The Island is an interactive online virtual exhibition about England’s endless nostalgia for World War Two era Britain.
The content of the exhibition draws on an array of sources, with both archive material and recent social feeds placed in close proximity. This cyclical collage, existing neither in the past nor present, connects historical and contemporary references in the player’s mind as if they were one and the same.
The experience offers a nuanced and complex representation of trauma and inherent ‘Britishness’ as the UK literally and metaphorically follow in the footsteps of the war-time idiom to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. It seems impossible to escape.
- The Island is designed to be played on a desktop or laptop computer with Google Chrome web browser only.
- It is not fully functional on mobile or tablet devices.
- It is 80mb and can take time to load, depending on connection speed, e.g. 90 seconds. Even if the load bar is static, it is loading.
- United Kingdom