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Review of Flat Earth | Marc Garrett


Marc Garrett at Furtherfield has written a review of our monograph Flat Earth recently published by Dundee Contemporary Arts and MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen to accompany recent solo exhibitions at both venues.

The book is in both German and English and includes essays by Clive Gillman and Sarah Cook and an interview between ourselves and Steve Rushton.  You can read the review here:

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/review-thomson-craighead's-book-flat-earth

You can order copies of the publication here:

http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/editions-and-publications/flat-earth.html

HELLO WORLD | SHREWSBURY

Our new work Hello World will be switched on this week in advance of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery's grand re-opening.  We have been asked to make this unorthodox timepiece as part of a massive refurbishment of the the museum, which includes a number of other commissions and a new gallery dedicated to Frank Cohen's contemporary art collection.  Our work will be in the courtyard space (where the cafe is) for the next five years and it will perpetually display the current world population as decorative totem.

More info about Hello World can be found here:
http://thomson-craighead.net/docs/helloworld.html

TONIGHT AT TATE BRITAIN

We're showing A short film about War tonight at Tate Britain as part of the ongoing Assembly survey of recent British artists film and video.  Tonight's screening is Assembly: Questions of Progress II and also includes work by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone and Emily Richardson.  More here:

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/film/assembly-questions-progress-ii

and more about A short film about War here:

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/warfilm.html

and here, which includes and essay by Tom Snow and an interview around the work:

http://www.inmg.org.uk/archive/thomson-craighead/

CORRUPTION


We have some new documentation online describing our lenticular lightboxes recently commissioned by Dundee Contemporary Arts as part of our exhibition Maps DNA and Spam (on until 16th March 2014). The work is called Corruption -more information here:

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/corruption.html

FROM DADA TO DATA


We'll be discussing our work as part of this event at Whitechapel Gallery this Saturday 22nd February.  Here's a bit of blurb:

In the context of the current Hannah Höch exhibition, this symposium gathers together artists, writers and critics to consider the impact of Dada and its continuing legacy. Born out of a rage at the consumerist conformity of the early 20th century, is Dada’s unruly, contrarian spirit as powerful (and as relevant) one hundred years on? Do the sharp wit and the pointed polemics of Dada’s cut-and-paste aesthetic still resonate, or has over-familiarity (and co-option by the mainstream) blunted its critical edge? Does digital technology offer new avenues for and new definitions of creative collage, presenting new opportunities to disrupt and destabilise, or will the rise of Big Data crowd out the maverick impulse toward provocation and spontaneity?

More info and ticket booking here:
www.whitechapelgallery.org/shop/product/category_id/1/product_id/1869

MAPS DNA AND SPAM

Our latest exhibition opens to the public at Dundee Contemporary Arts this Saturday 18th January 2014.  It includes three new works, Corruption, The First Person and Six Years of Mondays as well as a Dundee Wall fly poster installation.

Other works include A short film about War, Belief and The Time Machine in Alphabetical Order.

The Time Machine in Alphabetical Order is also available to see in its entirety for ONE WEEK ONLY via a new online platform at Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London: http://carrollfletcheronscreen.com/

Our new monograph is also available for purchase >>here<<

Come see the exhibition or go buy our new book or watch The Time Machine in Alphabetical Order online at http://carrollfletcheronscreen.com/

THALAMUS NOW EMULATED ONLINE

One of our earliest works from way back in 1995 is being emulated online for the first time, thanks to bwFLA at University of Freiburg, where they have been developing a system for hosting virtual machines that can be shared online.

The work is called Thalamus -a simple user led environment that uses a metronome scale as a tuning device allowing anyone using it to unfold a past life regression experienced by a man under hypnosis. If you want to go and use the work and find out more about it then you can access it here:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/thal.html

Please be patient because the emulation takes at least a minute to start up. The (rather brilliant and flexible) emulation platform is also in beta, so expect it to evolve and improve over time and sometimes to be offline for development and maintenance.  The system doesn't work with Safari but is compatible with Mozilla browsers and Chrome.

Thalamus was originally commissioned to be part of a CDROM project called The Toybox and was shown at Tate Liverpool as part of Video Positive '95.

To find out more about the emulation project visit: http://bw-fla.uni-freiburg.de/