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 14th May 2020

Abandon Normal Devices’ festival of new cinema, digital culture and art, and the UK’s only roaming digital festival, takes to the water…

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AND FESTIVAL 2020

Thu 14th — Sun 17th May 2020
Ongoing Ι 4pm - 5pm

New rendering and image making techniques like photogrammetry and LIDAR scanning are allowing us to visualize previously hidden or forgotten histories. Archaeologist…

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Rendering the Past \ Panel Discussion (2017)

Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017 Ι 8pm-10.30pm, ,

James Ferraro // The Deluge Set in a nightmarish simulation of humanity – a Brueghelian underground – musician and critical futurist James…

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James Ferraro & Nkisi \ Listening to the Dark Evening Event (2017)

Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017

Listening to the Dark was a series of prodigious sonic experiments, explorations and expeditions that could be found deep under the earth in…

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Listening to the Dark Tour \ Various Artists (2017)

Fri 22nd — Sun 24th Sep 2017
Sat 2nd Oct 2010

AND proudly presented the UK debut of underground San Francisco phenomena Midnight Mass, starring horror hostess Peaches Christ in this Rocky Horror-style…

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Midnight Mass: Peaches Christ presents All About Evil (2010)

Sat 2nd — Sun 3rd Oct 2010
Ongoing

Dopplereffekt is one of the strangest and most mysterious units on the electronic music scene today. Only a handful of interviews with…

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Dopplereffekt Presents: Neutrino (2011)

Fri 30th Sep 2011
Sat 24th Sep 2011

AND Festival 2011 abandoned the gallery to spill out into cafes, shops, clubs and markets in a quest to test the trust and gullibility of the public, whether they are consenting or not! Audiences were told to expect phoney Beatles, celebrity cults, gurus, gimmicks, satanic messages and scryers in places where mysticism meets money.

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AND Festival Events (2011)

Sat 24th — Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Mon 4th Oct 2010

Lawrence Malstaf’s work is an intriguing contradiction between science and technology often creating sensory experiences that bypass intellectual analysis.

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Shrink \ Lawrence Malstaf (2009)

Mon 4th — Tue 5th Oct 2010
Sat 2nd Oct 2010

Plan C was a dystopian reminder of the fragility of advanced technological societies. The project involved  a rather adventurous trip to Chernobyl, Ukraine, site in 1986 of one of the most dramatic nuclear disasters ever.

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Plan C \ Various Artists (2010)

Sat 2nd — Thu 7th Oct 2010
Tue 5th Oct 2010

Featuring a cacophony of performances with some of the world’s leading exponents of live and improvised cinema. Kinematic was a night of…

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Kinematic (2010)

Tue 5th Oct 2010
Fri 26th Mar 2010

At nightfall on the 26 & 27 March 2010 visitors to Preston were bathed in fake moonlight.

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Fake Moon \ Simon Faithfull (2010)

Fri 26th — Sat 27th Mar 2010
Sat 10th Apr 2010 Ι 14:00

Improv Everywhere are experienced at causing scenes of chaos and joy in public places and with their help we reclaimed the Blackburn streets in a flashmob spectacle.

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MP3 Experiment \ Improv Everywhere (2010)

Sat 10th Apr 2010