Blue bells in Kingwood


Artists Juliet Robson and Rachel Jacobs will be creating interventions at Kingwood Common to explore how we perceive time in terms of past, present, future, the seasons and our own personal perceptions of time and change, in contrast to the transformations and transitions of the environments that we inhabit. The Future Machine will appear alongside these interventions, to celebrate the end of Winter and bring people together to think about the future and environmental change.

We will be developing potato, sun and water clocks, which will also help power parts of the Future Machine and help it keep time.

These interactions will be slow and reflective, a form of ritualistic performance and aesthetic interaction within our environment – starting with Juliet’s garden and studio and moving to Kingwood Common nearby.

We aim to engage with the local community of Kingwood, building on the people we talked to during the research and development period in 2018.

The Future Machine will appear alongside these interactions, as a witness.