Secret of the Hive is an abstract interpretation of the complex and often mysterious nature of beehive activity. It draws stylistic inspiration from the experimental flicker films of the 1960s and 70s.The rapid disappearance of bee colonies around the world was the impetus to create a composition that pays tribute to the humble bee and the mystical symbiotic ecosystem of the hive. A fantastical bee’s perspective is conveyed through a strobing hive light network, that mesmerizes the viewer with its throbbing luminescent energy. An underlying mounting analog synthesizer drone swells to a climatic single pulsing tone that explodes onto the screen in a phantasmagoric rush of pattern and color.
Secret of the Hive was included in the concert series Circuit Bridges concert series curated by Melissa Grey.