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V.I.P. room | 8gg

V.I.P. room

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Fu Yu and Jiang Haiqing comprise the husband and wife team that are 8gg. At the forefront of China's emerging new media art scene, their work centres on improvisation and collaboration using their own custom systems.

Recent developments of this system enable the control of a given installation or performance to be shared between the artists and the participants, 'V.I.P room' is an example of this using giant computer keyboard seats.

The acronym in the title of the work stands for 'Visual I Play'. No velvet ropes in existence here. 8gg have a clean, fresh approach to their work which aims to be playful, accessible and fun. Their VJ sets are the stuff of legend.

A Brief History of Privatisation | Ellie Harrison

A Brief History of Privatisation

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Six electronic massage chairs are arranged in a circle, facing inwards, as if for a meeting of a high council. Each chair represents a key ‘public’ service or industry: Health, Railways, Gas, Electricity,Telecoms and Post.

Illuminating the scene is a neon-style display, methodically scrolling through the dates from 1900 to the present, over the course of 15 minutes. The colour of the neon changes depending on which political party is in power at that time.

During these 15 minutes the massage chairs switch on at the dates in which their corresponding service or industry was taken into public ownership and switch off again at the date when/if they were privatised. Take a seat... and relax.

Left To My Own Devices

Left To My Own Devices

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The presentation of media art and some forms of visual art is often reliant on the use of audio, visual or some form of electronics to display the content. With device art, this hardware is the content. The technology is celebrated and interfaces permit interaction, joy and response.

Left To My Own Devices focuses on the emergence of device art as seen through an exchange of ideas between creators and technologists in China, Japan and Scotland.

8gg, FOUND, Ellie Harrison, Toshio Iwai, Kaseo
Sachiko Kodama, Ryota Kuwakubo, David McAllister

The key here is that technology should not be feared. The works presented may have entertainment value, but they can still be read positively with the same value systems applied to traditional Western art practice.

In the Far East these boundaries between forms of practice and appreciation do not exist, it’s a superflat world after all. The device is not separate from the artistic experience.

Electric Bookshop | 3 is the Magic Number

The Electric Bookshop

Wednesday 20th July 2011, 6.30-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

What does the future hold for the book? Which format will triumph for the written word? How will publishing models evolve? Is there a dark portent hanging in the cosmos, that whispers... THE BOOK IS DEAD?

Suspend your disbelief. This quarter, Electric Bookshop is exploring the fascination for prediction for the future of the word, written and read.

We are taking a glance into the crystal ball and summoning powers of clairvoyancy to ask what the future holds, with mystery guests and interactive fun.


48 hours | FED


Saturday 9th July 2011, 1.30-6.30pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Can humans live sustainably? Can creative thinking be nurtured? What ideas are worth nurturing and sustaining? Realpolitik and Bella Caledonia present ‘FED - Ideas Worth Sustaining', a one-day program of talks, discussions, and, most importantly, ideas.

FED takes its cue from July’s TEDGlobal conference, but FED will be a place of assembly genuinely open to all. Featuring presentations from creative thinkers and practitioners. Speakers include Gerry Hassan, Robin McAlpine, Lorna Waite and Kevan Shaw.

To book a place click here.

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48 hours | Scottish Academy of Fashion

Scottish Academy of Fashion

2nd & 3rd July 2011, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The Scottish Academy of Fashion is an ambitious project to develop Scotland as a global centre of excellence in fashion-related learning and commercially relevant research.

This showcase will feature fashion, design and technology-led projects with industry partners such as Macintosh and the pick of this year's fashion collections from collaborating universities.

Sarah Hardie | The Stars Sang Last Tuesday

The Stars Sang Last Tuesday

Saturday 11th June 2011, 10pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

A live performance of lost stars singing in the hope of being found in Edinburgh one night. In collaboration with the Royal Observatory, Sarah Hardie has mapped the locations where stars would fall and placed singers at these locations. Their performances will be streamed live and gathered at Inspace by a further soloist.

To book a place click here.

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P{e/a r{i/a}meter

Monday 6th June 2011, 12-5pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The P{e/a}r{i/a}meter symposium will explore the synergies across the CIRCLE (Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Collaborative Environments) research group. With over 35 members and associates, the group encompasses many disciplines across the arts and sciences.

The event will provide an insight in to CIRCLE through four sessions organised around themes of Activity, Forms, Gaze and Within. Participants are invited to 'gravitate’ toward a theme. Each session consists of a synthesis of theoretical explorations as well as practical work.


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48 hours | Atom Town: life after technology

Atom Town

27th May 2011, 7-9pm. 28th May 2011, 2-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Dounreay Atomic Research Establishment is a sprawling monument to solidity, optimism and analogue engineering. The intangible alchemies and sense of romantic science at its heart are trapped like amber in archive film and in its colossal structures.

Over the last two years, unprecedented access to the facility and to the UKAEA Archive at Harwell have allowed Gair Dunlop to explore the dream and the consequences of high science in a remote community.

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48 hours | Legacy Pop-Up Shop


23rd & 24th May 2011, 6-10pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

It's essential for designers to convey their brand in a strong, individual and coherent manner. Third year fashion students from Edinburgh College of Art have worked collaboratively to create three new fashion brands, Blake, Sia and Ensemble. Together they have created the Legacy Pop-Up Shop for Inspace, open for two days only.