Daksha Patel

Video Active [Drawing] Matter

Active [Drawing] Matter from Daksha Patel on Vimeo.

Active [Drawing] Matter

The video is the outcome of a residency at the University of Bristol (2019) with Dr. Silke Henkes who is researching Active Matter systems. Active Matter is the patterns of collective movement typically generated by flocks of birds, swarms of bees or the division of cells. Particles suspended within emulsions can also demonstrate active matter movements. In this work, the vibrations from speakers emitting the sound of bees swarming under a circular blackboard, propel chalks into active matter formations.