Rhythmic Marks and Misprints are two interconnected art science projects that took place during 2018-19. The project involved artist/researcher Daksha Patel creating artwork in response to current research into Parkinson’s disease led by Professor Miratul Muqit and his team based in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the University. Miratul is also a clinician at Ninewell’s Hospital in Dundee.

The video below provides an overview of the project that involved three strands of activity:

  • An artist residency for Daksha in Miratul’s lab
  • Art workshops held at the Maggie’s Centre with a group of people with Parkinson’s disease: Rhythmic Marks
  • A final interactive exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts during Dundee Science Festival: Misprints

Here you can view a few of Daksha’s sketches and final artworks in more detail:

The University of Dundee Public Engagement Seed Fund award funded this project.

Daksha Patel is a Manchester based artist whose practice encompasses drawing, printmaking, animation and installation. Her work engages with systems of measurement, mapping, and technologies for scanning the human body and the environment.
Twitter and Instagram: @daksha9patel

Professor Miratul Muqit is the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science and Programme Leader at the University of Dundee
Twitter: @miratul_neuro

You can also follow the MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit on Twitter and Instagram.

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