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Anytime Now | TENT Rotterdam

https://www.tentrotterdam.nl/en/show/anytime-now/
We will be showing our perfume Apocalypse and our Temporary Index as part of the group exhibition Anytime Now opening Thursday 19th April at the fabulous TENT in Rotterdam.  The other artists in the exhibition are Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Olphaert den Otter and Anton Vrede.  The exhibition runs until 10th June so if you're nearby do go take a look.

More information on the exhibition here: https://www.tentrotterdam.nl/en/show/anytime-now/

School of Time, Milan

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/temporary_index.html
We are showing a miniature version of our Temporary Index alongside contextual research materials as part of School of Time, which will be at Milan Design Week from 17th to 22nd April courtesy of Z33 House of Contemporary Art.  The other artists contributing to these interactive installations are:

Commonplace, Studio Teis De Greve, Jasmine De Bruycker, Jesse Howard, Tim Knapen, Tobias Revell, Virginia Tassinari, Ive Van Bostraeten, Filip Van Dingenen and Maarten Vanden Eynde

Go take a look if you're nearby!

More information on School of Time here:
http://www.z33.be/blog/2018/3/22/school-of-time

More information on Temporary Index here:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/temporary_index.html

Temporary Index in Malmö

http://malmo.se/Kultur--fritid/Kultur--noje/Konst--design/Malmo-Konstmuseum/Malmo-Art-Museum/Exhibitions.html
Perpetual Uncertainty at MalmöKonstmuseum opens THIS FRIDAY 23rd February where our entire Temporary Index will be on display. The exhibition brings together artists from Europe, Japan and the USA to investigate questions of nuclear technology, radiation and the transmission of knowledge over deep time futures. How do we communicate to people 100 000 years from now about the radioactive waste we are leaving behind? Is it even possible to imagine what the world will look like then?

Participating artists: James Acord, Shuji Akagi, Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Don’t Follow the Wind, Finger Pointing Worker, Dave Griffiths, Isao Hashimoto, Erika Kobayashi, David Mabb, Cécile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Andy Weir, Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Exhibition continues until 26 August 2018. More info:

http://malmo.se/Kultur--fritid/Kultur--noje/Konst--design/Malmo-Konstmuseum/Malmo-Art-Museum/Exhibitions.html

The Academy of Saturn

http://www.reed.edu/gallery/

We are giving a lecture TONIGHT at Reed College in Portland, Oregon which will be followed by a reception for our solo exhibition The Academy of Saturn taking place at the Cooley Gallery. Work included in the show include Control Room, Portland Wall, Untitled (balloon work), a specially made Here sign that adheres to US road sign regulations and a 4k version of Horizon. Come take a look if you're in the area!

More information on both here:

https://www.artandeducation.net/announcements/176002/thomson-craighead-the-academy-of-saturn

Life Time at MU, Eindhoven

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/apocalypse.html
Our perfume Apocalypse will be part of this group exhibition opening at MU, Eindhoven this Friday 1st December. Other artists in the show include Susana Cámara Leret (ES) & Sissel Tolaas (NO), Guo Cheng (CN), Gil Delindro (PT) , Xandra van der Eijk (NL), Noah Hutton (US), Fujita Keisuke (JP), Katie Paterson (UK), Thomas Thwaites (UK), Wild Vlees (NL), Jiwon Woo (KR), Timo Wright (FI).  The exhibition runs from 1st December 2017 – 18th February 2018. Go take a look!

There's a fb event invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/391302277966880/

Slow Violence tonight!

http://thomson-craighead.net/london.html

Our short mov London is part of the group exhibition Slow Violence opening tonight at UHArts in Hatfield including works by Ackroyd & Harvey, Adam Chodzko, Emma Critchley, Ellie Harrison, Tom James, Katie Paterson, Michael Pinsky

The exhibition runs from 29th November to 20th January. More info:
http://www.herts.ac.uk/uhbow/whats-on/2017-autumn-and-winter/slow-violence

You can also find out more about London here where you can also see a streaming version of the work: http://thomson-craighead.net/london.html

November catch up


We are in a few shows just opening and coming up. As ever if you're nearby then please do go and take a look...  First off, our perfume Apocalypse is part of Humansbeingdigital which opened at The Lowry in Salford last Friday. More information here:

https://www.thelowry.com/exhibitions/humansbeingdigital


Our perfume will also be part of the group exhibition Life Time: biological clocks of the universe at MU, Eindhoven opening on Friday 1st December. More info:

http://www.mu.nl/en/exhibitions/life-time

Our karaoke installation More Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience is in the touring version of Electronic Superhighway, which also opening last week at MAAT in Lisbon, Portugal. More info here:

https://www.maat.pt/en/exhibitions/electronic-superhighway-1966-2016

Our short video work, London is part of Slow Violence opening at the University of Hertfordshire from 29th November.  More infomation here:

http://www.herts.ac.uk/uhbow/whats-on/2017-autumn-and-winter/slow-violence

RECRUITMENT GONE WRONG

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/recruitment.html

We're premiering our new artwork, Recruitment Gone Wrong as part of the group exhibition The New Observatory launching at FACT, Liverpool on 22nd June 2017. The exhibition will run until 1st October and also includes work by Evan Roth, Julie Freeman, Wafaa Bilal, Natasha Caruana, Phil Coy and others.  For a full rundown go to:

http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/the-new-observatory.aspx

Documentation online here:

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/recruitment.html

Recruitment Gone Wrong was researched during an artist residency at The Open Data Institute (ODI) in 2016 and has been made with generous support from Arts Council England and curator Hannah Redler Hawes.  If you're in the Liverpool area on 22nd June come along and see the insallation in action.  Here's a bit more about the work:

In July 2013, a National Security Agency (NSA) recruitment drive held in Wisconsin University was derailed by students, who took the two recruiters to task over lies told by the agency as revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden's data leak in 2013. A few days later, an audio recording of this exchange was released by The Guardian newspaper. 

Recruitment Gone Wrong
reperforms this exchange by animating each of its four main characters through the robotic automation of four ventriloquists’ half-masks.  Unlike conventional ventriloquists’ dummies, half-masks can be worn by an individual, transforming a person into a comical ‘living’ dummy, and so although each mask will be moving according to its assigned character even when left suspended and unworn in the gallery space, a visitor or group of visitors can also choose to wear any of them at prescribed times and channel the words of the students and/or recruiters through their own (cyborg) bodies.

We think of Recruitment gone wrong as an automated mechanical reenactment and a kind of karaoke, re-breathing life into a covert audio recording that touches on issues of privacy, surveillance and our human rights to freedom of information in our contemporary world.