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Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden

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This 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.

"...beautiful reminder of what we all need to be fighting against."

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

Glug

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.

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PechaKucha Edinburgh

PechaKucha

Friday 22nd August 2014, 6.30pm.
Airpuddle, Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

It is curated in Edinburgh by Gordon Duffy, Principal of architecture practice Studio DuB. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

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Masters Festival | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Masters Festival

16th-24th Aug, Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Wed-Thu 11am-8pm.
Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF

The Masters Festival is one of the main contributions of Edinburgh College of Art to the Edinburgh Art Festival. This exhibition and series of events is by postgraduates from the School of Art, School of Design, and the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

ECA's Sculpture Court has been turned into an events space for talks and performances as well as exhibitions from a variety of programmes. An installation from staff and PhD students can be explored through a postcard display, encouraging you to take some of the work away with you.

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Producing Data: Practices, Materialities, Values.

Producing Data

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.

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Atmosphere | Barbarella

Bear-barella

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.

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Complimentary Complements | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

[dinner]lab

Thursday 21st August 2014,7pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Founded by two postgraduate students at Edinburgh College of Art, [Dinner]Lab brings together artists and scientists to explore the culture of contemporary food and drink. In this evening of cocktails and nibbles you're invited to explore the taste and flavour possibilities that compliment the five artworks in our current Alt-w exhibition.

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Ellie Harrison In Conversation | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Ellie Harrison In Conversation

Monday 11th August 2014, 6.30pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge EH8 9YL

As part of GENERATION, Counterpoint is an exhibition of new work co-commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival and Talbot Rice Gallery from eight emerging artists including Alt-w alumus Ellie (Trajectories) Harrison.

Harrison's new artwork 'After the Revolution, Who Will Clean Up the Mess?' is completely contingent on the result of the Referendum. Join in this discusscusion on art, activism and social change with journalist Ewa Jasiewicz.

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Meursault | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Meursault

Tuesday 19th August 2014, 6pm. £4
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Providing fresh perspectives on visual art, Festival Detours is a series of intimate live performances in Edinburgh's leading galleries by stars from the worlds of music, poetry and theatre. Edinburgh-based Meursault will perform in the surroundings of our Alt-w exhibition.

Meursault are a Scottish indie rock band formed in 2006. Led by singer-songwriter Neil Pennycook, the band's musical style has been categorised as folktronica, alternative rock and indie folk. Pennycock will play solo and unplugged in this his last performance as Meursault.

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Alt-w | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Donna Leishman, Front (2014)

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

An exhibition of new work by ~ in the fields, Chris Helson & Sarah Jackets, Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell, Donna Leishman and Calum Stirling, all commissioned by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund.

In Help Me Obi, Helson and Jackets have built a seemingly impossible machine, a 360º video hologram to investigate remote relationships, intimacy and dislocation. Mehrpouya & Powell have also created a vision of the world in miniature. By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, players can endlessly influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket.