Daniel Alexander Smith

Sea Change

“Sea Change” is an experimental narrative depicting the mapping of the material world onto a virtual plane. The video is inspired by the transformative magic in The Tempest, but it replaces the magical landscape with a technological one. Whereas Shakespeare’s world is one of charm and resolution, the digital environment of Sea Change becomes an alien asymptote. As we move through the frame, the waves are artificially slowed, scanned, and reconstructed in a platonic realm.