Iliyana Nedkova, in her capacity as Creative Director (New Media) at Horsecross - the organisation set up to manage Perth’s concert Hall and theatre - unveiled Threshold Christmas on 24 November, new celestial and terrestrial digital experiences for the festive season at Threshold artspace.
Threshold Christmas features two exclusive Horsecross commissions: From Our Own Correspondent, political cartoons from London, Paris, Venice, Istanbul, Athens and Perth by world-renowned artist Dan Perjovschi; and The Moon and the Oceans, capturing the lunar-tidal journey from crescent to crescent, by international artists trio Henna Asikainen, Silvana Macedo & Reza Tavakol.
Also featured are two Scottish premieres: Asteroids, one of four interactive titles by artists Simon Robertshaw, Onno Baudouin and Peter Appleton presented as a taster for the forthcoming exhibition Players - a season of computer games and sound toys by independent artists; and finally CosmicSky, a specially built hi-tech planetarium by Gill Russell, Francisco Diego and Brian Hill merging the languages of cinema, astronomy, art, poetry and philosophy.
Threshold is Scotland’s dedicated exhibition space for digital public art located at the forefront of the Perth Concert Hall, launched in September 2005 along with the opening of Scotland’s new music venue. Threshold gives a new context for concert, theatre, cinema and art gallery-going, as well as an excellent food experience. Fifteen new Horsecross commissions by internationally recognised and emerging artists have been premiered at Threshold since opening. New shows continue to be curated, produced and exhibited as part of the evolving Threshold collection of artists’ films, video, digital photography, visual poetry, interactive titles, sound toys, Internet art and computer games.