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FESTIVAL OF NEW CINEMA AND DIGITAL CULTURE 23 – 27 SEPTEMBER 09Abandon | LIVERPOOL Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Thank You

Welcome

Presented by:

Welcome from Mike Stubbs, FACT CEO and AND Champion Welcome to a brand new arts festival for the Northwest – Abandon Normal Devices! Three arts organisations – FACT, folly and Cornerhouse – have joined forces to create a dynamic, eclectic programme for the inaugural AND festival. Together we invite you to abandon your normal devices in a festival that questions normality and champions a different approach. Discover exciting new strategies and tactics in cinema and digital culture through artists, filmmakers and young producers who are challenging how we live today.

Part of:

We are proud that this reflective space for topical critique, exhibition and debate forms part of the cultural programme leading up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and contributes to the growing regional digital economy through real innovation and creativity. AND Festival launches in Liverpool in 2009, returning to the city biannually. On alternate years it will be hosted by Manchester, with a unique extended programme across Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire every April.

Funders / Supporters:

AND Board: Taylor Nuttall, Gerri Morris, Dave Moutrey, Mike Ryan, Mike Stubbs

Introduction from Kate Taylor, Festival Director, Abandon Normal Devices

Media Partners:

Artists are great at showing us the invisible rules we live our lives by. And then breaking them with style.

Programme Partners: AND would like to thank Another Media, Christie Digital Systems and Uniform for their project support

Featuring a cornucopia of international cinema and exhibitions in galleries and public space, Abandon Normal Devices explores physical, social and technological concepts of normality. From the nature of our bodies, to the way we relate to government and even how we love in a digital world, we have sought out artworks that are provocative, asking questions in a variety of ways, be they humorous, subtle or direct. Expect to find digital innovators rubbing shoulders with bar-room philosophers and iconic directors sitting beside emerging talent and offering audiences a unique space in which to share and interact with ideas. So whether you participate in a debate or workshop, create new work, attend an event or simply enjoy the social life, we hope you leave feeling fired up and inspired.This is just the start.

The London 2012 Inspire mark copyright ® London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd 2008. All rights reserved. Design / Art Direction: www.uniform.net \2

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AND forms part of WE PLAY – the Northwest’s cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its debut edition is a legacy from Liverpool’s 2008 status as European Capital of Culture.

Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Exhibitions 05 – 08 Public Space 09 – 11 Online 12 Film Programme – Feature Films 13 – 17 – Short Films 18 – Satellite Screenings 19 – Film Events 20 – 21 Schedule 22 – 23 Conference 24 Debates 25

Events – Workshops 26 – Family and Young People 27 – Artists at Work 28 – 29 – Celebrate The Northwest 30 – On The Waterfront 31 – Nightlife 32 Next Stage 33 Tickets and Information 36 Festival Partners 37 Venue Map 38 – 39

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Primitive

Thai artist-filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Primitive is a striking meditation on the destruction and rebirth of a community, told through moving and hypnotic sequences filmed in Nabua, North East Thailand; explosions like lightning strikes, the creation of a spaceship in the ricefields, young men sleeping and dreaming.

Exhibition

Galleries 1 & 2, FACT 23 September – 29 November 10.00am – 6.00pm \ Free

Primitive revisits the violent clashes between totalitarian government militia and communist farmers from the 1960s – 1980s, creating a portrait of their teenage male descendants and inviting new dreams for the future. Two short films commissioned as part of Primitive will also form part of this exhibition, A Letter to Uncle Boonmee on show in Gallery 2 and Phantoms of Nabua, available to view online at: www.animateprojects.org.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Masterclass Drawing from his personal archive of film and photographs, Apichatpong will lead a masterclass giving participants valuable insight into this acclaimed artist/filmmakers practice, through the making of the Primitive project.

Exhibition Workshop

Screen 2, FACT 24 September 4.10pm \ £7.00/£5.50

Primitive was commissioned by FACT with Haus der Kunst in Munich and Animate Projects, London. Produced by Illuminations Films and Kick the Machine Films.

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Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey the sound before you make it

Exhibition

The sound before you make it is a sculptural flipbook in which miniature zombies are brought to life through the flashing of a strobe light. The work utilises the technology of the zoetrope, a 19th Century optical toy, and recontextualises it within the fantasy of Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video.

Media Lounge, FACT

Duane Hopkins Sunday

Exhibition

The Yes Men – Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men

23 September – 29 November 10.00am – 6.00pm \ Free

Considered among the most important political artists of the last decade, The Yes Men are a group of culture-jamming activists who practice what they call ‘identity correction’. By posing as spokespersons for prominent organisations, The Yes Men create spoof websites and appear in conferences and TV shows to highlight how corporations and governmental organisations often act in dehumanising ways toward the public. Duane Hopkins has received widespread critical acclaim for his portrayals of British rural life, notably with his award-winning short films and stunning debut feature Better Things. For Sunday, he abandons the standard film narrative and focuses on British youth and the relationship between identity, psychology and environment. Hopkins captures the nuances and subtleties in the shifting interactions of the main characters, reflecting their personal inner reality and the external world, creating an unnerving psychological tension.

Duane Hopkins Masterclass Following a successful transition from short films to his debut feature, and critically acclaimed installation work, Duane Hopkins gives an insight into his creative vision and working process.

Exhibition

Open Eye Gallery 23 September – 4 October 10.00am – 6.00pm \ Free

Exhibition Talk

The Box, FACT 24 September 10.30am \ £7.00/£5.50

Art & Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University 24 September – 25 October 10.00am – 6.00pm \ Free See page 17 for details of The Yes Men feature film

Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men exhibits The Yes Men’s practice through elaborate costumes fabricated for their bold interventions, slapstick videos and PowerPoint presentations at business conferences, outrageous posters and props, scripts, sketches, research materials and selected publications and ephemera from their personal collections.

How To Be A Yes Man Live Lecture & Workshop with The Yes Men Come and develop your own strategies for political intervention, and learn how to get into trouble Yes Men style. Created in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University, and curated by Astria Suparak, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh.

Exhibition Workshop

Art & Design Academy Auditorium, Liverpool John Moores University 26 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm \ Free (Booking required)

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Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Carolee Schneemann Precarious

Revered for her provocative and hugely influential work in performance and film, Carolee Schneemann uses her own body as both subject matter and a source of knowledge. Produced specially for AND, Precarious (2009) is a new, multi-screen video installation that continues the artist’s investigation into the relationship between the personal, the physicality of human experience and the malleability of perception.

Exhibition

Tate Liverpool 23 – 27 September 10.00am – 6.00pm

Precarious projects a relentless stream of images – drawn from the artist’s examination of the relationship between physical incarceration and abstraction – which continually criss-cross Tate Liverpool’s Wolfson gallery, absorbing the architectural features of the space through a mirroring mechanism.

Carolee Schneemann Mysteries of the Iconographies Tate Liverpool and AND are proud to present a personal appearance by the renowned American artist Carolee Schneemann who will perform Mysteries of the Iconographies live in the gallery. In this intimate visual lecture Schneemann travels backwards and forwards in time, beginning with obsessive childhood drawings of a staircase. The performance explores diverse imaginings including the mysteries of a notched stick, paper folds and indentations, up to and including Schneemann’s recent photographic grids and objects.

