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.

Dare
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01 September 2012 Girl Gang is swagger and adventure, bluff and bravado. Girl Gang is open to any bold and fearless female….

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Dare / Girl Gang (2012)

Ongoing

Clearing is a new work by Ultimate Holding Company (UHC) that seeks to create a dialogue around the subject of higher arts education and the globalized trade in ‘knowledge capital’. The piece takes data from the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and the London stock market Stock Exchange to create an animated digital display and a physical space for critical reflection.

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Clearing / Ultimate Holding Company (2012)

Ongoing

29 August – 01 September 2012 The challenge was to take on a new identity, with a little help from Heath Bunting’s…

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New Identity Residency / Martin Johnson (2012)

Ongoing

Chasing Nimbus is a project that explores digital and analogue techniques for project moving images onto clouds from aircrafts. Artist, director and inventor Dave Lynch has been developing his ambition to deliver multiple projections onto water vapor canvases including urban vents, cooling towers, steam trains and clouds.

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Project Nimbus / Dave Lynch (2012)

Ongoing

As part of a residency initiated in 2011 by AND and DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts), Irish composer and writer Ailís Ní…

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The Hearing Test / Ailís Ní Ríain & Andrea Pazos López (2012)

Ongoing

The Humble Market was a fusion of theatre and media art from the Brazil-UK theatre network Zecora Ura and new media artists…

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The Humble Market / Zecora Ura and artists (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
Ongoing

We are all familiar with the stories about what the stork brought and the birds and the bees – Papadopoulou asks how these stories will evolve in an age of invitro fertilisation and stem cell research.

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Reproductive Futures / Zoe Papadopoulou (2012)

Fri 22nd Jun 2012

AND is proud to present the first UK solo exhibition of works by American artist Stanya Kahn, who presents a selection of recent drawings and video work, characterised by her signature blend of dark comedy, visceral characters and reluctant optimism.

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It’s Cool, I’m Good \ Stanya Kahn (2012)

Fri 22nd — Sun 16th 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
Ongoing

The Creator explores the legendary myth of the father of the computer age and maker of AI (Artificial Intelligence) machines, Alan Turing. Combining Lynchian nightmare with the prophetic themes of J.G. Ballard, The Creator takes you into the surreal dream world of the visionary scientist, where his binary children embark upon a mystical quest to discover their origins and destiny in the universe.

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The Creator / Dir. Al & Al (2012)

Ongoing

This workshop explored ‘cross media’ practices for producing fiction, such as ‘Transmedia Storytelling’, ‘Alternate Reality Games’ and ‘Dispersed Fiction,’ looking at how…

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Tactical Transmedia Fictions / Paolo Cirio (2012)