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.
AND presented a mouth-watering selection of Northwest premieres, mixing special previews of films seen on the big screen for the first time. From the imaginative use of archive material to marauding zombies, stand-up comedians and vengeful women. The programme featured outsiders and troublemakers, bodies and philosophy and plenty to discuss in the bar afterwards.Read more
For the duration of the AND Festival 2009, filmmakers and artists from Liverpool and beyond worked together to produce exciting new short…Read more
As part of the online programme, curator Michael Connor provided the pizza and took us back to the heady days of 2004,…Read more
Sunday was an exhibition sited at Open Eye Gallery. Duane Hopkins has received widespread critical acclaim for his distinctive portrayals of British…Read more