here to go to the Art Prize
The Centre of Attention will be showing templatecinema: an ongoing
work in which low-tech movies are made from existing data appropriated
in realtime from the world wide web.
As such, these 'movies' are fragile as they surreptitiously grab images
and sounds from already existing websites that lie beyond the direct control
of the artists themselves. In fact, each work of template cinema is simply
a list of instructions, not unlike the drawings of Sol Lewitt for example,
but unlike Lewitt's drawings, these instructions actually execute themselves.
In the gallery
you will be able to access the website for live movies and there will
be also a DVD available with archived works created by the site.
are available for viewing at: http://www.templatecinema.com
& Craighead are also currently showing:
Algorithmic Revolution, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Database Imaginary, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada
Pass the Time of Day, Gasworks, London
In December 04: Dreaming of a white... Arts and Business, London
For more information on Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, visit their