Look Again Art Weekender
Look Again presents new, high quality commissioned work by prominent artists and designers from the North-east and further afield, in key spaces in the city centre, to animate public space, highlight Aberdeen’s cultural and creative assets and encourage the public to ‘see the city through fresh eyes’.
Look Again is busy laying the foundations for the next exciting chapter in Aberdeen's cultural history, helping shape a new story, change mindsets and raise awareness of the region's great creative potential.
In celebration of Scotland's Year of Young People 2018, this year's Look Again features inspiring events and exhibitions around the theme of 'serious play'.
2018 highlights include:
James Rigler – ‘A House in the Woods’
This ambitious new work responds to Aberdeen’s awe-inspiring Marischal Quad, where Rigler will get playful with the diverse and contradictory nature of the surrounding Gothic architecture. Conceiving of this grand public space as a magical clearing in the woods, he presents a fairy tale proposition to enchant and bring joy to the renowned granite austerity of this iconic square
Emily Speed – ‘Facades/Fronts’
Speed will explore human beings' transition to adulthood and the forming of identity though a series of workshops with young people, in collaboration with choreographer Jack Webb. The project will provide a playful and supportive space to develop ideas, with the final work being both a film and a public performance. The film will also be shown as part of The Happenstance, a project led by WAVEparticle for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Developed in partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen.
Supermundane – ‘Super Aberdeen’
Internationally acclaimed graphic artist Supermundane (aka Rob Lowe) has racked up an impressive array of high profile projects both for leading brands and the public realm, as well as thousands of Instagram followers, thanks to his fresh, colourful and constantly inventive approach to design. For Look Again he teams up with Aberdeen-based artist collective STACK to deliver workshops with young people across the city, resulting in designs for a new public artwork.
Curated by Dr Jon Blackwood, this exhibition of ambitious new work by 6 recent graduates from Gray’s School of Art includes film, installation, sculpture and performance art. It offers new perspectives on place, identity and materiality in a constantly expanding and ever more challenging digital world.
Amy Gear – ‘Da Mooth O Da Cave’
Gear is a Shetland-based artist exploring the relationship between the body and the land. This large-scale, playful and interactive installation allows anybody’s mouth to become that of ‘the cave’, giving the landscape a voice and exploring the idea of place being made not just of soil, sea and stone but also of people, stories and dialect.
Ellie Turner – ‘Wonder Chamber’
Turner is an Aberdeen-based artist and designer. In this piece for Look Again, she presents an immersive collection of magical and playful objects - a cabinet of curiosities - in an interactive sensory space.
Look Again Art Weekender takes place across Aberdeen from 14–17 June 2017. Find out more at lookagainfestival.co.uk