AND Festival: Workshops (2009)

Whole Body Interaction

LJMU showcased their Human Computer Interaction research, welcoming artists to experience technology developed for wirelessly capturing body motion. A useful tool for VJs and dancers to creatively feedback, alter music or dance to, Professor David England gave a hands-on workshop in motion capture and participants learnt how to use these exciting tools.


Hide&Seek hosted an evening of social games & playful experiences; where artists experiment with game design to create new ways of being together. It featured negotiation, sneaking, making, theatre, treachery, and fun.

Highlights include Scoop! a new game developed with the Sandpit community & NESTA as part of the Playmakers project; Trap Street, a fantastical map built up by participants over the night; Standoff, a game of negotiation and betrayal among thieves; and Moveyhouse, a happening that takes place in a cinema.

First Light

Funding demystified, as the First Light scheme bought their roadshow to AND Festival 2009 to talk to organizations who are interested in applying for funding, and creative professional filmmakers and artists who would be interested in working with young people.

Working with young people as professional filmmakers can provide exciting and dynamic hands-on filmmaking opportunities; widen networks of professional contacts; give the opportunity to give something back to your community as well as providing rewarding paid work on projects throughout the UK. Participants joined First Light, the UK’s leading young filmmaking initiative, as well as professional filmmakers working in the sector, to discuss the real opportunities available.

Bypass 2010

This workshop aimed to create stimulating interaction and discussion around Immersive Telepresence. It introduced participants to some of the basics of real-time broadcasting and recording techniques in low and high definition, streaming and offered the opportunity to become an active participant in a live-performance with artists from Chile and Canada, which aimed to promote the web-based relational art project Bypass2010.

Bypass 2010 was supported by Canada Council for the Arts

Event info:

  • Thu 24th — Sat 26th Sep 2009

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