AND Festival 2009 \\ Liverpool, UK \\ 23 – 27 September

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival premiered in 2009, welcoming audiences to experience the best in new cinema and media art in a celebration that spilled from screens and galleries into the streets and imaginations of Liverpool. AND created a space where artists and filmmakers could offer striking new perspectives, and visitors could enjoy, discuss and interact with ideas, in a festival that questioned the normal and championed a different approach. Audiences were told to expect an eclectic array of screenings, installations, online projects, public realm interventions, workshops and live events, with a distinctive emphasis on ideas and discussion.

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This BBC Big Screen interactive commission enabled Liverpool audiences to transform their heads into a giant spinning spotted cuboid by using the…

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Hungry Hungry Eat Head \ Hudson-Powell & Joel Gethin-Lewis (2009)

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New commission Hand From Above encouraged us to question our normal routine, when we often find ourselves rushing from one destination to…

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Hand From Above / Chris O’Shea (2009)

Thu 24th Sep 2009

Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr Tulp was a study of embodied discourse; how we use our bodies to move and to communicate in a material world, and how our bodies mediate between the internal and external worlds, at a microscopic and global level.

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Strange Attractors \ KMA (2009)

Thu 24th — Wed 14th Oct 2009
Wed 23rd Sep 2009

Widely regarded as a central figure in contemporary cinema, Thai filmmaker Apichatpong ‘Joe’ Weerasethakul premiered his first UK solo exhibition at FACT…

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Primitive \ Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2009)

Wed 23rd — Sun 29th Nov 2009
Tue 1st Sep 2009

Krzysztof Wodiczko is one of the most prominent Polish artists renowned internationally for his socially engaged work employing large scale slide and video projections.  War Veteran Vehicle continued Krzysztof Wodiczko’s interest in the situation of soldiers who fought during recent armed conflicts and who are returning to civilian life.

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War Veteran Vehicle \ Krzysztof Wodiczko (2009)

Tue 1st — Fri 2nd Oct 2009
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In Still Available, Laric scanned the daily news and invented URLs based on the cultural, poltical and technological developments of the day. Purchased domains were then scratched off the list of ‘still available’ URLs, a scorecard for the artists’ accuracy in forecasting profitable domain squatting investments.

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Still Available \ Oliver Laric (2009)

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During the 2009 festival a marathon surfing session aimed to unearth every possible manner of unauthorized Star Wars related cultural production that…

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Art for George Lucas \ John Michael Boling (2009)