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The Future Machine will next appear in Christ Church Gardens, Nottingham when the trees blossom.

When the Future Comes is a series of artist’s interventions in these 5 places across England each witnessed by a mysterious and mystical device – the Future Machine.  A newly formed ritual or special occasion will take place as the Future Machine appears. The Future Machine will make an appearance in the same place, every year for the next 30 years. 2020 – 2050

Artists:
Lead artist Rachel Jacobs
Frank Abbott (Nottingham)
Wallace Heim (Cumbria)
Juliet Robson (Oxfordshire)
Alexandre Yemaoua Dayo and David Kemp (London)
Caroline Locke (Somerset)

Creative Technical Team:
Robin Shackford (Artist, Creative Programmer and Interactions)
Ian Wood, Sherwood Wood (Carpenter and co-designer of the physical Future Machine)
Dominic Price (Programmer and Researcher)
Matt Little (Engineer)
Matthew Gates (Programmer)

Partners
Mixed Reality Lab and Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham – Steve Benford, Dominic Price, Jocelyn Spence
Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham – Elvira Perez Vallejos, Neil Chadborn
British Antarctic Survey – John King, Robert Mulvaney
Furtherfield Gallery and Commons, Finsbury Park, London
University of Bristol – Prof Esther Eidinow
Nottingham City Council – Gursharan Nijran
The Drumming School, Finsbury Park
Edible Landscapes, Finsbury Park
Pedal Power, Finsbury Park

Musicians:
David Kemp ( Arranger, saxophone , over tuned flute )
Miles Ncube ( birds sound )
Indira Lemouchi ( meaninglessness word and vocal)
Alexandre Yemaoua Dayo (composer and arranger)
Percussion, water drums, rain-sticks, kalimba, flute, vocal, bells and whistles

 

 

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