A Mixed Bag, But Worth The Cold


Review: NEoN Galleries Tour and NEoN at Night Having a walking tour on a November evening in Scotland’s fourth city maybe isn’t everyone’s idea of a good night out, but both the Galleries Tour on Thursday 9 November and the NEoN at Night afterparty on Saturday 11 November were well worth seeing for those who

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I keep forgetting I’ve been to Tokyo: GAIDEN


As part of NEoN, Generator Projects is currently hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Geltung [validity]: perception of a natural right’. Blogger Ana Hine caught up with one of the artists involved, Newcastle-based Petra Szemán, to discuss her video-based piece ‘I keep forgetting I’ve been to Tokyo: GAIDEN’ as well as her wider practice as a zinemaker

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Colourful costumes and not-safe-for-work lyrics


As part of the NEoN at Night party on Saturday 11 November, Fallope and the Tubes will be bringing their colourful costumes, not-safe-for-work lyrics, and sense of YOLO fun to West Ward Works. Blogger Ana Hine caught up with the group. Do you each make your own costumes? Where do you source the materials from?

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Olia Lialina discusses the lost internet platform


Olia Lialina is considered one of the first people to use the internet as an artform with her piece My Boyfriend Came Back from the War from 1996. For NEoN she will be displaying a collection of works resulting from her ongoing excavation of the Geocities Torrent – a massive archive of pages from the

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Festival Programme goes live


We are very excited to bring you this years festival programme, celebrating the theme ‘Media Archeology’. NEoN  will expand on it being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and will unveil hidden histories by working with artists who use the current (and controversial) practice of ‘media archaeology’. Media archaeologists uncover and reconsider the obsolete,

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Blogger Ana Hine caught up with Morehshin Allahyari


Morehshin Allahyari has been using 3D printing technology to reconstruct artefacts destroyed by ISIS. The Iranian-American artist will be taking part in NEoN Digital Arts Festival at the end of this year. NEoN blogger Ana Hine caught up with her to discuss her work and its political and creative consequences. How did your interest in

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