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The Line


So our artwork Here was erected on the Thames towpath by the meridian over the weekend and is now part of London's new sculpture trail called The Line.  Other artists along the way are:

Richard Wilson, Gary Hume, Antony Gormley, Sterling Ruby, Martin Creed, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, James Balmforth, Damien Hirst, Abigail Fallis, Piotr Uklanski, Thomas J Price, Bill Viola 

It's a fun walk on a sunny day starting at North Greenwich and taking you up into the Lea valley so go take a look when you can!

More information at http://the-line.org


Worlds in Contradiction


Our documentary artwork a short film about War is part of this group exhibition opening tonight at Galerie Taxispalais in Innsbruck, Austria.  Here's some more information on the exhibition:

WORLDS IN CONTRADICTION | AREAS OF GLOBALISATION

23. May – 2. August 2015

with Michael Blum, Christian von Borries, Bureau d’études, Cristina Garrido, Andreas Gursky, Kasmalieva & Djumaliev, Rosmarie Lukasser, Eva and Franco Mattes, Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo, Oliver Ressler, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, Gabriele Sturm, Thomson & Craighead, Gruppo Tökmag, Wang Qingsong, Yin Xiuzhen

Global interconnectedness due to the growing movements of travel and migration, and to increasingly complex flows of goods and data, raw materials and capital has made often ambivalent changes to the reality of life in various regions of the world. The developing processes of globalisation are leading to ever new questions, experiences, images and formal languages of globality, which are manifest in the personal and social reality of life. The international group exhibition Worlds in Contradiction – Zones of Globalisation presents works by 16 artists from Europe, Asia, America and Africa who investigate global and local contexts within diverse thematic fields. In research-based and documentary, but also narrative, poetic and thought-provoking works they reflect on aspects of mobility, the ambivalent links between production, transport and consumerism, the essence of global information and knowledge networks, or the effects of the global economy on work and our environment.

https://www.galerieimtaxispalais.at/en/programm/aktuelle-ausstellung

Exposition L'appartement, Paris


We're showing selected videos from our series More Songs of Innocence and of Experience as part of this exhibition opening in Paris tonight. The show continues until 10th May 2015 and is curated by Antoine Scalese and Matylda Taszycka.  Do go take a look if you're nearby.

Find out more about the exhibition here:
http://www.plateforme.tk/plateforme_2015/exposition_L-appartment.html

Find out more about More Songs of Innocence and of Experience here:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/songs.html

FLIPPED CLOCK AT IFFR 2015


Our Flipped Clock is showing as part of the 24/7 exhibition -part of this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam.  You will find it for the duration of the festival in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel at Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam, Netherlands.

More information on 24/7 and links through to the rest of the festival: https://www.iffr.com/professionals/themes/signals-24-7-2015/

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A TIME MACHINE



Our video artwork The Time Machine in alphabetical order is part of the group exhibition How to Construct a Time Machine at Milton Keynes Gallery from 23rd January until 2nd March 2015.

Participating artists include: John Cage, Martin John Callanan, Jim Campbell, Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Mat Collishaw, Ruth Ewan, Tehching Hsieh, On Kawara, the Lumière Brothers, Chris Marker, Kris Martin, Georges Méliès, Manfred Mohr, Melvin Moti, Nam June Paik, Katie Paterson, Elizabeth Price, Sun Ra, Raqs Media Collective, Meekyoung Shin,  Maja Smrekar, The Otolith Group, Thomson & Craighead, Mark Wallinger and Catherine Yass. More info:

http://www.mkgallery.org/exhibitions/how_to_construct_a_time_machine/

The private view is on 22nd January and includes Mark Wallinger and Ruth Ewan in conversation with exhibition curator Dr Marquard Smith. More info here:

http://www.mkgallery.org/events/2015_01_22/how_to_construct_a_time_machine_exhibition_preview/


HAPPY W1NTER H0L1DAYS


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Thanks to everyone who has supported us and our work this year and since the early nineteen nineties. We are privileged to have got this far having worked together now for twenty years! We wish everyone out there in the noosphere a super 2015!

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STUTTERER BEGINS


Our new artwork Stutterer was started on Wednesday 1st October and is part of Scales of Life exhibition in Dundee's new Life Space gallery, which opens tonight at 6pm.

Stutterer is an instructional artwork –a poetry machine that uses the human genome like a music score to play back a self-assembling video montage spanning the thirteen years it took the Human Genome Project to complete the first documented human DNA sequence.  The four nucleotide bases of a DNA strand are represented by the letters T, A, G and C and Stutterer ‘plays’ all 3.2 billion letters representing the human genome, where each letter becomes a word plucked by the artists from an English language television broadcast made sometime between 1990 and 2003.

Stutterer was started with around 500 video clips in its library, but this will be extended in the coming years, so that each time the work is exhibited there will be more and more video elements to draw upon offering an ever richer glimpse into a period in history that begins in 1990 with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa and concludes with the fall of Baghdad to a US and British military coalition in 2003.

Stutterer is a human monument of sorts, which seeks to connect our biological fabric with our unique linguistic abilities –the very abilities, which have arguably enabled us to apprehend our own DNA in the first place.

Stutterer is made possible with generous support from The Wellcome Trust
 

http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2014/10/02/public-engagement-round-up-october-2014/