Daksha Patel

Video Art in Manufacturing commission

Art in Manufacturing commission

Reacting to the intricacies of Blackburn Yarn Dyers’ colour lab, Manchester-based artist Daksha Patel’s, Connecting Yarn is a beautiful interpretation of the protein molecule, kerotene – found in wool. The installation turns the complex and highly mathematical science of yarn dyeing into a visual spectacle. Patel’s focus on science and visualisation technologies deeply informs her residency, delving into the often unspoken art of meticulous dyeing. Using wool, light manipulation and found objects from the factory floor, this series of sculptural structures explore the relationship between the fibres and chemical process, whilst gently exploring the long history of women’s work inside the factory.