Scotland’s Only Digital Arts Festival
A hybrid mix of exhibitions, installations, audio & performance across the city of Dundee.
Since 2009, NEoN 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.
For more about our up and coming 2017 theme and programme, read more…
Whale by Yolande Harris
NEoN Pop Up Programme
20 – 28 May 2017
In Whale (2017) oceanic voices – bowhead whales, bearded seals, beluga whales, and narwhals – speak directly into our ears from ice-covered arctic waters. They become the agents, the guides, the voices of knowledge beyond our immediate experience. The Whale headphones are roped with local Dundee jute using a Celtic 16-strand hollow braiding technique. The cultural lives of cetacean and human species are complexly intertwined – these are the voices of the same beings that fueled the whaling and jute industries of Dundee and they continue to be affected by the current crisis of global climate systems. Whale simultaneously invokes Dundee’s past as a centre for the whaling industry and increases our awareness of the new cultural industries replacing it here on the waterfront.