Residents

Robbie Thomson

Robbie Thomson is a Glasgow based artist working between the fields of visual art, music and theatre. He joined Pervasive Media Studio on the Watershed/MAYK 2020 Winter Residency programme.


Robbie Thomson

Robbie Thomson

Projects

A film by www.reubenandjamie.com

Other Animals

A series of public interventions which use soft robotic sculptures to raise awareness of local ecological issues and the wider climate crisis.

Robbie Thomson is a Glasgow based artist working between the fields of visual art, music and theatre. Robbie's interests include the interplay of technology and consciousness, mysticism, cybernetics, industrial landscapes and megalithic sites. He joined Pervasive Media Studio on the Watershed/MAYK 2020 Winter Residency programme and is currently working on robotic public sculptures which interact with local ecology and environmental pollutants

Past works include: XFRMR - a live AV performance incorporating a singing Tesla coil, synths and audio-reactive visuals. Portal – a 762m long robotic installation in Glasgow's Clyde Tunnel and The Eye - an adaptation of George Bataille's Story of the Eye which incorporated performance, robotics and live web streaming.

In 2011 Robbie was a founding director of independent arts venue the Glue Factory and in 2013 he became a 'Cryptic artist' with Glasgow based production house Cryptic. Robbie has worked as a collaborator with theatre companies such as Untitled Projects, NVA, Common Wealth Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland. From 2010 to 2015 he was a member of 85A, a Glasgow based DIY collective that produced large scale installations and performances. Robbie has toured music and theatre works widely over the past 5 years, presenting work in venues throughout the UK, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Korea, and Australia.

 


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