Electric Coffin: The Future Machine

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Fri Feb 3, 2017 – Sun Sep 10, 2017

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Bellevue Arts Museum


Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Electric Coffin: The Future Machine is an installation by Seattle creative studio Electric Coffin. Over its SEVEN MONTHS at BAM, The Future Machine will transform and expand through collaborations with local artists and makers, tradespeople, industry leaders, technology innovators, non-profits, and other creatives. The installation will consist of five distinct phases, each of which signal a stage of development in the unfolding of The Future Machine: Idea, Fuel, Mechanics, Illumination, and Future. Collaborators will contribute their own **UNIQUE** components to each phase, demonstrating the potential for innovation encouraged by unconventional collaborations and mergers of diverse strengths and perspectives. Launching with the generation of a central energy source (the "Idea"), the composite machine will gradually GROW TO FILL KLORFINE GALLERY on the 2nd floor of the Museum! This immersive presentation of Electric Coffin's BAM-sited creative laboratory invites visitors to witness the **unfurling of an idea from start to finish** as it builds upon the detritus of the past to embody new forms, and functions, and technologies. BAM and Electric Coffin will organize and host a conversation series around each phase of the exhibition to foster discussion and bring the community together!

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