AND Festival 2021

Thursday 27 May – Sunday 11 July 2021

Birkenhead – Ellesmere Port – Liverpool – Online

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AND Festival resurfaces for 2021, taking you on an extraordinary journey responding to the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey. The programme follows the flows of shipping, energy and political power structures, from container ports on our doorsteps to the depths of the ocean floor; through ecosystems bound up with industrial chemicals, minerals and microplastics, to their effects on our planet, human and non-human bodies. 

AND Festival 2021 will take place online, on docklands and on the water, featuring field trips in the physical world 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. Inviting radical artists, critical thinkers and curious audiences to renavigate the industrial landscape from physical and virtual perspectives, the programme brings into focus the oceanic scale of networked industries and infrastructures that form part of our daily contemporary consumption. 

Audiences local and remote are invited to trace the entangled flows of shipping routes, oil refineries, chemical industries, recycling plants and energy systems from these ports, and unearth the impact on our ways of living.

AND Festival 2021 Programme.

Artists presenting work in the festival include: Hakeem Adam, aio0o0o0, Assembly, YaYa Bones (Ayesha Tan Jones), Marija Bozinovska JonesKate Davies, Sarah Davachi, Angeliki Diakrousi, Anita Fontaine, Mary Maggic, Kali Malone, Luiza Prado de. O Martins, Maxwell Mutanda, New Emergences, Tulapop Saenjaroen, Aura Satz, mariëlle verdijk, Ignatia Nilam Agusta, public works and Sissel Marie Tonn.

Guest curators and contributors include: Dr Danielle-Maria Admiss, Angela Chan, Tendai Mutambu, Ignatia Nilam Agusta, Scalarama Merseyside, Natasha Thembiso Ruwona and Matt Turner.

Got a question? Check our AND Festival 2021 information, or get in touch at info@andfestival.org.uk

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AND Festival 2021 is supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from British Council, Culture Warrington, Creative Industries Fund Netherlands, The Space, Film Hub North (National Lottery funding from BFI Film Audience Network) and Wirral Council. Programme partners British Library, Canal & River Trust, Culture Liverpool, Maritime Digital, Merseytravel, The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, Portico: Portsmouth’s Cargo Terminal, Super Slow Way, Wigan Council and York Mediale.