Modifyre 2020: Hive Society

1st - 6th July 2020

Modifyre is Queensland's smaller scale Burning Man event and operates according to principles of collaboration and equality. As such, I was commissioned to facilitate a workshop where participants could contribute to the identity development. I constructed the workshop as a collaging exercise where we explored insect identities using non-human personality profiles I created, adapted from the work of critical geographer Natalie Osborne, and worked toward individual visions of insect futures. These individual outcomes were photographed to be shared during the event and I collected all the cut out images at the end of the event. Using these collected images that participants had cut out I constructed a single oversized collage that incorporated elements of each participant's design. This final collage became the poster, banners, and website entry animation.

Insect futures collage workshop

© 2021 by Amelia Hine. 

I live, learn, and work on Jagera, Yuggera, Turrbal, and Yugarabul land. Sovereignty was never ceded.