The Blue Halo Project
A talk + Q&A from Digital Artist and Beekeeper, Lily Hunter Green.
Thurs 27 Jan 2022
7pm – 8.30pm
Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Ave, Southend on Sea, SS0 8NB
Lily Hunter Green is an interactive design artist, who has extensive experience making immersive works each based on the science of the beehive, under the banner of ‘BEE COMPOSED‘
Bee Composed uses digital media, coding, and performance to communicate rapidly changing ecologies, and humans’ role in that process.
You’re invited to an artist talk and Q&A with Lily, who will share introductions to past and ongoing works, including Bee Composed, Tuning In, Silencing the Virus and She Heals. All of which mix immersive environments with performance, science, ecology and digital arts. Lily will then introduce her new Southend based project The Blue Halo.
The Blue Halo
Plants are great illusionists and seducers. Using a trick of light, they radiate a spectacular blue halo around their flowers that, while invisible to the naked human eye, is irresistible to bees and other pollinators.
Centered on pollinators, specifically bees, THE BLUE HALO is an immersive digital art project that is designed as both a celebration of the symbiotic relationship between the flower and the bee, and a living pulsating creative urgent call to action to re-wild and rebuild our local habitats.
It involves local people in a creative and environmentally focused initiative, ending with a large-scale exhibition and promotes a great understanding of the importance of biodiversity and the fragility of our environment.
The Blue Halo comprises two interconnected parts:
 The Blue Halo Sci-Art Digital Installation exhibited at Metal, Chalkwell Park
 A community-based Citizen Science Project within NetPark that invites members of the local community to participate in a hands-on research gathering activity, in which the data feeds directly into the morphing flower sculpture.
About the artist : Lily Hunter Green
An Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck College (London) and an Artist-in-Residence at the Maori Lab, Cambridge University, Lily’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.