AND Festival 2015 \\ Grizedale Forest, UK \\ 18 -20 September

The festival created a space where audiences could experience the forest anew through inviting world-class artists to create new art works for the historical site. We turned the forest into a laboratory, which became a temporary haven for filmmakers, artists, creative technologists, philosophers and scientists, who explored the secret infrastructure of the forest and natures processes. The programme provided new perspectives on the forest, through the eyes of the plants, animals and machines that inhabited it, allowing visitors an insight into natures technologies as well as emerging trends in digital practice.

Fri 18th Sep 2015

The wild landscape of the Lake District is a consequence of millions of years of geological processes, myths and folklore. Echo Wanders…

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Echo Wanders / Universal Assembly Unit (2015)

Fri 18th — Sun 20th Sep 2015
Fri 18th Sep 2015

Peak Simulator was a new sculptural installation from Matthew Plummer Fernandez that juxtaposed computer-generated landscape over the ‘natural’ landscape. In the early…

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Peak Simulator / Matthew Plummer-Fernandez (2015)

Fri 18th — Sun 20th Sep 2015
Fri 18th Sep 2015

Spreadkom was an alternative communication system created especially for the forest by Slovenian collaborators BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango and Jurij Pavlica) . This…

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Spreadkom / BridA (2015)

Fri 18th — Sun 20th Sep 2015
Fri 18th Sep 2015

This new work brought together two contrasting viewpoints and histories of search and rescue missions. Drawing inspiration and research from the ‘Gibson…

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Searcher / Jen Southern (2015)

Fri 18th — Sun 20th Sep 2015
Fri 18th Sep 2015

Flight wasn’t just explored through drones and UAV’s at Grizedale Forest, but through Space aircraft too. Officially the Space Race has arrived…

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Origami Space Race / Saso Sedlacek (2015)

Fri 18th — Sun 20th Sep 2015
Wed 19th Oct 2016

The UK Premiere of a new iteration of Love Motel for Insects, site specific to Grizedale Forest, was a large-scale living sculpture…

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Love Motel for Insects / Brandon Ballengee (2015)

Wed 19th — Wed 19th Oct 2016
Fri 18th Sep 2015

In the Eyes of the Animal enabled audiences to encounter England’s forests anew through an immersive virtual reality experience, told by the…

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In the Eyes of the Animal / Marshmallow Laser Feast (2015)

Fri 18th — Sun 20th Sep 2015