Krzysztof Wodiczko War Veteran Vehicle

War Veteran Vehicle continues Krzysztof Wodiczko’s interest in the situation of soldiers who fought during recent armed conflicts and who are returning to civilian life. For the project in Liverpool, Wodiczko has been working with people from the Northwest who have experienced active duty in the armed forces. His ambition is to foster a better understanding of the impact of combat on veterans and their families, with the hope of lessening the feelings of isolation held by those struggling with the aftermath of combat and to help with the difficult process of social reintegration.

Public Space

Several sites in Liverpool City Centre, meet 8.00pm FACT foyer 23 – 27 September 8.30pm – 11.00pm \ Free Meet at FACT to be directed

This will be the first time Wodiczko has shown work in the UK since the 1980s. He is internationally-renowned for his socially engaged and politically -charged work employing large scale slide and video projections. Exhibition Lecture

Tate Liverpool 24 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm \ Free (Booking required – Tate)

Krzysztof Wodiczko Open Session War Veteran Vehicle is a project that raises many questions and here Krzysztof Wodiczko and project participants will discuss the process of creating the work and the issues that it evokes.

Public Space Open Session

The Box, FACT 27 September 10.30am \ £7.00/£5.00

This project forms part of POLSKA! YEAR and has been curated by Aneta Krzemien www.PolskaYear.pl Curated by:

The performance lecture is followed by Q&A with the artist. The event will also be streamed live into the gallery foyer. For tickets book online at www.Tate.org.uk/liverpool or call 0151 702 7400

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Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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BBC Big Screen: Hand From Above

Public Space

Hand From Above Chris O’Shea New commission Hand From Above encourages us to question our normal routine when we often find ourselves rushing from one destination to another. Inspired by Land of the Giants and Goliath, Chris O’Shea reminds us of mythical stories, by mischievously unleashing a giant hand from the BBC Big Screen. Hand From Above was commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Liverpool City Council for BBC Big Screen Liverpool and the Live Sites network.

KMA Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr. Tulp

Public Space

Interactive BBC Big Screen 23 – 27 September Daily, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

BBC Big Screen: Hungry Hungry Eat Head

Public Space

Hungry Hungry Eat Head Hudson–Powell, Joel Gethin-Lewis Transform your head into a giant, spinning, spotted cuboid by using the magic glyphs which will be found at the BBC Big Screen. By using a variety of current digital video tracking technologies, Hungry Hungry Eat Head will allow participants to interact with a world of bizarre and weird shapes, things and each other. This is an amusing, surprising and intriguing performance for both users and passersby. Interactive BBC Big Screen 26 September 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm

M.A.R.I.N. Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network

Public Space

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 to be a sustainable environment for transdisciplinary research in arts, science and technology. M.A.R.I.N. will host an 11-week long residency on the Irish Sea starting from ISEA2009 in Belfast and travelling down the coast of Cumbria to Liverpool. The project maps marine ecology and maritime history along the Northwest coastline in public workshops. A location-based audio walk for Albert Dock will be downloadable for GPS phones from www.marin.cc, while a research unit will be on display at FACT.

Liverpool Albert Docks 23 – 27 September

Arthouse Square, Behind FACT 23 September – 14 October 7.00pm – 11.30pm \ Free

Using light projected onto the ground, it examines the relationship between the motion of real, inanimate, and virtual bodies. When people enter the space they become active participants, as magnetic bodies themselves, bringing life and animation, disturbing and redistributing the flow of energy through the system.

Water Piano – Peter Appleton

10.00am – 6.00pm \ Free 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 www.marin.translocal.net

A playful light installation in public space, Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr. Tulp is a study of embodied discourse; how we use our bodies to move and to communicate in a material world, and how our bodies mediate between the internal and external worlds, at a microscopic and global level. Modern biology has shown that matter is far from inert; it is ‘selforganising’ and with theories such as epigenics, environmental factors can cause an organism’s genes to behave differently, even though the genes themselves don’t change.

Public Space

A new solar-powered kinetic sculpture from Liverpool-born artist Peter Appleton, Water Piano is one of a series of electro-acoustic pieces that explore various ways of producing sound from the chime bar of a Chinese toy piano. The water strikes the highly amplified rods causing rhythmic and melodic patterns. Movement in front of the piece causes the column of water to fill, increasing the speed of the rhythm. This series forms part of the ongoing enquiry into the production of sound and music from minute interactions between weather elements and highly sensitive instruments and transducers.

Ropewalks Square, in front of FACT Date and Time To Be Confirmed See website for updates

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Abandon Normal Devices Festival / Liverpool 23-27 September

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Online Programme: From Now On This Blog Is Going To Be…

Online

Film Programme AND presents a mouth-watering selection of Northwest premieres, mixing special previews of films that you can see here first and discoveries where the festival offers your one chance to catch them on the big screen. From imaginative use of archive material to marauding zombies, stand-up comedians to vengeful women, expect outsiders and troublemakers, bodies and philosophy, and plenty to discuss in the bar afterward. Filmmaker guests will be announced at andfestival.org.uk

Opening Night film: Humpday

Taking its title from a piece by Michael Bell Smith – a simple Google search for the phrase – From Now On This Blog Is Going To Be… is a curated selection of artist commissioned blogs to be realised online throughout the festival dates. The novice blogger often sets out with huge expectations – from the number of readers to the frequency of posts to the quality of content. But the unedited, open nature of the medium means the blog often fails to find a cohesive voice, instead left abandoned in lost hopes and unrealised potential. As Bell-Smith’s piece suggests, the blog creator is burdened with a nagging guilt that leaves its traces in posts that attempt to revamp and revive the failed blog. Freed from obligation of an indefinite commitment, the artists create time-limited ‘fantasy’ blogs that are realised exclusively for the festival dates. The blogs will become a forum for the alternate personas and quirky ideas of the artists. In turn, the commissioned artists act as official festival bloggers in an Abandon Normal Devices style; not conforming to the documentarian image and likely not even covering the festival itself.

The selected artists maintain ongoing blog presences that contrast with their fantasy blogs, in addition to art practices that revolve around the internet. They are: Oliver Laric, co-founder of www.vvork.com; John Michael Boling, contributor to http://www.rhizome. org; Hanne Mugaas, maintainer of the independent art and ebay blog (http://www.hanne-mugaas.com/); and Guthrie Lonergan, co-founder and contributor at http://www.nastynets.com. From Now On This Blog Is Going To Be… is AND’s 2009 net art programme. Alongside talks by Laric and Lonergan in the Salons programme, and a special screening of viral video curated by Michael Connor, this programme highlights new creative practices on the net. Create your own festival blog! The only rule is your blog must not be in existence before the festival – you don’t even have to be attending! Alternative festival blogs will be listed on the AND website.

