Daksha Patel

Video in the same breath

in the same breath from Daksha Patel on Vimeo.

in the same breath

Commissioned by Animate Projects during spring 2020 as part of their ‘I’m Only Human’ project, the animation responds to the context of the Covid pandemic. ‘in the same breath’ focuses upon internal body imagery, which is accompanied by a bodily soundtrack of heartbeats, breathing, swallowing. It was produced by combining hand drawings with creative coding, which animates drawings in response to the soundtrack data. Coding and data seemed particularly relevant for the subject matter because the pandemic is made sense of through data and by using algorithms to model and predict future outbreaks.