Terpsichore, Bee Dance / Music Vol. 2 is a combined artist’s book with audio work, the third volume of the UNFOLD series. On 16 pages this publication unfolds into a large format drawing on the back with accompanying instructions and background information on the front. The flexidisc included contains new soundscapes from recordings made in Melissa, the city of bees, specifically composed for this occasion.
Jorn Ebner has been researching sounds und communication patterns of honey bees since 2018. In 2020, he developed ideas for wordless communication amongst humans for particular philosophical themes, on the basis of the bee’s waggle dances, which the animals use to indicate sources of food and / or new habitats.
The publication was developed during a one-year project stipend at Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, with funds from Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst and LWL-Kulturabteilung.