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NEoN 12 Programme – Press Release

We’d like to announce the blast off of NEoN 12, bringing robotic tap dancing, spectacular visuals and augmented worlds plus lots more. We want you to come join in their voyage, play, participate, discover and immerse yourself in the great line up of events that’ll knock your socks off.

Scotland’s first and only Digital Arts Festival, NEoN, returns for its fourth year in Dundee from 4th – 10th November 2012. This year’s programme explores movement between physical and virtual worlds and includes a packed series of talks, workshops, exhibitions, screenings and performance at many of Dundee’s favourite cultural, business and public spaces.

Exclusively commissioned festival artworks include Bom-Baze, a city-wide augmented reality app created by visual artist Jaygo Bloom. German based Peter William Holden’s Finding Kinaesthesia exhibition, displays his famous robotic sculptures which combine sophisticated kinetics and choreography to transform prosthetic limbs into mesmerising moving machines – such as tap-dancing feet and synchronised swimmers!

NEoN 12 will also feature Matthew Herbert’s critically acclaimed production – One Pig at Dundee’s Rep Theatre. The avant-garde musician’s controversial work uses one pig’s meat which has been turned into musical instruments to tell the story of a “single farm animal’s life, from birth to plate” the finale involves a pork feast being served to the audience.

A special screening of Indie Game the Movie at Dundee’s DCA will be followed by a discussion with guest speakers from the game industry. The ever popular Pecha Kucha Night Volume 4 will provide creative talks on a diverse range of weird and wonderful subjects.

These are just some of the highlights from the exciting NEoN programme which is supported by a number of partners including Creative Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts, V&A at Dundee, Dundee Rep Theatre, University of Abertay and Creative Dundee.

Donna Holford-Lovell, Festival Curator says, “Festival goers will be able to ‘roam’ in ways never imagined before. Their experiences will stretch across remote desktops and into virtualised applications, then back again into the physical.”

Visit for all the latest news and see the full NEoN 12 programme, with more exciting events to be added over the coming weeks.

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