Hive Mind



By Ali Barough - Ben Miles - Cam Goold - Harry Simpson - Nadia Babar - Josh Potter - Joe Wilkinson - Maisie Os – Sparkey.
Working alongside Aphra Shemza.

Hive Mind is an interactive, tunnel of light created by third-year Backstage Academy students, working alongside multimedia artist Aphra Shemza. This artwork is centred around themes of unity and sustainability, taking influence from the Manchester bee as a symbol for community. We aim to reflect on what humanity can achieve when we come together as a hive in face of the climate crisis, as well as how our individual actions can create ripple effects. Our 3D printed sculpture is sustainably sourced; the materials will be reused and recycled, as we are aiming to be as environmentally conscious as possible.