Dominic Harris, ‘Flutter’, 2011-2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Dominic Harris, ‘Flutter’, 2011-2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Dominic Harris, ‘Flutter’, 2011-2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Dominic Harris, ‘Flutter’, 2011-2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Dominic Harris, ‘Flutter’, 2011-2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

'Flutter' is an interactive artwork by Dominic Harris that explores the viewer’s encounter with a rabble of virtual butterflies. The sequenced form of the installation references animation ideas first developed in the zoetrope, and its later successor, the praxinoscope. However, in a developmental move away from the linear time-sliced nature of these devices, the introduction of interactive control in ‘Flutter’ makes the ephemerality of the encounter influence its semiotics.
Flutter is an interactive artwork by Dominic Harris that explores the viewer’s encounter with a rabble of virtual butterflies. The sequenced form of the installation references animation ideas first developed in the zoetrope, and its later successor, the praxinoscope. However, in a developmental move away from the linear time-sliced nature of these devices, the introduction of interactive control in ‘Flutter’ makes the ephemerality of the encounter influence its semiotics.
Set within a striking architectural framework and making use of cutting edge technologies, the artwork is a product of his on-going fascination with the motion of a butterfly’s flight and the iridescent reflections and scattering of light by the scales on a butterfly’s wing. As the viewer moves along the piece, the butterflies respond in various manners, directly interacting with the viewer.

Signature: Signed certificate by artist

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