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48 hours | After Money

Bitcoin Marriage

17th & 18th November 2017, 10am-5pm. FREE
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

The fast pace and shifting developments of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have been hailed as the next revolution that will change the world. More critical views however often foreground accessibility issues, security risks, technical limitations and environmental concerns.

These ongoing contradicting debates and positions raise significant questions not only about new forms of currency but the economic, social and political constructs that surround them.

48 hours | Bruce McLean

Bruce McLean

Friday 15th December 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Bruce McLean is one of the most important living Scottish artists. His work in the 60s as a performance and conceptual artist was ground-breaking and very influential. His paintings and ceramics are avidly collected.

McLean has written a book called A LAWNMOWER IN THE LOFT: a hilarious number of anecdotes from his time working with other artists, his student days in London as a Scot, his love of a drink and the consequences of that love.


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.

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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!"


Other Mind Music | Concert

Alex Menzies

Tuesday 19th December 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

NHS Lothian’s Art and Therapeutic Design programme awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh. Alex Menzies and Florence To are joint DCN Music Fellow.

This is the third of three free concerts by Menzies, also known as DJ Alex Smoke. Each concert will be an informal mix of performance and experiment, utilising some of the research gathered so far on the fellowship into the various psychological and physiological effects of sound.

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Other Mind Music | Workshop


Thursday 7th December 2017, 11am-5pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

NHS Lothian’s Art and Therapeutic Design programme awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh.

Language and Cognition Fellow Gavin Inglis, Music Fellows Alex Menzies and Florence To and Design Fellow Susana Cámara Leret are all based at the Alt-w LAB for Creative Technology at the City Art Centre.

This one-to-one workshop is with musician and composer Alex Menzies. Classically trained before progressing to electronic production, he is increasingly focussed on sound for picture, regularly collaborating with artist Florence To.

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 today's 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 7:30pm.


Paradigm 17 Open Call

Paradigm Electronic Arts Open Call

DEADLINE: Monday 18th September 2017, 5pm.

Open call for proposals from electronic artists, composers and makers who experiment with technology to create generative or interactive experiences. For one week only Paradigm will create an interactive playground of visual arts, interactive installations, and responsive sonic environments.

The thematic 'Inside-Out' encourages artists to think beyond the screen, creating experiences that bring people together and inspire, challenging perceptions and preconceptions. Submissions can fall into one or more categories including: audio, visual, design, interactivity and workshop.

Sanctuary | R—each

Robbie Coleman, 'Enclosure' 2014. Image © Mark Bolem

DEADLINE: Saturday 23rd September 2017, 12 noon.

Reach is a collaborative platform that explores ways of using online participation to construct offline artworks. The aim is to capture public responses to Sanctuary's themes each year for an artist to then use in their work. The final artwork will only exist at Sanctuary for 24 hours from 12 noon on the 23rd September 2017.

Click here to contribute now.

The first to use Reach will be artist Tim Shaw to explore darkness, remoteness and presence. Reach aims to explore the friction that exists between the networked online world and the offline, disconnected world and was conceived by the curators of Sanctuary and supported by The Space and Creative Scotland.

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FuturePlay | Exchange


Monday 21st August 2017, 10am-5pm. £30|£15
Assembly Studios, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH

A day of connection, debate and idea exchange for creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers, gamemakers, producers, and arts industry professionals. Sessions will range from panels, presentations, case studies, interactive demos, and roundtable discussions.

Topics include: Future Theatrical Experiences, Interactive Narratives in Gaming, Artist-led VR, Difference in Play: Gender & Gaming, The Digital Organisation, Creative Hubs for Games Development and a case study of New Media Scotland's new Alt-w LAB.

Sonica | XFRMR

Sonica | XFRMR

22nd-26th August 2017, 4pm & 8pm. £12|£6
Leith Volcano, 119 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 7AE

In 1891 the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. Artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create a work as arresting as the scent of burning ozone and as lively as electricity itself.

By synthesising sound waves that alter the frequency of the coils output, Thomson, in this Cryptic commission for Sonica, produces distorted tones and harsh percussive stabs that are accompanied by reactive projections, resulting in a physical assault on the senses.