Tagged With_Archive 2012

Atmosphere | Frankenstein Double Bill

Young Frankenstein

Friday 22nd June 2012, 8:30 for 9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Not one, but two bolts in the neck tonight. First, the first ever... a 1910 silent adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror masterpiece by J. Searle Dawley, which we've married with 1974 comedy reboot from Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder.

Peggy Hughes of the Electric Bookshop will introduce, and composer Yati Durant will premiere his new score to 'Frankenstein'. As for the dress code, put on your top hats and lab coats. At last, I know the secret of it all!

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Atmosphere | Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Thursday 21st June 2012, 8:30 for 9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Als das Kind Kind war... we're delighted to launch our Atmosphere programme for the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival with this 1987 classic directed by Wim Wenders, and selected by Thomson & Craighead.

In the streets and skies of a divided Berlin, angels can hear the thoughts of mere mortals and seek to comfort them. One angel however falls in love with a circus trapeze artist and wishes to become human, 'forever' visible to all.

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Alt-w | Belief


27th January to 15th April 2017, Tue-Fri 11am-5pm.
Young Projects Gallery, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

Cycle 08 Alt-w Festival Award

Thomson & Craighead have been shortlisted for the 2014 Nam June Paik Award, one of the foremost international prizes for media art. The accompanying exhibition is at the Mies van der Rohe designed Museen Haus Lange in Germany and features Belief, an Alt-w supported work.

Belief is a desktop documentary made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In twelve minutes, this two-screen installation circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about faith, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.

~ in the fields

Agostino Ramelli bookwheel

2nd August to 2nd September 2012, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

~ in the fields reinvent old media, modify ancient, odd machines and play with optical toys. They found the starting point for this exhibition on the Shetland Islands leading them to investigate the very elements and definition of Scottish landscape and seascape.

This body of work takes on the old notions of observation, research and (dis)play. In two of their installations, the artists have chosen to make particular reference to the aquariums of Victorian oceanographic scientists and the 16th century bookwheel of Agostino Ramelli.

LateLab | So you think you can...

Sty Harp

Sunday 1st April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Believe you are a star in the making... or perhaps you think you have no artistic talent whatsoever? Dr Peter Lovatt, aka Dr Dance hosts this light-hearted evening of presentations and experiments that will challenge some of your self-beliefs.

New kinds of instruments, musical games and an investigation into the psychology of the groove come together to unleash your inner genius. With presentations by Benjamin Schogler, Yann Seznec, Tom Hardiment & Andrew Kieran.


LateLab | Dialogues Pt.1

Dialogues WoB

Friday 6th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

This first of two Dialogues concerts at LateLab marks the culmination of our annual Digital Media Studio Project here at The University of Edinburgh. There will be sets of from Emergent Sonorities, Unwanted Orchestra, 0-19-211389-5 and an installation by Tangible Perception.


LateLab | GastroLab

Rolling Stones Tongue

Sunday 8th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

In an evening of gastronomical surprises, artist and scent technician Ericka Duffy, world-leading barista Megan Barker and brewer Jamie Carmichael will whet your palate for the Science Festival’s other food and drink offerings.

Blending beers, bitters and beans, they will divulge some tricks of the trade, mess with malt mash and help you get creative with cocktails. Don’t just play with your food – experiment with it!


LateLab | Dialogues Pt.2

Xth Sense

Saturday 7th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

For our second night of Dialogues musical experimentation we welcome three sets from Sound lab Edinburgh - Marco Donnarumma's Xth Sense, Intuitive Music and Hakemira plus a performative installation for game controllers.

The Xth Sense is a new and original, biophysical interactive system based on free, open source tools. Georgia Tech recently awarded the technology the prize of “world’s most innovative new musical instrument”.


LateLab | PechaKucha #17

National Museum of Scotland

Thursday 5th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

20 slides x 20 seconds each, that's the rules. Being initiated into PechaKucha tonight are a selection of curators from National Museum of Scotland who will offer an insight into their specialist research areas.

They will be covering everything from zoology to science and technology. Find out what goes on behind the scenes and why theses curators travel to the far corners of the globe to seek new specimens for their collections.


LateLab | Encounters

Daniel Douglas Home

Friday 13th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Unlucky for some... but lucky for others, this Friday 13th we will be crossing over with conversations about ghosts, hauntings, digital ouija boards and the greatest Scottish 'medium' of all time, Victorian Daniel Dunglas Home.

Prof Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire, Dr Peter Lamont from the University of Edinburgh, Chris Speed from Edinburgh College of Art and soprano Jemma Brown will tease the veritable spirits from your glass.