Thomson & Craighead
Commissioned by Photoworks for BPB12, a multi-media installation by Jarman Award nominated artists Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead, explores the imagery produced by the Occupy movement. October uses video uploaded to the internet to create a portrait of a global movement: moving from the optimism and the enthusiasm of its early days to its eventual evictions. A wall projection displays fragments of video, a second projection of a compass on the floor responds by pointing towards the location where each video clip was shot, locating the images in physical space.
Jon Thomson (b. London) and Alison Craighead (b. Aberdeen) are fascinated by how globalisation and networked global communications have been re-shaping the way we perceive and understand the world around us. They live and work in London and Kingussie in the highlands of Scotland making artworks and installations for galleries, museums and site-specific locations that include the worldwide web. Recent exhibitions include; Haus der Kunst, Munich; BFI Southbank, London; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Artists Space, New York; Tang Contemporary, Beijing and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Jon is Reader in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, while Alison is Reader in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at University of Westminster and lectures in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University, London. In Spring 2013, Jon and Alison will have a solo exhibition of recent work at Carroll / Fletcher Gallery in London. For more information on forthcoming, current and previous work, you can follow their blog at www.thomson-craighead.blogspot.co.uk and explore their archive website at www.thomson-craighead.net
Image 01: BPB12 installation shots © Nigel Green
Image 02: BPB12 installation shots © Nigel Green
Image 03: Thomson & Craighead, October, 2012, Two channel installation. © Thomson & Craighead.
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