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Alt-w | Cycle 13


Production Awards

Atmosphere

Brigadoon

Saturday 15th June 2019, 7:30 for 8pm. £15
Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD

Atmosphere is our most popular research programme. First premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, it re-imagines the concept of Atmospheric movie theaters from the 1920s and 30s.

Each expanded screening uses a team of guest artists and creatives to work with technology old and new, multi-sensory interactives and live elements too. Expect some smoke and mirrors, before the bells and whistles.

For details of our last Atmosphere click here.

Alt-w | Spinning Bits

Spinning Bits

Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award -
Andy Law & Mil Stricevic
www.milish.studio

19th August to 30th September 2019. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Focusing on the archiving of 'rude' data, each frame in this series of animations is generated by taking a single strip of pixels from an image in the cache of a computer's web browser, and rotating it about a fixed axis.

The process is repeated on each subsequent strip to produce an animation that substitutes an explicit image for something seemingly innocent. The computer oblivious to the perceived corrupting influence of what it's processing.

Atmosphere | Blade Runner

Blade Runner (1982)

7:30 for 8pm, Friday 8th November 2019. £9
V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ

Ridley Scott's seminal 1982 science-fiction fantasy dystopia of replicant robots gone rogue in Los Angeles is set in November 2019, the same month that both the 'Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine' exhibition at V&A Dundee and the NEoN Digital Arts Festival open.

Join us for the first time inside V&A Dundee's Locke Hall as it's transformed into the Tyrell Corporation for one night only to host our expanded screening of this iconic film. Come dressed as your favourite character for some neo-noir cinematic fun, with prizes to be won. Over 15s only.

Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Silent Chaos
Marta NoOne & Ugo Vantini

Look Again Festival, June 2020. 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 will be transformed into an information collector, gathering data from the people and the activities occurring there, via a bespoke network of different sensors, which will be visualised live on the screen.

Silent Chaos analyze and decode the world through the use of new technologies. By creating unusual instruments, which can include live plants, to play in their performances, they research and experiment with new media, live video manipulation, sound-driven video and creative coding.

Alt-w | Assembly

Assembly

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Charles Young
www.paperholm.com

From October 1st 2019, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Charles Young is best known for his Alt-w supported project Paperholm, where he designed, made, photographed and animated a tiny model building daily out of paper for one thousand days. His looping moving images explore ideas around the perception of space, imagination and memory.

In this new series of HD animations, a paper model of the neighbourhood that surrounds the Music Hall will be shown from varying angles and at different scales. This base of the existing city will then be added to with a layer of invented structures and occupation that are bound to delight.

Alt-w | Invisible Landscapes of Music

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Bright Side Studios
Susanna Murphy & Cristina Spiteri

From October 1st 2019, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Revealing the dramatic beauty of hidden ecosystems and microscopic landscapes that lie beneath the surface of the musical world. Through film and augmented reality an exploration of scores, instruments and physical media will uncover a mysterious, rarely seen world, now writ large.

Bright Side Studios design immersive experiences that connect people with stories and spaces. They dynamically engage with audiences across both the cultural and commercial world, and will collaborate with ASCUS Art & Science on the realisation of this beguiling project.

Alt-w | You Are Here

You Are Here

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

From October 1st 2019, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

In this map of the stars directly above the Music Hall, 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.

Atmosphere | Gosford Park

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Saturday 15th June 2019, 7:30 for 8pm. RSVP
Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD

You're invited to a weekend in the country on the estate of Sir William McCordle. But better beware, secrets will be revealed, and it appears that everyone, above and below stairs, has an axe to grind with our distinguished host.

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Director Robert Altman brought together a fine ensemble cast for this 2001 production. Written by Julian Fellows, it's a study of the British class system in the 1930s, all wrapped up in a murder mystery worthy of Agatha Christie herself.

FULLY BOOKED

DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Susana Camara Leret

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Design
www.susanacamaraleret.com

Throughout her fellowship, Susana Cámara Leret has been researching heath ecologies and the process of olfaction, from the remarkable ability of Joy Milne, who can diagnose Parkinson's Disease by smell alone, to exploring how fragrance on a molecular level can trigger memory.

Working with the radiology department at DCN, she has created 'The Smell of Onyx: Aspirations', a series of hand blown glass vessels containing the breath of patients who have undergone embolization treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) of the brain and spinal cord.