Adam Douglas Thompson

adamPan, 6:00 loop, silent
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In Pan, we move across a seemingly never-ending landscape. The scenes suffuse banal, suburban imagery with elements of surreality and disturbing narrative. A dog jumps to catch a UFO, a man shoves his head in a mailbox, and Noah’s ark makes landfall in a Midwestern city. The scenery is mostly static, but small movements create a strange sense of time, as if we are caught in a single quivering tick of the the clock. The piece is intended to grow indefinitely – a second segment of roughly equal length in in production.


Fall, 2017, 3:00 loop, sound. 
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A meditation on autumnal foreboding, Fall was begun just prior to the 2016 Presidential election and was completed in the fall of 2017. A variety of surreal tableaus unfold, implying the presence of malevolent forces. A trashbag writhes, fallen leaves play chess, and a babysitter (with a lamp for a head) fails to guard the house. Trump hovers around the edges, but whether he is cause or consequence of these hauntings is an open question. 

Adam Douglas Thompson is an artist, designer, and teacher. He creates thousands of diagrammatic drawings that form an endless library of visual imaginings, as well as a variety of digital artworks and animations. Thompson’s work is at turns funny, bizarre, and philosophical, touching on a vast array of themes and topics. His work has been exhibited at Untitled Art Fair, Auxiliary Projects, ReginaRex, Transmitter Gallery, the Cairo Video Festival, and the Boston Center for the Arts, among other venues, and he is a recipient of the 2014 ArtSlant Prize. A book of 100 of his drawings, titled #1359-1458, was published by Regency Arts Press, Ltd. (2010), and his work has been featured in magazines including Electric Literature and The Believer. Thompson has created large commissioned drawing installations for companies including Logitech, Kargo Mobile, and Extend Fertility. He teaches design at Brooklyn College and Kingsborough Community College, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer Helen Phillips, and their children.