Signal / Noise: Imaging/Drawing is an exhibition of drawings and animations by Daksha Patel the Manchester based artist and researcher including recent work based on medical and scientific data and imaging technologies. Her work is presented alongside artefacts and works of art selected by Daksha from the collections of the University of Dundee. The exhibition runs until 1 April 2017.
Daksha is interested in the unknown and changeability in both art and science, and her drawing practice often employs unstable materials like fat from animals, clay, and latex. Engaging with systems of measurement, mapping, and technologies for scanning the human body and the environment, she explores what a manually produced drawing can reveal through the processes of drawing in its simplicity, closness and directness.
Drawing is a major part of the scientific research process – from a sketch to quickly communicate the findings of an experiment, to data-driven animations showing molecular interactions, additionally the impact of technological growth in imaging is a key concern for artists. This exhibition curated for this year’s Women in Science Festival, fits Dundee’s interdisciplinarity by showcasing a moving practice of drawing beyond imaging.
Daksha Patel recently was part of a residency in Imaging Science at the University of Manchester which notifies work in this exhibition. She has also undertaken residencies with the Christie Hospital (2010) and Neuroscience at King’s College (2014). In 2016 she was nominated for the Art Gemini Prize. this is the first exhibition she has done in Scotland.
Check out the exhibition on Saturdays between 11am and 5pm and on weekdays by appointment.