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.
29 August – 02 September 2012 In the summer of 2012, Abandon Normal Devices invited visitors to experience a festival that highlighted…Read more
AND specializes in a celebration of live, interactive and misfit cinema. AND 2012’s programme was transmitted online and across Manchester to karaoke…Read more
#1 The Art of Success We often have romanticised preconceptions of artists as impoverished yet passionate creators, but how does this work…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Mobile Republic: Digital Caravans was commissioned to tour the North West of England in 2012, travelling to Whitehaven, Blackburn, Preston, Beacons Festival…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Monetised was a performance that looked at how we materialise our dreams by monetising specific aspects of them, and the difference between…Read more
Created by ‘faux queen’ trixxie carr, a born-female drag queen orphan from San Francisco, The Right to RULE was the performance-party highlight…Read more
Iraqi American artist Wafaa Bilal is known internationally for his controversial online, performative and interactive works. For his latest project Bilal continues this trend, making a traditional public square home to a very different kind of monument: a giant, inflatable representation of Technoviking.Read more
Last chance to see this collection of new film and video works exploring the ideals of the Olympic movement.
Featuring artists Kota Ezawa, Cao Fei, Yeondoo Jung, Kimsooja, Torsten Lauschmann, Susan Pui San Lok, Emily Wardill, Hiraki Sawa and Kyungwoo Chun.
Open at Holden Gallery, Manchester until 20 Sep.Read more