INSULAE [of the island]

  • Joanna Penso

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. Commissioned by 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.

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    Barbican Centre

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      Sky Arts

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