A small, organic box is placed on a plinth. What does it contain? What story, what information is it preserving? In beeTorrent, Jerry Galle exploits the bees’ ability to cover any beehive intruder or unwanted object with propolis to seal and sterilise it to insure the wellbeing of the colony. In this research project, a 3d printed small cube containing a dead bee is placed in a beehive and regularly rotated so that the insects initiate and carefully continue the propolis sealing process, plastering the unwanted object, smoothing out edges and surfaces. The object then becomes a sealed vessel, the result of a two-parts process in which the man-made is completed by a methodic instinctive animal behaviour, preserving the bee’s DNA for an unknown future.
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