UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Party Booby Trap: selected works by Thomson & Craighead

22 October 2019, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Jon Thomson

Jon Thomson, Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, delivers his Inaugural Lecture: 'Party Booby Trap: selected works by Thomson & Craighead'

This event is free.

Event Information

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Denys Holland Lecture Theatre
Bentham House (UCL Laws)
Endsleigh Gardens

About the lecture:

Jon will present and discuss a selection of works made in collaboration with Alison Craighead spanning their first twenty-five years working together. Rather than giving a general overview, the lecture will focus on their visual use of text, and how it has remained a central part of their wider practice.

Read on for a sneak preview: 60 seconds with... Jon Thomson

About the speaker

Jon Thomson working in collaboration with Alison Craighead, makes artworks that examine the changing socio-political structures of our Information Age. In particular they have been looking at how the digital world is ever more closely connected to the physical world becoming a geographical layer in our collective sensorium. Time is often treated with a sculptor’s mentality, as a pliable quantity that can be moulded and remodelled.

Image provided courtesy of the artists:

Thomson & Craighead, 2016

Temporary Index

Digital projection from online sources, desk, lamp, folder, chair

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Inaugural Lecture Series 2019/20

This lecture is part of the 2019/20 series for UCL's Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. The series provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our professors who are undertaking research and scholarship of international significance, and offers an insight into the strength and vitality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.

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