Tagged With_ESF 2022

Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

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

10th Jan to 1st April 2023. 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 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

18th Feb to 1st April 2023. FREE
An Lanntair, Kenneth St, Stornoway HS1 2DS

In this map of the stars directly above An Lanntair, 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.