Project: Create a work of art in which the theme consists of the type of energy extraction technology used to produce that work of art.
Beehive and Eke focus on a form of energy extraction that is subtractive because it is finite (e.g. mining coal and pumping crude oil). But energy extraction is not subtractive if the resource generating the energy is limitless (e.g. harvesting sun and wind) or renewable (e.g. wood and algae).
Project: Create a work of art in which the theme consists of the type of energy extraction technology used to produce that work of art. You might present bee-keeping if your artwork is wax, forestry if your artwork is wood, mining if your artwork is iron, etc.
Research / Discussion: Plastic was used by Bright Eke to criticize energy extraction technologies. Ink was used by the Beehive Collective for this purpose. Consider the extraction method that was probably used to create the energy that produced the plastic and the ink. Are the extraction methods to generate these forms of energy generally sustainable? What material choices could the artists have made to reduce the depletions and contaminations caused by the production of their art works?