Ozwomp in the Gif Gallery

Completed, April 2022

Gif images are symbols, they are a digital folk art created by unknown individuals often decades ago; they embody ideals, fears and personalities; they are memories of the past and hopes for the future. Here we watch as Ozwomp; an archetypal video game character; flys through a virtual hall containing over one-hundred thousand randomly selected gifs; they seem infinite, yet the moment they are out of sight they disintegrate.

Set to the sound of a doom-pop remix of Hold You Close by MowMowMow; the aim was to capture the never ending loop of loss and letting go; of searching for something that can never be found; and ultimately the isolation of identity, and the ephemerality of the self; in the context of a final endless white cube gallery.