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 video, sound, sculpture, installation and online space. Through sensitive appropriation of images, texts, and data from online sources, including YouTube and other social media sharing sites, the artists produce generous, lyrical works that examine the changing socio-political structures of the Information Age. For Thomson & Craighead, the spectre of humanity is always present in the machine, even as a disappearance. Thomson & Craighead have shown extensively at galleries, film festivals and for site-specific commissions in the UK and internationally, including at BFI, FACT, Dundee Contemporary Arts, bitforms, New York; New Museum, New York; and the Berkeley Art Museum, California.
Data Anthropologies: Thomson & Craighead
25 March - 20 June 2015 at the Open Data Institute
April 2017 – November 2019 at Digital Catapult, London
The New Observatory
June 2017 – October 2017 at FACT, Liverpool