The New Alps
Robbie Thomson has been commissioned by Cryptic for 2015 to create The New Alps, a monumental immersive sculptural work.
For The New Alps, Thomson, whose work focuses on themes investigating the interplay of technology with human situations and the natural world, has created a visual-kinetic, immersive installation of mechanical sculptures that imagines a disorienting futuristic landscape populated by robotic inhabitants. The work is inspired by the monumental interventions humans have made on the planet in activities such as mining and damming – creating manufactured landscapes that exist out with geological time.
Through digital projections, The New Alps further explores the digital topography of our society, a virtual landscape of endless and often incomprehensible information.