As a small alpine perennial composite herb, it is also known as a ‘mountain’ flower. Belonging to the daisy and sunflower family, it is found in central and southeast Europe. It’s dense woolly white hair is an adaptation to high altitudes, protecting the plant from cold and exposed conditions.
The edelweiss is a small flower that has peculiar proportions which form the basis of a series of animated encounters with the piece. Upon the movement of the viewer the petals begin to dance and oscillate in a manner which is quite surreal, almost as if they were in an enchanted state. Once the viewer walks away one might catch a glimpse of the cold frost creeping into the artwork screen from the edges.
Signature: Signed certificate by artist
Image rights: Priveekollektie & Dominic Harris
Solo exhibition "celebrating 7 year anniversary of Dominic Harris' works by Priveekollektie" October-November 2016; PAD London; The Salon Art + Design New York 2016; Art Miami 2016
About Dominic Harris
Since establishing Cinimod Studio, a multi-disciplinary, London-based practice in 2007, artist and designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his digitally-driven works of interactive art. Harris has devoted recent years to seamlessly blending natural phenomena with complex code through integrated electronics and innovative fabrication techniques. Inspired by the architectural interventions of James Turrell and Dan Flavin, Dominic offers viewers a sublime experience of their surrounding environment in his surreal installations that wryly illuminate the effect of digital culture on human perception in the information age. One of the artist’s most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.
British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom