Alt-w Fund

Alt-w

Application Deadline: 17th March 2023 at 6pm.

Initiated in Dundee by Scottish Screen, 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.

Cycle 15 of the fund will commission and curate work for presentation on the 4.5m high LED screen that welcomes every visitor to the refurbished Music Hall in Aberdeen. The deadline for applications is the 17th March 2023 at 6pm.

Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

Cycle 14 Alt-w Exhibition Award - Silent Chaos
Marta NoOne & Ugo Vantini

10th Jan to 1st April 2023. 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 is now a bespoke information collector, gathering data from the people and the activities occurring there, via a bespoke network of different sensors, and then visualised live.

Alt-w | You Are Here

You Are Here

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Ray Interactive
Sam Healy & Brendan McCarthy

18th Feb to 1st April 2023. FREE
An Lanntair, Kenneth St, Stornoway HS1 2DS

In this map of the stars directly above An Lanntair, updated live as time passes, the fleeting presence of visitors generates unique abstract animations. By taking this stellar data set and a computer algorithm called reaction/diffusion, they literally bring the heavens alive.

Restless, vital patterns emerge looking like cells, fingerprints, fungi, animal markings or brain cross-sections. They remind us that all life originates in the stars. Each iteration hints at the fragile balance between growth and death on which beauty, harmony and meaning depend.

Alt-w | Paisley Pearls

Work in development on 'Paisley Pearls' by boredomresearch, 2016.

Cycle 14 Alt-w Exhibition Award - boredomresearch
Vicky Isley & Paul Smith

27th May 2022 to 15th April 2023. BOOK
Museum for Islamic Art, HaPalmach St 2, Jerusalem

These dynamic interpretations of Paisley pattern are inspired by both the iconic design and the prized freshwater pearl mussel that used to thrive in the White Cart river running through Paisley town. Each unique, generative form has been specially seeded for Jerusalem.

www.islamicart.co.il