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.

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
Stepping into the light, photo by Chris Gold on Flickr
Sat 1st Sep 2012

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)

Sat 1st — Sat 1st Sep 2012
Thu 30th Aug 2012

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)

Thu 30th Aug 2012
Sat 1st Sep 2012

Created by ‘faux queen’ trixxie carr, a born-female drag queen orphan from San Francisco, The Right to RULE was the performance-party highlight…

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The Right to Rule / trixxie carr (2012)

Sat 1st Sep 2012
Thu 30th Aug 2012

A Dream Came Through by Lanfranco Aceti questions the politics of exploitative labour. In a durational performance half-naked ‘workers’ sign a contract…

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A Dream Came Through / Lanfranco Aceti (2012)

Thu 30th Aug 2012
Fri 22nd Jun 2012

Dir. Tim Brunsden and starring Scottee.  Told over four episodes, Follow was commissioned in 2012 as a live and evolving documentary about…

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Follow / Tim Brunsden (2012)

Fri 22nd — Sun 2nd Sep 2012
Wed 29th Aug 2012

30 August -01 September 2012 Using the master/slave model of communication, where one device or process has unidirectional control over one or…

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Master-Slave Invigilator System \ Jeremy Bailey (2012)

Wed 29th — Fri 31st Aug 2012