DCN Mentoring Residency | Sven Werner

Observer Cinema

Observer Cinema

29th January to 8th March 2018, Mon-Sun 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

With the suppprt of NHS Lothian's Art & Therapeutic Design programme, the Alt-w LAB is hosting four Ginkgo mentoring residencies this winter. Glasgow-based Sven Werner is a artist and filmmaker who has worked in partnership with the Society of Scottish Artists to create a new installation.

Presented at the Royal Scottish Academy, with an accompanying audio work, Observer Cinema is the story of a man who, to his own surprise, finds he has a peculiar gift: he is able to recognise and inhabit the blind angles of people’s attention so that he becomes to all eyes invisible.

DCN Mentoring Residency | Stacey Hunter

Stacey Hunter

Design and personal and social identity

With the suppprt of NHS Lothian's Art & Therapeutic Design programme, the Alt-w LAB is hosting four Ginkgo mentoring residencies this winter. Edinburgh-based design specialist Stacey Hunter is a producer, curator and writer.

Exploring how healthcare environments have implications for patients in terms of their identity and sense of self, Stacey will be thinking about how the depersonalising effect of clinical environments might be positively counteracted.

Starting with the idea of the ‘dressing table’, the residency will consider the accoutrements we surround ourselves with to communicate or sustain our 'best self', using the City of Edinburgh's art collection as a resource and reference point.

Alt-w LAB


June 2017 to February 2018.
Level 4, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

The Alt-w LAB at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh marks a new chapter for the Alt-w Fund. This pilot national media lab is a space for the production, participation and presentation of creative technology. Open to all, encouraging new ideas and applications, whilst providing space for Alt-w alumni.

Our first project is with NHS Lothian's Art and Therapeutic Design programme. Together we've awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh. All three are based at the lab.

Cryptic Nights | Refraction

Cryptic Nights | Refraction

8th & 9th March 2018, 8pm. RSVP
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Treading the line between reality and imagination, composer and sound designer Luci Holland in collaboration with lighting designer Tom Sulat and visual artist Ross Blair invites you to embark on an interactive, virtual exploration of an underwater environment.

Refraction is an otherworldly experience where your movement directly affects responsive audio and visuals. Observing and interacting with the space, you control your own immersion and the resulting impact it has on the senses. Followed by a Q&A on the 8th March.