Future Emerging Art and Technology (Dundee, Scotland)

After many months of fruitful collaborations between artists and FET projects, FEAT and LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the University of Dundee are pleased to present the premier of Future Emerging Art and Technology, an exhibition of artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists working in collaboration with cutting edge European Union research projects, exploring gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing.

The exhibition includes new artworks by boredomresearch, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Anna Dumitriu, Špela Petrič & MihaTuršič, Semiconductor, and Pinar Yoldas, created through in-depth embedded residencies at the forefront of new research in EU Future Emerging Technology (FET) projects working side-by side with scientists.

NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2016 (Dundee, Scotland)

Scotland’s Only Digital Arts Festival

A hybrid mix of exhibitions, installations, audio & performance across the city of Dundee

NEoN, now in its seventh year, has organised exhibitions, workshops, talks, conferences, live performances and public discussions and established itself as a platform to showcase national and international digital art forms.

Papay Gyro Nights Arts Festival 2016 (Orkney, Scotland)

PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL / video art, sound art, experimental film, music and architecture / is taking a place in unique settings of extreme remoteness of the island Papa Westray (aka Papay, or Papey in Meiri), and in the time of extreme winter weather conditions. The idea of the festival has originated from the ancient Papay tradition of The Night of The Gyros (or Gygr, Gryla, Grylur, Grøleks, Skeklers as its know in other Nordic countries), which till the beginning of 20s century was celebrated on the island in the first full moon of February. Against as reconstructing what is gone and almost forgotten, the Festival is a reflection on the folktale, the island’s landscape and heritage, as well as interpretation of tradition and ritual, through new developments in art and architecture. The Festival is a Research lab, learning hub and the place for a discussion about interaction between new media and ideas in relation to tradition, ritual and island’s landscape and heritage. During the Festival the Island is transformed into the art space and artworks are screened and exhibited in old farm buildings, boat house, workshops, ruins and open landscape.

SPECTRA Festival of Light 2016 (Aberdeen, Scotland)

SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s stunning Festival of Light, returns to Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen in February 2016.

Celebrating the 2016 Scottish Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design through this year’s theme “Spark of Inspiration” Aberdeen City Council in conjunction with Curated Place will deliver a 4 day light festival from the 11th Feb through to the 14th, bringing together leading international artists with Scottish collaborators.

Growing from its home in Union Terrace Gardens to incorporate additional city centre sites including St Nicholas Kirkyard, Marischal College and Seventeen, the festival will feature major public realm and gallery installations alongside new experimental works from the creative community.

Inviting audiences to engage with playful, accessible and high quality performances, spaces and works of art that marry light, sound and interactive experiences, SPECTRA 2016 will be an exciting family event bringing light to the depths of winter and celebrate Aberdeen’s creative past, present and future.

SPECTRA 2016 is an Aberdeen City Council project delivered in partnership with Curated Place. Curated Place are an arts-led production company delivering, creating and curating contemporary exhibitions and events on an international platform.

NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2015 (Dundee, Scotland)

A hybrid mix of exhibitions, installations, audio & performance across the city of Dundee

NEoN aims to advance the understanding and accessibility of digital and technology driven art forms and to encourage high quality within the production of these hybrid mediums. Driving the evolution of digital arts, NEoNs festival explores and redefines its relevance in today’s practice.

Every year NEoN’s festival has a curatorial theme and this year we are very excited to be exploring Asia, specifically North East of North Asia.

The definition of Northeast Asia is not static and often changes according to the context, for NEoN 2015, we are exploring Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan.

The festival will premiere new work commissioned for NEoN by Japanese artist Ei Wada. His installations are authentic home-made systems – wires, old TVs, hacked videocassettes – a strong DIY aesthetic. Often loud and abstract, his re-contextualised and modified tech has the ability to mesmerize any crowd. Over the coming weeks we will be announcing our programme and introducing you too more of the artists exhibiting or performing as part of this years festival.

Sanctuary 2015 within Galloway Dark Skies Park (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland)

Sanctuary 2015 is a 24-hour site-specific public art event, an experimental space that brings together new work ranging from performance and light installations to sound works, video projections and radio transmissions. Artists and members of the public come together for 24 hours to form a temporary community within the Galloway Dark Skies Park in Dumfries and Galloway. The combination of the landscape, the artworks and the people make this an extraordinary and unique event and we’re looking forward to meeting you there.

The Galloway Dark Skies Park is a specially designated area that is low in light pollution and Sanctuary takes place within the park. Remote, beautiful and mostly ‘electronically dark’, It is a sanctuary from both light pollution and world wide connectedness.

Sanctuary 2015 is located on the A712, 7 miles from Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway. The site runs on each side of a small road. On one side is Murrays Monument and the HQ of The Dark Outside FM (a 5 minute walk to the top – great views) and known as the ‘upstairs’ of Sanctuary. ‘Downstairs’ you will find The Dark Star Lounge, a fire to warm yourself in the evening and a short walk to The Grey Mares Tail waterfall where you’ll find the ‘Mirror’ video installation. On the other side of the road, spread out along the valley is the campsite, food stall and more installations including Sanctuarys 100 ft neon sculpture. For more details of the artists taking part and timings of performances see the programme.

ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015 (Glasgow, Scotland)

ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015 will serve as a premier forum for presenting the world’s best new research investigating computing’s impact on human creativity in a broad range of disciplines including the arts, design, science, and engineering. We are interested in how computing can promote creativity in all forms of human experiences. Thus, we value research that address new, synergistic roles for computing and people in creative processes. We also acknowledge that computing, as contextualized in sociotechnical systems, may sometimes have an undesirable impact. These phenomena also warrant investigation.

Creativity and Cognition will be hosted by The Glasgow School of Art and the City of Glasgow. The 2015 conference theme is Computers | Arts | Data. The theme will serve as the basis for a curated art exhibition, as well as for research presentations.

World Premiere of ‘Sunken Ripples” at Glasgow Film Festival (Glasgow, Scotland)

SunkenRipples Preview Teaser from Julie Williamson on Vimeo.

Come and experience the exciting cutting edge technology of an interactive spherical display as part of a new kind of audiovisual performance.

For the first time ever, a spherical display will be joined with the IMAX screen to create an immersive and playful experience in an underwater landscape. Join us in the world of Sunken Ripples, where interaction and touch on the spherical display ripple into huge proportions.