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Upgrade! Scotland: ~ in the fields

31 Oct 2007

Event times

5 pm

Cost of entry

Free of charge

New Media Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • #41 bus drops you right outside our door.
  • 15 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley.

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Upgrade! Scotland presents: ~ in the fields

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31 October, 5 PM at:
Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4DY

"To describe a system is basically to construct a new one. What we do is to select and to focus... We attempt to condense specific moments into inventions of autonomous, cocooned systems ."

~ in the fields, Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger, have been collaborating since 2005 and are currently researching the intangible nature of shoals, flocks and swarm behaviour at Bass Rock (North Berwick) which hosts the single largest Gannet colony in the world. They received funding from Alt-W in support of this work and have also been awarded the Scottish Arts Council new media residency at Abertay University.

Their partnership is based in interdisciplinay practice combining: "art with science, philosophy with poetry and virtual with real architecture". ~ in the fields have produced elegant installations which collide research into natural phenomena, such as the growth of plants and organisms, with computer aided installations.

You can visit their website for more details of past projects and current research here: http://www.in-the-fields.org/

Join us from 5pm for drinks and chat before the talk begins at 5.30.

Admission is free, but to make sure of a seat please email: rsvp 'at' mediascot 'dot' org

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