A CONCENTRIC STUDY

A GEOMETRIC INTERVENTION OF LIGHT AND FORM THAT DISTORTS AND EXPLORES THE HISTORICALLY RICH BEAUX-ARTS FAÇADE OF THE GRAND PALAIS IN PARIS.

PARIS, FRANCE – 2015

In an evolution of traditional optical illusions, patterns meander between geometric studies and more dramatic visual movements, accompanied throughout by a musical score that is integral to the overall experience. Both the visual and sonic elements of Dominic Harris’ installation alter the viewers’ perception of the Grand Palais, thus giving its architecture a new narrative. 

 

The artwork’s accompanying musical score was created specifically for the installation by Harris’ collaborators, Kristian Gilroy and Dougal Drummond. Several major musical movements occur over the 20-minute cycle, with the instrumental score directly driving the computer code responsible for bringing the series of geometric studies to life. 

 

Designed at Harris’ London-based Cinimod Studio, the projected patterns create a playful, yet dynamic, tension to the underlying architecture and historical gravitas of the surrounding area.

 

The public installation was a site specific commission for the Grand Palais by the Art Paris 2015 organisation.

ART PARIS

CLIENT

Art Paris 2015​

DESIGN & CONCEPT

Dominic Harris and Cinimod Studio

PRODUCTION & SOFTWARE

Cinimod Studio

SOUND COMPOSITION

Kristian Gilroy & Dougal Drummond

CLIENT

Art Paris 2015​

DESIGN & CONCEPT

Dominic Harris and Cinimod Studio

PRODUCTION & SOFTWARE

Cinimod Studio​

SOUND COMPOSITION

Kristian Gilroy & Dougal Drummond​