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Thomson & Craighead

Thomson & Craighead, are collaborative duo Jon Thomson (b.1969, London) and Alison Craighead (b. 1971, Aberdeen) who create work which is largely concerned with the live networks that are ever present around us. Thomson & Craighead assess how these ever-changing spaces alter how we understand the world that surrounds us and how we make sense of the constant flow of information that they allow.

Thomson & Craighead have been creating work collaboratively since 1993 after meeting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. With major exhibitions across the globe, from Dundee Contemporary Arts, Tate Britain, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The New Museum, New York – the works created for these shows often use live data streams to create template cinema online artworks for large-scale gallery installations – where networked movies are created in real time from online material such as remote-user security webcams, audio feeds and chat room text transcripts. Alongside their arts practice, Thomson & Craighead both lecture in fine art – Jon Thomson at Slade School of Fine Art, London and Alison Craighead at Goldsmiths, University of London.


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Thomson and Craighead standing in front of a large window.