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 organised by Lumen. It was shown at the Barbican Openfest:Art 50 festival from February to May 2019.
Photo of Nye Thompson by Nick Hynan, courtesy of BOM