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Alt-w | /vaporents

/vaporents

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Dane Sutherland
www.embassygallery.org | thegluefactory.org

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.

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Alt-w | Cursor

Cursor

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

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 2015

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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Alt-w | Ei Wada

Ei Wada

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
NEoN Digital Arts Festival
www.northeastofnorth.com

Ei Wada creates installations, musical compositions and performances by combining computer-controlled analog appliances such as reel-to-reel tape recorders or cathode ray tube TV sets with live instruments and helium balloons.

He performs with both the Open Reel Ensemble and the Braun Tube Jazz Band and has presented work worldwide at festivals including Ars Electronica, Japan Media Art Festival, SIGGRAPH, Sónar and Transmediale.

For the 2015 NEoN Digital Arts Festival he will create new work in Dundee. This ambitions commission demonstrates how NEoN wishes to move forward, to work with exciting new artists and bring their work to a Scottish audience.

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Cryptic Nights | Requiem for Edward Snowden

Requiem for Edward Snowden

Thursday 5th March 2015, 8pm.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

This audiovisual performance piece is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.

Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring the consequences through electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of the performers will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals.

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Glug Edinburgh | The Futurists

Glug

Thursday 9th October 2014, 6-9pm.
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU

This October, Glug will look into and at the 'future' through the different creative eyes of Gillian Easson, Katy West, Geoffrey Baines, and our very own Mark Daniels who will announce the winners of Cycle 10 of the Alt-w Fund.

Glug is a series of talks organised by Creative Edinburgh which brings together practitioners and entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines for an evening of inspiration and informal networking.

To book a ticket click here.

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Complimentary Complements | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

[dinner]lab

Thursday 21st August 2014,7pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Founded by two postgraduate students at Edinburgh College of Art, [Dinner]Lab brings together artists and scientists to explore the culture of contemporary food and drink. In this evening of cocktails and nibbles you're invited to explore the taste and flavour possibilities that compliment the five artworks in our current Alt-w exhibition.

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