AND Festival 2017 –

A site specific festival of digital culture, art and film.

    Film Hub NWC are proud to be supporting the film element of Abandon Normal Devices Festival (AND) 2017. The festival will be hosted by Peak District National Park and National Trust (Peak District). Supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from BFI, British Council and Sheffield programme partners Site Gallery.

    AND is biennial site specific festival of digital culture, art and film. September 2017 will be their 8th edition and will see them enter the void, shafts and veins of the peaks for a subterranean festival for 4 days of site specific installations, world premieres and performances.

    The programme will reveal the earth’s layers, from the drone’s eye view to subterranean bunkers – it will be a prophetic, provocative and uncanny reflection on the verticality of the earth.

    Going on a journey from inner and outer spaces, the festival will become a site for the symbolic and sub-conscious, a composing of artistic practices which invite us to reflect on groundlessness and deep time, artists will become archaeologists of the future unearthing rare sounds, simulated environments and technological ruins.

    There will be a mix of free and ticketed events featuring 4 days of unusual and unexpected installations and an eclectic mix of events – all site specific to the natural environment of Castleton, Peak District National Park, which evidences the changes to the earth from the ice age to modern day mining.

    For further details on the programme – featuring workshops, installations, experiments, field trips and cinema screenings – sign-up to their e-newsletter