Abandon Normal Devices (AND)
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a commissioning agency and a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention. AND create groundbreaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image with a distinct emphasis on creative enquiry and provocations. AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production. Inviting artists to hijack the imagination, by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships. The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival.
AND is a co-commissioner of COSMOS, an arts-science residency that culminates at bluedot. COSMOS 2019’s artist is Julie Freeman who took up residency in the months leading up to the festival. You can experience the outcome of the work, I̶n̛t͘e͟rf̕e̢ren̵ce in the Mission Control exhibition tent on a first come, first served basis.