When the Future Comes is a series of artist’s interventions each witnessed by a mysterious and mystical device – the Future Machine. A newly formed ritual or special occasion will emerge as the Future Machine appears in Oxfordshire, Nottingham, Cumbria, Somerset and London every year - for the next 30 years.


Rachel Jacobs

Lead Artist

Frank Abbott


Juliet Robson


Wallace Heim

Artist, Writer, Philosopher

Caroline Locke


Alexandre Yemaoua Dayo

Musician, Composer and Arranger

David Kemp

Musician, arranger (saxophone , over tuned flute)

Indira Lemouchi

Musician (meaninglessness word and vocal)

Miles Ncube

Musician (bird sounds)

Robin Shackford

Artist, Creative Programmer and Interactions

Ian Wood

Carpenter and co-designer of the physical Future Machine

Dominic Price

Programmer and Researcher

Matt Little


Prof John King

Senior Atmospheric Scientist, British Antarctic Survey

Esi Eshun


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