AND Festival (Spring) \\ Cumbria, UK \\ 15 March – 10 April 2010

In Spring 2010, audiences joined AND Festival on a digital journey across real and virtual worlds in Cumbria, Lancashire and online, as they abandoned the city to head for the hills. Strange, playful and radical interventions took place across the Northwest’s stunning landscape as a host of artists, scientists and designers mapped the region to question our relationship with nature and technology, food and health, work and play.

Mon 15th Mar 2010

Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. Cumbria, Lancashire (UK) The second year of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) took place…

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AND Festival 2010 (Spring)

Mon 15th — Sat 10th Apr 2010
Fri 26th Mar 2010 Ι 8pm onwards

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 27th Mar 2010

Internationally renowned artist Stanza took over the historic parlour at Towneley Hall with a feast of data collection and visualization.

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Park \ Stanza (2010)

Sat 27th — Sun 11th Apr 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
Thu 18th Mar 2010 Ι 19:00, 21:00

Theatre group Imitating the Dog wowed with their part-musical, part-dream play, Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls, a magical story of…

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Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls \ Imitating the Dog (2010)

Thu 18th Mar 2010
Ongoing Ι 10:00 - 17:00

Geoffrey Alan Rhodes created a unique interactive cinema experience inside a pleasant looking log cabin in the heart of Grizedale forest. Using…

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Arambo \ Geoffrey Alan Rhodes (2010)

Sat 3rd Apr 2010
Wed 10th Mar 2010 Ι Programme went live from 10 March 2010

Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days was a site-specific artwork that auto-generated films based upon narrative data collected from Facebook profiles. Using a combination of status updates, YouTube uploads and video portraits, the work looked at people in Barrow-in-Furness from a range of different perspectives, each one a form of surveillance.

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Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days \ James Coupe (2010)

Wed 10th Mar 2010
Sat 27th Mar 2010

The British premiere of Simon Faithfull includes two brand new works, which look at the way the artist continually questions, measures and…

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Recent Findings \ Simon Faithfull (2010)

Sat 27th — Sat 5th Jun 2010
Mon 15th Mar 2010

A rundown but functional old vending machine stood alone in the Dukes Bar. Every now and again, without warning, it would spring…

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Vending Machine \ Ellie Harrison (2010)

Mon 15th — Sat 10th Apr 2010
Fri 2nd Apr 2010

Scratch ‘n Sniff ambassadors Bompas & Parr collaborated with producer Bren O’Callaghan to present a unique screening of the fairytale horror-fantasy The Company of Wolves. The screening took place in a room fit for a fairytale and the guests got stuck into wolf themed free refreshments as well as visiting the ‘wolf transformation station’.

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Scratch ‘n Sniff Cinema: The Company of Wolves (2010)

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
GET LOST!
Mon 1st Mar 2010

In 2010 AND commissioned US artist Rob Ray to create a new interactive mapping project in Grizedale Forest, Get Lost! The GPS…

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GET LOST! \ Rob Ray (2010)

Mon 1st — Sun 4th Apr 2010
Grazing Jellies, Huson-Powel
Ongoing

During the AND Festival in Grizedale Forest in 2010, interaction design collective duo Hudson-Powell spent time on site experimenting with with technologies…

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Grazing Jellies / Hudson-Powell (2010)

Sat 3rd Apr 2010