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Alt-w | Magna Marina

Magna Marina

Cycle 14 Alt-w Production Award - Donna Leishman
6amhoover.com

5th September to 29th October 2022
. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

A contemporary play on the ‘Carta Marina,’ the late middle age marine map created in 1532 by the Swedish theologist and cartographer Olaus Magnus. In this work Leishman is interested in playing with the speculative freedom of the so-called ‘dark ages’ and how this resonates today in our post-truth, image saturated and polarized culture(s).

Alt-w | Merge

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Cycle 14 Alt-w Production Award - Nina Stanger
ninastanger.com

19th April to 21st May 2022. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Through a combination of 3D rendering, augmented reality, motion tracking and performance, this work superimposes an interactive sculptural form in the space directly behind the Music Hall screen, which itself becomes a window into a virtual realm, that's both uncanny and otherworldly.

Click here for free tickets to Merge Night on 18th May.

Atmosphere

For details of our next 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.

Atmosphere | Reface

Reface

POSTPONED RSVP
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

As part of the British Film Institute’s Film Feels: Curious season we have set Ukrainian developers Reface a grand challenge. Could they take a classic film and reface the extras with the faces of the audience watching, and in real time too? On this night, in extraordinary times, we find out.

Based in Edinburgh’s twin city of Kyiv, Reface will use an artificial intelligence to map facial data acquired at Inspace onto the original actor’s bodies. As for the film title, we’re keeping it suitably top secret. For extra deep fakery, the optional dress code is 1963 Paris. Et voilà, a world’s first.

Click here to book tickets.

Alt-w | Imbrication

Imbrication

Cycle 14 Alt-w Production Award -
Frances Priest with Sam Healy
francespriest.co.uk

10th to 14th October 2022
. FREE
Design Centre, Lots Road, London SW10 0XE

Motifs from the realm of neoclassical architecture dance and evolve on screen, tracing a journey from the ancient, analogue and physical, to the modern, digital and abstract. Craft techniques such as tiling, mosaic, marquetry, weave and stitch all originated as mathematical pattern structures and here are brought full circle, ‘re-encoded’ as algorithms.

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Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

Cycle 14 Alt-w Exhibition Award - Silent Chaos
Marta NoOne & Ugo Vantini

9th to 24th April 2022. FREE
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh

Every human being has become a living set of data and a potential content creator. The Grand Gallery is now a bespoke information collector, gathering data from the people and the activities occurring there, via a bespoke network of different sensors, and then visualised live.

Alt-w | You Are Here

You Are Here

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

9th to 24th April 2022. BUY DAY PASS
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

In this map of the stars directly above the City Art Centre, 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 | Paisley Pearls

Work in development on 'Paisley Pearls' by boredomresearch, 2016.

Cycle 14 Alt-w Exhibition Award - boredomresearch
Vicky Isley & Paul Smith

24th May to 2nd July 2022. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Coinciding with a sister installation at the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, these dynamic interpretations of Paisley pattern are inspired by both the iconic design and the prized freshwater pearl mussel that used to thrive in the White Cart river running through Paisley town. Each unique, generative form has been specially seeded for Aberdeen.

www.islamicart.co.il

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