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Alt-w | Cycle 06


Production Awards

Atmosphere | Memento


12th January 2012, 7:30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

To launch their six week Vital Spark residency with us, FOUND have chosen Christopher Nolan's non-linear chronicle of a man who can no longer build new memories, a case of anterograde amnesia.

Using Polaroids, notes and tattoos he attempts to avenge the murder of his wife, the act of which was the last thing he remembers. The film will be presented both 'forwards' and chronologically for two audiences simultaneously.



Spinning Bits

19th Nov 2011 to 18th Feb 2012. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

In 2011 the University of Edinburgh celebrates the tercentenary of David Hume. In this context Talbot Rice Gallery has put beauty in the frame with an exhibition exploring taste and subjectivity in the visual arts.

The premise is simple: artists, individuals and organisations across Scotland were invited to nominate a work of art they consider to be beautiful. We chose Alt-w funded 'Spinning Bits' by Andy Law & Mil Stricevic.


Upgrade! EIFF 2011


Thursday 23rd June 2011, 6-7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

At this Upgrade!, Alex Hetherington will premiere a new text/video performance in response to the work of Comme des Garçons.

Kristina Johansen will present her ‘You Be The Voyeur’ improvised dance piece that utilises wearable technology and audience participation.

Andy McDonald will demonstrate his Alt-w funded research into the use of multi-touch technology in a retail context that enables mass customisation of interactive print designs.


Cloud People

Joanna Kane | Cloud People

09|10 Alt-w Production Award - Joanna Kane

4th & 5th December 2010, 12 noon to 6pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Cloud People is a project that looks at identity and networks in the age of cloud computing. Joanna's work often draws on both visually based historical research and related investigations in new media.

She has captured information and images relating to personal persona, generating a portrait combining abstract mapping of data streams with composite photographic imagery.

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Doing the Gooey 2.0

Doing the Gooey 2.0

09|10 Alt-w Production Award - gooeyTEAM

Thursday 7th October 2010, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

An ongoing experimental performance project that takes the daily use of all kinds of GUIs (graphical user interface) as its point of departure. gooeyTEAM transfers all these flattened movements, communicative techniques and screen-based commands into a physical reality using simple materials and theatrical elements.

Following a series of workshops, a group of live networkers and programmers will create a massive human GOOEY for Cryptic Nights. The performers will answer the following: How do you act the role of a cursor? How should we move like a Gooey tells us, only in real life? ...or in other words - how can we all DO the Gooey?

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Eworical | David McAllister

The Eworical Call Centre

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

Picture a cross between an Ewok and and oracle and you get a teddy-bear-like hunter-gatherer who can find the answer to any question, that's an Eworical. Behind it's jewel like eyes lies a computer powered belly that envisions how sculpture may communicate in the future.

The three Eworicals together will use Skype and RSS feeds to power their search engine and call centre installation distributing their own particular blend of Star Wars and new age philosophy whilst they question the very fabric of the internet as a gateway to knowledge.


Alt-w | Spinning Bits

Spinning Bits

Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award -
Andy Law & Mil Stricevic

19th August to 30th September 2019, daily. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Focusing on the archiving of 'rude' data, each frame in this series of animations is generated by taking a single strip of pixels from an image in the cache of a computer's web browser, and rotating it about a fixed axis.

The process is repeated on each subsequent strip to produce an animation that substitutes an explicit image for something seemingly innocent. The computer oblivious to the perceived corrupting influence of what it's processing.


Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award - Blipfoto

29th July to 26th August 2010, Wed-Sun, 12 noon-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The Secret Sounds of Spores

The Secret Sounds of Spores

09|10 Alt-w Production Award - Hickey & Seznec
www.nipht.com | www.theamazingrolo.net

20th-22nd January 2011, Daily 4-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Hidden under every mushroom, invisible to the naked eye, thousands of spores fall and are blown away by the tiniest current of wind.

Using lasers and computer technology Patrick Hickey & Yann Seznec have made these spores visible and audible, creating an installation that reveals the depth and beauty present in fungi.

Friday 21st January 2011, 7.30 for 8pm.
The Secret Sounds of Spores Spectacular!