Yann Seznec | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014
31st July to 31st August 2014, Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.
Police Box, Easter Road (corner of Albion Road), EH7 5QJ
Constructed entirely from discarded computer fans, Alt-w alumnus Yann (Secret Sound of Spores) Seznec’s new work 'Currents' is a physical and sonic experience, drawing on real-time weather data from around the world to move air around the visitor.
Currents expands Seznec’s interest in technology as a tool, to consider how it shapes our environment. Frequently discarded, the fans point to our obsession with change, as well as the realities of a global economy that make it cheaper to produce anew rather than repair.
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. Focusing 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.
The Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, 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.