Butterflies are known for their beauty and wide variety but also their fragility. To touch them can be a destructive act, a person’s fingertips breaking apart the layers of their wings. In Flutter Wall the viewer, presented with a lepidopterist’s cabinet of colourful butterfly specimens. Through touch the butterflies can be brought back to life, in stark comparison to the damage that the human touch would normally bring to a real butterfly. The work can quickly transform into a swarming kaleidoscope of butterflies, their frenzied flight dominating the screen before once again they choose to settle in a beautiful array of colour.
Signature: Signed certificate by artist
Image rights: Priveekollektie & Dominic Harris
Solo exhibition "celebrating 5 year anniversary of Dominic Harris' works by Priveekollektie" October-November; PAD London 2016; 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