NEWS: From FutureEverything


    This coming month, we welcome the first, brand-new, commission from our talent development and commissioning programme FAULT LINES; every thing every time by Naho Matsuda. Supported by fellow FAULT LINES artists Dan Hett and Peter J Evans, keep your eyes out for several locations around Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor.

    We’re also pleased to announce our next FAULT LINES commission, Positively Charged by Kasia Molga, which premieres at Taipei Art Festival in August.

    Finally, a huge congratulations to Kimchi and Chips for winning an Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Light Barrier! Back in 2014, together with the British Council, we commissioned Light Barrier for New Media Night at Nikola Lenivets, Russia.

    every thing every time – Naho Matsuda

    What stories can be uncovered from a city?

    every thing every time, a new artwork by Naho Matsuda, takes information from our interactions within the city to tell a new story about the people and the places of Manchester.

    The first commission from our talent development programme FAULT LINES, every thing every time is a FutureEverything project commissioned by CityVerve, the UK’s demonstrator for smart cities delivered by a consortium of twenty one partners including Manchester City Council, Manchester Science Partnerships, the University of Manchester, Cisco and BT.

    every thing every time will be live at multiple locations from Thursday 22nd June. Read on for details on some related events, and follow us on Twitter for updates on a walking tour to be announced very soon!

    Read more here

    every thing every time: Lunchtime Talk

    Join Naho for a behind the scenes discussion about the development of every thing every time. Naho will be joined by FutureEverything’s curator Jose Luis de Vicente, who will reflect on his experience of artists partnering with technology and innovation companies to create ground breaking new work.

    Friday 7th July, 13:00-14:00
    CityLabs 1.0, Nelson Street, M13 9NQ
    Free Registration

    every thing every time: Data Poetry Workshop

    Manchester-based live literature team Bad Language will join Naho for a workshop offering an insight into the unusual methods Naho undertook to create the live poetry. Participants will then produce poetry utilising similar techniques to Naho, whilst creating unique pieces of literature.

    Saturday 8th July, 14:00-17:00
    Hulme Community Garden Centre
    Free Registration

    Positively Charged – Kasia Molga

    A commission from FutureEverything’s FAULT LINES talent development programme, Positively Charged premieres at this year’s Taipei Arts Festival at the Digital Art Centre, 7 August – 3 September. 

    Positively Charged is an art installation using smart technologies to create a vision of a future Taipei City, exploring new ways of harvesting and circulating personal energy. Visitors to the installation will be able to play the role of a cell bursting with power, generating and transmitting energy. Without their active participation to ‘power up’ the exhibition they will not be able to fully experience the “Positively Charged” display.

    Read more on Kasia’s artwork here. 

    What did Vimla do in Atlanta?

    Some of you might have read Vim’s blog about heading stateside last month with the Department for International Trade and what she was doing in the ATL. Here’s a short summary of all the fun she had and what she learnt about the technology space in a city that has some interesting similarities to Manchester.

    How Much of This Is Fiction – Helen Knowles

    Every now and then the entire group of seven artists and the curatorial team from FutureEverything’s FAULT LINES programme get together to discuss what we are working on, to present current projects and generally catch up. FAULT LINES artist Helen Knowles details that blustery sunny day in Liverpool visiting the new exhibition at FACT, How Much of This is Fiction.

    FutureEverything @ MIF – Interdependence: We Need To Talk

    The world has never been more connected – nor more divided. The old world order is being challenged by a new populism, with fear and mistrust on both sides. And yet such uncertainty and upheaval can inspire original thinking, as genuine engagement with opposing arguments breaks down barriers, reveals our shared humanity and gives rise to bold new ideas.

    FutureEverything, alongside VICE and The Guardian, have been invited to curate two special sessions for Manchester International Festival’s Interdependence 2017: We Need To Talk – Heroes & Power – on Saturday 1st July. More details and how to buy tickets here.