[NetBehaviour] MARIN - AND festival

Taylor Nuttall taylor at greenquarter.co.uk
Fri Sep 4 09:32:52 CEST 2009





Start Time: Friday, 04 September 2009 at 12:00
End Time: Sunday, 27 September 2009 at 23:00
Location: Cumbria & Liverpool
Email: hello at andfestival.org.uk

Founded by artists Tapio Mäkelä and Marko Peljhan, M.A.R.I.N. is a 
mobile residency programme set on board a catamaran sailboat, redesigned 
and equipped to be a sustainable environment for transdisciplinary 
research in arts, sciences and technology.

For their maiden voyage M.A.R.I.N. will sent sail on an 11-week long 
residency on the Irish Sea, starting from ISEA2009 in Belfast and 
traveling down the coast of Cumbria to Liverpool. Mapping marine ecology 
along the Northwest coastline, using sensors and a small field 
laboratory and combining maritime history, interviews, and public 

In Cumbria M.A.R.I.N. will host workshops with artists from Soundwave in 
Whitehaven from the 4th - 6th September, then sail on to 
Barrow-in-Furness to work with a group of young people from Drop Zone at 
The Dock Museum from 8th - 15th September. All the research and work 
created during the workshops will be used to create podcasts, a 
geo-tagged web blog and an installation in the public space at FACT in 
Liverpool during the AND Festival from 23rd - 27th September.

The project is supported by Arts Council Finland, Finnish Audiovisual 
Foundation AVEK, The Finnish Institute in London, Australia Council, 
University of North-South Wales, ISEA 2009, AHRC, University of Salford, 
Audio Nomad, Marin Association.
With Special thanks to Whitenhaven Marina and AB Ports, Barrow-in-Furness.

Abandon Normal Devices
Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture

23-27 September 2009 & 2011 Liverpool
April 2010, 2011, 2012 Cumbria & Lancashire
September 2010 & 2012 Manchester & Cheshire

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a new festival that welcomes audiences 
to experience the best in new cinema and media art in a celebration that 
spills from screens and galleries into the streets and imaginations of 
the North West. AND exists to create a space where artists and 
filmmakers can offer striking new perspectives, and visitors can enjoy, 
discuss and interact with ideas, in a festival that questions the normal 
and champions a different approach.

The festival will take place in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate 
years, with an extended programme in Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire. 
Expect an eclectic array of screenings, installations, online projects, 
public realm interventions, workshops and live events, with a 
distinctive emphasis on ideas and discussion.

The debut AND festival takes place in Liverpool 23-27 September. Pop it 
in the diary and please join us for five days of mind-blowing media art 
and cinematic shenanigans...

Abandon Normal Devices is driven by a new collaborative partnership 
between three of the UK’s leading institutions dealing with art and 
digital culture. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in 
Liverpool, Cornerhouse in Manchester and folly in Lancaster have joined 
forces to collaborate on the exciting task of imagining a new festival 
from scratch.

AND is part of WE PLAY, the Northwest cultural legacy project for the 
London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. WE PLAY is a Legacy 
Trust UK funded project led by the Arts Council, Northwest on behalf of 
new regional partnerships. WE PLAY is presented in the Northwest as part 
of beinspired.

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