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Alt-w | Cycle 13


Production Awards

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.

Atmosphere

For details of our last Atmosphere click here.

Atmosphere is our most popular research programme. First premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, it re-imagines the concept of Atmospheric movie theaters from the 1920s and 30s.

Each expanded screening uses a team of guest artists and creatives to work with technology old and new, multi-sensory interactives and live elements too. Expect some smoke and mirrors, before the bells and whistles.

Alt-w | Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Cycle 02 Alt-w Production Award - Donna Leishman
collection.eliterature.org

Exploring the best known case of demonic possession in Scotland, this online work offers a rich narrative landscape for the user to browse: uncovering hidden scenarios while experiencing the story. Each leaf, cross and window could open a new path into the story, let yourself get lost inside.

This Flash based work was preserved with Ruffle by the Electronic Literature Lab, an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organisation in February 2021. The ELO collects works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer.

Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

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

Premiering 2021. 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 is shown from varying angles and different heights. This base of the existing city has been added to with a layer of invented structures and occupation that are bound to delight.

Alt-w | Invisible Landscapes of Music

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 uncovers a mysterious, rarely seen world, now writ large.

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DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Susana Camara Leret

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Design
www.susanacamaraleret.com

Throughout her fellowship, Susana Cámara Leret has been researching heath ecologies and the process of olfaction, from the remarkable ability of Joy Milne, who can diagnose Parkinson's Disease by smell alone, to exploring how fragrance on a molecular level can trigger memory.

Working with the radiology department at DCN, she has created 'The Smell of Onyx: Aspirations', a series of hand blown glass vessels containing the breath of patients who have undergone embolization treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) of the brain and spinal cord.

DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Alex Menzies & Florence To

Dott Theatre

Music
www.alexmenzies.net | florence-to.com

Musician and composer Alex Menzies regularly works with with art director and installation artist Florence To. This spring they will be collaborating on a special performative installation in the unique spherical Dott Theatres, as the DCN moves from Western General to Little France.

DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowship | Gavin Inglis

Beyond Walls | Gavin Inglis

Language & Cognition
www.gavininglis.com

Gavin Inglis is a writer of games and fiction. He created the interactive story 'Hana Feels' for Cycle 09 of the Alt-w Fund. He began his fellowship by exploring neurofiction, autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), artificial intelligence and generative fiction using neural nets.