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Atmosphere

Brigadoon

Friday 10th November 2017, 9pm. RSVP
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

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.

Atmosphere | Carry on Screaming

Carry on Screaming (1966)

Tuesday 31st October 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. £10
Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD

This Hallowe'en Dr. Orlando Watt and his sister Valeria invite you to join them at Bide-A-Wee Rest Home for a very special Atmosphere screening of the Carry On classic from 1966. A parody of the Hammer Horror movies, the film stars Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams and Fenella Fielding.

With a spate of kidnappings in Hocombe Woods, local Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, but clearly doesn't have a clue. Have no fear however, as none of the horror greats from Frankenstein to The Mummy, Dr Jekyl to Mr Hyde escape the digs at Lauriston Castle. "Frying tonight!"

FULLY BOOKED

Atmosphere | Modern Times

Modern Times

Friday 10th November 2017, 9pm. RSVP
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

2017 has been designated Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and as part of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival we're turning the clock back to 1936 when Art Deco cinema Green's Playhouse first opened to the public on the site of the Mecca bingo hall.

Step inside the iconic tower to watch Charlie Chaplin's 1936 silent comedy 'Modern Times' as the silver screen returns to the site of the original Playhouse for one more night. You're encouraged to dress like the iconic 'Little Tramp' and join us for bingo before the main feature from 6:30pm.

Click here to be added to the guest list.

Scalarama

Scalarama

1st-30th September 2017. RSVP
Across the UK and the world.

Scalarama is a celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, taking place every September. 30 days in which cinemas across the world join together to celebrate watching films together – where cinemas pop up in unexpected places – and where classic, rare or locally made films get an annual showing.

This is Scalarama!

Atmosphere | A Zed & Two Noughts

A Zed & Two Noughts

Thursday 30th November 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. £10
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Peter Greenaway's visually stunning 1985 film was the first with his "most important collaborator" cinematographer Sacha Vierny. A story of twin zoologists Oswald and Oliver Deuce who, after losing their wives in a freak car collision with a swan outside the zoo where they work, develop a curious attachment to the car's driver Alba, who survived.

Developed in collaboration with DCN Design Fellow Susana Cámara Leret, this is our first Atmosphere event in the Alt-w LAB. Punctuated by the dulcet tones of Sir David Attenborough and the influence of Johannes Vermeer, the film is a rumination on life, love and sex and the inevitability of birth, death and decay.

NEoN Digital Arts Festival

Material Speculation: ISIS

7th-12th November 2017. RSVP
Across the City of Dundee.

NEoN will expand on it being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and will unveil hidden histories by working with artists who use the current (and controversial) practice of ‘media archaeology’.

Media archaeologists uncover and reconsider the obsolete, persistent, and hidden material cultures of the technological age – from big data software algorithms to tiny silicon chips. NEoN proposes that artists are future media archaeologists, recorders of our current information-based society, and time-travellers highlighting the continued relevance of our long past. Join us as we dig for the digital, brush the dirt off the non-material, and excavate the internet.

The programme will focus on the tropes of current archaeology practices such as the visualisation of heritage assets, and the questioning of the geological sediment layers that evidence human life on planet earth. By putting artist’s concerns at the heart of the programme, a more complex picture of the material culture of the digital age will emerge.

NEoN doesn’t seek to be merely nostalgic about technology but to expose, through artistic practice, how new technologies are understood now and will be in the future, in the creation of shared cultural experiences.