- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
The Beehive Collective Presents: Sucked Dry
Examining drought and privatization from California to Mesoamerica.
October 23, 2014 from 5pm-7:15 at the DARK LAB in the DARC building.
About the tour:
California is in the midst of a historical drought, the most severe the region has had in the last 500 years. This water crisis has devastated resources, with several communities facing the prospect of running dry. A number of projects advocating infrastructure development such as the BDCP and Prop 1 have been proposed as solutions for the state, but are they truly in the interests for all? What are their impacts to our drying rivers and reservoirs? Fisheries and communities? Drawing inspiration from struggles against large-scale infrastructure projects throughout MesoAmerica, the Bees will take you on a visual journey touching on the local and the global struggle for control and protection of water. We will also be introducing a *brand new graphic* (still in draft form) that deals specifically with the fight to stop the Tunnel project that threatens the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
About the Bees:
Based out of small-town Machias across the country in rural Maine, the Beehive Design Collective is an all-volunteer organization of activists, artists, educators and organizers. Our main focus is creating and presenting graphic works about global issues internationally. These portable murals are teeming with intricate images of plants and animals, illustrating surreal but meticulously researched scenes of sociocultural realities in the modern world. Not only are our graphics detailed, beautiful works of art, but they also are tools in understanding the big picture of a region's struggles.
More on the Bees (VIDEO): http://www.upworthy.com/the-poster-is-mesmerizing-the-story-it-tells-is-electrifying-have-you-seen
More on MesoAmérica Resisté (graphic): http://beehivecollective.org/beehive_poster/mesoamerica-resiste/