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If Bees are Few …
Printed Matter
2014

Concept: Doris Denekamp and Jimini Hignett
Authors: Simon Ings, Doris Denekamp and Jimini Hignett
Design: Anna Haas
Commissioned by: Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
Edition: 600
Language: Dutch and English
Price: €18 (ex. shipping costs)

“If bees are few…,” is a quote by Emily Dickinson and forms the starting point of the publication. What will happen if bees are few? The first part of the book consists of a collection of images, which reflect on the ancient relationship between man and bee, but the bee itself has disappeared from this archive. The core of the book is a story written by the British science and fiction writer Simon Ings, inspired by the collected images. He describes a society in which people are forced to adjust and start to resemble bees in unexpected ways. The cover of the book is made from seed paper. If you plant the book, it will grow into a garden.