A reflection on filtration.
50 transistor radio sets, each tuned to a different station and left to play inside an enclosed dome.
Hive is an investigation into and comment on how we deal with the increasing torrent of information with which we are confronted, and the choices we make in filtering that information.
Installed at Langham Gunnery Training Dome, North Norfolk on 2nd November 2011 and at Latitude Festival, Suffolk, 18th to 21st July 2013.
The installation ran for a continuous 24 hour period at Langham Dome. A work-in-progress film by Bevis Bowden can be seen above, along with a short film from inside the dome and a test run of the piece.
The Langham Dome Hive was made with the kind support of Sound and Music, The Friends of Langham Dome and the North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust.
Hive was installed at Latitude Festival, Suffolk, from 18th to 21st July 2013, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth.
Nick Franglen discussed the aesthetics and science behind Hive with Dr Marius Kwint and Dr Vicky Williamson in a talk at Latitude on July 20th 2013.