The Beekeepers
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June 2015
Portugal
"THE BEEKEEPERS IS A HOME TO ALL. THOSE SEEKING TO EXPLORE, CREATE, WORK, AND DEVELOP WITHIN NATURE. WE ARE ESTABLISHING A BASE, BUILT ON COLLABORATION, EXPERIMENTATION AND PLAY."
 
"The Beekeepers are based in a traditional Portuguese farm house, offered to us by one of the oldest and wisest land owning families in the region. The working farm specialise in producing figs, almonds, olives and salt from the marshes 2 km away."
 
 "...all the artists will work in their individual disciplines but conjunctively, they will participate actively in the construction of the Beekeepers, from small tasks to the construction of new decks. All this communal interaction will be thoroughly documented. The video outcome of this documentation will be presented as a video installation at the Cob Gallery and the individual work will be documented in series of newsprint publications. This first residency will be the start of an outgoing programme of residencies that will nourish a cultural dialogue and will provide a base for creative projects."