Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Silent Chaos
Marta NoOne & Ugo Vantini

Premiering 2021. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Every human being has become a living set of data and a potential content creator. The Music Hall will be transformed into an information collector, gathering data from the people and the activities occurring there, via a bespoke network of different sensors, which will be visualised live on the screen.

Silent Chaos analyze and decode the world through the use of new technologies. By creating unusual instruments, which can include live plants, to play in their performances, they research and experiment with new media, live video manipulation, sound-driven video and creative coding.

Alt-w | Resono

Resono Cupar

Available on vinyl and download now.

This sound art and music project took place in some of Scotland’s most interesting acoustic spaces. The concept was to compose, perform and record compositions specifically for a series of particularly reverberant locations using impulse response digital audio technology.

Resono was performed inside Cupar's massive fifty eight metre high concrete silo, built in 1964 by the British Sugar Corporation, and in the nave of the Sir George Gilbert Scott designed St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh of 1879. Both exceptional spaces for sonic experimentation.

Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden

Requiem for Edward Snowden Album Cover

Available on vinyl, CD and download now.

This audiovisual performance piece is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.

"...beautiful reminder of what we all need to be fighting against."

Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring the consequences through electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of the performers will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals.

Alt-w | Sagacity

Sagacity, Aidan Moesby.

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award - Small Society Lab
aidanmoesby.co.uk

The Small Society Lab at Dundee Contemporary Arts worked with artist Aidan Moesby to construct a reflexive barometer of wellbeing, initially for Dundee, that provides a space – real, imagined or virtual – to reflect on ‘how things are’ and how can they be maintained or improved.

The Print Studio at DCA have produced a limited edition version of 'The Periodic Table of Emotions.' This edition of 118, referencing the number of chemical elements, is in archival pigment on 308gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag®, sized 72cm x 111.5 cm, and priced at £132 inc VAT.

Alt-w Archive

Alt-w

Explore a snap-shot of new media practice and creative engagement with digital culture, as seen through the lens of the Alt-w award. Since it's establishment the fund has supported a formidable alumni of practitioners in their exploration of new ideas and new technologies.

Initially concerned with the emerging medium of the world wide web, these projects now represent the wider evolution of digital culture. From pure research to dynamic production, the range of ideas and depth of enquiry reasserts the vibrancy of experimentation in Scotland.

Tagged with: