Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and José Luis de Vicente
Thu 01 January - Sat 06 July
1830 Warehouse, Science and Industry Museum
8+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
£5 Adult webBreak £1 Under 18s webBreak £2 transaction fee per order (no per ticket fee)
Join artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and curator José Luis de Vicente as they discuss the origins and making of Atmospheric Memory, a breathtaking art environment where you can see, hear and even touch the sounds that travel through the atmosphere. Atmospheric Memory is inspired by computing pioneer Charles Babbage and his proposition that if all spoken words remain recorded in the air, a powerful computer could potentially ‘rewind’ the movement of all air molecules to recreate the voices of everyone who has ever spoken in the past. In this intimate conversation between artist and curator, we’ll unravel the ideas behind this ambitious artwork and how Babbage’s groundbreaking thinking from 180 years ago still relates to the technology-driven society of today. – Future Sessions is a programme of talks, walking tours and conversations exploring the themes and technologies of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s breathtaking new work, Atmospheric Memory. Future Sessions is curated and produced by FutureEverything, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). Future Sessions
● The Science and Industry Museum is on Liverpool Road in central Manchester, approximately five minutes’ walk from Deansgate Station and Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink (which has lift access to the platforms). ● There is limited Blue Badge parking close to the museum, on Liverpool Road and Lower Byrom St.
Arrivals: On arrival at the Science and Industry Museum, follow signs to the 1830 Warehouse. The event will take place on the top floor of the warehouse, so look out for our Future Everything staff who will direct you up to the space. There are stairs and a lift up to the top floor and our team will help you find your way.
**Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the event to allow for walk to 1830 Warehouse and registration.
Ticketing:Registration will take place at the entrance to the Top Floor space
Schedule: 15.30-15.40: Audience arrival
16.00: Welcome note from Irini Papadimitriou
16.00 – 17.00: In conversation: Rafael Lozano Hemmer and José Luis de Vicente
17.00: Event close
Toilets: There are toilets at the venue, including accessible toilets on the ground floor of the 1830 Warehouse. Access: ● The event takes place in the museum’s 1830 Warehouse, which has ramped,
step-free access. ● The Chamber is accessible for wheelchairs and mobility devices, but reaching the Chamber requires visitors to cross the Science and Industry Museum site – a walk
of approximately 400m. There are smooth paths connecting the buildings, although there are occasional metal tracks embedded in the pathways.
Filming and photography: With your consent FutureEverything will be documenting the event for archive and marketing material. Please let a member of the team know if you
would prefer to opt out.
Senior (over 60)
Full Time Student
Personal Assistant (discounted at checkout)
Child (under 16)
Artists:Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, José Luis de Vicente