Net Art Programme and Official AND Festival Blogs

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Lynn Shelton’s Sundance hit is a wildly funny and daring take on the thirtysomething buddy movie. Ben (Mark Duplass) is just settling into married life with Anna (Alycia Delmore), when he falls back in with old friend Andrew (Joshua Leonard), and his bohemian, sexually experimental party crowd. Can Anna and Ben’s marriage survive the ‘art project’ which Ben and Andrew dream up together – a project that takes male bonding to its ultimate extreme?

Be Good (Sois Sage)

Screens 1 & 2, FACT 23 September, 8:00pm Dir: Lynn Shelton / USA / 94 mins

Screening in Cinema 1 will be audio described

Feature Film

Ladies and gentlemen, a new talent has arrived! In her debut feature, Juliette Garcias delivers an incredibly tactile thriller to get your cinematic senses tingling. Eve is the new girl in town with an unhealthy obsession with a local family. Played with eerie intensity by Anaïs Demoustier, Be Good keeps you constantly guessing on Eve’s intentions, as suspense turns to a palpable dread. Unmissable.

20 – 27 September

Screen 1, FACT | 27 September, 9.00pm

www.andfestival.org.uk

Dir: Juliette Garcias / France, Denmark / 90 mins

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Feature Film

Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Breathless

Feature Film

Follow The Master

Feature Film

Not for the lighthearted, this Korean gangster film exists in an unapologetic vortex of unrelenting violence. Sang-Hoon (played by Yang Ik-joon) is a debt collector and goon for hire. Yeon-Hue is a schoolgirl with a self-destructive family. As two very damaged people collide, a surprisingly moving film emerges. Expect to be kicked in the head and then punched in the heart!

For his debut feature, experimental filmmaker Matt Hulse has created a kaleidoscopic personal documentary. Following the death of his grandfather, Hulse sets out on an offbeat pilgrimage, walking the 100-Mile South Downs Way with his girlfriend, dog and a bag full of Union Jack cocktail sticks. Mixing voiceover, Super-8 footage, postcards, and air drumming, what emerges is a highly distinctive take on death and rambling.

Screen 1, FACT | 24 September, 6.00pm

The Box, FACT | 25 September, 12.00pm

Dir: Yang Ik-joon / South Korea / 130 mins

Dir: Matt Hulse / UK / 75 mins

China Town

Feature Film

This screening will be BSL interpreted.

Goodbye Solo

Feature Film

An experimental animation tracing copper mining and production from an open pit mine in Nevada to a smelter in China. China Town considers what it actually means to ‘be wired’ and, in turn, to be connected, in today’s global economic system. Composed entirely of individual images with varying frame-rates, this intriguing, long-edit mirrors the many discrete processes, efforts, and locations that go into commodity production.

A Senagalese taxi driver meets a suicidal red-head on the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. One man’s American dream is just beginning, while the other’s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realise they need each other more than either is willing to admit.

The Box, FACT | 25 September, 10.00am

Screen 3, FACT | 26 September, 12.10pm

Dir: Lucy Raven / USA / 51 mins

Dir: Ramin Bahrani / USA / 91 mins

Crying With Laughter

Feature Film

Katalin Varga

Feature Film

Joey Fisk is a stand-up comedian who doesn’t know when to stop. With an edgy line in humour that always oversteps the line, an appearance from an old school friend with hidden motives means that this time he might never go back. Stephen McCole’s central performance in this Edinburgh-based thriller is an awesome act, and the film maintains menace and edge throughout, while still being deeply, darkly and laugh-out-loud funny.

A startling breakthrough for new British talent Peter Strickland, Katalin Varga follows the journey of Katalin, a woman who crosses borders of landscape, sex and morality in her matter-of-fact quest for vengeance. With an earthy palette and cold eye on the Romanian countryside, this is a film with dirt under its fingernails and a female character that will not be forgotten.

Screen 1, FACT | 24 September, 8.45pm

Screen 3, FACT | 24 September, 12.10pm

Dir: Justin Molotniktov / UK / 93 mins

Dir: Peter Strickland / Romania, UK, Hungary / 82 mins

Examined Life

Feature Film

The Kreutzer Sonata

Eight contemporary philosophers; ten minutes each. This is theory for busy bees. A fascinating and generous documentary from Astra Taylor, Examined Life features Peter Singer pounding New York streets talking about ethics, Judith Butler discussing disability in thrift stores and AND favourite Slavoj Zizek traipsing around a rubbish tip to discuss our unconscious fears. Bound to delight the thinkers of Liverpool!

Danny Huston sits on the bed, blood on his hands and calls an ambulance. From the outset it’s clear that something very bad is going to happen. Spiraling round the epic themes of sexual possession and jealousy with an unease that only extremely good digital filmmaking can engender, Bernard Rose offers a follow up to Ivans xtc. that continues to push the envelope. It may be a modern adaptation of Tolstoy, but the worst urges of men remain undiminished.

Screen 1, FACT | 27 September, 7.00pm

Screen 2, FACT | 25 September, 4.10pm

Dir: Astra Taylor / Canada / 87 mins

Dir: Bernard Rose / USA / 99 mins

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Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

Feature Film

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The Market

Feature Film

Pontypool

Feature Film

One of the UK’s finest young directors, Hopkins (37 Uses For A Dead Sheep) has set his latest film in Turkey, turning a darkly humorous eye to a simple tale of border-crossing trade. Mihram (Tayanç Ayaydin) is a young man keen to legitimise his life by entering the profitable cell phones business. Trouble comes when temptation for further profit arrives and Mihram faces a system where all the odds are stacked against him.

Latenight DJ Grant Mazzy has seen better days. A former shock jock relegated to the smalltown airwaves, the whiskey can’t take the edge off the humiliation of bogus weather reports and interviewing the local amateur dramatics society. Cue: zombies! Bruce McDonald delivers a sophisticated and blackly funny Abandon Normal Devices twist on the genre that still offers a satisfying splatter of gore.

Screen 1, FACT | 26 September, 6.30pm

Screen 1, FACT | 25 September, 8.45pm

Dir: B Hopkins / Germany, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan / 93 mins

Dir: Bruce McDonald / Canada / 96 mins

Mary and Max

Feature Film

Puffball

Feature Film

From the Oscar-winning director of Harvey Crumpet, this 3D animation for adults tells the tale of two outsiders Mary and Max, whose friendship is linked through a life lived trapped by rules, both externally imposed and of their own making. This is an eccentric, blackly humourous tale pitched somewhere between the quirkiness of Amelie and the deadpan of About Schmidt.

A film with a strange pulse. Nic Roeg’s most recent feature, based on Fay Weldon’s novel, is a visceral take on fetal desire. A young architect moves to the country and becomes pregnant after a wave of magic, biological waywardness. Featuring a cryptic cameo from Donald Sutherland as her philosophical mentor.

Screen 1, FACT | 26 September, 2.10pm

The Box, FACT | 25 September, 4.00pm

Dir: Adam Elliot / Australia / 92 mins

Dir: Nic Roeg / UK, Ireland, Canada / 120 mins

The Memories of Angels

Feature Film

Turistas

Feature Film

The most purely pleasurable film of the festival, Memories of Angels is a poetic city portrait of Montreal in the 1950s and 1960s. A digital carousel of vintage footage, the film offers fans of Of Time And The City a new dose of archive wonder. A paean to a city, an era, and the endurance of cinema, the stream-of-consciousness editing suggests Bourdon has somehow dreamt the film we see before us. Treat yourself.

