The butterfly has different meanings in different cultures. Depending on where you look, it can symbolize life or death, luck or tragedy, nervousness or happiness. Designed by Dominic Harris of London-based Cinimod Studio, "Flutter" is an interactive artwork that explores the viewer’s encounter with virtual and iridescent butterflies.
The movement of the viewer around the piece determines the scale of the butterfly’s flutter. The installation consists of a linear array of 88 vertical double-sided video screens. Butterflies flash through these screens on virtual flight paths, visible for fleeting moments as the light shimmers off their wings.