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Driving through Las Vegas by Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead


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In 'Driving through Las Vegas', the artists have filmed through a car windscreen, while cruising the main strip of Las Vegas. By using headphones, visitors are able to soundtrack this mini road movie, by plugging into a grid of jack sockets built into a plinth placed in front of the projection. Each socket connects to a portable sound system playing a different track recorded from existing internet radio broadcasts, but it also includes live web feeds.
Artist:Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead
Artwork type:Installation/Template Cinema
Material:DVI) projection, patchbay feed from thirty-two internet radio broadcasts and two pairs of headphones.
Measurements:dependent on space
Technique:Video (post) production & audio mastering, driving, soldering, painting, and the scouring of flea markets for old pairs of headphones.
Location:Currently stored by the artists in London. Last two sites of exhibition at V2 in Rotterdam during Jan/Feb 2002 and The Photographers Gallery London during Nov - Jan 200112002
Rights owner:Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:Dundee - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
Notes:Part of creative partnership with Alison Craighead.

An early example of 'Template Cinema', a term coined by the artists to describe cinematic works derived from live network data.

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