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The Re(a)d Bed

The Red Bed, James Pryde, 1916.

Art & Therapeutic Design

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

Each painting in ‘The Human Comedy’ series by James Pryde (1866-1941) depicts a facet of the human condition. From the series, this exhibition features ‘The Red Bed’ (1916) from the City of Edinburgh collection, alongside work from Lothian Health Services Archive and the Alt-w Fund.

Exploring the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh, Susana Cámara Leret, Tomoko Hayashi, Stacey Hunter, Gavin Inglis, Jack King-Spooner, Alex Menzies, Aidan Moesby, Florence To and Sven Werner also present their work.

DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Susana Camara Leret

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Design
www.susanacamaraleret.com

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

Throughout her fellowship, Susana Cámara Leret has been researching heath ecologies and the process of olfaction, from the remarkable ability of Joy Milne, who can diagnose Parkinson's Disease by smell alone, to exploring how fragrance on a molecular level can trigger memory.

Working with the radiology department at DCN, she has created 'The Smell of Onyx: Aspirations', a series of hand blown glass vessels containing the breath of patients who have undergone embolization treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) of the brain and spinal cord.

DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Alex Menzies & Florence To

Dott Theatre

Music
www.alexmenzies.net | florence-to.com

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

Musician and composer Alex Menzies regularly works with with art director and installation artist Florence To. This autumn they will be collaborating on a special performative installation in the unique spherical Dott Theatres, as the DCN moves from Western General to Little France.

Alex has created a pervasive eight channel audio work for the exhibition that explores his research into music therapy. Florence presents OCM_01, a digital animation for Sedition, that visualises a tangible sense of gravity and the psychological effects of experiencing a full dome environment.

DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Gavin Inglis

Beyond Walls | Gavin Inglis

Language & Cognition
www.gavininglis.com

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

Gavin Inglis is a writer of games and fiction. He created the interactive story 'Hana Feels' for Cycle 09 of the Alt-w Fund. He began his fellowship by exploring neurofiction, autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), artificial intelligence and generative fiction using neural nets.

The exhibition will include work in progress on a graphic novel entitled 'Not There' that explores functional neurological disorders. He has collaborated with Consultant Neurologist Dr Jon Stone and illustrator Fin Cramb to create this work, to be published in both print and digital formats.

DCN Mentoring Residency | Jack King-Spooner

I am in a hare's likeness now

I am in a hare's likeness now
www.jackspinoza.itch.io

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

Artist Jack King-Spooner creates strange and wonderful things. During his residency he looked at ideas concerning hope and false hope within the framework of personal wellbeing, focused on Victorian spiritualism and Scottish witchcraft from the early 20th century.

Quackery through the ages, inadvertent acts of mindfulness and placebo effects were also explored. A facet of this research examined how engaging in an activity, although fraudulent or unproven, could prove worthwhile. He presents an interactive 'amusement' arcade machine.

DCN Mentoring Residency | Sven Werner

Observer Cinema

Observer Cinema
www.outlandproductions.eu

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

During his residency filmmaker Sven Werner created an installation and accompanying audio work. It tells the story of a man who, to his own surprise, finds he has a peculiar gift: he is able to recognise and inhabit the blind angles of people’s attention so that he becomes to all eyes invisible.

He learns to move past hundreds of people every day while staying entirely unnoticed. He slowly becomes accustomed to inhabiting these hidden spaces and empty folds of daily life, until he decides to abandon his mundane existence to live only under the radar of the public’s attention.

DCN Mentoring Residency | Stacey Hunter

Stacey Hunter

Design and personal identity
www.staceyhunter.co.uk

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

Stacey Hunter is a producer, curator and writer. In exploring how healthcare environments have implications for patients in terms of their identity and sense of self, she has been thinking about how the depersonalising effect of clinical environments might be positively counteracted.

As a design specialist, Stacey started with ideas of the 'dressing table' and 'vanity unit'. The residency then considered the accoutrements we surround ourselves with to communicate or sustain our 'best self', using the City Art Centre collection as a resource and reference point.

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.

FULLY BOOKED

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.

Click here to book tickets.