En route to a romantic holiday, a couple have a row. He leaves her on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. So starts Carla’s odyssey into the unfamiliar Chilean jungle, where, accompanied by a young backpacker who may not be all he seems, life decisions come into focus. An offbeat and witty drama, where nature is rendered magnificent by former botanist Scherson.

Screen 1, FACT | 27 September, 2.00pm

Screen 3, FACT | 24 September, 2.00pm

Dir: Craig Baldwin / USA / 114 mins

Dir: Alicia Scherson / Chile / 104 mins

Mock Up On Mu Midnight Movie

Feature Film

The Yes Men Fix The World

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, western, and horror genres, Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length ‘collage-narrative’ based on (mostly) true stories of California’s post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, and new live-action material power an allegorical trajectory through the mythical occult matrix of Jack Parsons, Ron L Hubbard and Marjorie Cameron.

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. Playing to accompany the Yes Men exhibition – see page 7. This film will be BSL Interpreted.

Screen 1, FACT | 25 September, 12.00am

The Box, FACT | 24 September, 2.10pm

Dir: Craig Baldwin / USA / 114 mins

Dir: A Bichlbaum, M Bonanno / USA, France / 83 mins

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Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

Feature Film

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AND Short Films Programme 1 + 2

Short Films

AND Elsewhere: Satellite Screenings

Two programmes of short films that throw caution to the wind. Including dramas, animations and artists using unconventional techniques, here filmmakers present playful and provocative visions of the world and our bodies within it. From DIY hang-gliding to washing machine fetishists and formal explorations of digital code, these are mini mind-adventures for curious souls. See website for full line-up. Prog. 1, The Box, FACT | 24 September, 12.00pm Prog. 2, The Box, FACT | 27 September, 12.10pm

Anger Is An Energy Featuring distinctive auteur short videos and film, utilising simple devices, and exploring relationships between people, memory and place. Stepping beyond documentary, these films revisit sights of pain and abuse, through re-enactment and occupation. Anger is an Energy celebrates useful anger derived through dissatisfaction with old regimes and dystopian histories sign-posting a need for change, through metaphor, energy and anger.

Zasto ne govorim srpski (na srpskom) + Arena: Saint Genet

Short Films

The Box, FACT 26 September, 12.00pm Various Directors

Short Films

zasto ne govorim srpski (na srpskom), or Why I Don’t Speak Serbian (in Serbian), is a short film by Turner Prize nominated artist Phil Collins, exploring the relationship between language and conflict. Filmed in Kosovo, it relays testimonies of public figures and ordinary people discussing the collective shift to abandon the Serbo-Croat language. Phil Collins will discuss the film before introducing the Arena portrait of poet, thief and troublemaker extraordinaire, Jean Genet. Pin-pointed by Collins as a key inspiration on his practice, Saint Genet (1985) has at its heart a thrilling interview that challenges the nature of documentary subjectivity. The Box, FACT | 26 September, 4.10pm

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? “Why have there been no great women artists?” This is how the critic Linda Nochlin famously opened the debate about the way canonical thinking defined and still defines Western art history. For Nochlin, in 1971, in a line of art A-listers that stretched from Michelangelo to Andy Warhol, women artists were notable by their absence. Nearly forty years on in our post-feminist age, Club des Femmes consider the role of the woman artist and wonders if the debate has ever gone away?

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Short Films

AND @ Plaza Community Cinema

AND @ Cornerhouse

The Plaza Cinema in Crosby is a community-run organisation in Liverpool, using revenue created from commercial screenings to provide film-based educational initiatives for the local community. AND is delighted to be presenting a satellite screening at this fantastic venue, with filmmaker Matt Hulse in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Ticket information at www.plazacinema.org.uk

Meanwhile in Manchester, to give a taste of the festival in advance of its presentation in the city in Autumn 2010, AND presents three events at Cornerhouse. Tickets can be booked online at www.cornerhouse.org

Follow The Master 25 September, 7.30pm, See page 15 The Box, FACT | 25 September, 2.00pm Dir: Lis Rhodes, Martha Rosler and Elisabeth Subrin

Jamie King New Cinema masterclass in association with Northern Film Network 27 September, 6.15pm See page 20 Action Diana 28 September, 6.00pm See page 20 The Market (Pazar - Bir ticaret masali) 29 September, 6.00pm See page 16

Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Special Preview: Dark Fibre

Film Events

Nic Roeg in conversation with Don Boyd

Film Events

Iconic director, Nic Roeg has created many masterpieces of cinema, including Performance, Walkabout, Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth. With work that often pushes audiences to question accepted positions (as viewers, as bodies, as citizens), we welcome Roeg to examine what it means to abandon our normal devices, as he talks to filmmaker Don Boyd about his current ideas and inspirations. Screen 2, FACT | 25 September 6.30pm – 8.15pm

Ken Russell in conversation with Don Boyd

A gripping feature film mixing scripted fiction and documentary and starring Peter Wintonick (director of Manufacturing Consent) with a cameo by Noam Chomsky. A mysterious private military contractor rides into India’s Silicon Valley, with a mission to take control of the city’s dreams. A provocative reflection from Steal this Film director, Jamie King, of the lives of Bangalore’s Cablewallahs, who have the power to traverse informational life in the city.

Jamie King New Cinema Masterclass

Screen 1, FACT, 26 September, 9.00pm Dir Jamie King, Peter Mann / UK

Film Events

As a maverick of cinema Ken Russell has consistently broken new ground with a vision that is distinct, direct and often spectacular. With films such as Women in Love, The Devils and Tommy, he has composed a career with extraordinary vision, marrying aesthetics to a fantastical imagination, never less than bold when tackling sex and religion. Recently Russell has focused his creative energies on making short films using digital cameras and he will speak to fellow director Don Boyd about his forays into the digital realm. Screen 2, FACT | 27 September 2.10pm – 3.55pm

Film Events

Short Sighted!

Film Events

Get Your Short Film Seen by the People who Matter

Inspirational director Jamie King discusses innovative methods of fundraising, production and distribution in an energetic open session for emerging filmmakers in the Northwest. King’s previous film, the documentary Steal This Film, has been downloaded over 6 million times, and a new venture Vodo, sees him stepping into peer-to-peer distribution for short films. The Box, FACT 26 September, 10.00am

Action Diana Artists, The Centre of Attention have created a cover version of a classic feature film shot for shot starring members of the public. Re-appropriated and remixed, Action Diana absurdly pushes participation into uncomfortable realms, questioning both the gallery as an exhibition space, and the poverty of video art in relation to cinema. For its world premiere, Action Diana welcomes the cast of Liverpool performers to get ready for their close up. Screen 2, FACT | 27 September, 4.30pm Dir The Centre of Attention / UK 2009

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Film Events

Northwest Vision and Media, BAFTA, Shooting People and Abandon Normal Devices present… To celebrate the launch of their 2010 Digital Shorts scheme, Northwest Vision and Media has teamed up with BAFTA and Shooting People to present Short Sighted! at AND. If you’re a filmmaker, making your short film is only half the battle. Short Sighted! helps you plan an effective distribution and exhibition strategy in the digital age.

