Scotland’s Only Digital Arts Festival
A hybrid mix of exhibitions, installations, audio & performance across the city of Dundee
9th – 13th November 2016
The Spaces We’re In
Physical urban space and virtual information space are inseparably intertwined. How does being digital change our sense of our spatial surroundings? Can we play in or animate the hybrid or glitched spaces in-between? Is there negative space in cyberspace?!
For this year’s edition of our annual festival, NEoN Digital Arts is asking artists to get to know better the spaces we are in, and consider alternatives uses and futures for them, both virtually and materially. Dundee has always been a city in transition, and the digital media sector continues to be an important part of that reinvention. NEoN will interrogate the materials that make up our built environment – from air and glass, to cardboard and concrete to circuits and steel – and the designed devices we use to navigate it. As buildings and bridges seem to emerge readymade from the screen to real space, NEoN’s programme will help us figure out how “the digital” helps us through the transition, or at least helps us to understand and critique it. The programme of critical exhibitions, performances, and screenings will address the digital mediation and protocols of public and private space, real and virtual space, exploring the visible and invisible layers of the city of Dundee – a rich framework for subjective encounters orchestrated by local, national and international participants.