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.

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