Art & Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University 25 September 2.00pm – 5.00pm \ Free

To reserve a ticket go to: www.shortsighted.eventbrite.com www.visionandmedia.co.uk www.bafta.org www.shootingpeople.org

Logos; bafta , Shooting People

Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

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Schedule Daily 00.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 09.30 12.00 12.00 10.00 19.00 20.30

00.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 00.00 18.00 17.00 18.00 23.30 23.00

Exhibitions Exhibitions Exhibitions Exhibitions Exhibitions Exhibitions Exhibitions Exhibitions Talks & Workshop Screening Public Space Public Space Public Space Public Space

Online Programme. From Now On This Blog Is Going To… Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Primitive Carolee Schneemann – Precarious Duane Hopkins – Sunday The Yes Men – Keep It Slick. Infiltrating Capitalism with ... Liverpool Screen School Interactive Media Department Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey – The sound before you... M.A.R.I.N Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network Guest Space and AND Salons Screening Lounge Chris O’Shea – Hand From Above (12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm) BBC Big Screen Programme KMA – Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr Tulp Krzysztof Wodiczko – War Veteran Vehicle

www.andfestival.org.uk FACT Galleries Tate Liverpool Open Eye Gallery LJMU A & D Academy FACT Bar FACT Media Lounge Albert Dock Chameleon Tabac BBC Big Screen BBC Big Screen Arthouse Square Citywide

Wednesday 23 September 18.00 18.00 19.00 20.30 20.00

20.00 20.00 23.30 23.00 22.30

Event Event Public Space Public Space Screening

Exhibition Preview. Apichatpong Weerasethakul Exhibition Preview. Duane Hopkins KMA - Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr Tulp Krzysztof Wodiczko – War Veteran Vehicle Opening Night Film. Humpday

FACT Galleries Open Eye Gallery Arthouse Square Citywide FACT Screen 1 & 2

Thursday 24 September 09.30 10.30 Event Festival Breakfast 09.30 16.30 Talks & Workshop Conference. Real-time. Showing Art in the Age of New... 10.30 11.45 Talks & Workshop Masterclass. Duane Hopkins 12.00 17.00 Public Space Chris O’Shea – Hand From Above (12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm) 12.00 13.30 Talks & Workshop AND Salon. CONTRACTS 12.00 13.25 Screening AND Short Films Prog. 1 12.10 13.45 Screening Film. Katalin Varga 14.00 16.00 Screening Film. Turistas 14.10 15.45 Screening Film. The Yes Men Fix The World 16.10 17.25 Talks & Workshop Masterclass. Apichatpong Weerasethakul 18.00 00.00 Event Long Night of the AND Festival 18.00 22.00 Event Hide and Seek 18.00 20.15 Screening Film. Breathless 18.00 20.00 Exhibitions Performance Lecture: Carolee Schneemann 19.00 23.30 Public Space KMA - Strange Attractors - The Anatomy of Dr Tulp 20.30 23.00 Public Space Krzysztof Wodiczko - War Veteran Vehicle 20.00 22.00 Event Performance. Rules and Regs 20.45 22.45 Screening Film. Crying With Laughter Friday 25 September 09.30 10.30 Event Festival Breakfast 10.00 11.05 Screening Film. China Town 11.30 13.30 Talks & Workshop Panel discussion. First Light 12.00 13.30 Talks & Workshop AND Salon. INFECT 12.00 16.00 Talks & Workshop Workshop. Whole Body Interaction Movement 12.00 17.00 Public Space Chris O’Shea - Hand From Above (12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm) 12.00 13.30 Screening Film. Follow The Master 14.00 15.20 Screening Film. Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 14.00 17.00 Talks & Workshop Panel discussion. Short Sighted! 16.00 18.15 Screening Film. Puffball 16.10 18.15 Screening Film. The Kreutzer Sonata 17.00 21.00 Talks & Workshop Workshop. Blast Theory – Rider Spoke 17.30 19.30 Event Digital Shorts Networking Evening

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Chameleon LJMU A & D Academy FACT Box BBC Big Screen Chameleon FACT Box FACT Screen 3 FACT Screen 3 FACT Box FACT Screen 2 Citywide FACT Bar & Chameleon FACT Screen 1 Tate Liverpool Arthouse Square Citywide The Bluecoat FACT Screen 1

Chameleon FACT Box LJMU A & D Academy Chameleon FACT Medialab BBC Big Screen FACT Box FACT Box LJMU A & D Academy FACT Box FACT Screen 2 FACT Chameleon

19.30 21.00 Screening Film: Follow The Master 18.30 20.15 Talks & Workshop In Conversation. Nic Roeg & Don Boyd 19.00 23.30 Public Space KMA - Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr Tulp 19.30 23.00 Event On The Waterfront. DJ Spooky + Special Guest 20.30 23.00 Public Space Krzysztof Wodiczko – War Veteran Vehicle 20.00 22.00 Event Performance. Rules and Regs 20.45 22.45 Screening Film. Pontypool 00.00 02.10 Screening Film. Mock Up On Mu Saturday 26 September 09.30 10.30 Event Festival Breakfast 10.00 11.25 Talks & Workshop Masterclass. Jamie King 11.00 18.00 Screening 15mm Films. Sex for the Disabled 11.00 16.00 Event Portable Pixel Playground 12.00 22.00 Event Interface Amnesty 12.00 13.25 Screening Film. Anger Is An Energy 12.10 13.50 Screening Film. Goodbye Solo 12.00 17.00 Public Space Chris O’Shea – Hand From Above (12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm) 12.00 13.30 Talks & Workshop AND Salon. COMPETE 13.00 18.00 Public Space Hungry Hungry Eat Head (1.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm) 14.00 15.30 Event The People Speak 14.10 15.55 Screening Film. Mary and Max TBC TBC Event A Small Cinema on Bold Street 16.00 18.00 Screening Young Liverpool Film Night 16.10 18.10 Screening Film: Zasto ne Govorim Srpski (Na Srpskom) + Arena... 18.00 20.00 Talks & Workshop Workshop. How To Be A Yes Man 18.00 21.00 Talks & Workshop Workshop. Bypass 2010. Claudio Rivera- Seguel 18.30 20.35 Screening Film: The Market (Pazar - Bir Ticaret Masali) 19.00 23.30 Public Space KMA – Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr Tulp 19.30 22.00 Event On The Waterfront. Pictures at the Pier Head 20.30 23.00 Public Space Krzysztof Wodiczko – War Veteran Vehicle 21.00 23.00 Screening Film. Dark Fibre 21.00 02.00 Event Kazimier Party Sunday 27 September 09.30 10.30 Event Festival Breakfast 10.00 11.25 Talks & Workshop Open Session – Krzysztof Wodiczko 12.00 17.00 Public Space Chris O’Shea – Hand From Above (12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm) 12.00 13.50 Screening Film. Community Film Lunch 12.10 13.35 Screening AND Short Films Prog. 2 12.00 13.30 Talks & Workshop AND Salon. DESIRE 14.00 15.35 Screening Film. The Memories of Angels 14.10 15.55 Event In Conversation. Ken Russell & Don Boyd 16.00 18.00 Event AND Festival Quiz 16.30 18.30 Screening Film. Action Diana 19.00 20.45 Screening Film. Examined Life 20.30 23.00 Public Space Krzysztof Wodiczko – War Veteran Vehicle 19.00 23.30 Public Space KMA – Strange Attractors – The Anatomy of Dr Tulp 19.30 22.30 Event All Tomorrow’s Parties 20.00 23.30 Event Kino Cabaret 21.00 23.00 Screening Film. Be Good (Sois Sage)

