Here's a short interview with Tribe, and some meatier reviews to read prior to her visit--this one from Frieze and this one from The Guardian. Here is a press release for a current exhibition of her work.
Thomson will speak informally and screen something for the early class. Read Suzanne Hudson's text on Thomson written for the Hammer Museum in 2008, and watch his artist's talk in the video to the right. We have not asked Thomson to give a formal artists talk--just a screening--so this should not be redundant, and will prepare you to have a discussion with him in class.