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The 2021 festival will take place across two platforms which represent new ways of working for MANIPULATE – a dynamic Digital Festival crammed with performance, workshops, screenings and talks, and an immersive new kinetic sculpture artwalk, with commissioned moving artworks and soundscapes by eight Scottish-based artists visiting three cities across Scotland.
Situated in the darkness of the long Scottish winter, each year MANIPULATE Festival brings audiences together to experience boundary-pushing visually led work, and to share artistic practice. With the coming winter shaping up to be a particularly long and dark one, we recognise that the need for a spark of connection is greater than ever.
In these circumstances, we wanted to create a programme which would enable us to collaborate with the widest range of Scotland’s visual performance artists, puppeteers and animators. The artists and works that we present to you this year offer provocation, renewal and escapism. The works speak in many ways most strongly to finding connection – with one another, with the world around us and with the self within.
MANIPULATE Festival 2021 is also a space for experimentation, to play with new ways of making and of experiencing work. The programme comprises an exciting blend of artists who were originally lined up to perform their works live in Edinburgh at MANIPULATE, and have instead adapted their work to film or are experimenting in a digital space, alongside artists whose work was specifically created for an online context in the COVID-19 era.
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All across the city, in a moment of wider social and cultural upheaval, curious hidden worlds are shifting and revealing their secrets.
In this playful and sensitive exploration of everyday objects as symbolic communication, metaphors such as a cup half full or treading on eggshells are brought from the page to the stage.
Far out to sea, where land-based networks begin to crackle and skip on the boundaries of their limited existence, our lonesome sailor sits, motionless at first, then rising slowly.
[dream]ENGINE harnesses the ethereal quality of dreams through immersive AV design, somatic choreography and the art of contortion.
In the workshop we will explore our immediate environment and what we have in it – our home and the virtual space we are in all together.
Panimation, a multi-platform community for women, trans and non-binary people working within animation and motion graphics, hosts a Drink'N'Draw workshop as part of Manipulate Festival 2021.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival will take place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 29th October 2017.