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.
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.More
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.More
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.More
AND presented a series of workshops to accompany the 2009 programme.More
Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. Cumbria, Lancashire (UK) The second year of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) took place…More
Festival of new cinema, digital culture and art.More
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…More
Abandon Normal Devices were proud to announce WATERLICHT for AND 2017, an ambitious and large-scale digital installation by Dutch Designer, Daan Roosegaarde with…More
New rendering and image making techniques like photogrammetry and LIDAR scanning are allowing us to visualize previously hidden or forgotten histories. Archaeologist…More
If you’re interested in hiring this piece of work, please see our touring page here. My Wall is Your Filter Bubble was an…More
James Ferraro // The Deluge Set in a nightmarish simulation of humanity – a Brueghelian underground – musician and critical futurist James…More
The Tendaguru Formation in Tanzania are amongst the richest sites of late Jurassic fossils that have ever been found. A former German…More