Alt-w Fund | Cycle 10
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 medium and message, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.
Beauty by Design | Fashioning the Renaissance
15th Nov 2014 to 3rd May 2015, Daily 10am-5pm.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh EH2 1JD.
This exhibition questions cultural commonplaces about beauty and body image by linking the renaissance art collections of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery to contemporary fashion.
Fashion designers and stylists, Mal Burkinshaw, Claire Ferguson and Sally-Ann Provan with Anne Chaisty, Philip Clarke and Sharon Lloyd will display their work alongside paintings by Paris Bordon & Adam de Colone.
Beauty by Design is a result of a partnership collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and New Media Scotland. It also enjoys the support of Sophie Hallette Lace and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.
Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden
Saturday 11th October 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
This live large scale 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.
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.
Glug Edinburgh | The Futurists
Thursday 9th October 2014, 6-9pm.
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
This October, Glug will look into and at the 'future' through the different creative eyes of Gillian Easson, Katy West, Geoffrey Baines, and our very own Mark Daniels who will announce the winners of Cycle 10 of the Alt-w Fund.
Glug is a series of talks organised by Creative Edinburgh which brings together practitioners and entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines for an evening of inspiration and informal networking.
Producing Data: Practices, Materialities, Values.
3rd & 4th September 2014.
ECCI, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
The term ‘data’ is ubiquitous. its presence can take the form of representations of various facets of our lives. Data is a part of the contracts that we make with each other, companies that we deal with, and the fallout of the devices that we use.
‘Data’ appears not as information in its own right, but as a lens through which to discuss, and often critique, governments and corporations. The reverberations of Big Data controversies suggest that data is developing to be one of the key political issues of our time.
Atmosphere | Barbarella
Friday 10th October 2014, 8pm. £12/£10
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
As part of the BFI 'Days of Fear and Wonder' Sci-Fi season Peaches Christ introduces an Atmosphere screening of Roger Vadim's 1968 classic 'Barbarella' with an out-of-this-world pre-show starring San Francisco's own Lady Bear.
Additional roles will be filled by fellow San Franciscan bon-vivants Hugz Bunny and Shemantha, UK performers the Ultra Violets, Cheddar Gawjus and Anna Phylactic plus local guests from Glasgow. Dress Code: 41st Century Chic.
7th August to 11th September 2014. 6pm.
Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, EH1 3NT
Twilight Talks is a series of six conversations, taking place at Gayfield Creative Spaces and other venues in Edinburgh this August and September. You can hear contemporary designers, curators and researchers explore the role and context for design in contemporary Scottish cultural life.
Alt-w | Front
Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
A fictitious cautionary tale, set within the world of social media.Through an interface (based on the familiar layout and hierarchy of Facebook) Daphne, our protagonist shares her predilections, thoughts and volumes of meticulously crafted selfies.
She has excellent taste (her Front friends tell her so), she is ‘liked’ by many, but all is not as it seems.The edit that is her 'timeline' - updates with new pictures, videos and music - all of which, if listened to and looked at closely, reveal anxiety and insecurity warning signs.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.