Navigating AND Festival 2021

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AND Festival Schedule

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What's on this week

On The Waterways

Online Exhibitions

Film + New Cinema

Audiovisual, Sound + Conversation


A photograph of a photograph of Michael as a child, in a white and red jumper running beside a stream in a field with two boys behind him and some houses in the distance.

Dive into a gentle conversation between Scalarama Merseyside‘s Michael Pierce and Monika Rodriguez, exploring their first memories of water for Headwaters: a programme…

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Headwaters: Chapter One – Sources

Fri 11 Jun 2021

“Herein I would fain that you should learn this, too, that when first-bodies are being carried downwards straight through the void by…

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Counterflows: A curatorial statement by Matt Turner

Wed 09 Jun 2021
two ducks on water

Michael Pierce and Monika Rodriguez from Scalarama Merseyside introduce Headwaters: a programme of archival film and conversation curated for AND Festival 2021….

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Headwaters: a prologue by Scalarama Merseyside

Fri 04 Jun 2021

Annual Programme

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


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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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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