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Delving beneath the surface of life at Patternity Studio

Continuing our celebration of the omnipresent and unifying nature of pattern – we bring together interviews with our network of specialists, new PATTERNITY STUDIO projects updates, event information and focussed research articles on life’s many patterns on and beneath the surface. For specific information regarding PATTERNITY research, studio projects or events please contact press@patternity.org

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Giant rubbish patches twice the size of Texas float in our oceans, and millions of other pieces of plastic float in the seas, washing up along shorelines, posing threats to marine life and birds.

Artist Alejandro Duran has created installations in Sian Ka’an tropical nature reserve in Mexico, a UNESCO site where swathes of plastic wash up, and hopes to raise awareness of how humans are impacting on the beauty of the natural world…

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Visual artist Dan Vallins has deconstructed Ose’s latest release ‘Verb’, taking each element of the sonic palette and representing them through a series of overlapping animations of striking forms and patterns. Graphic shapes appear and move against a backdrop of moire stripes, with monochrome blocks warping into RGB at the edges as Vallins explores the visual glitches of the screen medium…

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“We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected.”

To coincide with International Earth Day, PLANETARY have released a new film exploring Earth and our perspectives of it…

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As the world gathers for EXPO 2015 in Milan, the UK has unveiled its magnificent Pavilion, inspired by the humble honey bee: The Hive. The structure aims to bring attention to the plight of the bee, across Britain and the world. Visitors to the Pavilion will be immersed in the world of bees, from orchards of British fruit trees, to winding pathways representing the famous ‘bee dance’, and audiovisual receptors will even respond to data from real life hives, creating a sensory representation of an apiary…

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Ocean Jasper is renowned for forming in unusual and colourful blobs and patches, and is coveted by mineral collectors. Professor of Petrology Bernardo Cesare explored the jasper up close, uncovering microscopic psychedelic explosions and rainbow contours…

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A British designer has crafted a way of growing chairs. Gavin Munro moulds young trees around plastic shapes, forcing the branches and stalks into functional pieces – intertwined growths form backs and seats, where junctions and trunks form legs and arms…

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