Video Artist: Cecilia Dougherty
Duration: 2 min 45 sec


The project is available on the link: drift.ceciliadougherty.com

DRIFT is web-based art that tells the story of a walk I took in March, 2020, along the North Shore of Staten Island, NY, just as it was beginning to dawn on people that leisurely strolls might be a bad idea at the present moment. DRIFT was created using basic HTML/CSS coding. The images are shots I took with an iPhone. I have a lot on my mind as I take a final stroll through favorite parts of my neighborhood before sheltering in place – rambling thoughts accompany a rambling walking tour.

Cecilia Dougherty

Cecilia Dougherty has been creating media art since the mid-1980s, having made over 30 video works in experimental narrative, documentary, and installation. She has published numerous stories and essays as well as a book, Space, Place, Authenticity, and Change (2013), about connectivity and community. Her most recent visual art is web-based interactive fiction (IF). She has written, illustrated, coded and created original soundtracks for two IF pieces, Time Before Memory, and the sequel, Shanidar, Safe Return, and is currently working on a new IF piece. She has a PhD in Media Philosophy and her video works are archived at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum. She is based in New York.