PHARUS | Data Driven/Interactive Light Installation


Pharus is an interactive installation designed to highlight the pressing issue of climate change through visualizing the trajectory of the local climate over the past decades. In the installation’s debut at MUTEK AE in Dubai, the giant 16 feet monolith displays a gradually cluttering data-visualization by applying per capita CO2 emissions, annual CO2 emissions, and surface temperature anomalies from 1959 to 2021.Pharus’ interaction with the individual audience is a simple defense mechanism. As the viewer approaches the installation, the visualization of the data becomes more intense and chaotic, mirroring the growing urgency of the issue. Pharus makes a point of not just reminding us of a crisis, but rightfully pointing the finger, hoping to invert the collective numbness of our species. In creating this installation, the artist deliberately chose to keep the visuals minimal, uncluttered, and clear. Pharus is shy and humble, it is simply here on a mission to remind the passing citizens of an ongoing crisis. It wants the audience’s attention drawn to the data itself, not to flashy eye-catching visuals.


Artist : Amir B. Ash.

Sound Design : Shahin Entezami

Photographer : Denis Onitsev


World premiere at Alserkal Avenue- Dubai

Presented by MUTEK AE - Jan. 2023



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