Thank You Alan Turing is a large scale laser and neon based artwork to celebrate the centenary of Alan Turing, the father of modern day computing and the mathematical genius that helped to crack the Enigma code during the Second World War.
The piece, originally commissioned by The BBC Space, was first shown at Blinc. Two lasers were positioned on top of Conwy Castle, programmed to pulse Thank You in Morse Code into the heavens. A large neon rendition of his epitaph was then placed below the castle walls creating a complimentary focus to the artwork.
“Hyperboloids of wondrous Light
Rolling for aye through Space and Time
Harbour those Waves which somehow Might
Play out God’s holy pantomime”
The artwork was featured on BBC Space for 12 months and covered by a wide variety of press including National BBC Coverage. Craig Morrison was also made an honorary member of The Alan Turing Society, the collective who lobbied for Turing’s pardon in December 2014.
Battle of the Atlantic Commemorations Liverpool
The artwork was also exhibited from the top of the Liver Building in Liverpool as part of the Battle of the Atlantic Commemorations in Liverpool Docks. Craig worked closely with Liverpool City Council, the Aviation Authority , the Health and Safety Executives and the partners involved in the commemorations at the docks.
The event was awarded a prestigious Eventex’s Cultural Event of the Year award in 2014
Thank You Alan Turing at The Lowry, Salford Quays.
The artwork was then exhibited as part of The Future Cities Festival in Manchester to pay tribute to Alan Turing. The Neon installation is now on permanent exhibition at The Lowry in Salford Quays
“His fundamental work in computing has helped to shape what we see in contemporary life, while his wartime work on codebreaking definitely contributed to the preservation of our freedom of expression”.
Craig Morrison, Blinc curator. BBC News. 2013.
Intense Colour is an ongoing personal creative project, developed in collaboration with various multi-disciplinary artists.
Commissioned by Arts Council Wales and BBC Space. The original artwork was a collaborative work with Elizabeth Ashworth, Menna Elfyn and Jobina Tinnemans
Green Bay is an installation inspired by “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Goodnight “ by Dylan Thomas. A mixed media work using perspex, steel , 4 x OSP lasers, Led lights, water, books, and oil paint.
Supported by the Arts Council of Wales.