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Ying Chen — Absconding

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Sound installation
sugar, branches
dimensions variable
UdK Berlin seminar "Understanding Nature in New Land" facilitated by Gohar Dashti

About the bees and my absconding.
Absconding is a sign that the environmental conditions in the hive are too stressful for the bees. There is no certain reason for absconding, as long as they feel that they have little chance of survival in their current environment, they decide to leave.

Somehow, I feel that the word 'absconding' is closely related to my relationship with bees, evoking contradictory feelings: the desire for sweets, the passion for honey, and the fear of bees. Through the process of making this work, I began to contemplate my connection with bees and tried to explore the internal dimensions of climate change.