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Thomson and Craighead

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Title: Flat Earth

Materials: Single channel video, projection

Flat Earth takes us on a seven minute journey around the world where we encounter a series of fragments taken from real peoples' blogs found on the worldwide web by the artists. These fragments are then knitted together to form a kind of singular documentary story.

Jon Thomson (b. London) and Alison Craighead (b. Aberdeen) are fascinated how trends of globalisation and networked global communications have been reshaping the way we all perceive and understand the world around us. They live and work in London and Kingussie making artworks and installations for galleries, museums and site-specific locations that include the worldwide web.

For information on forthcoming, current and previous work, you can follow their blog at and explore their archive
website here.

Jon & Alison were nominated for the 2012 Samsung Art Prize and The Tiger Award in the 2011 Rotterdam Film Festival. They are current recipients of a Vital Spark commission. Recent exhibitions include; BFI Southbank, London; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Highland Institute of Contemporary Art, Scotland; Artists Space, New York; Tang Contemporary, Beijing; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Flat Earth is an Animate Projects commission with Arts Council England and Channel Four Television. Animatics work by Cavan Convery. Script by Jon
Thomson, Alison Craighead & Steve Rushton

Thomson & Craighead received an Alt-w award in 2009.

Visit Thomson and Craighead's website

Image: Flat Earth, 2007, Single channel video, 7'09"