‘Continental Drift’ is a permanent public artwork located in Cambridge's new station area. The work consists of a rotating faceted globe which projects an ever-evolving world map of over 10m onto the ceiling. The map continuously shifts, stretches and rearranges itself; its landmass neither static nor organised in an established cartographic format.
Contrary to a conventional world-map, the continents here drift in and out of the centre, in and out of focus, each instance presenting just another, yet equally true, version of the world.
‘Continental Drift’ articulates the anxieties over the representations of North and South, a euro-centric bias and, more generally speaking, the cultural construction of space.
Part of a wider public art programme that encompasses major works by artists including Dryden Goodwin, Gavin Turk and Jem Finer, ‘Continental Drift’ is now permanently placed in the public walkway of the newly built Cambridge Station Cycle Park.