Performing a bee beard and producing Bearded Lady Pure Wildflower Honey.
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In collaboration with New York and Connecticut beekeepers, I produced Bearded Lady pure wildflower honey. Over the course of a summer I built up antibodies to bee venom in order to perform a bee beard in which thousands of honeybees hung in a swarm from my chin. The piece is has been shown as both a video installation in museum cafes where viewers can buy jars of honey and as a gallery installation.
Photography: Peter Meretsky, Carol Sinozich
Filming: Andrew Fryband
Video Editing: Bernardo Morillo
Bottling and Transportation: Amy Madden
Consulting Apiarists: Francis Bowen, Jim Gray, Lynne Harwood
Illustration: Abby Miller
Pamphlet Design: Julie Meridy
Pamphlet Editing: Elizabeth Schambelan
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Edition of 6
single channel video
3 min 11 sec