Digital Dérive provides light-hearted speculation on the role of the flâneur or street photographer during a period of travel restrictions and lockdown. For this series, Sutherland adopted the role of a “digital flâneur”, strolling through international cities on 'Google Street View', looking for scenes that were deemed photogenic and taking screenshots as he went. As a result of his digital dérives, the images, processed in an idiosyncratic and obscure manner, turned out to be dream-like, whimsical, and maybe a bit empty or hollow as if something is always missing.

Paul Sutherland is a photographer and artist based in Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia). At the core of his practice, Sutherland is concerned with photography in the expanded field, working diversely between print, photo-sculpture, video, performance and affective installation.