“Adventures in sound & vision”
Forgotten Futures is a new all day event from The Robot Needs Home Collective and Attenborough Arts Centre.
Taking over the whole of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre – venue, studios, galleries and more – Forgotten Futures brings diverse and ambitious artists working in sound and visual arts together for a full day event like you’ve never experienced.
Live From The Surface of Mars
In Attenborough Arts Centre’s Gallery 1 space we will be inviting artists to perform within, and sometimes in response to, Kelly Richardson’s spectacular Mariner 9 exhibition.
“Mariner 9 presents a panoramic view of a Martian landscape set hundreds of years in the future, littered with the rusting remains from various missions to the planet. Despite its suggested abandoned state, several of the spacecraft continue to partially function, to do their intended jobs, to ultimately find signs of life whilst transmitting the data back to a planet where no one is left to receive it.”
DOUGLAS DARE (Erased Tapes)
SOPHIE HUTCHINGS (Mercury KX)
ALLATSON / WOODHEAD (duo)
TOM MORRIS (Her Name is Calla) & FRIENDS performing “FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL”
Using digital synthesisers, organic instruments and by making use of audio recordings made by NASA, For the Benefit of All aims to chronicle a hypothetical tale humankind’s journey to Mars, spanning over 800 years. Performed with the use of live screens telling the sequence of events in real-time, and with the score performed live, each chapter jumps ahead 48 years at a time, detailing the efforts to expand upon the excitement of Mariner 9’s initial images whilst reporting on a rapidly changing and unstable Earth.
LIVE IN THE PRINCESS DIANA MEMORIAL HALL
PAUL WOLINSKI (65daysofstatic)
COLOSSAL SQUID (Adam Betts of Three Trapped Tigers)
CURATION & CREATION
Leicester’s COURTNEY ASKEY & LEONIE DUBARRY-GURR will be creating and curating sonic work to fill Attenborough Arts Centre’s studio and gallery spaces throughout the day. Full details to be announced soon.
DISCUSSIONS & Q&A
As part of Forgotten Futures we will be inviting some of our performers to discuss their work, their careers and their creative process with Josh Coyne (The Handstamp Podcast) and recording and releasing the conversations as a podcast in the weeks following the event.