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
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
Fri 25th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm - 8pm

RIOT curated by Tendai John Mutambu.  Riot / John Akomfrah / 1999 / 50 min Curated by Tendai John Mutambu, we are…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Tendai John Mutambu: RIOT

Fri 25th Jun — Fri 2nd Jul 2021
Fri 11th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm

Counterflows curated by Matt Turner [63 mins] Moving like the tides, shifting shapelessly, the works in this programme reflect the flow of…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Matt Turner: Counterflows

Fri 11th Jun — Fri 18th Jun 2021
Black, blue and green graphic with Radio Ensemble written in white
Thu 1st Jul 2021 Ι 7pm - 8pm

This week’s conversation connects across the oceans with Indonesia-based curator Ignatia Nilu, exploring ideas behind the presentation of Radio Ensemble at AND…

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Deeper: Ignatia Nilu \\ Radio Ensemble

Thu 1st Jul 2021
Old building with light shining on it. Dome roof to the right
Fri 2nd Jul 2021

The Observatory Cinema was a temporary open air cinema atop Bidston Hill. A big screen weekend projected the art of sculpting time…

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Observatory Cinema

Fri 2nd Jul — Sun 4th Jul 2021
Fri 9th Jul 2021 Ι 8pm

In Weedweavers, the radical Dutch curatorial collective New Emergences present collaborative workshops and a live performance led by artists Angeliki Diakrousi, mariëlle…

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Weedweavers \\ New Emergences: Performance

Fri 9th Jul 2021
Ongoing

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

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 Sep — 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 Oct — 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