AND Festival 2012  \\ Manchester, UK \\ 29 August – 02 September

AND invited visitors to experience a festival that highlighted the complexities, gradations and anomalies encountered when we examine success as an ideal. AND Festival 2012 continued to be as much about work evolving over time, artists experimenting, and setting ambitious parameters, as it was about finished exhibitions. The experience of success can be fleeting and addictive. Through unusual strategies, the artists and filmmakers presenting in the festival revealed alternative ways of being by offering rich counterpoints to perfection and undermining accepted logic.

Ongoing

AND transformed Preston’s thriving covered market into a cinematic platform for Nicholas Roeg’s stunning sci-fi classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth….

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Drive in: The Man Who Fell to Earth (2011)

Sat 24th Sep 2011
Tue 2nd Oct 2012

Since the phone-hacking scandal engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s news empire, the methods journalists use to find stories have been brought into question. Luckily…

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WORKSHOP: Media2012 & ScraperWiki / Hacks and Hackers (2012)

Tue 2nd Oct 2012
Wed 29th Aug 2012

29 August – 02 September 2012 In the summer of 2012, Abandon Normal Devices invited visitors to experience a festival that highlighted…

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Introduction to AND Festival 2012

Wed 29th — Sun 2nd Sep 2012
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AND specializes in a celebration of live, interactive and misfit cinema. AND 2012’s programme was transmitted online and across Manchester to karaoke…

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AND Film Programme 2012

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#1 The Art of Success We often have romanticised preconceptions of artists as impoverished yet passionate creators, but how does this work…

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Salons (2012)

Ongoing

What is glitch aesthetics? Is dropping data like dropping acid? And who is The Artist 2.0? Grab your datamoshing goggles and have your questions answered by this online project and exhibition from net art pioneer Mark Amerika.

Featuring digital video art, digitally manipulated still images, game design, stand-up comedy, sound art, electronic literature and a mock museum catalogue in free e-book and print-on-demand editions.

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Museum of Glitch Aesthetics / Mark Amerika (2012)

Ask A Teenager
Sat 1st Sep 2012 Ι

It’s a scientific fact that teen brains are particularly alive, active and sensitive; fast, risking-taking blobs that make creative and sometimes bizarre leaps, giving them an evolutionary edge.

Putting these highly adaptable brains to the test, we’ve assembled a teen panel to answer your problems at a special event at First Street. Submit online, then see our teens in action on 01 Sep.

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Ask A Teenager \ Mammalian Diving Reflex (2012)

Sat 1st Sep 2012
Ongoing

Commissioned to tour the North West of England in 2012, Mobile Republic travelled to Whitehaven, Blackburn, Preston, Beacons Festival in the Yorkshire…

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Mobile Republic: Digital Caravans (2012)

SweatSHOP logo
Ongoing

SweatSHOP is an interactive, performative installation using humour and play to critique and subvert corporate practices. Using a local business as the temporary Mellor Management headquarters and under the guise of a corporate consultant, Mellor will attempt a test of endurance, cycling on a bicycle attached to a small generator powering a LED “SHOP” sign.

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SweatSHOP / Alexia Mellor (2012)

Stepping into the light, photo by Chris Gold on Flickr
Ongoing Ι 14.00 – 15.00

This inspiring seminar allows the audience to join Jeremy on his exciting ride, the day he became an opera singer, and gives them the impetus to take opportunities that scare them and find greatness in uncertainty that they could never find in experience.

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Stepping Into The Light / Jeremy Finch (2012)

Ongoing

Monetised was a performance that looked at how we materialise our dreams by monetising specific aspects of them, and the difference between…

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Monetised / Steven Ounanian (2012)

Ongoing

01 September 2012 Created by ‘faux queen’ trixxie carr, a born-female drag queen orphan from San Francisco, The Right to RULE was…

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The Right to RULE / trixxie carr (2012)