2023 Feeling Machines

People embracing a large, glowing, inflatable art installation with a pale green hue.

About the festival:

Feeling Machines 2022-2023 was packed full of inspiring activities, talks, films and artworks all exploring the question: ‘How do digital technologies intertwine with the most intimate aspects of our lives?⁣’

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  • April 1st, 2023
  • March 30th, 2023
  • March 31st, 2023
  • November 15th, 2022
  • November 29th, 2022
  • October 13th, 2022
  • October 30th, 2022
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  • St Anne's House, a community & creative hub
  • Nightingale Valley
  • Arnolfini Arts
  • Pervasive Media Studio
  • Lost Horizon Arts Centre & Bar
  • 1 Canon's Rd
  • Knowle West Media Centre
  • Watershed
Three people from behind, observing an intricate digital art piece on a monitor in a bright, naturally lit room.
April 1st, 2023
- Free Entry

No Light Work

– Animated visuals made with p5 and hydra-synth

By David Matunda
A person interacting with a pile of tangled wires on a table in front of them. Behind them is a colourful, abstract projection
April 1st, 2023

Dzata: The Institute of Technological Consciousness

– Film screening

By Russel Hlongwane, Francois Knoetze & Amy Louise Wilson
A child sits at a desk using a laptop in a room with large windows and potted plants.
April 1st, 2023
- Free Entry


– Self-hosted digital garden website

By Harriet Horobin-Worley
building with 'st annes house' written outfront and two people standing below it. The building has lots of windows and blue cladding.
April 1st, 2023
- Free Entry

St Annes House live broadcast

– An online exhibition walk through

By Control Shift Curators
poster with cut-off text reading 'from cyber punk to time hunting' in the background are the faces of two people
April 1st, 2023
- Free Entry

From Cyber Punk To Time Hunting

– A podcast discussion

By Russel Hlongwane & Mark Mushiva
A table with paper, coloured pencils, and a folded piece of paper which reads 'doodle algozine'
April 1st, 2023


– Algorithmic zine making

By Pete Bennett
A screenshot of a zoom call with people holding artwork up to the camera.
March 31st, 2023

Lunchtime Talk

– Discussing new works responding to Feeling Machines

By Chloe Meineck & Giulia Carla Rossi
Two musicians on a stage looking at laptops, digital sound wave visuals are projected next to them.
March 30th, 2023


– Live-coded electronic dance music

By Heavy Lifting, Hellocatfood, Rumblesan, Joana Chicau, David Matunda, YAXU & Anima Techne
screenshot of video callers and a miroboard with 'programme' written in it with lots of postit notes
October 13th, 2022
- Free Entry

Introducing Feeling Machines

– An online talk introducing the programme

By Control Shift Curators

Supporters & funders for Feeling Machines

Logo of Knowle West Media Centre
Logo reading Supported by Arts Council England
Logo of University of the West of England
Logo of Arnolfini
Bath Spa University logo
Container logo
Bristol + Bath Creative R&D logo
Watershed logo
Bricks logo
Pervasive Media Studio logo
St Annes House logo
Woodcroft Community Orchard logo
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