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Alt-w | crionan

Crinan Canal

12th August to 6th December 2016. FREE
www.travellinggallery.com

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields
www.in-the-fields.org

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

15th & 16th December 2017,10am-5pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Charles Young
www.paperholm.com

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

The models are combined into an installation that presents a city located on an imaginary archipelago. Visitors to the exhibition can also stand behind the wheel on the bridge of a ship sailing towards these islands.

Alt-w | Lighter and the Lighted

Pig Rock Bothy

2nd Dec 2016 to 8th Jan 2017, Daily 10am-5pm. FREE
Modern One, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
The Bothy Project
www.thebothyproject.org

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.

Alt-w | NEO BRUTES

NEO BRUTES

12th August to 6th December 2016. FREE
www.travellinggallery.com

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Dennis & Debbie Club
dennisanddebbie.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 | 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.

Click here for our image archive.

~ 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.

Alt-w | Cursor

Cursor Heart

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

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

Cursor is an app that is designed to make you think about the data you are producing throughout the day and what this data says about your health.

Through using Cursor you can collect organs to complete your databody. Each organ contains a specially commissioned artwork released in five individual parts.

The more you move the more data you will produce, this in turn will unlock new content for you to experience throughout your day – simple!

Alt-w | Remote Control

Alan Brown

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

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

Alan Brown works with technology, moving image and sound. He creates device art to explore 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 interactive 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.

Alt-w | Heritage Site

Heritage Site

29th July to 28th August 2016, 10am-5pm. FREE
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DE

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 site, archive or artefact.

Heritage Site is an 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.

Alt-w | Resono

Resono Cupar

Saturday 4th June 2016, 8pm. FREE
St. Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl., Edinburgh EH12 5AW

This sound art and music project is taking place in some of Scotland’s most interesting acoustic spaces. The concept is to compose, perform and record compositions specifically for a series of particularly reverberant locations using impulse response digital audio technology.

Resono will be performed inside Cupar's massive fifty eight metre high concrete silo, built in 1964 by the British Sugar Corporation, and in the nave of the Sir George Gilbert Scott designed St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh of 1879. Both exceptional spaces for sonic experimentation.

"It was one of the most unique and awe inspiring experiences I have ever had. It was like existing inside a musical thunderstorm."

Sanctuary

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

23rd-24th September 2017, noon to noon. RSVP
Murray's Monument, A712, Dumfries & Galloway.

Sanctuary is a public art event within the Dark Sky 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.

Click here for the 2017 list of artists.

The Dark Sky 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.