2 October 2013

The AND team like a challenge and we didn’t know quite what to expect when we invited the wonderful Los Ferrounautas, artists and brothers Ivan Puig & Andrés Padilla Domene, to bring their SEFT-1 “Manned Railway Exploration Probe” from Mexico this summer.

It’s been an exciting challenge from the very start, shipping and transporting a bespoke vehicle that travels on road and rail has resulted in some complex and comical conversations with customs, the DVLA and motor insurers.

The brothers relocated to Blackburn in early September to start their one month residency as part of AND. They have been working hard at the getting the vehicle road worthy and weather proof for exhibition at AND in Liverpool, while researching the unique industrial heritage and history of the region.

This week the artists take to the waterways, living and traveling on a narrow boat along the Leeds to Liverpool canal as part of the research into the industrial archeology of the region.

They will be arriving in time for the AND Opening Night which kicks off tonight at 6pm, and making a further appearance for the AND Fair on Saturday 5 Oct. For more information about the opening night of AND, and FACT’s new exhibition from artist Mark Boulos, please visit the event page.

Follow SEFT-1 and Los Ferronautas’ journey online via the SEFT-1 Facebook and Twitter @seft1 pages. To find out more about AND Festival and check out the complete programme, visit their website.