AND produces, develops and stages one of the biggest media arts festivals in the UK. Travelling to and mapping a different terrain every occurrence, AND Festival is a rehearsal space and catalyst for new models of working. The programme invites new ways of seeing the world through re-negotiating our relationship to place featuring live cinema events, installations, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions exhibitions, performances, games and apps.

Thu 27th May 2021

AND Festival will resurface on the physical and virtual waves of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey for 2021.

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AND Festival 2021

Thu 27th May — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Fri 9th Jul 2021

Enter an subaqueous sonic reality on Kate Davies’ By the Sound of Things; a 3-hour immersive audiovisual experience onboard the unique steam-powered Mersey-built, Daniel Adamson.

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By the Sound of Things \\ Kate Davies

Fri 9th Jul — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

Toxicity’s Reach presents a collection of installations, spanning multiple disciplines as a way of exploring how industrial chemicals that are found in our waterways affect humans, animals and the landscape we live in.

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Toxicity’s Reach

Thu 27th May — Sun 29th May 2022
Thu 27th May 2021

Re-enacting the historical and modern flow of people, cargo, data and power One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface invites you to walk amongst it and view how three continents are tethered via transatlantic data cables, air and sea routes and trade.

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One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface \\ Hakeem Adam and Maxwell Mutanda

Thu 27th May — Sun 29th May 2022
Ongoing Ι

Conceived as a floating laboratory, WetLab is a space for creative minds to openly engage with the public and explore the ecology of the canal, envisaging potential future uses for this once essential piece of this national infrastructure.

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WetLab \\ public works + Assembly

Sun 13th Jun 2021
Thu 24th Jun 2021 Ι 10am - 4pm (Thu + Fri), 10am - 5pm (Sat + Sun)

Psychedelic audio-visual sculptures explode from land and water, and the Liverpool skyline playfully shapeshifts revealing a surreal alternate reality of the urban landscape in this new AR work.

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The Blue Violet River \\ Anita Fontaine

Thu 24th Jun — Sun 27th Jun 2021
Bodies intertwined against white background
Sat 12th Jun 2021 Ι 8pm - 9pm

The new edition of Beginningless Mind activates embodied knowledge through movement, in collaboration with choreographer Franka Marlene Foth. In search of a…

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Beginningless Mind: (rivers, rhythms, rituals) \\ Marija Bozinovska Jones

Sat 12th Jun 2021
Thu 1st Jul 2021 Ι 12pm - 6pm

Does Spring Hide Its Joy was an immersive audio experience by American composer Kali Malone featuring musicians Stephen O’Malley and Lucy Railton….

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Does Spring Hide Its Joy \\ Kali Malone

Thu 1st Jul — Sun 4th Jul 2021
Fri 18th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm

AND Festival 2021 commissioned artist and filmmaker Tulapop Saenjaroen to create a new short film exploring themes of globalised networks, territoriality, and…

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Notes from the Periphery \\ Tulapop Saenjaroen

Fri 18th Jun — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Ongoing

Turbidity curated by Angela YT Chan [26 mins] Turbidity – the amount of solid particles that are suspended in water and that…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Angela YT Chan: Turbidity

Fri 9th Jul 2021
Sun 6th Jun 2021

Resurface was a space for questioning our collective futures, through a series of case studies and dialogues on future ecologies of art…

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Artist Talks // Resurface

Sun 6th Jun — Sun 4th Jul 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

Deeper was a series of in-depth conversations with artists presenting work elsewhere within the festival, about their ways of thinking and making….

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Artist Talks // Deeper

Thu 27th May — Thu 8th Jul 2021