Atmosphere | La Jetee

La Jetée

Friday 19th August 2016, 9:30pm. £15/13
Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

In the aftermath of World War III, survivors live underground in a post-apocalyptic Paris where scientists research time travel to rescue the present. We wrap our sonic trinity of Atmospheres with this acclaimed short by Chris Marker, the inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s 'Twelve Monkeys'.

With narration by David McKechnie, sound artists Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piquemal will re-score the film in this world premiere performance that explores digital mobile technology for surround sound diffusion. Ensure you bring your devices fully charged, and keep them switched on.

Alt-w: Blush Response

Festival of Architecture 2016

12th-14th August 2016, 10am-6pm. FREE
Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

As part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 the Alt-w Fund has commissioned a series of new works by artists based in Scotland for a touring exhibition onboard the Travelling Gallery. From August 2016 the exhibition will include work by ~ in the fields, Charles Young, Dennis & Debbie Club and The Bothy Project with Torsten Lauschmann.

Click here for all the tour locations.

Alt-w | crionan

Crinan Canal

3rd-4th September 2016, 11am-5pm. FREE
Crinan, by Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8SR

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields
www.in-the-fields.org

Opened in 1801 the Crinan Canal in Argyll & Bute connects Loch Gilp with the Sound of Jura by providing a much shorter route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides than going around the Kintyre peninsula.

Vessels pass through fifteen locks as they navigate through the canal. ~ in the fields will take live data relating to each lock and create a kinetic parametric architectural structure in response, at the mouth of the canal in Crinan.

Alt-w | Terraforming - Paper Islands

Paperholm 281

7th-13th November 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Charles Young
www.paperholm.com

An exploration of architecture through the daily production of tiny models from 200gsm watercolour paper. A new building or structure is designed, made, recorded and published online each day, often as an animated gif.

The models will be combined into an installation that presents a city located on an imaginary archipelago. Visitors to the Travelling Gallery will be behind the wheel on the bridge of a ship sailing towards these islands.

Alt-w | Lighter and the Lighted

Pig Rock Bothy

Friday 2nd December 2016, 4pm. FREE
Modern One, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
The Bothy Project
www.thebothyproject.org

The Bothy Project have commissioned new work by Torsten Lauschmann for Pig Rock Bothy at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and developed a companion work for the Travelling Gallery.

During exploratory experiments with renewable energy, Lauschmann became interested in the material and aesthetic qualities of solar panels, appropriating them as a canvas rather than an energy resource.

Lauschmann will further explore this idea further on board the Travelling Gallery, feeding into a festive installation at Modern One to celebrate the end of our Alt-w: Blush Response exhibition tour around Scotland.

Alt-w | NEO BRUTES

NEO BRUTES

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Dennis & Debbie Club
dennisanddebbie.club

Dennis & Debbie Club are a Glasgow-based digital art duo specialising in video-animations & installations. Convinced that within the virtual, fantasy, ideology and reality collide in the most horrifying and stunning of ways, they are not digital escapists, they just want to abandon reality.

Their newest computer generated installation re-imagines remnants of Scottish Brutalist architecture as the headquarters for an utopian movement: the NEO BRUTES – a fever dream of resurrected Modernists-gone-radicals that are now expanding into virtual reality.

UWS Alt-w Paisley Digital Art Commission

Vicky Isley & Paul Smith of boredomresearch with 'Lost Flight Plume', 2013. DAM Gallery, Berlin.

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

boredomresearch
www.boredomresearch.net

In support of the Scottish town of Paisley’s ambition to be UK City of Culture in 2021, the UWS Creative Media Academy and New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Renfrewshire Council have awarded this inaugural £25k commission to boredomresearch to make a new piece of work for the town.

Alt-w | Cursor

Cursor Heart

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Kirsty Hendry, Jake Watts & Dave Young
cursorware.me

Cursor is an app that is designed to make you think about the data you are producing throughout the day and what this data says about your health.

Through using Cursor you can collect organs to complete your databody. Each organ contains a specially commissioned artwork released in five individual parts.

The more you move the more data you will produce, this in turn will unlock new content for you to experience throughout your day – simple!

Alt-w | Remote Control

Alan Brown

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Alan Brown
www.9voltproject.com

Alan Brown works with technology, moving image and sound. He creates device art which explores themes around communication, control, power and agency. His work is often playful and frequently involves modified everyday objects that function in altered or unexpected ways.

Remote Control is a series of three pieces (‘If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have Nothing to Fear’, ‘Do Not Press’ & ‘Emotional Contagion’) that engage with issues of privacy, social control and compliance. They explore how we resist or give in to the increasing influence of screens.

Alt-w | Heritage Site

Five Sisters Bing, West Calder. Image © Thomas Nugent

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Nicky Bird
nickybird.com

Nicky Bird investigates the contemporary relevance of found photographs, and the hidden histories of specific sites, investigating how they remain resonant. She incorporates new photography with oral histories and genealogy by collaborating with people who have a significant connection to the original site, archive or artefact.

Heritage Site is a new media art and archaeology project working with the Five Sisters shale bings in West Calder and a house that is buried beneath. It brings together artists, heritage visualisation archaeologists and local community members to create new ways of imaging what lies underground in both practical and metaphorical senses.