Rafael Lozano-Hemmer


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Established in Manchester in 1995, FutureEverything is an award-winning innovation lab and cultural organisation that has helped shape the emergence of digital culture in Europe. Through a curated programme of events, art commissions, critical conversations, collaborative projects and prototyping, FutureEverything pushes creative boundaries and stimulates new ways of thinking, across a diverse range of sectors, disciplines and audiences. Taking an action-research, artist-led and human-centred approach, FutureEverything is passionate about bringing people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future, creating opportunities to question and reflect on the world around us.


Arsenal Contemporary Art is a private art foundation and cultural initiative. Founded in Montreal in 2011 by patrons Pierre and Anne-Marie Trahan, Arsenal Contemporary Art is devoted to the support, promotion and development of Canadian contemporary art through diverse endeavours. Arsenal Contemporary Art is currently the largest private art center in Canada, with three locations: Montreal (founded in 2011), Toronto (founded in 2013), and most recently, New York City (founded in 2017).

Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal, the epicenter of the foundation, is housed inside a former 19th-century shipyard located in Montreal’s Griffintown neighbourhood. Its 80,000 square feet of exhibition space have been used to showcase an extensive list of contemporary art exhibitions featuring Canadian and international artists. Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal houses several private collections, including the Majudia Collection, artists’ studios, exhibition spaces, and also hosts corporate, private and philanthropic events, opening the doors of contemporary art world to all.

Carolina Performing Arts – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The core of the mission at Carolina Performing Arts is to curate and present exceptional arts experiences that inspire and provoke its local and global community, and celebrate the intrinsic value of the creative process. Carolina Performing Arts nurtures artistic innovation and the development of new works, and challenges and inspires audiences with experiences to foster opportunities for discovery, thought, and important social discourse. The official performing arts presenter at UNC-Chapel Hill, the organisation solidifies the bonds between the arts and academics through work that integrates the arts into the life of the University and its students. Carolina Performing Arts celebrates its 15th anniversary season in 2019–2020.

Production credits

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Artist

José Luis de Vicente Curator

For Antimodular

Susie Ramsay Co-Founder & Finance Director

Stephan Schulz Head of R&D

Karine Charbonneau Head of Exhibitions & Registrar

Guillaume Tremblay Project Coordinator & Software Developer

Sarah Amarica Production Coordinator

Kitae Kim Projection Architect

Caroline Record, Tegan Scott, Pipo Pierre-Louis R&D

Rebecca Murdock Industrial Designer

Jesse Morrison, Matthew Palmer, Carolina Murillo-Morales Production Assistants & Researchers

Miguel Legault Image & Optics Specialist

Mariana Yáñez Photographer

Represented by bitforms gallery (New York), Max Estrella (Madrid), Wilde (Geneva & Basel), PACE (worldwide)


Production team

Andrew Crofts Lighting & Audiovisual Technician

Tom French Stage Technician

Gerry Marsden Sound Technician

Dan Steele Sound Engineer

Leigh Doughty, Charlotte McAdam, Dave Rogers, Adam Steed, Tanya Tonini Technicians

Chris Tonini Carpenter

Sue M Jones BSc, MSc, MRCSLT, Mark Wilson Endoscopy

Morgan Bailey, Sarah Louise Davies, Marc Graham, Maeve Larkin, Javier Mazan Vocal Fold Actors

Becky Barry, Adam Bassett Prelude Film Actors

Anne Hornsby Audio-Describer

Jodie Armiger, Eliyana Evans, Alexandra Schulz Venue Managers

Claire Batt, Rabia Begum, Izzy Bolt, Georgia Bradley-Bourne, Jack Bright, Alexandra Brown, Millie Campbell, Hanaa Cara, Debbie Collins, David Edwards, Hannah Farrelly, Sarah Hingley, Duncan Jones, Grace Mainon, Jade Mannion, Jasmine Oates, Sonal Parmar, Duncan Riches, Abbie Scott, Fiona Stephens, Sam Stroker, Chris Thomas, Kathryn Watson Front of House

