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Horizon & BEACON

Thomson, Jon and Craighead, Alison (2009) Horizon & BEACON. In: Timecode, 17 Jan - 08 Mar 2009, Dundee Contemporary Arts, United Kingdom.

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Timecode was a group show at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2009. Others Artists included where Douglas Gordon, Tatsuo Miyajima, On Kawara, Ceal Floyer, Christian Stock. Thomson and Craighead where commissioned to make an new installation,Horizon and accompanying limited edition print for the exhibition. Also included in the exhibition was a Beacon in the form of a railway flapsign. Horizon is a narrative clock made out of images accessed in realtime from webcams found in every time zone around the world. The result is a constantly updating array of images that read like a series of movie storyboards, but also as an idiosynratic global electronic sundial. BEACON as a unique mechanical railway flap sign built by Solari of Udine in Italy. As with the online and projected version of BEACON, this mechanical half-flap sign continuously relays live web searches as they are being made around the world presenting them back in series and at regular intervals as an endless concrete poetry.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:8061
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 15:37
Last Modified:03 Jun 2010 15:37

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