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The flight of the Morpho helena butterfly studied over a linear series of screens.

Flutter is an interactive piece that explores the viewer’s encounter with a virtual butterfly in flight. The sequenced form of the installation refers to the early examples of animated movement first developed in the zoetrope, and its successor, the praxinoscope. However, unlike the linear time-sliced nature of these contraptions, the introduction of interactive control in Flutter enhances the lifelike ephemerality of the encounter to influence the viewer’s engagement with the piece. Set within a striking architectural framework and employing advanced technologies, the artwork is a product of Harris’s ongoing fascination with the motion of a butterfly’s flight and the iridescent reflections created by the scales on the insect’s wings.

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Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs


Code, electronics, sensors, computer, mirror, metal, screens


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Dimensions in MM:

56 screen version:
3015 (W) x 381 (H) x 116 (D) mm

88 screen version:
4804 (W) x 381 (H) x 116 (D) mm

Dimensions in INCHES:

56 screen version:
118.7 (W) x 15 (H) x 4.6 (D) inches

88 screen version:
189.1 (W) x 15 (H) x 4.6 (D) inches

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