AND Festival resurfaces between 27th May – 11th Jul 2021 with a new hybrid format, exploring the post-industrial landscapes of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, with an ambitious programme of in-real life field trips via augmented reality seascapes, immersive voyages and floating laboratories, expanded through an online programme of radical and disruptive artworks, film screenings, performances, talks and workshops, with more to be announced. Explore the programme below.

Recording studio with microphones, tables and chairs
Fri 21st May 2021 Ι 8pm - 9pm

For LightNight Liverpool 2021, Abandon Normal Devices (AND) present a unique radio broadcast, mixing oceanic feelings with deep listening drone. This audio…

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Light Night 2021: Oceanic Feelings

Fri 21st May 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

Re-enacting the historical and modern flow of people, cargo, data and power One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface invites you to walk amongst it and view how three continents are tethered via transatlantic data cables, air and sea routes and trade.

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One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface \\ Hakeem Adam and Maxwell Mutanda

Thu 27th — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

Toxicity’s Reach presents a collection of installations, spanning multiple disciplines as a way of exploring how industrial chemicals that are found in our waterways affect humans, animals and the landscape we live in.

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Toxicity’s Reach

Thu 27th — Sun 11th Jul 2021
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A journey across the Wirral peninsula, Headwaters, curated by Michael Pierce and Monika Rodriguez of Scalarama Merseyside, invites you to explore our…

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Headwaters \\ Scalarama Merseyside

Thu 27th May 2021

Deeper is a series of in-depth conversations with artists presenting work elsewhere within the festival, offering a weekly moment to delve beyond…

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Artist Talks \\ Deeper

Thu 27th — Thu 8th Jul 2021
Digital collage of ecommerce items and the word estroworld
Thu 27th May 2021

“Join the colonization today!“ From the make-up, soaps and birth control pills in your bathroom to plastic packaging in your kitchen, beauty,…

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Estroworld Now: The Quarantine Edition \\ Mary Maggic

Thu 27th — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Digital images of plastic above seawater
Thu 27th May 2021

When our ancient ancestors crept out of the primordial soup, they had to effectively “fold” the ocean back into themselves. This is…

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Plastic Hypersea \\ Sissel Marie Tonn

Thu 27th — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Aerial mage of sea and sand
Thu 27th May 2021

The name of the river Mersey originates from the Old English ‘Maere,’ meaning ‘boundary’. Boundaries, borders and interstices are sites of transition…

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The Sea Collapsed into the Pleasures of Sand \\ Luiza Prado de O. Martins

Thu 27th — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

For New Cinema Shorts, AND21’s weekly programme of  short form cinema, we have invited curators Angela Chan, Tendai John Mutambu, Natasha Thembiso…

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New Cinema Shorts

Thu 27th — Sun 11th Jul 2021