The New Networked Normal
Art, technology and citizenship in the age of the Internet
July 2017 – June 2019
AND are excited to announce a new European partnership and programme The New Networked Normal (NNN) a collaboration between five leading arts organisations from across Europe – Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Spain), The Influencers (Spain), Transmediale (Germany) and STRP (Netherlands). Together we will invite artists, agencies and citizens to feel inspired and empowered to debate and engage with contemporary and critical culture.
In a time of political uncertainty and rapid technological change, global events are disrupting our economic, cultural, social and geographical norms, bringing our ideals of citizenship, sovereignty and governance into question. New technologies, emerging communities and networks are acting as significant catalysts in this change, but they also offer new models and opportunities for how citizens can live, work and communicate, providing glimpses of a future sovereignty.
AND co – commissioned James Ferraro’s The Deluge, and Don’t Follow The Wind’s A 360 Walk in Fukishima as part of AND Festival 2017. The most recent commission culminated in an alternative online exhibition space nnn.freeport.global designed and developed by PWR which will house and reveal artworks over the year.
Following the announcement in Autumn 2018 by #theNNN partners of three commissions to be developed for nnn.freeport.global, Abandon Normal Devices showcased the works alongside other artworks and screenings and a series of talks at FREEPORT: Terminal MCR, hosted by University of Salford, MediaCityUK.
The New Networked Normal explores art, technology and citizenship in the age of the Internet, a partnership project by, Abandon Normal Devices (UK) Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (ES), The Influencers (ES), Transmediale (DE) and STRP (NL). This project has been co-funded with support from the Creative Europe programme.