Leigh Christie

2011 A New Industrial Utopia

Difficult challenges lie ahead when attempting to change the world for the better. These challenges must be sources of inspiration, not sources of pessimism. A New Industrial Utopia is a body of work by Leigh Christie that portrays a world where new industries bring greater advances in culture, science, technology, biodiversity, and long term human resiliency. Leigh’s creations redefine progress in a world where unsustainable industries persist in their dominance.

Process: digital photography, stenciling, steel fabrication and plasma cutting.

Materials: mild and stainless steel.

Credit: Peter Holmes PhotographyChris Gestrin  (collaboration on Brief Encounters 16 in Vancouver).

A video of the original performance is shown below.