Money, Suger, Red coloring agent (made from purple potato), Beehive, Video(4min),
The Araña Caves depicts the “(Woman) Man of Bicorp" who climbing a tree and collecting beehives. For about 10,000 years, humans have reached for a nests on trees and risked trying to obtain their sacred food, "honey."
Bees have been treated as messengers of the Mother goddess in ancient beliefs by their mysterious socialite, the act of pollination, and the golden nectar they produce.
Even after Egypt, when beekeeping technology was born, it was the job of the priests to manage the bees. Over a long period of time, people have developed techniques to tame bees, which are supposed to be "the goddess of fertility"s messengers, and Bees also lean to living with humans as a Species.
And now, honeybees are declining from the world due to repeated mysterious mass mortality due to artificial pollination, pesticides, air pollution, and excessive breed improvement.
It is said that more than one-third of the world's food will not be produced without pollination by honeybees, but will we create an alternative to honeybees? or will they perish with honeybees?
In ancient times, those who belonged to God decided to live with us humans sometime in the past. Becoming a human livestock would have promised the survival of the species. Did we break our promise?Becoming a human livestock would have promised the survival of the species. Did we break our promise?
Bees can no longer live in the wild. We too cannot live without bees. Then can we start to build a gentler relationship?
This work is one of the works born from a long-term project in which the artist himself actually raises bees from 2016.
Beekeepers feed a group of bees during the winter with melted and hardened sugar called candy in the winter when the flowers do not bloom. In this work, a red coloring agent (made from purple potato pigment that is not harmful to bees) is added to the candy, and the bees are made to remember the place and eat as food. Since the bees are the messenger of the goddess of fertility in ancient thought, the shape of the candy takes the form of the ancient statue of the Earth Mother, "Venus of Willendorf". Bees go to the statue of a goddess found in nature by ancient people every day and eat it. There is my intervention and the traces appear as honey. Is the trace only the color of nectar? Projecting the relationship between me and my bees on the relationship between people and bees, while feeling the subtle changes in the relationship that has existed and that will surely occur in the future...