The Universal Drift explores the human relationship to the immense physical and temporal scale of universal change. This video installation is a dialogue between the individual and the universal and an opportunity for imaginative journeys beyond the everyday.
The Universal Drift utilises digital animation to create a visual interpretation of universal movement. Imagined and luminous celestial bodies drift very slowly across a field of deep blue space in a fluid seamless sequence. The constant but slow movement of the animation will draw reference to the actual speed of global orbit, building a sense of gravitas in the work. The Universal Drift acts as a window to the immense, providing an opportunity for the contemplation of the comparative scale of human existence.
This work is currently in development. A prototype version of The Universal Drift was exhibited in August 2010 at the Gravelly Barn Art Centre in Braughing, Hertfordshire.