Terpsichore, Vol.1

“Terpsichore, Vol. 1” is a combined artist’s book with audio unit, the third volume of the UNFOLD series. On 16 pages this publication unfolds as a foldable large format drawing on the RECTO with accompanying instructions and background information on the VERSO. The flexidisc insert 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 on the basis of the bee’s waggle dances (which the animals use to indicate sources of food and / or new habitats) possibilities for speech-free debate – about goals or philosophical ideals amongst humans.

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.