During the festival, we will co-create a pop-up city for a day, taking over two blocks in the new city quarter NOMA. This will take the form of a speculative city, one imagined through conjecture and curiosity, where artworks and design fictions create future visions of city institutions.
We also present BUQS: Ubiquitous Electronic Life Forms, a brand new commission as part of the ECAS project that will explore the ever-growing omnipresence of technology in everyday life through new approaches in creating art and sound for the public domain.
Taking place at the RNCM alongside our live programme will be a listening post installation of Longplayer, allowing attendees to listen to the unique 1000 year long continuous piece of musical composition in real time throughout the festival.
Also at the RNCM, Emmanuel Biard (EMN) and David Leonard premiere an installation piece built specifically for the Studio Theatre. The piece features mirrors, mechanics, lasers, optics and new structures, consisting of 2 gigantic circular flexible mirrors sealed into a frame with vacuum pumps.
The festival art programme will feature a multi-venue exhibition as part of the Data As Culture initiative, with the Open Data Institute and Lighthouse working alongside FutureEverything to present works in Manchester, London and Brighton.
We will be announcing more details on our full art programme soon.