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Unbound | The Art of Neuroscience


Sunday 13th August 2017, 9:00pm. RSVP
The Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ

A unique creative collision of words, music and aroma at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, bringing together stories and curiosities from the world of neuroscience.

As Edinburgh's Department of Clinical Neuroscience prepares to relocate to Little France after more than 50 years at the Western General, musician and composer Alex Menzies and artist Susana Cámara Leret join writer Gavin Inglis for the first Unbound you’ll experience with your eyes, ears AND nose. A sensory sensation. Over 18s only.

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Atmosphere | The Edge of the World

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

Saturday 1st July 2017, 6pm & 8pm. RSVP
FloWave, Max Born Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 3BF

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 presents an 80th anniversary screening of Michael Powell’s first major feature, presented on Edinburgh’s remarkable FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility wave tank.

During this Atmosphere screening, 2.4 million litres of water will be manipulated to mimic the cinematic seascapes depicted in this tale of evacuation of a remote island community off the Scottish coast inspired by St. Kilda.

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Edinburgh Art Festival | Thought Collider

Rhythm of Life. Image © Chris Scott

27th July to 27th August 2017, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Susana Cámara Leret and Mike Thompson's art, design and research practice explores metabolic processes, bodies and spaces. They experiment with the meanings and values that can be derived from alternative ways of experiencing built and mediated environments.

As Thought Collider they are motivated by emergent nature cultures. Their artworks span various media, generating experiential insights that confront the norm. This exhibition, in the new Alt-w LAB for creative technology, is the first solo presentation of their work in the UK.

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Encounters | The Art of Neuroscience

The Art of Neuroscience

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 12:30pm. £6|£5
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, 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 talk publicly about these dynamic arts/science collaborations for the very first time.


DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowships


Call for Expressions of Interest
Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016

1. Introduction

Currently under construction at Little France in Edinburgh, a major new hospital building will be shared by two distinct acute services, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC).

Ginkgo Projects are seeking Expressions of Interest from creative practitioners based in the UK and Europe for three artist fellowships with the DCN. These will form part of an existing Art and Therapeutic Design (ATD) programme.

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Alt-w | Sagacity

Sagacity, Aidan Moesby.

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award - Small Society Lab

12th May to 8th July 2018, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, FREE.
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

The Small Society Lab at Dundee Contemporary Arts worked with artist Aidan Moesby to construct a reflexive barometer of wellbeing, initially for Dundee, that provides a space – real, imagined or virtual – to reflect on ‘how things are’ and how can they be maintained or improved.

'The Periodic Table of Emotions' has now created multiple visible manifestations of the attitude and mood of many different people and places including hospitals, nurturing many ongoing personal connections. Use the hashtag #redbedfeels to engage with the work in the exhibition.

Alt-w | Mutsugoto


Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award - Tomoko Hayashi

12th May to 8th July 2018, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, FREE.
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Mutsugoto is a prototype body-drawing communication device intended for people who find themselves in long distance relationships. It allows partners to communicate through the language of touch as expressed in light on the canvas of the human body.

A custom projection system allows the two users to draw on each other's bodies whilst they lie in bed. Drawings are transmitted live between their two locations, enabling a different kind of communication that leverages the emotional quality of physical gesture.