WATERSHED+ and Bee Kingdom

April 14th, 2014

Our latest initiative for WATERSHED+ has us collaborating with Bee Kingdom. The intent of this project is to convey the hidden world of water and the hard work that laboratory teams in Calgary’s water treatment facilities are doing. Bee Kingdom will be spending the upcoming months visiting Calgary’s water treatment centres, meeting lab staff and learning the complex process of water treatment. Through first hand observation, Bee Kingdom will create a unique collection of artworks made from hot sculpted glass that give creative expression to the fascinating world of micro-organisms. These bodies include the ‘activated sludge’ or ‘good guys’ that help clean our water to the problematic micro-organisms the City works tirelessly to keep out of the system.

The resulting work will be shown at several City facilities and in public exhibitions later this year.