Ocean waves fascinate scientists and as a familiar phenomenon are appreciated in music, painting and photography by the public. Harris gives an insight into the uniqueness of each wave and celebrates the natural beauty that brings both calm and devastation to our lives. Presented as a minimal graphic of moving white dots, it forms the complex and constantly changing pattern of peaks and troughs that glide across the shore. The viewer’s presence allows for interactive interference and as the dot pattern are manipulated in density and movement, so too is the strength of the waves.
Set across a transparent OLED screen, the length of the tide and the overlapping natural flow of the water is showcased. During the idle state the water particles form a calm ripple across the black background or shore.
Signature: Signed certificate by artist
Image rights: Priveekollektie & Dominic Harris
PAD London 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