Alt-w | Alt-w: Blush Response​

Paperholm, Charles Young, 2014 – 2016.

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Presented by New Media Scotland with the Travelling Gallery, Alt-w / Alt-w: Blush Response presents work from artists using new media.

NEO BRUTES by Dennis & Debbie Club is a 360° VR installation at the City Art Centre that re-imagines remnants of Scottish Brutalist architecture as the headquarters for an utopian movement. Along with new work by ~ in the fields, Torsten Lauschman and Charles Young, it will tour Scotland aboard the Travelling Gallery and is developed in partnership with the Festival of Architecture 2016.

Nicky Bird investigates the contemporary relevance of found photographs and hidden histories of specific sites, investigating how they remain resonant. Heritage Site explores the Five Sisters shale bings in West Calder and a house buried beneath them. 

boredomresearch explore the mechanics of the natural world using contemporary technology. Here they present bespoke ‘living’ Paisley pattern in support of the Scottish town’s ambition to be UK City of Culture in 2021. 

Alan Brown creates device art that explores themes of communication, control, power and agency. Remote Control is a series of pieces that engage with issues of privacy, social control, compliance and the increasing influence of screens.

Cursor by Kirsty Hendry, Jake Watts, and Dave Young is a publishing platform and smartphone fitness-tracking app that critically explores the political and economic relationships between physical exercise tracking, data-production, and labour.

Travelling Gallery will visit various locations in Edinburgh throughout August, including The Assembly Rooms, Ocean terminal and Portobello.

New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund is supported by Creative Scotland, Renfrewshire Council, UWS Creative Media Academy, City of Edinburgh Council and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


28 July – 28 August
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