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Invisible Flock, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Liverpool Biennial

Posted on: May 11th, 2021 by daksha.patel No Comments

So exciting to visit Invisible Flock’s Interactive arts studio at Yorkshire Sculpture Park last week! Thank you to Vic, Ben, Cath and Klaus for making me feel so welcome and sharing/demonstrating the Lidar scanners (Faro and Ouster). During May, I will be experimenting with them in the grounds of the park, testing out how to scan the lake and nearby streams. The project is funded by Liverpool Biennial, a-n (Artists Newsletter) and Open Culture. Watch this space as I start scanning and posting images! Images of the ouster scanner and studio below:

Symbiotic Morphology

Posted on: April 16th, 2021 by daksha.patel No Comments

Just finished making a costume for a filmed performance in the Life Science museum at King’s College. It has paper prints of bones, shells, corals and fossils made in the museum in Jan 2020 sewn into it. The film ‘Symbiotic Morphology’ will be released in Sept. Dancer Gemma Higginsbotham and photography and cinematography by Steve Iles.

Costume by Daksha Patel, photography by Steve Iles 2021

Liverpool Biennial bursary

Posted on: April 16th, 2021 by daksha.patel No Comments

Excited to receive the LB x a-n research bursary! I will be based in Yorkshire Sculpture Park at the studios of the wonderful art and technology collective Invisible Flock experimenting with Lidar scanning technology. A huge thank you to them for their generosity and support. And to Liverpool Biennial, Artist Newsletter and Open Culture for the bursary. Looking forward to my time at YSP, final event pencilled in for mid June. Watch this space!

Link: https: //liverpoolbiennial2021.com/programme/lb-x-a-n-artist-bursaries/

New animation

Posted on: December 13th, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

My new animation ‘in the same breath’ has been launched. It was commissioned for the ‘I’m Only Human’ project in spring 2020 and responds to the context of the pandemic. You can see it here:

https://vimeo.com/469216972

Still from ‘in the same breath’
Still from ‘in the same breath’

On line workshops

Posted on: November 11th, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

Over the last month or so, I have been running online workshops for King’s College, London and Imperial College, London. They’ve been really interesting, I’ve learnt new skills and enjoyed speaking to students and researchers.

Here is a recent one

Good news!

Posted on: October 24th, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

in these challenging times… Wonderful to hear that University of Dundee is buying 18 prints from my ‘Misprints’ series for their permanent collection! Busy packing them ready for delivery next week.

Animation clip

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

Here is a short clip from my ‘in the same breath’ animation, created by using a combination of hand drawing and creative coding by Chris Ball.

‘in the same breath’ animation clip

Animation drawings

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

It’s been a busy month but I am almost there with the animation and its looking great! Here are a few of the drawings from ‘in the same breath’, watch this space for news about release which will be in October.

Animation commission

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

Excited to be working on a new commission for Animate Projects, exploring what it means to be human in the context of Covid-19.

My ideas have evolved by thinking about how we’ve become more acutely aware of our bodies during lockdown. It’s become a dangerous place. Everyday things like food, exercise or touch have become big things to negotiate. We’re more emotionally vulnerable – crying unexpectedly, feeling intensely lonely, bored or stressed. Everything is magnified and experienced through body sensations.

The animation will focus upon the internal body, with a bodily soundtrack of heartbeats, breathing, swallowing etc. It will merge analogue drawings inspired by bio-medical imagery with creative coding to animate the drawings in response to the soundtrack data. The coding and data seem particularly relevant for this project because the pandemic is made sense of through data and by using algorithms to model and predict future outbreaks. I’ll be working with creative coder Chris Ball, and the working title for the animation is: ‘In the Same Breath’ Here’s a first drawing

King’s video

Posted on: June 29th, 2020 by daksha.patel No Comments

A short video by filmmaker Gemma Riggs of my residency at King’s College. Watch this space for more videos about student workshops, and a final performance at King’s of a hybrid human figure constructed using prints and drawings from Life Science and Anatomy collections.