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AND Festival

AND produces, develops and stages one of the biggest media arts festivals in the UK. Travelling to and mapping a different terrain every two-years, AND Festival is a rehearsal space and catalyst for new models of working. The programme invites new ways of seeing the world through re-negotiating our relationship to place featuring live cinema events, installations, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions exhibitions, performances, games and apps.


AND over the years has established a programme of research through practice and participation focusing on the areas of New Cinema, Cultural Activism and Connecting Art and Science. Through research projects we create a space for high-level industry based knowledge exchange and wider public engagement, conversation and debate.


Established in 2009, Abandon Normal Devices now produces, develops and stages one of the biggest media arts festivals in the UK alongside…


Opportunity: Board Members for Abandon Normal Devices

Tue 16 Oct 2018

As part of The New Networked Normal (NNN), we have been working on the platform – an alternative space for the sharing…


A how-to guide for

Mon 01 Oct 2018

In anticipation of Heavy Metal Detector at Arts by the Sea 29-30 September 2018, artist Steve Maher introduces the metal bands featured in…


Heavy Metal Detector: Bands announced for Arts by the Sea

Tue 25 Sep 2018

The New Networked Normal

AND have embarked on an exciting new research project, The New Networked Normal (NNN) until 2019. Collaborating with four leading arts organisations NNN will explore art, technology and citizenship in the age of the internet through a series of new co-commissions, global debate and reflections on contemporary culture.



Abandon Normal Devices are a leading organisation in commissioning work for digital culture in the UK. Over the past decade, AND has commissioned over 80 works from international artists that have pushed boundaries, engaging and inspiring thousands of audience members both nationally and overseas. After being premiered by AND, some of these works are available to hire.