You can view their web-work and documentation of other works at http://www.thomson-craighead.net A monograph on their work has also been published by Film & Video Umbrella, London
A new gallery installation by Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead in which an
open edition of unique cinematic works are automatically generated in the
gallery, and in real-time from existing live data found on the world-wide
Each 'movie' (replete with opening titles and end credits) combines a live
video feed from Logan airport in Boston with randomly loaded net radio and
inter-titles grabbed from the web
Low-tech mini-movies which we call, 'template cinema.'
23rd November - 12th January 2003
Opening party: Friday 22nd November 7 - 9PM
Mobile home, 7 Vyner Street London E2 9DG
hope to see you there!!
jon & ali
Thomson & Craighead / www.thomson-craighead.net /
dot-store.com is now trading / firstname.lastname@example.org /
Currently showing: Game_on, Edinburgh /
Mobile Phonics, Belgium / Mobile Home, London /
Next up: dot-store @ ICA, London /
Thomson & Craighead will be re-staging:
and, "Driving through Las Vegas"
at Mobile Phonics Exhibition and Festival
z33, Hasselt, Belgium
The Festival launches next week and the
exhibitions run from 10.11.02 - 05.01.03
More info: http://www.limpurg.be/z33
Thomson & Craighead
dot-store.com is now trading
You have received this message because
we'd like you to know what we're up to
A worldwide web of vintage products and services.
e-shop as Readymade.
A dotcom when most others have dotgone.
c u there,
Jon & Alison
>Thomson & Craighead / www.thomson-craighead.net<
dot-store.com is now trading / email@example.com
Currently: Gameon @Barbican, London & Touring
Coming Up: templatecinema.com / REMOTE, Scotland
/ Mobile Phonics, Belgium / Mobile Home, London /
dot-store @ ICA, London / BitParts, Shrewsbury..>
On 21st October 2002 at 7pm, we will be making a
presentation on our work at RCA, London. Part of
"Writ Large" in association with The Independant
The INMG Gallery have just launched an online exhibition of our documentary artwork A short film about War at www.inmg.org.uk.
Apart from being able to watch a full length streaming version of the piece you can also download the accompanying catalogue, which includes essays by Tom Snow, Dr Alan Ingram and an interview by Edwin Coomasaru and Jo Chard: www.inmg.org.uk/thomson-craighead/catalogue/
Oh and there will also be a Reading Group: Digital Ethics On and Offline at 7pm, Tuesday 28th May at Carroll/Fletcher gallery to coincide with our solo exhibition there. This event is organised in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, University College London.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and if you are interested in attending this event
We have a solo exhibition opening at Carroll/Fletcher in London running from 24th May until 6th July.
If you're in town then please do drop by: the gallery is on EastCastle Street in Fitzrovia. Oh and the opening itself is on 23rd May from 6.30 - 8.30pm
We're showing new and recent work alongside a couple of older pieces and a publication will be accompanying the exhibition with an essay by David Auerbach. We'll also be giving a gallery tour and talk on 4th June in the evening.
You can find out more by going to the facebook event here:
or straight to www.carrollfletcher.com/exhibitions/forthcoming/
Regine Debatty, author of We-make-money-not-art blog has also interviewed us for ResonanceFM and that will be broadcast live at 4pm on 22nd May so do listen in if you can.
We are showing the single screen version of Belief as part of Video Dumbo at Eyebeam in Chelsea, New York on Sunday May 19th at 4.30pm in the Believers screening program.
You can find out more about our screening here:
If you're in New York that weekend then maybe go take a look!!
Our documentary artwork Belief is showing this weekend on Skye. The work is being exhibited in the south wing of Dunvegan Castle in close proximity to the Fairy Flag iconic talisman of clan MacLeod, which is used as the starting point for this unique installation.
Belief is made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In fifteen minutes, this two-screen installation presents a series of fragmented broadcasts about belief, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.
Belief is the final work in the Flat Earth Trilogy following on from Flat Earth (2007) and A short film about War (2009/2010). Supported by Creative Scotland's Vital Spark programme, New Media Scotland's Alt-w Fund, ATLAS Arts and Animate Projects. Software development by Matthew Jarvis, sound design by John Cobban and script development by Alison Craighead, Jon Thomson and Steve Rushton. Graphic design by Cavan Convery.
