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Alt-w | Heritage Site

Heritage Site

27th April to 6th June 2021, Thur-Sun 12-5pm. FREE
Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award - Nicky Bird
nickybird.com

Nicky Bird investigates the contemporary relevance of found photographs, and the hidden histories of specific sites, investigating how they remain resonant. She incorporates new photography with oral histories and genealogy by collaborating with people who have a significant connection to the site, archive or artefact.

Alt-w | Gay Interest Beefcake

Gay Interest Beefcake (2008)

Auction ended Saturday 13th Sept 2008 at 7.30pm.
www.ebay.co.uk

Cycle 05 Alt-w Production Award - Nicky Bird
nickybird.com

Nicky Bird's work Gay Interest Beefcake (2008) was put on display at the CCA in Glasgow for the last ten days of the Alt-w: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture exhibition. Created to accompany her other work, Question for Seller (2006), this work was then sold in an eBay auction.

Made up of old family photographs first won on eBay, the album is comprised of three small lots all purchased from the same seller. The name of the work is taken from the statements of the seller who has speculated on the lifestyle of a distant relative seen in the photographs.

Alt-w | Question for Seller

Question for Seller (2006)

2nd Aug to 13th Sept 2008, Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. FREE
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Cycle 04 Alt-w Production Award - Nicky Bird
nickybird.com

Nicky Bird's Question for Seller (2006) playfully explores family photographs and online commerce. Using the auction site eBay the artist collected vintage photographs, combined them into a book which was resold on eBay.

A new book, Gay Interest Beefcake (2008) has been made to join Question for Seller and will be sold in a ten day eBay auction closing at the end of the Alt-w: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture exhibition at the CCA in Glasgow.

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 | Cycle 13


Production Awards

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.

Download the Zappar app here.

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 | Cycle 12


DCN Creative Research Artist Fellowships

Alt-w | Aberdeen Ships

Aberdeen Music Hall

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Cliona Harmey
www.clionaharmey.info

April to June 2019, daily. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Explore the romance and reality of the sea courtesy of Aberdeen Harbour and the MarineTraffic API. By tracking the location of ships, the constantly updated names of the most recently arrived and most recently departed vessels are juxtaposed on the Music Hall's Stepping In Space screen, creating a form of poetic writing.

Irish artist Cliona Harmey's work attempts to interrupt the speed of this instantaneous data stream and return it to the speed of movement of real entities in space. The names include references to Scots and Nordic culture conjuring up historical figures and distant places in this localised iteration of her previous work Dublin Ships (2015).

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