Laurie Crombie is one of the founder/directors of the Kazimier collective. The collective create interdisciplinary multimedia shows for a variety of contexts from intimate immersive theatre to mass outdoor spectacles, working with light, sound, and performance to explore new forms of ceremony and collective experiences. Based at the Invisible Wind Factory on Liverpool’s North Docks they produce work in their R&D laboratories, experimenting with new technology and performance techniques to create shows that transport audiences to other worlds.
Laurie also works across a number of projects as a musician, artist and maker. He is involved with a number of bands and musical projects that frequently incorporate custom instruments or are performed in unusual locations. Laurie frequently designs, makes and performs with instruments or in environments he has created.
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