Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead
are artists based in London working primarily with video, sound and electronic networked space to create gallery and site-specific artworks and installations. During this time they have exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, having earned a reputation as leading UK practitioners in the field of New Media Art.
Much of Jon and Alison’s gallery and web-based works to date follow the artistic traditions of Appropriation and Manipulation while exploring the ways in which New Technologies and Electronic Global Communications Networks are changing the way we perceive the world around us.
Recent solo exhibitions include a presentation of their major new work, ‘Short Films about Flying’ for Mobile Home Gallery in London, and a mini-survey of three recent installations at V2 in Rotterdam. Recent participation in group exhibitions and special commissions include 010101: Art in Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Art & Money On-line, Tate Britain; Beuro Friedrich, Berlin; Game-show at the Massachusetts Musuem of Modern Art; Re:mote at The Photographers Gallery, London; BananaRAM in Ancona, Italy and Mobile Phonics at z33, Belgium.
Jon and Alison have also recently launched their on-line shop, www.dot-store.com and are currently developing new works for e-2 in London having just completed an installation called, ‘Weather Gauge’ for the Bitparts exhibition commissioned by FACT in Liverpool. You can view their web-work and some documentation of other works at www.thomson-craighead.net and www.dot-store.com
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