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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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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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Art Late South | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Art Late South | Edinburgh Art Festival

Thursday 21st August 2014, 6-10pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL

Edinburgh Art Festival's Art Late South is a evening of specially programmed late night openings and events, taking in live music, performances and artist talks and tours in galleries south of the Royal Mile.

Art Late South will include a performance from The Little Kicks alongside escorted tours of exhibitions at Edinburgh College of Art, New Media Scotland, Dovecot Studios, Summerhall and Talbot Rice Gallery.

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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.

Alt-w | Front

Donna Leishman, Front (2014)

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Donna Leishman
www.6amhoover.com/front

A fictitious cautionary tale, set within the world of social media.Through an interface (based on the familiar layout and hierarchy of Facebook) Daphne, our protagonist shares her predilections, thoughts and volumes of meticulously crafted selfies.

She has excellent taste (her Front friends tell her so), she is ‘liked’ by many, but all is not as it seems.The edit that is her 'timeline' - updates with new pictures, videos and music - all of which, if listened to and looked at closely, reveal anxiety and insecurity warning signs.

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Alt-w | a journey to the clouds

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Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields
www.in-the-fields.org

This physical installation is for a young audience of age group 8 to 13 years. There is a room covered by a filigree dome, a praxinoscope and a moss garden. It's a story walked into to uncover wonders, a journey to send problems away, and a space of wellbeing for children.

Working with sight, hearing, smell and touch, the artist collective have used their own sense of the elements to create a space in which children can feel relaxed and inspired. It's a world to tell their tale one step at a time, where something hidden can be found.

Alt-w | The Thinking Machine

The Thinking Machine

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell
www.warburtongallery.com

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

The Thinking Machine contains a vision of the whole world in miniature. A box full of delights from a collaboration between a computer programmer and an artist who wanted to look at the difference between the map, or the way we measure reality, and the terrain, reality itself.

By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, participants influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket. When viewed via portals and mirrors more whimsical influences unfold in the interior, meaning that no one really is in control. It's your turn to roll.

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Alt-w | Gadroon Bagette Cartouche

Gadroon Baguette Cartouche

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Calum Stirling
www.calumstirling.com

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

A project to digitally produce an update of traditional Scottish cornicing and architectural ceiling moldings using data visualization techniques and CNC milling technology.

Taking stats, for example, from renewable energy outputs, red squirrel populations and the Scottish banking sector and translating it into elaborate sculptural ceilings.

A language of both discrete and overt design will represent digital data in provocative and mongrel forms. Subverting the traditional role of interior decoration as benign.

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