Crosby Plaza FACT Screen 1 Arthouse Square Pier Head Citywide the Bluecoat FACT Screen 1 FACT Screen 1

Chameleon FACT Box A Foundation Arthouse Square Static FACT Box FACT Screen 3 BBC Big Screen Chameleon BBC Big Screen FACT Box FACT Screen 1 Bold Street FACT Screen 2 FACT Box LJMU A & D Academy FACT Medialab FACT Screen 1 Arthouse Square Pier Head Citywide FACT Screen 1 Kazimier

Chameleon FACT Box BBC Big Screen FACT Screen 3 FACT Box Chameleon FACT Box FACT Screen 2 FACT Bar FACT Screen 2 FACT Screen 1 Citywide Arthouse Square Liv Philharmonic Hall Leaf Café & Bar FACT Screen 1

Key Exhibitions

Events

Public Space

Screening

Abandon Normal Devices / Liverpool 23 – 27 September

Talks & Workshops

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Conference Real-time: Showing art in the age of new media

Events: Conference

AND SALONS Contract, Infect, Compete, Desire The AND salons are a series of midday panel discussions in the festival Guest Space at Chameleon. Pull up a sofa, listen to a variety of perspectives and take part in debates about the way we live today. An eclectic array of experts from the worlds of science, health, sport and culture will be considering notions of social justice, human rights and equality. Join us to assess the state of our moral codes on issues central to our time, from bio-politics to digital citizenship. A fundamental question drives our inquiry: are we complicit in accepting normalisation or do we seek to challenge? Debates are Chaired by: Professor Andy Miah, and featuring Trudy Barber, Nina Wakeford, Natasha Vita-More, David James and Charlie Beckett.

Events: Debate

CONTRACT | 24 September

Social contracts exist in various guises, though perhaps our most celebrated is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which aspires to guarantee fundamental freedoms. Yet, in the last two decades, there has been a widespread statewide erosion of citizenship by media monitoring, matched only by our own complicity in digital self-surveillance. What does this mean for how we think about liberal democracy and the future of an increasingly digital Britain?

INFECT | 25 September

Our desire to transcend our biology is inextricable from the complex ways in which our own resilience can be suddenly brought into question, as manifested by the ‘swine flu’ pandemic, itself a new(s) virus. These moments draw society back into a state of primitive vulnerabilities. Can humanity be ‘fixed’ or are utopian projects merely processes of normality maintenance?

COMPETE | 26 September Showing time-based art is very different to exhibiting art objects, so how is art which uses the Internet, interactivity, social systems, or real-time computing different from video, live art, or performance? This one-day conference aims to share the knowledge of those involved in exhibition practices beyond the object of art, and asks, should we abandon ‘normal’ curating practices, or adapt these modes to integrate ‘the new’? This event draws experts and researchers from the fields of art practice, curating, history and criticism to confront the slippery question of time – including the timelines of production, of showing and of participation. LJMU Design and Academy, 24 September, 9.30am – 4.30pm £18.50/£15.50

Speakers and workshop leaders include: Barbara London,

Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Gavin Wade,

Director of Eastside Projects in Birmingham.

Mark Nash,

Head of Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art.

Franz Thalmair,

Co-founder of CONT3XT collaborative curatorial group in Vienna with Michael Kargl (aka Carlos Katastrofsky) and Sabine Hochrieser.

Kelli Dipple,

DESIRE | 27 September

How will sex and sexuality look in 2020? In the 1990s, digital sex was described as the solution to sexually transmitted disease. But what is the state of our cybersexuality today? What will we desire in the future? Have digital liaisons become our primary mechanism through which to (mis)learn about sex?

Curator, Intermedia, at Tate Modern in London.

Tickets can be booked from the FACT shop at: shop.fact.co.uk For an outline of the programme see: www.andfestival.org.uk CRUMB has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Arts Council England.

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‘Faster, Higher Stronger’; today, we compete with ourselves, through self-augmentation and manipulation. Our biological apparatus is in flux, vulnerable, yet re-imagined by technology. What will ability and disability mean in an era of genetically modified athletes and surgically sculpted children.

Book online at: www.andfestival.org.uk or Call +44 (0)871 704 2063

Festival Guest Space, Chameleon 24 – 27 September 12.00 – 1.30pm \ Free

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Events: Family and Young People

Events: Workshops Hide and Seek Playmakers is a new social game brought to us by Sandpit, a collective of players, artists and game designers. Participants will be set the challenge of a film hide-and-seek exercise and a mixture of Sandpit’s usual pervasive, social and traditional games including Moveyhouse, a cinematic adventure inspired by a legendary ‘happening’ in 1960s New York.

Events: Workshops FACT Bar 24 September 6.00pm – 9.00pm

The Sandpit Tour is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. www.hideandseekfest.co.uk

Whole Body Interaction Workshop LJMU’s research into Huma-Computer Interaction continues as they welcome artists to engage with technology developed for wirelessly capturing body motion. A useful tool for VJs and dancers with which to creatively feedback, alter music or dance to, Professor David England will give a hands-on workshop in motion capture and participants will learn how to use these exciting tools.

The People Speak Screening

Events: Family / Young People

In August, a collaboration between The People Speak, FACT and ARENA Housing turned an ordinary football match into a fantastic event bringing over 250 people together to experience local football like you’ve never seen it before! This documentary, by young people who attended football commentary workshops, premieres in an energetic screening event in The Box. The Box, FACT 26 September, 2.00pm \ £2.00

Events: Workshops

Portable Pixel Playground

FACT Media Lab

Family fun in Arthouse Square! Portable Pixel Playground is a unique portable digital art playground consisting of new artists’ commissions including squidsoup, Andy Best & Merja Puustinen. Portable Pixel Playground is brought to you by folly and is funded until 2010 by Big Lottery Fund’s Playful Ideas programme. www.portablepixelplayground.org

25 September 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Events: Family / Young People

Arthouse Square 26 September, 11.00am – 4.00pm \ Free

Blast Theory Catch an early demo version of Blast Theory’s Rider Spoke game and feed into its development process that continues their fascination with how games and new communication technologies are creating hybrid social spaces. Participants must be willing to cycle at night, through the city, for a personal and scenic form of participation.

