Explore: Current Projects


At the start of 2020, Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices and Arts Catalyst began The Networked Condition: Environmental Impacts of Digital Cultural…

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The Networked Condition: Joana Moll Case Study

Thu 16 Sep 2021

Arts organisations Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Arts Catalyst are pleased to publish collaborative research-led project The Networked Condition: Environmental…

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Introducing The Networked Condition

Thu 16 Sep 2021

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art making and digital invention. We commission groundbreaking projects that challenge…

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Job Opportunity: Finance Manager

Thu 09 Sep 2021

Ongoing: Annual Programme


COSMOS is a collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and bluedot festival, that launched in July 2017. Scheduled to take place each summer, COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed for, and to be projected onto, the iconic Lovell Telescope.

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Inspired by Oblique Strategies, Abandon Normal Strategies is a series of card prompts to overcome creative blocks; an alternative approach to thinking and unexpected courses of action.

Inspired by Oblique Strategies, a series of card prompts to overcome creative blocks, Abandon Normal Devices has invited AND artists from the last decade to devise a new collection of strategies reflecting on our altered world and the way we are now required to exist and behave.

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Abandon Normal Strategies

Abandon Normal Devices over the years has established a programme of research through practice and participation focusing on the areas of New…

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