Upcoming Opportunities in Spring 2015

Sun 22 Mar 2015 by Gaby

Spring is a busy time for AND as we launch a new commission Rough Fish and start preparing for our next Festival in September 2015. New Role: Online Project Manager & Producer We’re looking to recruit an Online Project Manager and Producer to join our creative team.We are seeking a capable, exceptional communicator with a passion […]


Announcing Participants: Microbes as Material workshop

Sun 22 Mar 2015 by admin

Joining us at The Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) Division at Lancaster University are several artists who want to explore the theory and practice of microbiological processes. Due to demand the workshop was extended to 12 artists and researchers –  6  of which are from the open call. The workshop due to take place this […]


Project Daedalus: Civic Drone Centre Launch

Mon 02 Mar 2015 by Anna Frew

Project Daedalus is an exciting research and development project looking at how we can harness emerging drone technology in the arts. The project is an exploration of drone arts through a partnership between Marshmallow Laser Feast, researchers from The University of Salford and Abandon Normal Devices. We are researching areas like how to get your […]


Activate the Public Space: Live Blog

Tue 20 Jan 2015 by Dani Admiss, Tags: , ,

Digital Utopias, Hull Truck Theatre Jan 20 2015, 14:45 – 16:15 #artsdigital @ANDfestival The public space is augmented with information, networks, forces, bodies, buildings and technology. How do we define the public space? How do we create work for a time where the distinction between being offline and online is harder distinguish. We hear from a […]


Disruptive Innovation: Live Blog

Tue 20 Jan 2015 by Dani Admiss, Tags: , ,

Digital Utopias, Hull Truck Theatre Jan 20 2015, 13:00 – 14:30 #artsdigital @ANDfestival This panel will unpick alternative models of “innovation” through examining production models and their cultural value. Interdisciplinary artistic practice can create new platforms, resources and art forms, but what are the benefits to artistic practice and how can cultural appropriation be avoided? Disruptive […]

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After the Future: Live Blog

Mon 19 Jan 2015 by Dani Admiss, Tags: , ,

Digital Utopias, Hull Truck Theatre Jan 20 2015, 10:30 – 12:00 #artsdigital @ANDfestival After the Future will be examining how art is changing in the digital age and how new behaviours and systems are emerging in the creation, exhibition, interpretation and dissemination of art. Through sharing recent and historical examples, the panel will examine the […]


Digital Utopias: Full Programme Info

Mon 19 Jan 2015 by Becky Mulvaney, Tags: , ,

Digital Utopias, Art Council England’s one day conference curated by Abandon Normal Devices as a trailblazer event for Hull City of Culture 2017, is now sold out. If you’ve secured tickets and will be joining us tomorrow at the Hull Truck Theatre for a diverse and topical array of debates, clinics and showcases focused on […]


2015 Job Opportunities: Waterways Commission

Fri 19 Dec 2014 by Becky Mulvaney

AND is seeking an experienced Touring Producer and an enthusiastic Project Intern to work on the development and delivery of new commissions in partnership with the Canal & Rivers Trust. We are working with Mexican artist collective TRES on a new participatory artwork that will  take the form of a pervasive game along the Manchester-Pennine […]


The Lost Hour Challenge / An Interview with John Law

Fri 28 Nov 2014 by Becky Mulvaney

“Law is an urban adventurer of the highest order — a radical-experience organizer and a thought-revolutionary-in-the-night. He and his more shadowy Cacophony co-conspirators are the closest thing you’ll ever meet to Tyler Durden, and they most likely served as the character’s inspiration.” AND along with the wonderful The Influencers Festival (taking place in Barcelona this […]