Wool, Wood

16”x20”x12” Modules

From the catalog of Hive Culture, a 2011 exhibition at Wave Hill:

"The labor of thousands of honeybees building a productive hive, the random intertwining of wool fibers to make durable felt and the exchange of information between experts and learners are all ways in which Hope Ginsburg has explored the social in her work. Here, for the first time, she generates objects, wool-felt hive boxes that double as modular seating, which directly draw upon these investigations. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari refer to felt as an example of the desired "smooth space" where systems are infinite, open and unlimited in every direction. Providing further connective tissue between felt and the bees, this idea of the open system serves equally as a model for our own collectivity." 

Photography by Terry Brown

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