How will SUPERGESTURES empower you to take action in your city?

SUPERGESTURES is a participatory art project co-created by FAULT LINES artist Ling Tan and the people of Manchester. Participants will use wearable technology (technology worn on the body) to create a language of body gestures. This gestural language will express both their relationship with the city and their vision of a future smart city.

The project involves a series of workshops where participants aged 15 – 25 years old will collectively invent a language of SUPERGESTURES, an interactive outdoor performance open to the public, and an online platform telling their stories.

The finale of SUPERGESTURES will take place at Future Sessions in March 2018, the culmination of Every Thing is Connected, a three-day ‘conference-as-lab’ exploring the findings from local and international Smart City projects.

SUPERGESTURES is an artwork created by Ling Tan. Commissioned by CityVerve in partnership with FutureEverything. Supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Interested in taking part in one of the SUPERGESTURES workshops?

Available workshop sessions are:

  • Manchester Central Library – Saturday 13th Jan – 12.30pm to 4.30pm
    St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD
  • Z Arts – Saturday 27th Jan – 12.30pm to 4.30pm
    335 Stretford Road Manchester M15 5ZA
  • Manchester School of Architecture – Friday 2nd Feb – 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Room 710, Chatham Building, Cavendish St, Manchester M15 6BR

Sign up on the SUPERGESTURES website.