Murmurations

During the process and research I have undertaken in my studio practice, I came across a natural system called a murmuration.

This is a flight pattern created by birds such as starlings. Scientists are still unsure to this day why they create these patterns. There is speculation from certain researches who believe it may be a defensive mechanism to scare of a predator.

It is however, apparent to scientists that the starlings use a system to create the pattern by following 3 rules;

  1. Stay close but don’t bump into birds around me
  2. Fly as fast as birds near me
  3. Move towards centre of the group

It is these natural flight patterns that inspired the body of my studio practice.

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