‘Continental Drift’ is Troika’s first permanent public artwork in the UK since 2010. The work consists of a rotating faceted globe which projects a map of over 10m onto the ceiling. The map continuously shifts, stretches and rearranges itself - a map in which landmass is not static nor organised in an established cartographic format.
Contrary to a conventional world-map, the continents here drift in and out of the centre, in and out of focus, each instance presenting just another, yet equally true, version of the world.
Part of a wider public art programme that encompasses major works by artists including Dryden Goodwin, Gavin Turk and Jem Finer, ‘Continental Drift’ is now permanently placed in the public walkway of the newly built Cambridge Station Cycle Park.