Hive Mind Art Installation
‘Hive Mind’ is the name of a unique, interactive and collaborative artwork created as part of our 20 year anniversary celebration. Caboolture Montessori School partnered with multi-disciplinary artist Amelia Kalifa to create the Hive Mind installation, and unique experience for our community.
Throughout term 2 2018, the whole school community was invited to participate in workshops to contribute to the artwork. Each participant created beautiful leaves and flowers out of wire which were woven together into vines. They were then asked to consider two questions, the answers to which were recorded:
- When you were younger, what did you wonder about?
- When you’re older, what do you hope for yourself?
Using interactive technology, visitors to the artwork are able to listen to our community’s voices simply by touching the wire flowers and leaves. The artwork has overtaken the school library, growing up the walls and even onto the ceiling.
All members of the school community are invited to visit to the library and explore the artwork which we call the Hive Mind. Simply ask at reception next time you are at the school. We have also created a digital ‘time capsule’ which will enable you to tune in and listen to the diverse experiences and stories that connect our community through this artwork.
The Hive Mind project at Caboolture Montessori School was proudly supported by The Song Room and was made possible by the Queensland Government through the We Are Queensland grants program in 2018.
Listening to the Hive Mind Stories
As a Digital Time Capsule , this web page serves as an online record of the project and all the stories that were shared to create this unique piece of art. The images show participants holding their creations and each audio track contains a number of stories and perspectives for you to consider. The images and audio are presented in random order, reflecting the sense of discovery and anonymity offered by the original installation. Simply click on a track to listen.