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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

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

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

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.

Alt-w | Sagacity

Sagacity, Aidan Moesby.

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award - Small Society Lab
aidanmoesby.co.uk

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 gone on to create multiple visible manifestations of the attitude and mood of many different people and places including hospitals, nurturing a myriad of ongoing personal connections. Use #readbedfeels to engage with the work on Twitter.

Alt-w | Mutsugoto

Mutsugoto

Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award - Tomoko Hayashi
www.tomokohayashi.com

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.