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Under the theme ‘Wired Women*’, NEoNs annual festival will look to address the digital gender divide and highlight the contribution of female and nonbinary artists in shaping the digital and technology-driven arts sector. Its 4-day festival will be a hybrid mix of online and physical exhibitions, interventions, performances and talks celebrating new and past works by women and nonbinary artists.

Assuming the Ecosexual Position

Exhibition, Highlights
Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

A series of digital collages titled Assuming the Ecosexual Position by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle.

Sharing Not Hoarding

Slessor Garden, Dundee, DD1 3RS

Monday 1 - 30 November, open 24/7

Please be aware this is an outdoor exhibition. There are drop-curbs and the ground and paving are level.

Water Makes us Wet with Q&A

Highlights, Screening
Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

“Water Makes US Wet” a poetic blend of curiosity, humour, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Followed by live Q&A.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Screening -  1 November 2021, 6 pm - 7.30 pm 

Q&A - 1 November 2021, 7.45 pm - 8.45 pm 

This event is online. The film will have closed captions. This event is online. This talk will be live-captioned.

AI: A Future of Autobiography

Workshop
School of Cyborg & Her:She Loves Data

This workshop aims to explore how AI, humans, and living\not living beings can interact in an active and creative way.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Kathryn Rattray Gallery

Saturday 6 November, 11:00am - 12:00pm

The online event will have closed captions.

New Ways of Seeing

Workshop
School of Cyborg & Evie Edwards

The School of Cyborg presents New Ways of Seeing, with artists Evie Edwards and Chahat Major.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Kathryn Rattray Gallery

Saturday 6 November, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The online event will have closed captions.

Conversation Garden

Talks/Panel
Shannon McRae & invite guests

The School of Cyborg is delighted to announce A conversation garden with Shannon McRae This conversation with Shannon McRae will start from her 1995 text “Coming Apart at the Seams: Sex, Text, and the Virtual Body”.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Kathryn Rattray Gallery

Sunday 7 November, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The online event will have closed captions.

Who gets to be in virtual space?

Text Commission
Shannon McRae

Commissioned text and image piece by Shannon McRae, asking what does it mean to be a queer woman on the Internet?

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 13 November, 24/7

This text will have closed captions, text-to-speech functions, and auto-translation with Google Translate.

Gathering Multitudes: A Bag of Stars

Gaming, Highlights
Padmini Ray Murray

An interactive environment centred on the idea of data trust and data commons using the garden or seed bank as a metaphor.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 November 2021

ACCESS KEY: To be confirmed

NEoN Digital Audit

Research, Text Commission
Helen Pritchard & Femke Snelting

Helen Pritchard and Femke Snelting from The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest (TITiPI), will help NEoN to ‘audit’ its digital practices.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

November 2021, with the publication of audit late 2021.

The text will be available in an audio format and auto-translation with Google Translate.

The Failed Zoom

Text Commission
Camara Taylor

The Failed Zoom, a quasi-report that includes their own account of the raid, alongside text and images from their research to date.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 13 November, 24/7

The text will be available in an audio format.

Taking Space: Digital

Exhibition
hidden route & Hayley Blakeman

hidden route theatre company, theatre-artist Hayley Blakeman and NEoN Digital Arts Festival are collaborating on an exciting new project this Autumn.

Online Festival Platfrom & Dundee City

Various street advertising sites across Dundee.

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 10 - Tuesday 30 November, 24/7

Please be aware this is an outdoor exhibition.

We recommend using www.euansguide.com and search for Dundee.

Spectral Constellations (2021)

Exhibition, Installation
Semiconductor

Spectral Constellations is a series of generative animations, driven by scientific data of young stars.

Mills Observatory

Glamis Road, Balgay Park, DD2 2UB

Wednesday 10 November - Sunday 19 December

Winter Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 4pm – 10pm; Saturday & Sunday – 12:30pm – 4pm

The work is highly visual with no text. The venue has disabled access, an induction Loop, disabled Parking.

The Talking Tree

Gaming
Holly White

An online video game with writing and hand-painted imagery to explore the potential of roleplay, science fiction and world-building.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 November, 24/7

This piece is highly visual and contains text.

E-motion, beta version

Exhibition, Gaming, Highlights
Fannie Sosa

Fannie Sosa is creating a new digital consciousness for the WIG. Answering questions that people might have about inviting artists of colour to a white institution.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 13 November, 24/7

Access to be confirmed.

Critical Reflection of Round The Virtual Table

Text Commission
Dr Lee Weinberg

A critical reflection of Round The Virtual Table. Discussing digital transformations, putting a feminist view at its heart to provide new avenues for empowerment.

Online Festival Platfrom

www.neon-festival.com

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 13 November, 24/7

The text will be available in an audio format and auto-translation with Google Translate.

INTER/her

Exhibition, Highlights, Installation
Camille Baker

Camille Baker will present her new work INTER/her, a new multi-sensory, immersive art installation. The work explores the psychological issues of womanhood and the sense of self.

Overgate Shopping Centre

Dundee DD1 1UQ

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 13 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Overgate Centre https://www.overgate.co.uk/accessibility/.

The artist will be available to provide on-site guidance.

How will the internet look if we rebuild it from the ground up?

Outreach
Padmini Ray Murray & Holly White

Padmini Ray Murray and Holly White are working together on the NEoN digital arts festivals outreach programme, gathering the local community’s thoughts and ideas on what a community-run internet could look like.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Friday 12 November 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Exact times TBC

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss your accessibility requirements for this event.

Walking: Holding & Online Discussion

Screening, Talks/Panel
Rosana Cade & Invited Guests

Rosana Cade will be presenting the creative documentary ‘Walking:Holding’, which is a response to their acclaimed participatory performance of the same name.

Online Festival Platform

www.neon-festival.com

Physical venue TBC

Saturday 13th November, 3:00pm-5:30pm

The film will have closed captioning and an audio description track
The in-person event will have closed captioning, BSL and Audio Description.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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