AND produces, develops and stages one of the biggest media arts festivals in the UK.

Travelling to a new site and maps different terrain every two-years, it is a rehearsal space and catalyst a for new models of working. A place to become acquainted with active imaginations and active participation, it is an opportunity for artists to respond to a site and international platform. The programme invites new ways of seeing the world through re-negotiating our relationship to place featuring live cinema events, installations, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions exhibitions, performances, games and apps.

Sat 2nd Oct 2010

Plan C was a dystopian reminder of the fragility of advanced technological societies. The project involved  a rather adventurous trip to Chernobyl, Ukraine, site in 1986 of one of the most dramatic nuclear disasters ever.

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Plan C \ Various Artists (2010)

Sat 2nd — Thu 7th Oct 2010
Wed 23rd Sep 2009

The festival explored physical, social and technological concepts of normality. Featuring artworks that were provocative, asking questions in a variety of ways, be they humorous, subtle or direct. Key themes included the body, intimacy and transformation, nomadic identities and trade, and innovators playing with cinematic form.

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AND Festival 2009

Wed 23rd — Sun 27th Sep 2009
Wed 23rd Sep 2009

AND presented a mouth-watering selection of Northwest premieres, mixing special previews of films seen on the big screen for the first time. From the imaginative use of archive material to marauding zombies, stand-up comedians and vengeful women. The programme featured outsiders and troublemakers, bodies and philosophy and plenty to discuss in the bar afterwards.

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AND Festival 2009 Film Programme

Wed 23rd — Sun 27th Sep 2009
Thu 24th Sep 2009

AND presented a series of workshops to accompany the 2009 programme.

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AND Festival: Workshops (2009)

Thu 24th — Sat 26th Sep 2009
Mon 15th Mar 2010

Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. Cumbria, Lancashire (UK) The second year of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) took place…

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AND Festival 2010 (Spring)

Mon 15th — Sat 10th Apr 2010
Thu 21st Sep 2017

Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art.

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AND Festival 2017

Thu 21st — Sun 24th Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017 Ι Various Times

This year’s film programme will reveal the earth’s layers, from the drone’s eye view to deep into subterranean fear-inducing bunkers. The programme…

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Film Overview

Fri 22nd — Sun 24th Sep 2017
Thu 21st Sep 2017 Ι 7pm-11pm

Abandon Normal Devices were proud to announce WATERLICHT  for AND 2017, an ambitious and large-scale digital installation by Dutch Designer, Daan Roosegaarde with…

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Waterlicht \ Daan Roosegaarde (2017)

Thu 21st — Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Ongoing Ι 4pm - 5pm

New rendering and image making techniques like photogrammetry and LIDAR scanning are allowing us to visualize previously hidden or forgotten histories. Archaeologist…

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Rendering the Past \ Panel Discussion (2017)

Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017

If you’re interested in hiring this piece of work, please see our touring page here. My Wall is Your Filter Bubble was an…

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My Wall Is Your Filter Bubble \ Various Artists (2017)

Fri 22nd — Sun 24th Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017 Ι 8pm-10.30pm, ,

James Ferraro // The Deluge Set in a nightmarish simulation of humanity – a Brueghelian underground – musician and critical futurist James…

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James Ferraro & Nkisi \ Listening to the Dark Evening Event (2017)

Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017 Ι Fri 1pm-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm

The Tendaguru Formation in Tanzania are amongst the richest sites of late Jurassic fossils that have ever been found. A former German…

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Not A Single Bone \ Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles (2017)

Fri 22nd — Sun 24th Sep 2017