Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny, ‘Unbearable Lightness’, 2010
During design Miami/ Basel 2010, Dutch artist Tomas Gabzdil designed a glass and aluminum cabinet with a figure of martyred Christ, covered by a wax honeycomb a structure. Over the course of the fair, 40,000 worker bees were released into the cabinet. They first completed the honeycomb skin over the figure filling each cell with honey, then they removed the honey to return it to the beehive, cleaning the martyred Christ back to the wax cells.
Even works of art with living components can be considered Ebu-Arts – after all, is not each individual living component a valuable work of art in itself?