Polar View is a nine-channel video exploring a day in the life of a 44 ounce Expanded Polystyrene cup; more specifically a “Polar Pop” from the Circle K convenience store. From the point of purchase to its eventual toss into the rubbish pile Polar View presents multiple viewpoints from the oculus of a mundane part of our reality. Despite being ubiquitous the existence and moreover, the agency, of these cups is easily looked over. Polar View, points at the life of a particular thing that is clearly an active player in our world.
Cecily Culver is a multi-media artist currently living in Phoenix, AZ where she is pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts from Arizona State University.