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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/

Nam June Paik Award 2014


This year's Nam June Paik award exhibition is opening on Sunday 28th September at Kunstmuseen Krefeld in Germany, and we'll be showing a number of recent works alongside works by the other shortlisted artists: Camille Henrot; Cory Arcangel; Ulf Aminde and Céline Berger.

The exhibition runs until February 15th 2015 and you can find out more information here and at http://www.namjunepaikaward.de

Do come and take a look if you can and please share this with anyone you think might be interested and in the area during the exhibition run.

Here | The Line 2014


Our roadsign, Here is going to be part of The Line sculpture trail due to open later in 2014.  The sign will be just where The Meridian crosses the Thames Path and will be pointing North.  The whole project and line up of artists has been announced on 11th July 2014 and you can find out all about the sculpture trail and our part in it through the following links:

About The Line: http://the-line.org/
About Here: http://thomson-craighead.net/docs/roadsign.html

Also: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/new-sculpture-trail-the-line-to-appear-along-east-londons-waterways-9599797.html

Micromégas Powers of 10, Orkney


Our woodblock print and poster Voyager (Micromégas) is part of an exhibition of limited edition prints opening tonight at the fabulous Pier Arts Centre in Stromness on Orkney.

MICROMEGAS > POWERS OF 10 - 58°57’53”N - 3°17’45”W brings together works by Pavel Büchler, Dora Garcia, Jonathan Monk, Scott Myles, Thomson & Craighead, Marco Stout, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, a text by Mark Dorrian along with books and print-works published by Orkney based Hansel Cooperative Press and Brae Editions.

Mircromegas explores ideas relating to perceptions of scale, philosophical & scientific thought and human foible. Referencing Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design's unique Artists’ Books Collection Dundee (abcD), the exhibition investigates notions of portability, reproduction, distribution and presentation and the potential for artist’s book in contemporary art and curatorial practice.

http://www.pierartscentre.com/current-upcoming-exhibition/6/6/2014/micromegas-powers-of-10

So if you're on Orkney for the summer solstice why not pop in!!!

net.art Painters and Poets


Our artwork Beacon is part of this exhibition opening TONIGHT at the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana.  The exhibition runs until 31st August and is curated by Vuk Ćosić & Alenka Gregorič.  Lots of people who were making artworks online in the nineties are included. More information here:

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//THE_ART_OF_DATA

We are showing the projected version of our work BEACON in this group exhibition just opened in Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.  The Art of Data is curated by Steven Sacks and includes work by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, John F. Simon and Addie Wagenknecht among others.  The show runs through to 6th July.  More info here:

http://www.bmoca.org/2014/04/the_art_of_data/