AND Festival 2010 (Spring)

Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art.
Cumbria, Lancashire (UK)

The second year of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) took place in Lancashire and Cumbria between March 15th and April 10th 2010. Audiences joined AND Festival on a digital journey across real and virtual worlds, as they abandoned the city to head for the hills. It included 8 new commissions, 2 residencies, 9 film screenings, 13 exhibitions, 18 live events, 1 community project, 2 online projects from 98 leading and emerging international artists and film-makers across 21 venues and public spaces. The second edition of the festival was more spread out in geography and duration, adapted to suit the rural context. Attracting audiences of 31,365 active audiences and ambient audiences 62,908.

Expected, was strange playful and radical interventions across the  landscape as a host of artists, scientists and designers mapped the region to question our relationship with nature and technology, food and health, work and play.

Artists featured included Ellie Harrison, Forkbeard Fantasy, Imitating the Dog, Matt Hulse, Zoe Papaopolou and Catherine Kramer, Portable Pixel Playground, Simon Faithful, Geoffrey Allan Rhodes, Hudson Powell, Rob Ray, Ubermorgan, Bompass & Parr, Stanza, Strange Attractors, Sound Network, Improv Everywhere, Plaid, James Coupe.

The second edition of AND was presented by folly in association with FACT and Cornerhouse.

Presenting Partners
FACT \\ Cornerhouse (now HOME) \\ folly

Programme Partners
Pennine Lancashire \\ The Dukes \\ ISIS Artis \\ Signal Films \\ Action Factory \\ 44 Promotions \\ Cumbria Tourism \\ Blackburn with Darwin Borough Council \\ Burnley Borough Council \\ Experimentality \\ Grizdale \\ Mid Pennine Arts \\ Evening Mail \\ Peter Scott Gallery \\ PRS \\ Portable Pixel Playground \\ Foresty Commission \\ Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery \\ Towneley Art Gallery and Museum \\ Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Festival Supporters
WE PLAY \\ Legacy Trust UK \\ Arts Council England \\ be inspired \\ The City of Liverpool \\ Liverpool City \\ North West Vision Media \\ UK Film Council \\ Inspire Mark \\ Perspectives Pennine Lancashire \\ South Lakeland District Council \\ Cumbria County Council \\ Lancashire County Council

Event info:

  • Mon 15th Mar — Sat 10th Apr 2010

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