Bumble Domicile virtual garden projection, 2008 Video by Rob King, Audio by Sarah Peebles
The integrated media installation, "Bumble Domicile", included many elements, and is detailed at Resonating Bodies (resonatingbodies.wordpress.com). A Bombus impatiens (bumble bee) colony was integrated into "Bumble Domicile" via the installation "Apiograph" (see video by that name, also here). Using a live data feed of the pollination activity from this colony of bumbles located within the gallery, a virtual garden was grown, visualizing the genetic diversity that bee pollination creates. The colony box sat in a window adjacent to a small garden which was tended by local artists and youth whose interactions with its plants supplied "Apiograph" with data (details at the Resonating Bodies site).
Resonating Bodies is a series of integrated media installations and community outreach projects which focuses on biodiversity of pollinators indigenous to the natural and urban ecosystems of Toronto and beyond. It has a YouTube and Vimeo channel.