Alt-w | Modern Edinburgh Film School
Saturday 25th May 2013, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Modern Edinburgh Film School presents an expanded cinema event with a preface by Alex Hetherington. Claire Denis’ masterpiece 'Beau Travail' will screen alongside Bobby Niven’s short film 'ISLAND'. In addition an essay 'Blood and Sand' by Hannah McGill will be read live by the performance and visual artist Catherine Street.
Alt-w Fund | Cycle 09
Initiated by Scottish Screen in 2000, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.
The fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive practice, make use of technology as both platform and medium, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.
For Cycle 09 we will strategically support projects that can be integrated into Project Ginsberg, a new platform supporting individuals to take control of their mental health, a key part of our Life Designs programme for 2014.
Alt-w | To Dream Again
Cellist Peter Gregson’s new work unfolds after a series of interactions between the audience and bespoke data systems. Created especially for this world premiere, these interactions mean that each performance develops in an entirely different way at our lab and subsequently online, where it decays until finally it can no longer be heard.
Quite the matter of life and data.
Thomson & Craighead | Belief
24th May to 6th July 2013, Mon-Sat 11am-7pm.
Carroll/Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle Street, London
Belief is a desktop documentary made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In twelve minutes, this two-screen installation circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about belief, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.
A compass floor projection interacts with the montage showing where each clip originated in relation to the geographical location of the artwork. With a little help from Google Earth viewers are placed at the centre point of this cinematic data visualisation.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.