Robbie Thomson’s kinetic performance work is based around a dystopian future of masks and sculptures comes to life in a machine-powered, theatrical installation created using found objects, recording devices and a caged tesla coil.  Seductive in its raw beauty, Ecstatic Arc combines music and mechanical choreography to spectacular effect.

“One of the most exciting and ambitious works I have seen lately, both celebrating and criticising technological advancement.” The Skinny

Concept & Creator: Robbie Thomson
A Cryptic production by Robbie Thomson for Sonica, supported by Creative Scotland, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation & Caorunn Gin.
Premiered in 2012 as part of Sonica, Glasgow; Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase 2013, Edinburgh Festival.
Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan