Deserted: White Sands
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Deserted: White Sands

2016
Vast desert plains of crisp white sand under a powder blue sky.
Vast desert plains of crisp white sand under a powder blue sky.
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Viewers are presented with an expansive ivory-white blanket of gypsum dunes through which undulating ripples and forms emerge, and over which an impressive sky can sometimes move at fast speeds.

This tranquil postcard-like scenery was one home to high-grade weapons testing, but now within this artwork the movement and changes happen gracefully through the interaction with the viewer, who has complete control over the sand dune forms and the passage of time.

"The artworks I create are very much a look and a response and sometimes a very romanticised, if not idealised, depiction of the experience I had. If you take, for example, the Deserted artwork, I have these very fond memories of when I was in the United States studying and travelling. For a long time I’d been road tripping around with my camera, documenting the things I’d found. I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of the environment and nature but the memories I have, or the memories I’ve formed from these encounters, tend to become distorted or surreal, sometimes accidentally, sometimes deliberately. There’s this kind of cross-pollination between what is real and the things I’ve been looking at in popular culture. Maybe it’s films that end up being associated with the places I’ve visited and it’s the storytelling’s fault." - Dominic Harris

Extract from interview with Dominic Harris by Simon Quintero.

Year:

2016

Edition:

Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs

Materials:

Code, electronics, computer, 4K touch display, metal

Details:

Dimensions in MM:

65 inch version:
860 (W) x 1485 (H) x 203 (D) mm

86 inch version:
1170 (W) x 2000 (H) x 173 (D) mm

Dimensions in INCHES:

65 inch version:
33.8 (W) x 58.5 (H) x 8 (D) inches

86 inch version:
44.1 (W) x 78.7 (H) x 6.8 (D) inches