Middlesex University and Mindsets presents:
a long-lost printing machine
This year Middlesex University and its non-profit company Mindsets (www.mindsetsonline.co.uk) are supporting a working installation by Neal Turner (Turner-Design; www.turner-design.co.uk), a product designer and steam punk enthusiast. The subject of this work is the partial recreation of an amazing idiosyncratic machine created 80 years ago by Edward Seymour to create decorative paper. Seymour’s company produced marbled papers using his mechanically programmable marvel during the middle of the twentieth century. It was eventually destroyed and only sketchy details remain of how it worked. Neal pays homage to Edward Seymour with a steam punk interpretation of the original machine that produces fantastically patterned paper.
Mindsets supports the work of Neal Turner and other professional practioners of the arts by finding, producing and making available unusual exotic and weird materials as well as other hard-to-find resources. Some of these will be used in the installation and a selection of others including electronic programmers will be on show in a separate installation designed by Neal.