WENDY DAWSON

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Wendy Dawson is a jeweller, metal artist and design lecturer based in North Wales who is inspired by mechanisms, horology and the human urge to invent. Currently experimenting with animation and new media, her recent work has explored the principles of swarm behaviour and emergence theory. She looks at ideas of collective intelligence and considering how collections of programs and life forms – with a particular focus on colonies of bees - can compute complex problems beyond the decision-making capacity of the individual. For Art Vend, Wendy has produced a batch of bees – a species under threat that holds an element of mystery - made from materials that will disintegrate over time. Recipients are asked to photograph their bee in a location, allowing the artist the opportunity to gather information on the ‘swarm’.



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