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Alt-w Fund


DEADLINE: 12 noon, Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Initiated in Dundee by Scottish Screen, 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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Alt-w | Help me Obi

Help Me Obi

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Chris Helson & Sarah Jackets

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

With this 3D volumetric display, the artists will perfect a seemingly impossible machine. Referencing Princess Leia’s iconic holographic message in Star Wars, this artisan technology will enable an investigation of cult cinema, remote relationships, intimacy and dislocation.

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Alt-w | Edinburgh Art Festival 2016

Edinbugh Art Festival

28th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

12th August to 2nd December 2016. FREE

For this year's Edinburgh Art Festival we present two group exhibitions of new work by artists supported by the Alt-w Fund. On level three of the City Art Centre you'll find work by Nicky Bird, boredomresarch, Alan Brown, Dennis & Debbie Club and Kirsty Hendry, Jake Watts & Dave Young.

Our second exhibition, Alt-w: Blush Response will kick off it's national tour on board the Travelling Gallery from outside the Assembly Rooms on George Street on the 12th August. Here you'll find work by ~ in the fields, Dennis & Debbie Club, Torsten Lauschmann and Charles Young.

Alt-w | /vaporents

Viktor Timofeev

25th June to 3rd July 2016, 12-6pm.
VoidoidARCHIVE, Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Dane Sutherland

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

HKE / Viktor Timofeev / Rosen /
Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Alt-w: Blush Response

Festival of Architecture 2016

12th August to 2nd December 2016. FREE
Click here for the Travelling Gallery tour locations.

As part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 the Alt-w Fund has commissioned a series of new works by artists based in Scotland for a touring exhibition onboard the Travelling Gallery. From August 2016 the exhibition will include work by ~ in the fields, Charles Young, Dennis & Debbie Club and The Bothy Project with Torsten Lauschmann.

Alt-w | crionan

Crinan Canal

31st October to 24th November 2016, daily 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2LE

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields

Opened in 1801 the Crinan Canal in Argyll & Bute connects Loch Gilp with the Sound of Jura by providing a much shorter route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides than going around the Kintyre peninsula.

Vessels pass through fifteen locks as they navigate through the canal. ~ in the fields will take live data relating to each lock and create a kinetic parametric architectural structure in response, at the mouth of the canal in Crinan.

Alt-w | Paperholm

Paperholm Group

10th-26th November 2016. Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm. FREE
DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Charles Young

An exploration of architecture through the daily production of tiny models from 200gsm watercolour paper. A new building or structure is designed, made, recorded and published online each day, often as an animated gif.

The models will be combined into an installation that presents a city located on an imaginary archipelago. Visitors to the Travelling Gallery will be behind the wheel on the bridge of a ship sailing towards these islands.

Alt-w | Lighter and the Lighted

Pig Rock Bothy

Friday 2nd December 2016, 4pm. FREE
Modern One, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
The Bothy Project

The Bothy Project have commissioned new work by Torsten Lauschmann for Pig Rock Bothy at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and developed a companion work for the Travelling Gallery.

During exploratory experiments with renewable energy, Lauschmann became interested in the material and aesthetic qualities of solar panels, appropriating them as a canvas rather than an energy resource.



12th August to 2nd December 2016. FREE

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Dennis & Debbie Club

Dennis & Debbie Club are a Glasgow-based digital art duo specialising in video-animations & installations. Convinced that within the virtual, fantasy, ideology and reality collide in the most horrifying and stunning of ways, they are not digital escapists, they just want to abandon reality.

Their newest computer generated installation re-imagines remnants of Scottish Brutalist architecture as the headquarters for an utopian movement: the NEO BRUTES – a fever dream of resurrected Modernists-gone-radicals that are now expanding into virtual reality.

Alt-w | Cycle 10


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