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.
Dopplereffekt is one of the strangest and most mysterious units on the electronic music scene today. Only a handful of interviews with…More
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.More
Atalonia took a new step in human exploration, deep beyond traveled boundaries through the earth’s crust down into a Hollow Earth. Through new…More
AND Salons were a series of talks responding to the work shown at the 2011 festival featuring artists, academics and guests that…More