Turn the Tide (2016)

Glass OLED Screen, Steel, Aluminium, Timber, Custom Electronics, Custom Software, Speakers, 3D Camera, Computer

1650 (W), 1110 (H), 400 (D) mm
64.9W x 43.7H x 15.7D inches

Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P

Exclusively available through Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

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.