Container Artist Residency

Website

Container Artist Residency is an artist-​in-​residence program that sends a selected group of artists onto com­mer­cial freight ships to produce artworks and document their expe­ri­ence along their chosen freight routes.

The website was designed for both infor­ma­tional purposes, with looping back­grounds of ocean currents and a video piece by founder Maayan Strauss providing a sense of motion/​travel, and as a doc­u­men­tary trav­el­ogue to which the artists can post their expe­ri­ences. Long scrolling is put to use (travel of its own sort), and a subtle visual metaphor for cargo-​stacking is present throughout.