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Alt-w | Cycle 13


Production Awards

Alt-w | Spinning Bits

Spinning Bits

Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award -
Andy Law & Mil Stricevic
www.milish.studio

19th August to 30th September 2019. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Focusing on the archiving of 'rude' data, each frame in this series of animations is generated by taking a single strip of pixels from an image in the cache of a computer's web browser, and rotating it about a fixed axis.

The process is repeated on each subsequent strip to produce an animation that substitutes an explicit image for something seemingly innocent. The computer oblivious to the perceived corrupting influence of what it's processing.

Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Silent Chaos
Marta NoOne & Ugo Vantini

Look Again Festival, June 2020. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Every human being has become a living set of data and a potential content creator. The Music Hall will be transformed into an information collector, gathering data from the people and the activities occurring there, via a bespoke network of different sensors, which will be visualised live on the screen.

Silent Chaos analyze and decode the world through the use of new technologies. By creating unusual instruments, which can include live plants, to play in their performances, they research and experiment with new media, live video manipulation, sound-driven video and creative coding.

Alt-w | Assembly

Assembly

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Charles Young
www.paperholm.com

From October 1st 2019, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Charles Young is best known for his Alt-w supported project Paperholm, where he designed, made, photographed and animated a tiny model building daily out of paper for one thousand days. His looping moving images explore ideas around the perception of space, imagination and memory.

In this new series of HD animations, a paper model of the neighbourhood that surrounds the Music Hall will be shown from varying angles and at different scales. This base of the existing city will then be added to with a layer of invented structures and occupation that are bound to delight.

Alt-w | Invisible Landscapes of Music

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Bright Side Studios
Susanna Murphy & Cristina Spiteri

From October 1st 2019, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Revealing the dramatic beauty of hidden ecosystems and microscopic landscapes that lie beneath the surface of the musical world. Through film and augmented reality an exploration of scores, instruments and physical media will uncover a mysterious, rarely seen world, now writ large.

Bright Side Studios design immersive experiences that connect people with stories and spaces. They dynamically engage with audiences across both the cultural and commercial world, and will collaborate with ASCUS Art & Science on the realisation of this beguiling project.

Alt-w | You Are Here

You Are Here

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Ray Interactive
Sam Healy & Brendan McCarthy

From October 1st 2019, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

In this map of the stars directly above the Music Hall, updated live as time passes, the fleeting presence of visitors generates unique abstract animations. By taking this stellar data set and a computer algorithm called reaction/diffusion, they literally bring the heavens alive.

Restless, vital patterns emerge looking like cells, fingerprints, fungi, animal markings or brain cross-sections. They remind us that all life originates in the stars. Each iteration hints at the fragile balance between growth and death on which beauty, harmony and meaning depend.

Alt-w | Cybraphon

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Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
FOUND
Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman

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.