Rachel Jacobs has been practising as an independent artist since finishing her PhD in 2013. She continues to work collaboratively developing the themes, vision and ethos developed as part of the Active Ingredient collective to create environmentally and socially engaged interactive artworks.
Rachel has continued her academic research as an Associate Researcher at Horizon Digital Economy Institute, University of Nottingham and as a Visiting Research Fellow at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL).
A series of artists interventions in London, Nottingham, Oxfordshire, Cumbria and Somerset are due to take place every year for the next 30 years with the Future Machine appearing, as a witness to these uncertain times and a catalyst for thinking about the future. In collaboration with artists in each place – Frank Abbott, Caroline Locke, Wallace Heim, Juliet Robson, Esi Eshun, Alex Dayo & Dave Kemp.
A mysterious interactive artwork on wheels, with a hand crank, lever, dials and copper trumpets, a speaker and microphone, that records messages for the future, prints personalised future quests and connects people and places.
An interactive artwork that prints out predictions based on end of the pier fortune telling machines. Beside it the Promises Machine invites you to write your own promise or wish for the future.