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27 October 2014

FutureEverything Moscow: programme announced

FutureEverything Moscow is a UK/Russia culture and technology exchange programme curated and produced by FutureEverything and the British Council as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

FutureEverything

FutureEverything Moscow aims to create new and deeper connections between creative people and technologists in Russia and the UK, celebrating connectedness and creativity, while contributing to debates about the relationship between culture, technology and society.

FutureEverything Moscow is the first stage of the exchange and will take place over four days in venues across Moscow from 20-23 November 2014.  It will present:

1 Live performances. FutureEverything Moscow features performances by some of the most influential electronic music artists working today. Over three days, we present a brand new commission; The Well by UK musician Koreless and live lighting engineer Emmanuel Biard, plus performances from Lee Gamble, Mark Fell, Powell, Evian Christ, Young Fathers and more. The programme will close with a 10th anniversary showcase of the UK label Hyperdub, bringing Kode9, Ikonika and Scratcha DVA together for the first time in Russia. by leading artists and musicians from Russia and the UK including Mark Fell, Evian Christ, Young Fathers and Kode9 among many others. More about the programme here.

2 Art. An exhibition titled Quantum Entanglement which will present new and existing work from artists such as Memo Atken, Where Dogs Run and Semiconductor, whose work explores the areas between art and science.   

3 Workshops. The FutureEverything Moscow workshop programme invites participants to explore hands-on design, prototyping and idea generation around a theme.

- In НИИ Communication, participants from various fields explore and prototype new forms of communication for a post-internet society. The lab will be run in parternship with Nothing Specialists.

- In Urban Routines, a team of experts from the UK will work hands-on with recent graduates to interrogate the gigantic and complex world of the ordinary, everyday life of a city. The lab will be run in partnership with Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, with whom we ran our Culture Shift programme last year.

The starting point for this programme is Moscow’s vast and incredible pool of talent in the digital sector. The ambition is to create new and deeper connections between creative people in Russia and the UK and to explore the relationship between culture, technology and society.

Artists and technologists working in Moscow and Manchester are already global and connected. They are lightning rods for new ways of thinking and doing, and at this moment of global change their voice and viewpoint is more important than ever. The programme provides the opportunity for audiences to engage critically in the themes presented; the emphasis is on conversation so that learning flows both ways.

This programme showcases new connections between the arts and technology, and looks at the changing face of today's globally interconnected digital world. Art and the creative industries have long been connectors, and FutureEverything Moscow seeks to bridge between places and communities at a very important moment in time.

The backdrop to the event is FutureEverything's vision of together giving rise to a truly participatory culture and society. the programme will culminate at the FutureEverything Festival in Manchester, 26-28 February 2015, where there'll be a strong Russian focus, and projects developed between participants over the coming months will be presented.

For more information about the programme, visit the official page here, or contact William.Strong@britishcouncil.org