Cryptic Nights | The Same Hillside
In this immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, viewers are transported to Scotland’s remote resource heartland where three of Scotland’s mightiest rivers, the Annan, Clyde and Tweed, begin.
John Wallace has captured the experiences and memories of those living and working in the area using documentary video, field recordings and interviews. Live environmental sensors will trigger the different audiovisual sequences.
Alt-w | Cybraphon
Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman
From the 8th July 2016, daily 10am-5pm.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh
Cybraphon, the autonomous emotional robot band, is now part of the National Museum of Scotland's collection. The artist collective FOUND gifted Cybraphon to the nation in 2013. It can now be seen as a key bridging work between the new art & design and science & technology galleries.
Cybraphon obsessively googles itself every 15 seconds to see how popular it is. The results affect its emotional state which in turn affects its playing style. Twenty-five antique instruments and 60 robotic actuators then play music that FOUND has composed for each emotion.