that connect… Continue reading

Taking Shape

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After a group visit to the Timber Festival site we collectively shaped an idea for a built structure to sit between 2 beautiful oaks. Inspired by mushroom gills we imagined a space to… Continue reading

R&D with Will, Claire, Barret & Tom

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With funding from Near Now we invited Will Harvey (architectural designer), Claire Davies (digital artist), Barret Hodgson (projection artist) and Tom Harris (musician) to work with us to experiment and develop our ideas… Continue reading

Fungi up close

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We continued our research with the help of Beverley – drawing, making spore prints and examining our finds under the microscope. We learnt how trees and fungi support each other with nutrients through… Continue reading

Fungi Foray with Wild Beverley

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In Oct 2021 we started our fungi explorations with a walk on the Timber festival site with ‘Wild Beverley’ Rhodes – Derbyshire’s official mushroom recorder. Within 2 hours we found over 40 different… Continue reading

Film-making with Electric Egg

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We’ve been documenting The Telling of the Bees project as it developed. We also asked Steve and Neil from Electric Egg to help us film the finished installation and interview each other and… Continue reading

The Telling of the Bees at Timber 21

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After lots of pauses we were so excited to share our night-time audio visual installation at Timber Festival in July – and got some great feedback! Here’s a little clip of the piece… Continue reading

Our Print’s Ready!

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Hot off the press our rizo leaflet (and free poster) – using the vector images we made with Bec Smith. We can hand this out to the audience at Timber next weekend and… Continue reading

Hive, Flight, Orientation and Swarm

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Over May and June we had some making to do! Rebecca guided us to shape the audio files we’d collected into a soundscape to represent the different states of bee behaviour we’d been… Continue reading

Collaborating with the Boothorpe Bees

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National Forest beekeeper and educator David the Bee Farmer took us on several visits to the two hives at Boothorpe – situated just half a mile from the Timber Festival site at Feanedock.… Continue reading