Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

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

Premiering 2020/21. 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 | The Sweet Old Etcetera

The Sweet Old Etcetera (2006)

Cycle 04 Alt-w Production Award - Alison Clifford
collection.eliterature.org

This interactive work is based on the poetry of e. e. Cummings. His poems have been reinterpreted using animation and sound. This fresh response to the original printed word, releases it from the confines of the physical page, bringing it into a digital environment in a playful way.

This work is archived in the Electronic Literature Collection, an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organisation. Based at Washington State University Vancouver, they collect works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer.

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 Periodic Table of Emotions' has gone on to create multiple visible manifestations of the attitude and mood of many different people and places including hospitals, nurturing a myriad of ongoing personal connections. Follow @DundeeFeels to engage with the work on Twitter.

Alt-w | Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Cycle 02 Alt-w Production Award - Donna Leishman
collection.eliterature.org

Exploring the best known case of demonic possession in Scotland, this online work offers a rich narrative landscape for the user to browse: uncovering hidden scenarios while experiencing the story. Each leaf, cross and window could open a new path into the story, let yourself get lost inside.

This work is archived in the Electronic Literature Collection, an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organisation. Based at Washington State University Vancouver, they collect works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer.