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Gods and Titans

Gods and Titans: Zeus

The power of sky and thunder.

In Dominic Harris' reinterpretation of Zeus, the god is depicted holding his iconic lightning bolt, a symbol of his immense power and authority. The lightning bolt, as a symbol of power, can be seen as an allegory for the various forms of authority and influence present in today's society. This may encompass political, economic, or even social power that leaders and individuals hold.
Harris’s immaculate animation of this icon includes observational actions and wit that, below the surface, hint at a more menacing poignancy.  While he humanises Zeus and makes him more accessible, encouraging the viewer to empathise with the god's complex emotions and decisions, Harris also draws parallels with the choices and dilemmas faced by those in positions of power today. Within Harris’ depiction of Zeus holding the lightning bolt, he also reveals moments of  distraction: through the animated actions we get sight of Zeus’ stray thoughts, idle carelessness, and even boredom and distraction.  This compels viewers to reflect on the ways in which power is exercised, questioning whether it is used responsibly, justly, or even destructively.
This portrayal of Zeus invites the viewer to consider the complexities and implications of wielding power in the modern world, as well as the responsibilities that come with it. In modern times, the world has witnessed both the positive and negative consequences of power. Technological advancements, social progress, and diplomatic efforts demonstrate the potential for power to improve lives and create a better future. However, the same power can also lead to corruption, conflict, and inequality, underscoring the need for careful consideration of how power is wielded.
Zeus serves as a reminder that with great power comes great responsibility, and that the exercise of power should always be accompanied by wisdom, compassion, and a commitment to justice.

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Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs


code, electronics, LCD screen, sensors, aluminium


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Dimensions in MM:

65 (W) x 106 (H) x 12 (D) cm

Dimensions in INCHES:

25.5 (W) x 41.9 (H) x 4.7 (D) inches

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