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SPRING UPDATE / THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD 2010

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POSTED BY: Jon & Alison Thomson & Craighead | Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 7:35 a.m.

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Here's some news on a few bits and pieces we are up to in next few weeks.
You can also find out what we're up to by subscribing to our new blog at
http://thomson-craighead.blogspot.com/

Thanks and best wishes,

Jon & Alison

--> MyWar
Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool
12 March - 30 May, 2010 (& Touring)

We will be showing 'A Short Film about War' as an installation for the first time alongside works by Phil Collins, Renzo Martens, Milica Tomic, Knowbotic Research, Harun Farocki, Sarah Vanagt, Joseph Delappe, Oliver Laric, Dunne & Raby, Harrell Fletcher and SWAMP. We're also really excited that Animate Projects have commissioned Lisa LeFeuvre to write a contextual essay about, 'A Short Film about War', which is available on their website to read and download as a diffusion book alongside a streaming version of the work.

+ See a streaming version of, 'A Short Film about War here: http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2010/short_film_about_war

+ Read Lisa's essay here: http://www.animateprojects.org/writing/essays/l_le_feuvre

+ More information about MyWar exhibition: http://www.fact.co.uk/2010/mywar

--> Recycled Film Symposium / AV Festival
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Gateshead
Friday, 12th March 9:30am - 5:00pm

Straight after MyWar exhibition we will be hotfooting it from Liverpool to Newcastle to present work as part of this day long symposium alongside Rick Prelinger, Craig Baldwin, Iain Sinclair, Poppy Simpson, Mike Sperlinger, Paul Gerhardt, Rebecca Cleman and Annet Dekker

+ More info: http://www.avfestival.co.uk/programme/10/events/recycled-film-symposium

--> Several Interruptions
Urban Video Project, Syracuse, New York
April 1st 2010 - April 30th 2010

For the month of April, our YouTube video triptych, 'Several Interruptions' will be projected onto the side of a high-rise building in downtown Syracuse, New York for the month of April. You can find out more about the Urban Video Project at: http://www.urbanvideoproject.com

+ You can watch a streaming version of, 'Several Interruptions' here: http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/interruptions.html

+ You can also watch it and read a contextual essay by Sarah Cook here: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/our-work/several-interruptions/

--> Rethinking Curating
We are in a couple of books out this month. The first is called Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media and is by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook with an introduction by Steve Dietz and published by MIT press. The second is called, 'A brief history of working with New Media Art' and is by Beryl Graham, Sarah Cook, Verina Gfader and Axel Lapp and published by The Green Box, Berlin.

+ Two further links: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12071 / http://www.thegreenbox.net/en/books/brief-history-working-new-media-art

Link:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net