Liat Danieli Solo Exhibition: ‘The Singing of The Drones’

    Event Details

    March 6, 2020 – April 30, 2020
    Alfred gallery
    Simtat Aharon Shlush 5, Neve Tzedek
    Tel aviv, Israel

    Event Info

    The title of the exhibition ‘The singing of the Drones’ is derived from the title of an
    ongoing multidisciplinary artistic project initiated by the artist Liat Danieli. The
    complexity of the project required collaborations with various professionals, including a
    beekeeper, a string instrument maker and a musician. The exhibition installed in
    two locations: on the roof of the Alfred Institute building and in the gallery space.
    The exhibition draws inspiration from the bees unique system of gathering acute
    knowledge through their senses and handing it down to their future generations. The
    visitors are invited to wander, listen to the sounds and savor the scents. The singing of
    the Drones is an expression of identity, an entity that emerges from the sitar hive and
    fills the interior of the gallery with its secrets.

    On the roof of the Alfred Institute building, a sitar with an enlarged resonance box is
    located in the heart of a garden that was sown and planted specifically for the bees. In
    the blooming section of ​​the garden, there is a swarming and an independent living
    system, surrounded by the buildings of South Tel Aviv and the construction site of the
    new train rail. As the bees leave their hive to collect nectar from the surrounding
    flowers, their wings fret lightly on the sitar strings. In addition, Danieli created a
    multidisciplinary installation in the gallery space that simulates the interior of a hive.
    The beehive rhythm will resonate in the gallery space, immersing it with the humming of
    the bees and the sitar’s tunes. Installed at the entrance of the gallery is a structure made
    of dried cellulose bacterial sheets where the visitors can linger. Installed in the center of
    the gallery space is a dense corridor-like structure, made of wood frames and beeswax,
    on which strings are stretched.

    The ambitious project was designed with the assistance of Yossi Aud, a beekeeper who teaches the biodynamic method. The construction of the sitar was done in collaboration with the string instrument maker Gideon Weigert. The Sound work in the gallery was
    created with collaboration with sound artist Hagai Eisenberg.

    Due to the current situation, visiting the exhibition is via appointment only.
    Contact: liatidanieli(at) for coordinating.

    Appearing Artists