(photo credit: Aisha Singleton)
Photographs of flower nectar guides
by Dr. Anne Leonard
“Bee Purple” is an immersive light work based on bee vision, created in collaboration with Aeolab multimedia programmer Elise Co. Bee perception of color is shifted to the ultraviolet spectrum and omits red completely. Their world is filled with a vast range of purples, yellows and aqua-blues. As they dash and dart, bees experience shifts in the spectrum as immersive and immediate, filled with rhythms created by breaks in pattern, rather than human-perceived vision of picture planes with focused objects. “Bee Purple” applies custom digital programming design to Dr. Anne Leonard’s photographs of flower nectar guides. Multiple point projections caught in layers of projection cloth emulate an alternate vision.
(photo credit: Brian Forrest)