Events: Workshops FACT Foyer 25 September 5.00pm – 9.00pm

Young Liverpool Film Night 2009

Events: Family / Young People

Programmed and run by the young people from FREEHAND at FACT. New works by talented 13-19 year olds will be showcased in a lively ceremony that features the premiere of a new film from students of Weatherhead High School Media Arts college and the best of the Northwest. Screen fully accessible: BSL interpreted and audio described. Screen 2, FACT

Bypass 2010 – Claudio Rivera-Seguel This workshop aims to create stimulating interaction and discussion around Immersive Telepresence, introducing participants to some of the basics of real-time broadcasting and recording techniques in low and high-definition streaming and offering the opportunity to become an active participant in a live performance with artists from Chile and Canada. Which aims to promote the web-based relational art project called Bypass2010. www.bypass2010.org

26 September, 4.00pm \ £2.00

This screening will be BSL interpreted.

Events: Workshops FACT Media Lab

First Light panel events

Events: Family / Young People

26 September 6.00pm – 9.00pm \ Free

Funding demystified, as the First Light scheme brings their roadshow to AND to talk with organisations who are interested in applying for funding and filmmakers and artists who would be interested in working with young people. Session One focuses on the application process and Session Two invites professional creatives to get involved. Art & Design Academy, LJMU 25 September, 11.30am – 1.30pm \ Free

Places for FREE workshops and debates can be booked at hello@andfestival.org.uk

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Artist Presentations

Events: Artists at Work Rules and Regs

Events: Artists at Work

Abandon Normal Devices and the Bluecoat have teamed up to work with three artists, selected for their interest in live art, expanded cinema and leftfield approaches to new media, for a specially tailored Rules and Regs residency. Rules and Regs is a national development initiative in which artists create new work in response to rules tailored to challenge their usual ways of working. Expect a night of live performance, interventions into new media and re-imagined smoke and mirror techniques. Featured artists are: Rod Maclachlan, Gordon McKenna and Peader Kirk.

Events: Artists at Work

Artist presentations will feature daily over the four days inviting a plethora of artists and thinkers to talk about their practice in response to the curatorial theme of normality. Check the website schedule for up to date inclusions and more information on their projects. Expect to see Oliver Laric, Guthrie Lonegan from the net art programme, James Coup, Homotopia tv and Tapio Makela.

Salons @ Chameleon Daily, from 3.00pm

For more information on their practice see www.andfestival.org.uk

Liverpool Kino Cabaret

Book tickets through the Bluecoat www.thebluecoat.org.uk www.rulesandregs.org

Events: Artists at Work

For the duration of the festival filmmakers and artists from Liverpool and beyond will be working together to produce exciting new short films from script to screen. A self-organised maelstrom of creative collaboration will culminate in a frantic final screening event on the Sunday evening.

the Bluecoat 24 & 25 September 8.00pm \ Free

15mm Films: Sex for the Disabled To mark a new collaboration between AND festival and Dada fest, provocative disabled artists collective 15mm Films will develop a new project after their critically acclaimed video installation The Way Out. Sex for the Disabled ironically addresses the question of sex: Do disabled people have sex and if so, is it different to able-bodied people? Messier? Twisted and gymnastic? What kind of sexual perversions are specifically disabled? Over the Saturday you are invited to view the 15mm Films collective at work in an open set, where audiences can watch the shoot and discuss the film with the actors between takes.

Events: Artists at Work

To get involved, check out the progress of the filmmakers and find out details of the final screening, visit www.liverpoolkinocabaret.wordpress.com

Final screening, 27 September, 8.00pm Leaf Cafe \ Free

Interface Amnesty

Events: Artists at Work

Inspired by a trade fair scene in the 1974 Francis Ford Coppola film The Conversation and your local jumble sale. Interface Amnesty plays with the conventions of interface design, music technology products and the presentation of interactive art. Invited artists hobbyists and makers show and tell self made, developed and hacked devices for playing sound and music in a free trade fair/market style setting. Pixelh8, Chris O’Shea, Jody Hudson-Powell, The Astronaut Show all feature.

A Foundation 26 September 11.00am – 6.00pm \ Free

www.soundnetwork.org.uk SoundNetwork supported by AND, STATIC, Liverpool John Moores University. Funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.

STATIC 26 September, 12.00pm – 10.00pm

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Events: Celebrate the Northwest

Events: On The Waterfront

A Small Cinema

Transforming the new Liverpool Museum into a gigantic cinema screen, Liverpool City Council teams up with AND for a weekend of classic outdoor screenings and live soundtracks. Inspired by the history of the Liverpool docks and its maritime links with America and the Civil War, AND uses cinematic history as a starting point to decipher a past made up of fiction, myths and mediation.

Events: Celebrate the NW

A Small Cinema is a unique short film event born out of a fascination and desire to recreate the classic cinematic experience. Complete with smartly dressed ushers, velvet curtains, popcorn, punctual projecting and an interval for ice-cream. A Small Cinema offers a refreshing alternative to the multiplex experience and encourages people to co-ordinate and curate their own community cinema. For A Small Cinema a Bold Street shop will be temporarily, but magically transformed into a cinema and feature an eclectic programme of short films curated by the local traders. For dates and times visit: www.asmallcinema.co.uk

Bring something warm to wear, a blanket and hot drink and enjoy the outdoor cinema next to a stunning setting and heat up in the Big M the first inflatable contemporary art gallery.

DJ Spooky + Special Guests

Events:On The Waterfront

Venue, Times and Price to be confirmed

Community Film Night Special

Events: Celebrate the NW

tenantspin will be hosting a midday session of locally focused film and discussion during AND with a special incarnation of its popular Community Film Night. tenantspin is a Liverpool based Community TV Channel, managed by FACT, city-wide tenants and Arena Housing. Community Film Night was conceived to create a platform to showcase films of historical and social importance, with a strong community flavour. Previous screenings have included work by Peter Leeson and Nick Broomfield, plus Paul Barber’s groundbreaking performance in Granada TV drama Lucky.

AND has invited DJ Spooky to perform a unique version of Rebirth of a Nation, an audiovisual remix of DW Griffith’s epic silent film, Birth of a Nation. Supported by BLINK, an audio-visual installation of portraits by film composer Simon Boswell, extracted from news footage and individually scored with their own soundtracks.

Screen 3, FACT

Pictures at the Pier Head; On The Waterfront

27 September, 12:00pm

The Liverpool Screen School Interactive Media Department The Liverpool Screen School’s Interactive Media department present work produced by staff, undergraduate and post-graduate students from the department, displayed in the public spaces at FACT.

25 September 7.30pm – 11.00pm \ Free

Events:On The Waterfront

Events: Celebrate the NW Marlon Brando’s “I coulda been a contender” speech is synonymous with this classic gripping drama from director Elia Kazan, capturing ex-prize fighter Terry Malloy’s struggle against union corruption along the New York waterfront. Malloy’s heroism over the racketeering and political corruption makes this an unforgettable heart wrenching story. Nominated for twelve Academy Awards revisit this one off opportunity at the Liverpool docks.

