Daksha Patel


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, bacterial growths or the division of cells. Particles suspended in emulsions also exhibit active matter motion. The work comprises of a circular blackboard activated by vibrations from speakers underneath emitting the sound of bees swarming. Specific frequencies of the sound propel the chalks across the blackboard to exhibit active matter movements and to leave a trace of their trajectories.