Saturday 13 - Monday 15 April 2013 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
Admission charges apply
You can see a single screen version of the installation here: http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2012/belief
You can read an essay on Belief by Morgan Quaintance here:
You can read interviews with us about Belief here:
We are showing our installation October as part of an exhibition and talk series at Corn Exchange Newbury and New Greenham Arts. The exhibition opens on 27th March and runs until 21st April.
More information on the exhibition can be found at:
and you can find out more about October at:
We are showing A short film about War as part of Videonale 14 currently on exhibition at Kunst Museum Bonn in Germany. The exhibition will be touring around over next year or so but you can also download an App for you phone that gives you all the catalogue information and more... Here's the blurb and a download link -enjoy!
"For all of you who have already visited Videonale or still plan to go: all information on the exhibition and festival are for the first time also available through the Videonale App, supported by KfW Stiftung, for the iPhone, iPad and iPad-Mini. The App is available for free in the App Store.
As a guide to VIDEONALE.14, the Videonale App provides additional information about the exhibition, the artists exhibited and their works, and can be used as an interactive plan of the exhibition. In addition, an interview with the jury gives an insight into how the festival was organised. The app also offers short descriptions, opening times and a route planner of the Videonale Parcours in Bonn."
You can download the Videonale app at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id598881241
After seven years our outdoor version of Decorative Newsfeeds in Forest Hill, London will be decommissioned today. It was only supposed to be there for five years so we're happy that it has had such a long run. You can find documentation of the piece on our website at:
and you can also still see our other outdoor version of this work in Cambridge by The Junction theatre:
Thank you to everyone who has supported both works over the years and if anyone wants to give the Forest Hill version a new home then do get in touch, although it's possibly a bit big for most living room walls :)
We have written a short text for this new publication launching in Paris at La Gaîté Lyrique this Thursday evening. Here's the blurb on the book and event, which is a retrospective snapshot of artists work online over the last twenty years or so:
NOUVELLE PUBLICATION | "NET ART - WJ-SPOTS#2"
Les artistes s'emparent du réseau / Artists take over the network
LANCEMENT / LAUNCHING: 19h00 - 20h30
Jeudi 13 décembre 2012 / Thursday December 13th 2012
La Gaîté Lyrique, rue Papin - 75003 PARIS
M° Réaumur Sébastopol / Arts et Métiers
Entrée libre / Free entrance
inscription / registration : email@example.com
Avec la participation de /with the participation of:
ALEJO DUQUE // ALESSANDRO LUDOVICO //ANDRÈS LOZANO a.k.a. Loz ANA CARVALHO // ATAU TANAKA // AYMERIC MANSOUX // BRAD TROEMEL // BRIAN MACKERN // CARL.Y & LABOITEBLANCHE (((NOMUSIC))) // CHRISTIANE PAUL // CONSTANT DULLART // DANIIL (DANJA) VASILIEV // DAPHNE DRAGONA // DAVID BLAIR // DEAN WHITBREAD // DOMENICO QUARANTA // EVAN ROTH // FRANCK ANCEL // GEERT LOVINK // GENCO GÜLAN // GÉRALDINE GOMEZ // GORDAN SAVIÇIC // GWENOLA WAGON/STÉPHANE DEGOUTIN // HANS BERNHARD // HEATH BUNTING // I-WEI LI // IGOR ŠTROMAJER // JEAN-BAPTISTE BAYLE // JEAN-PAUL FOURMENTRAUX // JODI // JULIEN LEVESQUE // JULIEN OTTAVI // KAREN DERMINEUR (KRN) // MAGRÉT ELISABET ÓLAFSDÓTTIR // MAJA KALOGERA // MARIA PTQK // MARIE PETIT // MICHAËL SELLAM // MILTOS MANETAS // MINDAUGAS GAPŠEVIČIUS// NICOLAS MALEVÉ // PAULA PERISSINOTTO // PEDRO SOLER // PER PLATOU // RAPHAEL BASTIDE & YANNICK ANTOINE // REYNALD DROUHIN // RICARDO MBARKHO // SAKROWSKI // SHU LEA CHEANG // STANZA // STÉPHAN BARRON // THOMAS CHENESEAU // THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD // YVES BERNARD//
AFC / With:
Isabelle Arvers http://www.isabellearvers.com
Anne Laforet http://sakasama.net
Atau Tanaka - www.ataut.net (US)
Andrés Lozano a.k.a. Loz - http://andre-lozano.org (FR)
David Blair - http://www.waxweb.org (US)
Evan Roth - http://www.evan-roth.com (US)
Franck Ancel - http://twitter.com/franckancel (FR)
Géraldine Gomez - www.centrepompidou.fr (FR)
Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir - http://reykjavikmedialab.is (IS)
Marie Petit - www.chambrebleue.eu (FR)
Michaël Sellam - http://michaelsellam.com (FR)
Shu Lea Cheang - http://www.mauvaiscontact.info (US)
Thomas Cheneseau - https://www.facebook.com/thomas.vaneecloor (FR)
Rédactrice en chef invitée / Guest Chief Editor
Directrice de la Rédaction / Editorial Editor
