Thomson & Craighead 2014

Twelve frames from a corrupted video file are displayed using lenticular technology more frequently associated with popular 3D images of animals or architectural spaces. Here they illustrate a flat moment taken from machine error. The work raises questions about the status and aesthetics of corrupted digital files. It also plays with notions of animation, as our own movement around the work animates the image.


Lenticular photographic light boxes, each 56cm x 42cm


Data Anthropologies: Thomson & Craighead
25 March - 20 June 2015 at the Open Data Institute

Hybrid Landscapes
April 2017 – November 2019 at Digital Catapult, London

Data Types

Closed, Processed, Static, Unknown

About the Artist

Pioneering media artists Jon Thomson (b.1969) & Alison Craighead (b.1971) make work informed by long-term, gently critical, explorations of the structures and social constructs of the Internet and the spaces of social media. They work across…
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