For more information about the Liverpool Screen School Interactive Media department, please see: www.ljmu.ac.uk/lss/imedia FACT Bar and Café

26 September, 7.30pm – 10.30pm

20 – 27 September

Dir: Elia Kazan / USA / 108 mins \ Free

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Events: Nightlife The Long Night of the AND Festival 2009

The Next Stage Events:Nightlife

Abandon your normal routine! Come straight from work, join the debate, do the tours, meet & eat, wear the glowstick and enjoy the twilight events put on by Liverpool’s favourite artists, studios, museums and galleries. Join in the nocturnal feasts of art, film, music and performance as Liverpool’s galleries and arts centres stay open for their annual Long Night, including tours of the Radio City Tower, a 24 hour conversation at A Foundation, live music at mello mello and architectural lectures at RIBA. It’s your night – make it a long one! For the full programme of events see: www.andfestival.org.uk Venues across Liverpool 5.30pm until late 24 September

The Kazimier Party

Events:Nightlife

The Kazimier collective, currently housed in a former derelict nightclub in Liverpool, host thematic night-time events. This one-off event will feature a travelling carnival of amusements, one of which is rumoured to take you on a journey further than you’d ever expect. More information on tickets see: www.thekazimier.co.uk

The Kazimier 26 September, 9.00pm until late

Special Screening: All Tomorrow’s Parties On the closing night of AND we journey to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for a one-off opportunity to experience this twisted concert film in glorious surroundings. All Tomorrow’s Parties is a collaboration between innovative digital filmmaker Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) and the ATP campers themselves, a collage film using footage shot by fans and musicians, sewn together into an energetic paean to a festival that truly rocks. Includes performances by Belle and Sebastian, Grinderman, Portishead and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This special screening will feature a musical surprise and is presented in association with Samizdat.

Events:Nightlife

AND Easter 2010 – Evolution

NORTH – Inspiring. Digital. Creativity.

In April 2010 AND will abandon the city and head for the hills to a series of remote and rural locations in Cumbria, Lancashire and online. AND will play host to a series of mind blowing events for the public and opportunities for inspiration and critical debate for artists. AND will question evolution and imagine how art and technology might alter our future way of life. Through a series of major public happenings, digital art camps, live events, installations, screenings, performances and online interventions, AND will offer the public alternative views of the future.

North is a programme of events and activities aimed at inspiring creative professionals to do things differently. As part of the AND festival it will explore innovative and progressive approaches to creative working. NORTH aims to inspire debate about the impact of digital culture on creative workflow and explore its effect on how we create, communicate and collaborate. Activities will take place both online and offline, the first event, ‘Rule of Thirds’ in October 2009 at Lanternhouse International, Ulverston, Cumbria and the second in April 2010.

AND Easter 2010 will commission three major new projects in Cumbria, Lancashire and online. Set in the stunning and remote setting of the Lake District, the recently redeveloped Grizedale Forest Park will play host to the AND debut in Cumbria. While set in the magnificent Pennines, AND takes place across a series of secret locations. Expect outdoor happenings and perhaps a conspiracy theory or two!

www.meetnorth.com To keep updated on all the latest AND news, sign up to the mailing list at www.andfestival.org.uk

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 27 September, 7.30pm \ £6.50/£7.50 Boxes

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01-18 April 2010 Cumbria and Lancashire and Online

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Festival Partners

Uniform

From Print to Film... Uniform is a leading brand and design consultancy specialising in the arts and culture sector.

More: info@uniform.net www.uniform.net

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Tickets and Information

AND Recommends

Festival Hub at FACT

Tickets for these specific events can be bought at the venue or online.

Sleep

Rules and Regs The Bluecoat www.thebluecoat.org.uk/

33-45 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN

8 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One, L1 8LW

Holiday Inn

Korova

Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1NQ

39 – 41 Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4AR

Short Sighted North West Vision and Media, BAFTA and Shooting People www.shortsighted.eventbrite.com/

Malmaison

Alma de Cuba

7 William Jessop Way,
Princes Dock, Liverpool, L3 1QZ

St Peters Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4AZ

Premier Inn

Chameleon

The Festival Hub is the centre for all information, venue directions and the pick up and purchase point for ticketing. Festival assistants at FACT will be able to supervise you on up-to-date information and changes to the schedule. Festival Guest Space at Chameleon Chameleon will be home to all the artists and filmmakers, with comfy seats, tasty coffee, wireless access and good conversation. Festival Breakfasts Every morning from 9.30am Chameleon will host a limited free breakfast, a time to meet other festival-goers and guests and plan your festival day. Screening Lounge at TABAC Daily 12.00pm – 6.00pm, FREE A free screening lounge at Tabac on Bold Street, pop in in the afternoon to watch a rolling selection of short films showcasing the new breed of exciting local filmmaker talent. Devour, savour and discuss.

The Kazimier www.thekazimier.co.uk Mysteries of the Iconographies Carolee Schneemann Performance -Lecture Tate Liverpool www.Tate.org.uk/liverpool All Tomorrow’s Parties Liverpool Philharmonic www.liverpoolphil.com Information +44 (0)151 707 4464 Bookings

Tickets

+44 (0)871 704 2063

All film screenings are standard ticket price £7.00/£5.00 (FACT members and concs)

Online film booking

Festival Passes

www.andfestival.org.uk

£35.00 for 10 films/masterclasses at FACT £20.00 for 6 films films/masterclasses at FACT

Eat & Drink Zeligs

Parr Street Hotel

East Britannia Building, Gower Street, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD

7 – 9 Back Colquitt Street, Liverpool, L1 4NL

Prem Group Apartments

126 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4JA

7 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2FE

Tabac

Gusto

Bridgestreet Apartments

Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF – 20% off food bills

39 Paradise Street, Liverpool, L1 3ED

Soulcafe

Urban Chic Apartments

27 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9UK – Contact reservations on 0151 709 0286 or email stay@a2zrooms.com and quote AND Festival to claim your discount

Shop

114 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY – 10% off food and drinks for Festival ticket holders

Café at FACT

88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ – 10% off food and drinks for Festival ticket holders

Utility Gift Store

Eddie Rockets

Utility Home Store

Café Rouge

23 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4DN

86 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

60 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EA – 10% discount (excluding books and sale items) in both our stores to all visitors to the AND festival from 23 – 27 September.

Optimark

72 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HR 10% off glasses and free eye test

FACT Shop

The Met Quarter, Liverpool, L1 6AU – 25% off food on with an AND brochure (not available with any other offers or set menus)

Read Electric Sheep

25% subscription discount on Electric Sheep magazine for AND festival goers. See www.andfestival.org.uk for details

Exclusive AND merchandise on sale here, along with special offers during the festival.

Places for FREE workshops and debates can be booked through hello@andfestival.org.uk All film certificates to be confirmed, check website for details.

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Venues

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0151 707 4444

0151 702 7400

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Duckinfield St, L3 5YD

7-9 Back Colquitt St, L1 4NL

126 Bold St, L1 4JA

0151 231 2121

0151 707 0283

0151 707 9795

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Clayton Square, L1 1QR

61-69 Seel St, L1 4AZ

School Lane, L1 3BX

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