Susan Hauri-Downing ecoartist

Rehoming, 2014, Digital video projection, collaboration with Tarsh Bates and Ruedi Hauri

An exploration of interspecies agency, colonisation and domesticity, this performance intervention involved re-homing a honey bee colony found in the wall of a human home in Perth, Western Australia. The European honey bee is naturalised into Australian ecologies and is yet to be affected by the varroa mite. This projection returns the species back to Europe: vital, healthy and varroa free.