Patrick Thomas Production Runner

Helen Goodman Associate Producer


Acorn Event Structures, BDP, Derivative TouchDesigner, DBN, DNG, Eautech Inc, Exhibition & Event Carpeting, Generique Design, Girard-Hébert Inc, J&C Joels, Kestrel Cam, MBT Building Services, Sound Moves, Stage Sound Services, Trafford Signs, TUBE, Worldstage Event Services

Education programme

Harriet Hall, Jana Kennedy, Jemma Tanswell for Reform Radio Workshop Leaders

Ray Chan for Tripledot Filmmaker

Participating schools: Butterstile Primary School, Bury; Cale Green Primary School, Stockport; Castle Hill St Philip’s CE Primary School, Wigan; Cedar Mount Academy, Manchester; Crab Lane Community Primary School, Manchester; The Ferns Primary Academy, Bolton; The Friars Primary School, Salford; Gorse Hill Primary School, Trafford; Medlock Valley Primary School, Oldham; Milton St John’s CE Primary School, Tameside; Whittaker Moss Primary School, Rochdale

For Manchester International Festival

John McGrath Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Mark Ball Creative Director

Paul Clay Executive Producer

Henrietta Duckworth Senior Producer

Caitlin Joyce Production Administrator

Tom Durrant Producing Trainee

Kate Houlton Education Programme Director, Creative Engagement

Kate Fox Access Coordinator

Jack Thompson Technical Director

Paul Moore Senior Production Manager

For Science and Industry Museum

Sally McDonald Director

Rachel Knight Head of Exhibitions & Gallery Projects

Jane Brown Senior Exhibitions Manager

Nichola Jacques Exhibitions Coordinator

Dr Steven Leech Learning & Participation Manager

Jennifer Mutch Contemporary Science Programme Producer

Adam Flint Learning Content & Events Developer

Maxwell Hamilton SMG Academy Programme Lead

Stephen Hoyle Gallery Maintenance Manager

Deborah Kell Exhibitions Production Coordinator

Mike Sharkey Operations Manager

Rachel Rimmer Conservation Manager

For FutureEverything

Drew Hemment Founder & Board Member

Irini Papadimitriou Artistic Director

Claire Tymon Senior Creative Producer

Michelle Collier Digital Content Producer

Vicky Clarke Producer

For Elektra/Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal

Pierre Trahan Director

Alain Thibault Artistic Director

For Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Emil J Kang Executive & Artistic Director

Amy Russell Director of Programming


Conroy Badger, Shirley Barnea, Malcolm Bechard, Mathieu Bergeron, Sergio Clavijo, Sebastien Dallaire, Ben Duffield, Erin Fortier, Pierre Fournier, Christopher Fusaro, Émile Girard, Pierre Girard, Markus Heckmann, Claudia Heinisch, Greg Hermanovic, Lingdong Huang, Terry Jackson, Natalie Kane, Callum Kirkwood, Andrew Kilpatrick, Jamie Lloyd, Daniel Lopatin, Jakob Lorenz, Julieta Lozano-Ramsay, Roy J Macdonald, Leo Maraviglia, Kyle McDonald, Frederic Monast, Stephanie Owens, Marty Postma, Tom Rowlands, Vikas Shah, Hae Jun Shin, Glenn Silver, Orion Szydel, Sarah Unwin, Cristobal Urbina, Elliot Woods

Tom Higham & Andy Stratford, Andy Nutter (Acorn), Gavin Elliott & Jonathan Pye (BDP), David Cohen (Geodis), Irene Langford (The Granada Foundation), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Paul Tiley (Pentax), Bryan Hague (Siemens), Dr Yakubu Karagama & Anne-Marie Nugnes (University of Manchester), David Cahill-Roots (Wellcome)

Atmospheric Memory launched on 5 July 2019 with a reception hosted by The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom and the Québec Government Office in London.  Atmospheric Memory was open to the public daily from 6  – 21 July 2019.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Science and Industry Museum, FutureEverything, ELEKTRA/Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal and Carolina Performing Arts – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Produced by Manchester International Festival and curated with FutureEverything and Science and Industry Museum.

Supported by Wellcome.

Accompanied by an education programme supported by The Granada Foundation.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer dedicates Atmospheric Memory to Jóhann Jóhannsson

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