Anachronica

at Electric Picnic

There is something strange and mysterious happening down in the woods. Concealed among the trees are the remains of an abandoned and forgotten city left over from a time unfamiliar. Incredibly these broken and somewhat dilapidated buildings looming menacing amongst the trees are not completely deserted. Hidden and lurking amongst the shadows the remaining inhabitants of a forgotten race are busy, secretly running and maintaining what can only be described as a huge "power generating machine". Its primitive but ingenious pistons are skilfully engineered from recycled materials, everyday objects discarded from previous generations, salvaged and adapted to turn cogs, pull levers and drive belts, which all connect to other strange mechanical apparatus. Steam hisses and blows out of exposed holes and cracks as the whole mechanism grinds methodically. What fuels this mysterious machine and even its purpose is yet unknown. Known only to the secret society that operates it. But what is clear is that, whatever its purpose, it seems to have a hypnotic effect on the people of the 21st century, drawing them in from afar to dance to the power. Enter Anachronica the mesmerising beat in the forest that promises to entertain Picnickers when the lights have dimmed in the main arena until the early hours. Anachronica is designed by The Inevitable Salvagers. They create art installations that are designed to shock and provoke the imagination as well as opening the mind to view the world in fresh and less restricted ways. Their creations are often built using scrap and recycled material, making alternative use of everyday items. These often take the shape of inventive moving parts that take on a primitive look that you might see in a Mad Max movie or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.?