ASK A TEENAGER PERFORMANCES - Mammalian Diving Reflex
Sat 01 Sep, 13:00 & 15:00
---Free tickets for both performances are available on the door---
Teenagers are famously complex and emotionally unstable. Their limbic systems are on over-drive, their hormones are running amok, they’re prone to staying up late, sleeping well past noon and taking crazy risks. It’s no accident. Scientists believe that their brains are particularly alive, active and sensitive. Their behaviour is an evolutionary feature: it’s how teens define and distinguish themselves; it’s how they get shit done. Teen brains are fast, risking-taking blobs that make creative and sometimes bizarre leaps and associations, giving them an adaptive edge. This is a scientific fact.
In the run-up to AND Festival we invite you to submit your problems to us online in the run up to AND Festival and we’ll pass them onto our panel of teens. They’ll work on your problem with their highly adaptable brains and get back to you with their advice through our website or during a live performance at First Street at the festival. This performance will be accompanied by a video documentation featuring footage from the teens’ deliberations exhibited in First Street.
Submit your problems through the AND website andfestival.org.uk.
Abandon Normal Devices
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention, commissioning ground breaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image.
Inviting artists to hijack the imagination by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships, AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production.
The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival. For regular updates about our current and upcoming projects sign up to our e-newsletter here.