The Anthinaerium

Touring Artwork 2019 Onwards

Commissioned for Funny Things Festival in the Black Country this interactive hand wound Automaton was designed in Workshops with some of the Black Country’s most eccentric residents.

In the form of a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flying, people powered canal boat the Anthinaerium is a hand wound phenomenon. 

Local characters such as Noddy Holder, Washerwomen, Dudley Zoo Animals, Chainmakers, Sikh Fishermen, Pigeon Fanciers and Balti Connisseurs interact with each other an the mechanical vintage marvel celebrating the diverse and rich slapstick heritage of the Black Country.