AND Festival 2011  \\ Liverpool + Knowsley, Preston & Egremont UK \\ 16 September – 02 October

Our default position is to suspend disbelief. The Millennium bug, an apparition of Christ in a piece of toast, the reliability of news coverage or the possibility of life after death: whether it is laziness, a deep seated need or because it is part of our DNA, humans want to believe in something. When looking at the works presented at AND Festival 2011, we can see that in very real terms artists make it their job to question our beliefs. AND’s ambition for 2011, was to create a thought provoking festival made up of extraordinary experiences, with projects starting life in the playing fields and pubs of Egremont and ending up in shop fronts in Liverpool.

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Dead Drops Dead Drops was an anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer file-sharing network for public spaces, incorporating USB drives embedded into walls, buildings and…

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AND Festival: Talks and Workshops (2011)

Thu 29th Sep 2011

Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art Liverpool (UK) We want to believe! Our default position is to suspend disbelief. The…

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AND Festival 2011

Thu 29th — Sun 2nd Oct 2011
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First time features, archive renditions and cross platform experiments are amongst a heady mix of queer horror, warped fantasy and social misfits….

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AND Festival 2011 Film Programme

Sat 1st Oct 2011

Bringing new meaning to the phrase “cult of the new celebrity”, As-Salam wal Hub will see her remake a small army of volunteers in the image of a man loved and hated in equal measure in Liverpool, Ringo Star.

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As-Salam wal Hub \\ Oreet Ashery (2011)

Sat 1st Oct 2011
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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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Events at AND Festival 2011

Sat 24th — Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Fri 30th Sep 2011

Ahmed Basiony was one of the few contemporary artists in Egypt who was consistently experimenting with the tools of new media. One…

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Thirty Days of Running in Place \\ Ahmed Basiony (2011)

Fri 30th — Mon 28th Nov 2011
Fri 30th Sep 2011

“Liang Zhifu as a Party member regards the wellbeing of people under the heaven as his duty. He remains committed, with a…

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The People’s Secretary \\ Zhang Qing (2011)

Fri 30th — Mon 28th Nov 2011
Fri 30th Sep 2011

Los Angeles-based video artist Rachel Mayeri has worked with primates for years, studying how they respond to different types of media and…

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Primate Cinema: Apes as Family (2011)

Fri 30th — Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Fri 30th Sep 2011

Kurt Hentschläger has spent a lifetime creating artworks that push the viewer into a state of sensory overload. ZEE is no exception….

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ZEE \ Kurt Hentschläger (2011)

Fri 30th — Mon 28th Nov 2011
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The Modes of Al-Ikseer was a live performance that launched AND Festival in 2011, fusing contemporary pop culture, tongue-in-cheek humour and ancient…

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The Modes of Al-Ikseer \ Harminder Judge (2011)

Thu 29th Sep 2011
Mon 31st Oct 2011

ROMEO ECHO DELTA was a new sound project by artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. Commissioned and produced especially for AND, it…

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Romeo Echo Delta \ Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (2011)

Mon 31st — Mon 31st Oct 2011