NEoN Digital Arts Festival: Lifespans
6 – 11 November 2018
Today we launch our online programme!
Celebrating our tenth year, NEoN digital arts festival’s theme in 2018 is “Lifespans” – addressing both our socio-digital lives online and real-world lives offline.
In this, Scotland’s Year of Young People, NEoN is envisioning the paths of ‘digital natives’, those born into a digitally-enabled world. The festival will investigate how we perceive the lifespan of both humans and technologies through group exhibitions, screenings, a mini symposium, performance nights, and workshops from artists and organisations. Lifespans includes new commissions – never before seen art and design projects – from artists including AL and AL, Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Phillip Andrew Lewis and Had Mehrpouya & Robert Powell.
Director Donna Holford-Lovell said: “In today’s world of technology our young people have a dual identity that’s both physical and virtual. These ‘digital natives’ are the first generation to grow up online, while the rest of us are still struggling to wrap our heads around this technologically-enhanced future.
“Our artists are exploring these ideas. I’m particularly excited about AL and AL’s piece. It’s just going to blow everyone’s mind, I’m sure.”
More information about AL and AL’s commission and the other exciting things happening for NEoN 2018 can be found on our Festival Programme page!
Image Credit: Down The Rabbit Hole by AL and AL