Rédacteur en chef / Chief Editor
Visuel couverture / visual cover
Olia Lialina "Agatha Appears" 1997
Bilingue Français - Anglais / Bilingual English - French
9 euros - Disponible aussi au format PDF / Also Available in PDF format
MCD : www.digitalmcd.com
Les artistes, critiques, chercheurs et commissaires artistiques, invités à participer à cette publication nous donnent des clés, des repères et des éclairages pour comprendre les différentes formes artistiques qui cohabitent sur la toile, dans ses interstices et ses périphéries. D’un point de vue artistique, les auteurs témoignent de ce qui s’est passé sur Internet ces deux dernières décennies et ils expriment la façon dont ils ont perçu, vécu et traversé cette période. D’un point de vue social, politique et artistique, les participants nous expliquent : comment le réseau a changé leur rapport au monde, à l’espace et au temps; comment il a bouleversé leurs usages, leurs pratiques et leur manière de penser; et comment il est devenu un espace de partage, d’échange et de création.
Dans une démarche prospective, ils imaginent les années qui viennent et se demandent si Internet sera toujours un territoire intéressant à explorer dans le futur, s’il sera toujours un terrain fertile pour produire des formes artistiques hybrides où le monde physique et le monde virtuel fusionnent, se frottent et se télescopent. Les participants proposent aussi une sélection de sites internet marquants et emblématiques à leurs yeux.
The artists, critics, researchers and curators invited to contribute to this publication are giving us the keys, references and insights to comprehend the various art forms that coexist on the net, in its interstices and its peripheries. From an artistic point of view, the authors reflect upon what has taken place on the internet in the last two decades, and express how they perceived, experienced and lived through this era. From a social, political and artistic point of view, the contributors tell us: how the network changed their relationship to the world, time and space; how it transformed their uses, practices and ways of thinking; and how it became a space for sharing, exchanging and creating.
In a prospective approach, they are forecasting the coming years, wondering if the internet can stay a territory worth exploring in the future and if it will still be a fertile ground to produce hybrid art forms in which the physical and virtual worlds merge, rub off on each other and collide. The contributors also present a selection of websites they regard as significant, iconic and essential.
MORE INFOS : Http://www.wj-s.org
PARTENAIRES / PARTNERS
Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Secrétariat général (SG) Service de la coordination des politiques culturelles et de l’innovation (SCPCI), Département de l’éducation et du développement artistiques et culturels (DEDAC), Orange, Institut Français, Communauté Française de Belgique, Région de Bruxelles capitale Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Relais Culture Europe Production,Sidebyside Studio, Maison Laurentine, Transmediale, Betahaus, iMAL, Festival Mal au Pixel, La Gaité Lyrique, Arscenic, Selfworld, WJ-S, Digitalarti, MCD.
We are showing Decorative Newsfeeds as part of the exhibition Paraphrasing Babel opening in Heerlen and Maastricht this week. If you're in the area then please go take a peek. The various artworks in the show are distributed across public spaces in both cities. More info on the website here: http://www.paraphrasing-babel.eu
More information on Decorative Newsfeeds here:
The single screen version of our documentary artwork, 'Belief' is screening tonight at The Duke of York's picturehouse in Brighton as part of the Jarman Award touring programme. It includes works by all ten shortlisted artists and is a 140 minutes long, so brace yourself! More info here:
Oh and if you can't make it you can watch it online at Animate Projects:
Our karaoke videos More Songs of Innocence and of Experience are reviewed in this article about the Film & Video Umbrella's online exhibition Our Mutual Friends. Take a look here:
So please come along if you can. The whole biennial is on for a few weeks.
More information on the Brighton Photo-biennial here:
and you can see some documentation here:
A single screen version of our new work Belief is being screened at FACT in Liverpool TONIGHT as part of the Jarman Award touring program organised by Film London. You can find out more about the touring program > here <
You can find out more about Belief here:
A new written piece on our work by Morgan Quaintance is now available on the Lux blog at http://www.lux.org.uk/blog/thomson-craighead. It focuses on our video works available at Lux, but Morgan contextualises this with our wider practice too. Have a read if you get a moment...
