The Future Machine will be next appearing in Christ Church Gardens, Nottingham when the trees blossom.
When the Future Comes is a series of artist’s interventions each witnessed by a mysterious and mystical device – the Future Machine.
In February 2021 the project was awarded National Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of England, match funded by Horizon Digital Economy, University of Nottingham (ESPRC/RCUK).
This ambitious and long term project explores how site specific art, environmental science, technology, ritual, myth and storytelling can help us respond to environmental change in these uncertain times. The project is due to take place over the next 30 years with the Future Machine appearing in each place at the same time every year.
The Future Machine – is an interactive artwork that combines public involvement, digital systems, engineers, programmers, scientists and workshops. It has been built and launched in London and Nottingham.
Future Machine appears in 5 places across England – in an urban park in London, a public garden in inner city Nottingham, a quarry by a river and a river that meets the sea in post industrial Cumbria, a common in rural Oxfordshire, and in a village and on a cliff overlooking a nuclear power station in Somerset. A newly formed ritual or special occasion will emerge as the Future Machine appears in each place every year for the next 30 years.
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