“Drifting” is a Time-Based artwork that invites the viewer to interact with other viewers. Real-time video is displayed through several glass domes. As visitors look into the glass they are unknowingly engaging with others as their images appear in front of them. A second video element is visible by peering into the hollow spaces of the wood where you will find a video display of jellyfish traveling through space. This artwork compares the natural drifting of jellyfish to the increasingly passive drifting of people, lost in their devices and absent of interaction. This artwork encourages connections and deep meaningful thought. To be deliberate with our communication. To engage, connect, and take control. To turn passiveness into passion.
Copyright 2013. Artist Craig Merchant. All Rights Reserved.