Alt-w | Belief


27th January to 15th April 2017, Tue-Fri 11am-5pm.
Young Projects Gallery, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

Cycle 08 Alt-w Festival Award

Thomson & Craighead have been shortlisted for the 2014 Nam June Paik Award, one of the foremost international prizes for media art. The accompanying exhibition is at the Mies van der Rohe designed Museen Haus Lange in Germany and features Belief, an Alt-w supported work.

Belief is a desktop documentary made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In twelve minutes, this two-screen installation circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about faith, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.

A compass floor projection interacts with the montage showing where each clip originated in relation to the geographical location of the artwork. With a little help from Google Earth viewers are placed at the centre point of this cinematic data visualisation.

Belief is the final work in the Flat Earth Trilogy. Supported by Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland's Alt-w Fund and ATLAS. Software development by Matthew Jarvis, sound design by John Cobban and script development by Alison Craighead, Jon Thomson and Steve Rushton.

28th Sept 2014 to 15th Feb 2015, Tues-Sun 11am-5pm.
Museen Haus Lang, Wilhelmshofallee 91-97, 47800 Krefeld

18th January to 16th March 2014, daily 11am-6pm.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY

24th May to 13th July 2013, Mon-Sat 11am-7pm.
Carroll/Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle Street, London

13th to 15th April 2013, 10am-5:30pm.
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF

21st June to 1st July 2012, 8:30-9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

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