Feast of Pollen Gold // Kultaisen pölyn pidot
as a part of Table Scenes exhibition
Kirpiilä Art House, Helsinki
Photos: Antti Ahonen

…the pollens, love-ferment of every flower of spring… *

pollinators, wearing gloves and veil;

pollen gold, keeping the feast going…

Is the moment to enjoy the abundance perishing? Flowers attract pollinators, but will the feast have enough blossoms and celebrants to nurture them?

The silent ritual Feast of Pollen Gold is inspired by the industrious activity of honeybees and comments on the increasing loss of wholesome habitats.

The celebrants become part of a symbolic act mimicking the tireless choreography between pollinators and their environment. A range of flavours accompanies the evening, inviting the alien world of insects through taste and smell.

The work is completed by two still life compositions representing the abundance of a vivid ambience versus a dystopian scenario.

Feast of Pollen Gold is designed and carried out by Christina Stadlbauer and Ulla Taipale and is part of Melliferopolis. www.melliferopolis.net

*Maurice Maeterlinck (1901), The Life of the Bee

The exhibition curated by Jenna Sutela opens Kirpilä art collection for new interpretations 28.5.–30.8.2017.
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