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NEoN Digital Arts Festival

Material Speculation: ISIS

7th-12th November 2017. RSVP
Across the City of Dundee.

Media Archaeology

NEoN will expand on it being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and will unveil hidden histories by working with artists who use the current (and controversial) practice of ‘media archaeology’.

Media archaeologists uncover and reconsider the obsolete, persistent, and hidden material cultures of the technological age - from big data software algorithms to tiny silicon chips.

NEoN proposes that artists are future media archaeologists, recorders of our current information-based society, and time-travellers highlighting the continued relevance of our long past.

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 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.

Click here for the 2017 list of artists.

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.

Alt-w | Cybraphon

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Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
FOUND
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.