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Spirit Molecule I

Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Phillip Andrew Lewis (USA)

Co-commissioned with LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery, this exhibition considers the protocols for propagation of genetically modified plants as memorials.

LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery

School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. Old Hawkhill, DD1 5EH

Generative Art & Fractal Landscapes

Various Artists

As part of this years Dundee Science Festival join NEoN Digital Arts for a hands on workshop to explore generative art and fractal landscapes, using the aesthetics of digital images and algorithms to mimic nature.

Dundee Science Centre

Greenmarket, DD1 4QB


Marius Watz (NO)

NEoN Digital Arts Festival presents a series of prints called UCracking, by Marius Watz. This work takes as its starting point the triangle, an atomic unit of computational geometry.

Dundee Science Centre Cafe

Greenmarket, DD1 4QB

Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Animation & Digital Design

John Butler (UK)

As part of the Festival of the Future join NEoN and Glasgow-based artist John Butler and experiment with futuristic clothing and character concepts, designing the work-wear of the future using 3D animation techniques.

Bonar Hall

Park Place, DD1 4HW

Saturday 20 October, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

“Flesh and Finitude”

Caitlin Dick (UK), Caitlyn Main (UK), Rodrigo Arteaga (CHILE), Alicia Fidler (UK), Callum Johnstone (UK)

GENERATORprojects exhibition aims to investigate the ‘posthuman condition’, the lifespan of human as we know it.


Unit 25-26 Mid Wynd Industrial Estate

Thursday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Being Radiotropic

Tega Brain (AUS)

Ever get annoyed when your network connection drops out in elevators, old stone buildings or as you go through an underpass? Do you find yourself impatiently pacing around to reconnect the signal?

Dundee Botanic Garden

Dundee Botanic Garden, Riverside Drive, DD2 1QH

Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 3.30pm

Down the Rabbit Hole

AL and AL (UK)

Jump down the rabbit hole and explore the mind-bending reality of spacetime in an installation based on Dundee’s most loved clock.

Wellgate Shopping Centre

Unit 26, Level 3, Dundee, DD1 2DB

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm. Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm. Closed Monday

Lifespans: Forever and Ever

Various Artists

This group exhibition brings together works of gaming and design, alongside other hybrid creations that reflect on endlessness and the “hang time” of our digital lives.

Wellgate Shopping Centre

Unit 9-11, Level 3, DD1 2DB

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Closed Monday


Vagner Mendonça Whitehead (USA/Brazil)

A five channel video work for public space, Generations brings together videos made in roughly ten-year intervals, presenting two unintentional similarities.

NOMAS* Project

9A Ward Road, DD1 1LP

Open 24/7

Xerox’s Paradox

John Butler (UK)

A series of posters for public space by Glasgow based artist and animator, John Butler.

Sharing Not Hoarding

Slessor Gardens

Open 24/7

NEoN Activity Room & Information Hub

Various Artists

A friendly space open for people of all ages to reflect, relax and refuel. Providing information about the whole festival.

Wellgate Shopping Centre

Unit next to Iceland, Level 2, DD1 2DB

Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

We Need Us (2014 – ongoing)

Julie Freeman (UK)

We Need Us is a living artwork, shaped by people and data. It is a real-time online artwork that explores the life of data. Unlike traditional data-visualisation which helps us make sense of information in large data sets.

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

2 South Union Street, DD1 4BF

Lobby accessible daily until 12:00am.


Jen Southern (UK), Rod Dillon (UK)

What does lifespan mean for a parasite that reproduces as asexual clones and is revived after 30 years suspended in a deep frozen state? How far does the digital footprint of a parasite stretch online?

Wellgate Shopping Centre

Unit next to Iceland, Level 2, DD1 2DB

Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Making A Living From The Digital Arts

Bronwin Patrickson (AUS)

Interactive workshop exploring how emerging technologies like smart machines, the internet of everywhere and blockchains might be used to help make this idea a reality.

Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen

10 South Tay Street, DD1 1PA

Tuesday 6 November, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 22

Various Artists

Pecha Kucha Nights run in over 1,000 cities around the world, and are a speedy way of hearing from people across the city and beyond! Join us to hear from a dozen speakers who have just 20 images and 20 seconds per image to tell their story!

Dundee Rep

Tay Square, DD1 1PB

Tuesday 6 November, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Artists’ Shorts Screening Programme

Various Artists

A curated series of national and international artists’ shorts reflecting the festival theme of Lifespans.

George Orwell

168 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4JS

Wednesday 7 November, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Citizen of Nowhere

Events, Exhibition
Various Artists

Citizen of Nowhere is a festival exploring  how theatre can work with new technologies to respond to an increasingly fragmented world.

Locations across the City

See the full programme for more details

Lifespans and Legacies – Professional Development Event

Various Artists

This SCAN/NEON event brings together artists and curators to talk about how digital impacts upon the lifespan and legacies of community engagement, artistic projects and individual art works.

Dalhousie Building

Room 2G13, University of Dundee

Thursday 8 November, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sistema Scotland & Tinderbox

Sistema (UK), Tinderbox (UK)

Taking inspiration from video games music, Tinderbox and Big Noise Douglas will improvise a new collaborative score.

St. Peter’s Free Church

St. Peter's Street, DD1 4JJ

Thursday 8 November, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Festival Walking Tour

Events, Exhibition
Various Artists

Join us for a special tour of some of the highlights of the festival along with specially programmed performances. 

Various Locations

Across the city of Dundee

Thursday 8 November, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Mini Symposium

Symposium, Talks/Panel
Various Artists

The mini symposium offers an opportunity for artists, academics, critics, theorists and practitioners to reflect on the current state of digital and new media art, and the wider theme of the festival.

V&A Dundee

1 Riverside Esplanade, DD1 4EZ

Friday 9 November, 11:30am - 4:30pm

Atmosphere | Coco

Disney Pixar

A family-friendly, literally jaw-dropping spectacle, that rightly won Disney Pixar the Academy Awards for both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. There will be prizes for the best costumes, whichever side of the great divide inspires you, so seize your moment.

Centrespace Gallery

Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY

Friday 9 November, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Awe and Animation

Michael Frederickson

NEoN Digital Arts Festival is very excited to welcome Michael Frederickson, Lead Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios, to deliver a live-streamed talk following the Atmosphere screening of Coco.

Centrespace Gallery

Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY

Friday 9 November, 8.30pm - 10.00pm

Wheelchair accessible

Sustain your errors

Cicely Farrer (UK), David Cunningham (IR), Katie Hare (UK)

A project in response to the scores and practices of musician David Cunningham.

Centrespace Gallery

Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY

Saturday 10 November, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

NEoN at Night

Various Artists

As always NEoN celebrates its festival with a late night party. Acts include Art of the Memory Palace, NEoNs Resident DJ RHL alongside DJ Nina Stanger.

Reading Rooms

57 Blackscroft, DD4 6AT

Saturday 10 November, 9:00pm - 3:00am