22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Daito Manabe

For 2017, we are delighted to announce award winning Tokyo-Based Media Artist, DJ and Programmer, Daito Manabe will be probing the intelligence Jodrell Bank holds during a residency at University of Manchester in May 2017, before returning to Japan and working with his Rhizomatics Research team to create a new artwork to inspire audiences at the bluedot festival in July.

This is part of COSMOS, a new artists commission launching at this year’s festival. Art and science connect in this ambitious production, which will give audiences and artists a new perspective on Jodrell Bank’s research into deep space.

During bluedot festival, the dish will be pointed directly upwards into space, receiving radio signals as the Earth turns and the sky drifts. Projected onto the giant steel structure the artist will create a generative audio-visual artwork and soundscape of live astrophysics data

The telescope has previously played host to works from artistic and sonic innovators; Brian Eno, Soup Collective, New Order and Sigur Ros, and 2017 will be no exception. Since 2003, Manabe’s genre defining collaborations have been making use of emerging technologies, programming and interactive design, to create stunning and ambitious creative projects at the the cutting edge of art and technology.

Find the projections on the Lovell Telescope 11PM – 3AM every night.

Stages

Lovell Stage

Days

Friday 2017, Saturday 2017, Sunday 2017