strange octagonal device flying through the sky above a fully blossoming cherry tree, on the right is a weather station with wind, rain and temperature sensors and a sign with the word 'Future' printed on it

Future Machine

The Future Machine, combines digital systems, rituals and actions as part of a mysterious interactive device that responds to global and local environmental change. To be built and launched at Furtherfield Gallery (London) between July – October 2019, to travel across England and return to Furtherfield Gallery in 2021.

The development of the artwork will take place from March – July 2019 through monthly workshop sessions. These will take place at Furtherfield Commons with a design team that includes the collaborating artists, researchers from the University of Nottingham, engineers, programmers, climate scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and local people. This development process will be presented as a series of images at Furtherfield Gallery as part of their Time Portal’s exhibition.

A parallel research project is taking place with the University of Nottingham to study the long term relationship between anthropogenic climate and environmental change, and mental and physical wellbeing through people’s interaction with the Future Machine as it travels around England.