Monday 14-Sunday 20 April (from dusk)
Anybody who has visited The Quays knows it is an iconic location of both historical significance and technological innovation. This stunning festival, Future City, reflects that perfectly, with artworks that combine humour, current affairs and awareness of place or refer back to Manchester’s history.
Audiences are invited to come and enjoy each of these artworks for free over four weekends. A series of artists’ talks will run alongside the festival hosted by Future City’s partners and co-curators, University of Salford.
Decorative Newsfeeds by Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead uses a live feed from the web to present up to the minute headline news from around the world as a series of pleasant animations. These ‘automatic drawings’ are then projected onto a large screen outside The Lowry, reaching beyond the locale while keeping audiences informed.