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The Wish Machine

Design Team: Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar (Autoban) Project Team: Çağla Gürbay, Zeynep Akten Curatorial advisors: Paul McMillen, Zehra Uçar, Koray Malhan Graphic design: Umut Südüak Commissioned by: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)2016/2016

London Design Biennale

London Design Biennale

The Wish Machine, by multi-disciplinary practice Autoban, is a contemporary version of the 'wish tree' on which people tie notes of hope. Messages fed into the Wish Machine are carried through a tunnel of transparent pneumatic tubes and around the West Wing of Somerset House, before being deposited into the unknown, like coins tossed into the bottom of a well. The gesture of casting a wish into the dark reflects the profound hope of those among the biggest movement of people in recorded history, who search for utopian lands with dreams of a better future.

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  • Title: The Wish Machine
  • Creator: Design Team: Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar (Autoban) Project Team: Çağla Gürbay, Zeynep Akten Curatorial advisors: Paul McMillen, Zehra Uçar, Koray Malhan Graphic design: Umut Südüak Commissioned by: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)
  • Date: 2016/2016
  • Supporting Bodies: Turkishceramics (sponsor); TEKNO/BARRISOL (production support); Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Physical Dimensions: w5.3 x h3.25 x d3.24 m
  • Type: Installation
  • Rights: Ed Reeve
  • Medium: Pneumatic System

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