26 September 2011

Abandon Normal Devices 2011 hits Liverpool this weekend and we're getting all excited about the film programme! It's looking weird, wonderful and exactly what you would expect from a line-up of ghosts, fantasties, body augmentation and Lars Von Trier.

You can view the full line up on the AND website, but we have picked out a few of our highlights...

You Are Here
Friday 30 September / 2.30pm
Described as a warped fantasy, You Are Here follows a disorientated office worker "Alan" as he (or she as the part is played by actors of different sexes) struggles to piece together his collapsed reality. Pushing the boundaries of modern narratives, You Are Here is the first full length feature film from artist Daniel Cockburn and will be accompanied by a Q&A. 


Saturday 1 October / 12pm

Elimina bridges the Western art world and the West African film industry. Shot in Ghana, and starring well-know Ghanian actors, London based artist Doug Fishbone has cast himself as a farmer. The story is an OTT tale of witchcraft and murder, and a contrast with Fishbone's self described performance as "a white Jewish guy from New York...In a quietly radical way [it] completey overturns conventions of race and representation." This screening will be accompanied by a Q&A. 

Piercing Brightness
Saturday 1 October / 6pm

You may not know that Preston is the UFO capital of the UK having had more sightings than any other city in the country. Piercing Brightness is a science fiction film set, and shot entirely in the city. The first feature film by artist Shezad Dawood, the film has been described as eerily beautiful and uses the ideas of visitors from another planet to question our earthly preoccupation with religion, class and race. This preview of the film will be accompanied by a live soundtrack by Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple and followed by a discussion with the artist Shezad Dawood and scholar Mark Bartlett.

As well as buying tickets online, you can get them in person at the Box Office or by calling 0871 902 5737. The Abandon Normal Devices festival runs from 29 September – 02 October. You can find full programme details on their website