INSULAE [Of the Island] by Nye Thompson
Flying low over digitally rendered waves, Nye Thompson's video installation INSULAE [Of the Island] contemplates the impact of island geography on national identity in a perpetually looping virtual tour of the waters just off the British mainland. With the ocean as a metaphorical buffer between the UK and the rest of the world, we are taken on a lonely journey patrolling our borders.
This is one of our partner commissions from the Barbican, funded by Art 50 and was organised by Lumen.
Photo of Nye Thompson by Nick Hynan, courtesy of BOM