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BZZZ! INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART FESTIVAL 2014
a project about the life and death of honey bees

HARP ART LAB SWEDEN has invited artists and bee-keepers to create installations and performances connected to the theme of honey bees, thereby transforming Harplinge windmill into a "hive" of sounds.

FESTIVAL july 4-6, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
EXHIBITION: july 4 - aug 17, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
HARP ART LAB, Harplinge Väderkvarn, Kvarnliden 8, Harplinge, Sweden
Contact: ericsson@trumtrum.se / 0046 70 7304631


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Charli Clark/Can Uzer, Agnes Mercedes, Rima Otilia Qvale, Leif Holmstrand, Michele Collins, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Bioni Samp, Maciej Baczyk/Aga Jarzabowa, Mikael Reuter, Simon Mattisson, Klara Andersson, Niklas Sjösvärd, Softday (Mikael Fernström/Sean Taylor), Rickard Fredborg/Ann Louise Liljedahl, Stefan Isebring/Hanna Östergren, Sara B Nilsson, Mikael Ericsson & Zabutom

Curator: Kajsa Magnarsson


In recent years, bee colonies have collapsed in several parts of the world. Nobody knows for sure why, but a variety of different and sometimes contested theories have been presented and debated.

- We have invited artists from all around the world, to work on this theme, and the response have been overwhelming, says Sound Art Curator, Kajsa Magnarsson.

- "BZZZ" will be a really good mix of concerts, workshops, sound- and video installations. About 20 artists will live and work in Harplinge on the Swedish west coast, the weeks prior to the festival. We have built a network with the local beekeepers so they can cooperate with the artists on site.

Harp Art Lab and Softday from Ireland, organized a workshop about sound art and beekeeping in april and as a an outcome of that the beekeepers have started to film and record their own honeybees.

- Ideally, I'd like to see a concert where beekeepers played their own bee-sounds, says Kajsa Magnarsson.

- This is part of Harp Art Labs ambition to create processes in the community between local residents and artists from all around the world to create performances and installations, says Art Laboratory Director, Julijana Nemeti.

Harp Art Lab is a laboratory for sound- and climate art situated in Harplinge Windmill on the Swedish west coast. The windmill is fully functional and one of the largest "Smock" mills left standing in Northen Europe.

In 2012, Mikael Ericsson, created the site specific sound art installation "Millophonia". The sails of the windmill, are now running two enormous bellows that are supplying a modified self playing pipe organ with air.

- Millophonia is a combination of three machines, the windmill, the pipe organ and the player piano. The outcome is a unique architectual work of sound art permantely installed in the historical contextof Harp Art Lab, says Chief of Artistic Operations, Mikael Ericsson

Millophonia will be a part of BZZZ International Sound Art Festival 2014 that starts friday july 4th at 1 p.m. and then runs all weekend. Installations and documentations will be exhibited at Harp Art Lab July 4 - August 17 2014.

Free Entrance to the festival and the exhibition.


Bioni Samp




Maciej Baczyk / Aga Jarzabowa




Rickard Fredborg
/ Ann-Louise Liljedahl




Charli Clark / Can Uzer




Simon Mattison





Agnes Mercedes





Ruta Vitkauskaite



Klara Andersson




Michele Collins




Rima Otilia Qvale




Leif Holmstrand


BZZZ! INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART FESTIVAL 2014
a project about the life and death of honey bees

Exhibition: July 4 - aug 17
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

HARP ART LAB, Kvarnliden 8, Harplinge, Sweden
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Free Entrance




Harp Art Lab | Harplinge Windmill | Sweden