Wed 9th — Thu 10th Oct 2019
Wed 9th Oct 2019
Abandon Normal Devices were delighted to be one of 20 teams taking part in CreativeXR, the industry-leading immersive content accelerator programme with…
Wed 28th — Sun 1st Sep 2019
Wed 28th Aug 2019
The Hive was presented at Into The Great Wide Open, NL; a multi-day, pop-cultural festival on De Wadden with music, visual arts,…
Fri 19th — Sun 21st Jul 2019
Fri 19th Jul 2019
I̶n̛t͘e͟rf̕e̢ren̵ce, created by COSMOS 2019 artist Julie Freeman, was a virtual reality experience where the endeavour of space exploration was revealed in…
For COSMOS 2019, we are delighted to announce Julie Freeman as artist in residence. Freeman is collaborating with Jodrell Bank astrophysicists to develop a new immersive audio-visual experience, to be showcased during bluedot festival.
Sat 30th — Sun 7th Apr 2019
Sat 30th Mar 2019
What if love could spread like a virus? The virus before you is real. It is a lentivirus vector, hybridised with vesicular…
Fri 15th Feb 2019
Fri 15th Feb 2019 Ι 13:00 - 16:30
FREEPORT: Critical is a programme aimed at unpacking and building on the rich research and technical implications of the artworks shown at FREEPORT: Terminal MCR.
Tue 12th — Sat 16th Feb 2019
Tue 12th Feb 2019
In a time when free movement, free trade and freedom of communications apparatus are subject to intense political machinations, FREEPORT: Terminal MCR is a space to explore art, technology and citizenship in the age of the internet.
Fri 2nd — Sun 4th Nov 2018
Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Resembling a suspended organic hive structure, The Hive is a sculptural instrument made from parts of Gamelan bars (a form of percussive Indonesian music using gongs and xylophones), with concept by Indonesian artists Ikbal Lubys and Tony Maryana.
Sat 29th — Sun 30th Sep 2018
Sat 29th Sep 2018
Heavy Metal Detector is a cross-between a walk, workshop and performance. A relational public art project, that sits somewhere between metal music and sites of historic importance, this feat of geomancy gives members of the public the opportunity to become metal-detectors for the day, with a twist.
It is with great sadness that we are postponing AND Festival 2020, which was due to take place 14th to 17th May.
We are extremely disappointed to have reached this decision but with the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus and the impact this will have nationally and globally in the coming months, we believe that this is necessary to protect the wellbeing of our staff, artists, our festival community and the public.
Abandon Normal Devices is a unique context to present the many ambitious commissions and site responsive experiences we produce, and due to the nature of the works created for AND Festival 2020 it is not possible to say at this time when we will be able to re-stage them. We’ll be working hard in the coming months to find creative ways to work towards this, and will make announcements later in the year.
We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our funders Arts Council England, BFI, British Council and The Space, our partners Culture Liverpool, Wirral Council and Warrington Council and all the venues and programme partners and individuals we have been working with over the last year and beyond.
Thank you for your support and understanding