We've just made More Songs of Innocence and of Experience as part of Our Mutual Friends commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella, London. This online exhibition launches at Jerwood Space in London on 30th August and also includes work by Graham Hudson, Gayle Chong Kwan and Janice Kerbal.
More Songs of Innocence and of Experience are a series of karaoke videos that take a fresh look at unsolicited spam emails and their affinities with the romanticism and realism in Charles Dicken's novel, 'Our Mutual Friend'. In both Dicken's novel and our online culture the language of romanticism and realism becomes intertwined with languages of exploitation whether it be the scam email, the hard luck story that attempts to extort or more generally the realms of advertising, evangelical religion, politics etc.
You can see the first three videos in this series here:
The exhibition website for Our Mutual Friends launches on 30th August, 2012. Our Mutual Friends is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and presented in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Turner Contemporary, Margate and Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
We're just finishing up a new artwork we've been asked to make for this year's Brighton Photo-biennial. The installation is called, 'October' -a documentary artwork about the burgeoning Occupy movement. We'll post more information about the piece closer to the time of exhibition but for now you can find out more here:
A single screen version of our new installation Belief is now available to view online at Animate Projects. Here's the copy from the Animate press release with links to the essay and interview too:
"Animate Projects is delighted to present the new film, Belief, by Thomson and Craighead. Belief is the final work in the desktop documentary trilogy, following on from the AnimateTV commission Flat Earth (2007) and A Short Film about War (2009/2010). The three films can be viewed online at animateprojects.org.
Belief comprises a series of fragmented broadcasts about belief, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube. Belief premiered in installation at Inspace in Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.
An essay by Morgan Quaintance and an interview with the artists accompanies the exhibition of the work online.
Belief is Supported by Creative Scotland's Vital Spark programme, New Media Scotland's Alt-w Fund, ATLAS Arts and Animate Projects.
Belief > animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2012/belief
Essay > animateprojects.org/writing/essays/m_quaintance
Interview > animateprojects.org/interviews/thomson_and_craighead_belief
Artist Wendy McMurdo has posted about our new documentary artwork, Belief for the Dutch photography blog and zine FOAM. It includes a brief interview with us on the work. You can read the post in full by following this link: http://foam.org/foam-blog/2012/june/belief
Belief is currently being staged at Inspace in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (http://www.thomson-craighead.net/belief), but a single screen version of the work is also going to be hosted by Animate Projects from July with a short accompanying essay by Morgan Quaintance. We'll post the link here when it goes live!
We are premiering our new documentary artwork, Belief as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival. It's the final work in our Flat Earth Trilogy following on from Flat Earth (2007) and A short film about War (2009/2010). Come along this Thursday if you're nearby! Big thanks too to New Media Scotland and Inspace for their support.
'Belief', Inspace, Edinburgh. 21st June - 1st July 2012, 8:30-9pm and followed by a screening of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire
We will be showing, 'A short film about War' as part of this group show -it opens on Friday. 'Image Counter Image', Haus der Kunst, Munich. 10th June 2012 – 16th September 2012.
Artists: bureau d’études / Nin Brudermann / Harun Farocki / Omer Fast / Hans-Peter Feldmann / Téo Hernandez / Monika Huber / Alfredo Jaar / Adela Jušić / Langlands & Bell / Radenko Milak / Trevor Paglen / Thomas Ruff / Roy Samaha / Wilhelm Sasnal / Ahlam Shibli / John Smith / Sean Snyder / Thomson & Craighead / Jasmila Žbanić.
more info: http://www.hausderkunst.de/index.php?id=132&no_cache=1&L=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=170
We are showing our installation The distance travelled through our solar system this year and all the barrels of oil remaining as part of this exhibition opening TONIGHT! The exhibition runs from 16th May until 15th September, so if you're in Preston at all this summer, do pop along and take a look.
You can find out more about this exhibition here.
You can find out more about The distance travelled... here
We've updated our website and added some new documentation at http://www.thomson-craighead.net. Two main additions are: A live portrait of Tim Berners-Lee (an early warning system) currently showing at the National Media Museum in Bradford and documentation for Tallinn Wall & London Wall (N4) still on show at the new Furtherfield gallery in Finsbury Park, London. Links below:
A live portrait of Tim Berners-Lee (an early warning system):
Tallinn Wall & London Wall (N4):