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SIMULATED (2017)

Materials:
Blown Glass, Stainless Steel, Acid Etched Cathodes, Dibond, Aluminium, Infrared Acrylic, Line-folded Acrylic, Time of Flight Sensors, Bespoke Electronics.

10 Nixie Tubes
Dimensions with Case:
777(W), 300(H), 145(D)

Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P

Requires 110-220 volt power supply

Exclusively available through Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

SIMULATED is an artwork that plays on the technological nostalgia of Nixie tubes; cold-cathode gas-discharge alphanumerical and symbol indicator tubes which were a common form of display for electronic equipment from mid-1950’s through to the early 1970’s.

Capturing the Nixie tubes’ hypnotic amber glow and antique charm, Dominic Harris’ fascination with digitisation is perfectly exhibited within the artwork. In a superb amalgamation of modern and old-world technology, Harris enables viewers to control the piece with their movements, with the subsequent interaction causing the Nixie tubes to create words only using the letters
S-I-M-U-L-A-T-E-D-O.

Generating up to almost 1000 word combinations, the produced text is stimulating, amusing, pop culturally relevant and cheeky, therefore achieving Harris’ goal of provoking thought and conversation.