As a founding partner in NEoN, the Abertay has played a key role in each festival throughout the gallery’s tenure. Through Weave, Abertay continues to partner with NEoN to deliver exciting digital arts happenings for the festival.
2017: NEoN expanded on it being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and unveiled hidden histories by working with artists who use the current (and controversial) practice of ‘media archaeology’. NEoN proposed that artists are future media archaeologists, recorders of our current information-based society, and time-travellers highlighting the continued relevance of our long past. We dug for the digital, brushed the dirt off the non-material, and excavated the internet.
Weave worked with artists Nicky Bird (UK), Morehshin Allahyari (USA/IRAN) and Claire Hentschker (USA) as part of the group exhibition ‘Media Archaeology; Excavations’ to explore the festival theme.
2016: All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace – a group exhibition co-curated by Sarah Cook and Clare Brennan, featuring Miyu Hayashi, Ruth Kerr, Willy Le Maitre, Tom Sherman and Steina Vesulka.