ECAL 2014


by Aladin Borioli

Bees, architecture, and Science Fiction – what could these three apparently unconnected universes have in common? The first is motivated by my grandfather who is himself a beekeeper. Additionally, I have a strong interest in science fiction, specifically stories that describe dystopic, totalitarian societies of the future. Through these interests, I discovered the 1998 book The Beehive Metaphor, published by Juan A. Ramirez. In his work, he examines how bees have influenced our architectures. My pictures depict hybrid constructions ranging from traditional hives to concrete bricks to architecture. Those subjects are raised to the level of sculpture, yet their forms are too obviously related to their function to avoid the notion of a precise goal.