Abandon Normal Devices (AND) delivers a biennial festival of new cinema, digital culture & art. Attracting the most innovative artists from across the world and inviting them to work in collaboration with academics and anarchists from across the realms of technology, science and film.

Since its inception in 2009, AND Festival has shaken the creative sector through radical, risk-taking projects that challenge conventional modes of participation, and stimulate new art forms and creative enquiry.


AND Festival resurfaces between 27 May – 11 Jul 2021 with a new hybrid format, exploring the post-industrial landscapes of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, with an ambitious programme of in-real life field trips 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, with more to be announced. Explore the programme below.

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