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Alt-w Fund

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DEADLINE: 12 noon, Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Initiated by Scottish Screen in 2000, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.

The fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive practice, make use of technology as both medium and message, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.

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UWS Alt-w Paisley Digital Art Commission

Vicky Isley & Paul Smith of boredomresearch with 'Lost Flight Plume', 2013. DAM Gallery, Berlin.

www.boredomresearch.net

In support of the Scottish town of Paisley’s ambition to be UK City of Culture in 2021, the UWS Creative Media Academy and New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Renfrewshire Council have awarded this inaugural £25k commission to boredomresearch to make a new piece of work for the town.

boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, internationally renown for creating artworks which explore extended time frames. boredomresearch have a deep and long lasting fascination in the mechanics of the natural world which they explore using contemporary technology.

Alt-w | Cycle 10

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Production Awards

Alt-w | SSA Annual Exhibition 2014

ink (2008), ~ in the fields

5th-20th December 2014, daily 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2LE

Each year the Society of Scottish Artists holds an annual contemporary open exhibition. For the first time New Media Scotland will be guest curating a room at the RSA of artwork produced by four of our Alt-w Fund alumni.

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~ in the fields will present 'ink' (2009) which was awarded the 2010 UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science. This device art installation was first commissioned to celebrate 500 years of printing in Scotland.

The Fallen Oak (2006) by Chris Rowland is a three dimensional ‘fly past’ of the HMS Royal Oak, the first battleship to be sunk in WWII after being torpedoed by a U-boat with the loss of 833 sailors in Scapa Flow, Orkney.

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Alt-w | /vaporents

MUD∞

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Dane Sutherland

Dane Sutherland is a curator and writer based in Scotland. He has developed an ongoing research-oriented curatorial model motivated by an interest in noise and cybernetics, and how these are relevant to contemporary art, music, theory and everyday practice.

/vaporents consists of two exhibitions of art, performance, music and fashion. They will trace some of the more speculative vectors associated with the exponential advancement and ubiquity of digital technology, illuminating contemporary sociopolitical complexities.

Alt-w | Cursor

Cursor

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Dave Young, Kirsty Hendry & Jake Watts
cursorware.me

Cursor will be a fitness software application which is also a critical publication, one that is focused on examining and critiquing the political, ethical and economic implications of producing data through emergent wearable technologies.

The publication will be comprised of audio and text that will be mediated through a user’s interactions with an app. With content of the publication being delivered to users upon the achievement of certain fitness milestones.

Dave Young, Kirsty Hendry & Jake Watts, a collective group of practitioners with backgrounds in networked media, digital arts practice and humanities research, are interested in the implications of neoliberal informational capitalism.

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Alt-w | Remote Control

Alan Brown, 'Work in Progress' 2013.

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Alan Brown
www.9voltproject.com

Alan Brown works with technology, moving image and sound. He creates device art which explores themes around communication, control, power and agency. His work is often playful and frequently involves modified everyday objects that function in altered or unexpected ways.

Remote Control is a series of three pieces (‘If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have Nothing to Fear’, ‘Do Not Press’ & ‘Emotional Contagion’) that engage with issues of privacy, social control and compliance. They explore how we resist or give in to the increasing influence of screens.

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Alt-w | Heritage Site

Five Sisters Bing, West Calder. Image © Thomas Nugent

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Nicky Bird
nickybird.com

Nicky Bird investigates the contemporary relevance of found photographs, and the hidden histories of specific sites, investigating how they remain resonant. She incorporates new photography with oral histories and genealogy by collaborating with people who have a significant connection to the original site, archive or artefact.

Heritage Site is a new media art and archaeology project working with the Five Sisters shale bings in West Calder and a house that is buried beneath. It brings together artists, heritage visualisation archaeologists and local community members to create new ways of imaging what lies underground in both practical and metaphorical senses.

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Alt-w | Resono

Inchindown Tunnel, Invergordon

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Assembled
assembled-resono.tumblr.com/

A sound art and music project by the Assembled collective set to take place in some of Scotland’s most interesting acoustic spaces. The concept is to compose, perform and record six compositions specifically for six different locations using impulse response digital audio technology.

Assembled are a collective of artists, musicians, designers, promoters and writers who formed initially through a strong connection with the East of Scotland. They use a variety of mediums and platforms to reflect a shared identity, and foster a dialogue with the place they're from.

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Alt-w | Sanctuary

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

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Jo Hodges, Robbie Colman & Stuart Mclean
www.johodges.co.uk

Sanctuary is a public art event within the Dark Skies Park of Dumfries & Galloway. This 24-hour site-specific laboratory explores privacy, identity, place and space beyond the reach of networks. Installations, radio transmissions, screenings and performance serve to create a temporary community.

The Dark Skies Park is a specially designated area that suffers from no light pollution. It is remote, beautiful and crucially for the artists also ‘electronically dark’. At the core of the event will be The Dark Outside FM, a hyper-local radio station that premieres new work and then deletes it.

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