Swarm [3D Projection}, Wendy Leah Dawson, Adelaide Arts Festival, 2015.
'Swarm' 2015 was a site-specific 3D projection of a colony of bees made for the Adelaide Arts Festival that was projected on the Adelaide Festival Centre. It forms part of a wider body of work exploring ideas surrounding collective intelligence, emergence and the idea that somehow collections of programmes and lifeforms can compute complex problems that are beyond the decision making capabilities of the individual. A colony of bees; a flock of birds; a swarm of organisms or even a collection of repeated programmes, can behave in a manner that implies consciousness, responding to the environment and events intelligently, can humans too display an intelligence far greater and more intuitive than that of the individual? Made with the support of the Arts Council of Wales.