Hive mind (noun)
1.    A notional entity consisting of a large number of people who share their knowledge or opinions with one another, regarded as producing either uncritical conformity or collective intelligence.
2.    (in science fiction) a unified consciousness or intelligence formed by a number of alien individuals, the resulting consciousness typically exerting control over its constituent members.

In the gross place, the schizo-nest of satisfaction, I  am a swarm of positive vibes. Where our individual  liberalism bubbled over and folded into itself, we  coalesced into me. We tripped together through an unintelligible lattice until we became stuck in a gestalt-elect. It singed our crowns together but we did not wince. Instead, we bounced facsimiles of one idea off each other’s backs – looping, infinitely.  Backs joined ass cracks and ass cracks joined  impressions. Impressions were impressed and impressed back into our backs. It was a net of fatty acids and wax esters. We traced all possible thoughts from this plane to that plane to his plane and her plane, until it was our plane, my plane. Our frayed wires crossed and a tip was not afraid to touch a tip. Where once a hole might have formed, it now served satisfactorily as a loop. Where once we might have found fault, we now enjoyed as healthy paradox.

Turning the hypothetical notion of a hive mind into a functioning organism, The Hive Mind is a performative installation exhibit in which artworks are curated as points in a nonlinear narrative scene. Staging a connectivity between its objects and environment, the exhibition presents a netherworld of dysfunctional apparatus and dodgy hybrids. The Hive Mind brings together artists whose work examines ideas of the system and network or resist any such categorisation.

Alex Rathbone
25% Punk, 2017
Appropriated song lyrics, ink, watercolour, acrylic,
flasche, pencil, paper, board, balsa wood
Photo by Levin Haegele

Alex Rathbone
25% Punk, 2017
Appropriated song lyrics, ink, watercolour, acrylic,
flasche, pencil, paper, board, balsa wood
Photo by Levin Haegele

Andrew Mealor
SWOC-Matrix/Acid-Reflux, 2017
Towelling, polystyrene beads, concrete, spray paint and pigment
Photo by Levin Haegele

Anne de Boer
So here I am now, 2017
Mixed Media
Photo by Levin Haegele

Asli Ozdemir
Untitled, 2017
Mixed media
Photo by Levin Haegele

Bora Akinciturk
Amber #49, from the collection of The New Seoul Human Confederation Archeological Museum of Ancestor Tech & Modern Life, 2017
Cheetos bag, sim cards, IBM motherboard, house flies, food soldier action figure head, dolphin pendant, cigarette butts, printed transparent paper, tt net usb inside transparent epoxy cast
Photo by Levin Haegele

Bora Akinciturk,
Psionic Poster Proposal, 2017
Oil on canvas
Photo by Levin Haegele

Bryan Dooley
The last self help book, 2014
plastic water containers, water,  vitamins, underwater halogen light, transformer, automatic light timer.
Photo by Levin Haegele

Claudia Pages
Throat & Column, 2016
Printed plastic
Photo by Levin Haegele

Cody Ledvina
Untitled, 2016
Ink on paper
Photo by Levin Haegele

Das Balloon
Metro, 2017
Video
Photo by Levin Haegele

Ed Fornieles
SIM VOL. 1 Existential Risk – draft, 2017
Book
Photo by Levin Haegele

Ed Fornieles
SIM VOL. 1, 2017
Two screen animation
Photo by Levin Haegele

Eloise Bonneviot
Astral Maps, 2017
Carbon fiber, resin, digital prints, ice axes and ropes
Photo by Levin Haegele

Eva Papamargariti
Soft Bodies, Invincible Critters, 2017
Mixed Media Installation
Fabric prints, laser cut and etched fluorescent acrylic
Photo by Levin Haegele

Eva Papamargariti
Soft Bodies, Invincible Critters, 2017
Mixed Media Installation
Fabric prints, laser cut and etched fluorescent acrylic
Photo by Levin Haegele

Frances Drayson
Iterare! Iterare! II, 2017
Wood, pigment, resin, jesmonite, phosphorescent powder, lifestyle and art magazines
Photo by Levin Haegele

Frances Drayson
Maintenance I, II and III, 2016
Patinated and waxed bronze, screws
Photo by Levin Haegele

Hannah Lees
Ignore. Fail. Read. Succeed. III + IV, 2017
Panel Heaters, mixed media
Photo by Levin Haegele

Iain Ball
Gashi (Lutetium), 2017
Printed plastic
Photo by Levin Haegele

Iain Ball & Valinia Svoronou
Installation view
Photo by Levin Haegele

Jala Wahid
Mallow I & II, 2015
Digital Print
Photo by Levin Haegele

Nicolas Deshayes
Vein Section (or a cave painting), 2015
Vitreous enamel on steel, powdercoated aluminium frame
Photo by Levin Haegele

Valinia Svoronou
Knot 4, 2017
Varnished bronze

Valinia Svoronou
The morning I, 2017
Paintings, bomber jacket & bedsheets printed on silk
Photo by Levin Haegele

Yuri Pattison
context collapse survey, 2017
Digital video, processed data feeds & digital signage software
Courtesy of the artist; mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin; Labor, Mexico City

Frances Drayson
Maintenance I, II and III, 2016
Patinated and waxed bronze, screws
Photo by Levin Haegele

Yuri Pattison
context collapse survey, 2017
Digital video, processed data feeds & digital signage software
Courtesy of the artist; mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin; Labor, Mexico City

Ed Fornieles
SIM VOL. 1, 2017
Two screen animation
Courtesy of the artist

Installation view
Photo by Levin Haegele

Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Installation view
Photo by Levin Haegele

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The Hive Mind
1st – 22nd September 2017
The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct EC1A 2AT

Curated by Ella Fleck and Tabitha Steinberg

w/ Bora Akinciturk, Iain Ball & Valinia Svoronou, Das Balloon, Anne de Boer, Eloïse Bonneviot, Nicolas Deshayes, Bryan Dooley, Frances Drayson, Ed Fornieles, Cody Ledvina, Hannah Lees, Andrew Mealor, Asli Ozdemir, Claudia Pages, Eva Papamargariti, Yuri Pattison, Alex Rathbone and Jala Wahid

The Koppel Project Hive