Friday 22 September 2017

The weekend: devices, design, and dancing

The weekend: devices, design, and dancing Douglas Muth, CC licence

We have been a bit short on time this week (sorry) so rather than give you three long pieces on these really special and important events coming up, we're throwing it into one article... which probably suits you anyway.

Abandon Normal Devices

AND is already happening and runs until Sunday. This year, the festival moves from its urban origins into the Hope Valley in Derbyshire's Peak District - specifically, around the village of Castleton, not far from Chapel-en-le-Frith on one side and Hope on the other. Running until the end of the weekend is Daan Roosegaarde's mass installation Waterlicht; Formation by a group of artists turning an old petrol station into a "site of material investigation"; and a bunch of VR / AR based activities including a tour of Castleton Caves, and a journey underground. More here.

V&A Digital Design Weekend

Back to the metropolis: this year's DDW features works including a mixed-media sculpture based on messaging between India and the UK; a projection work on human-robot interaction; the origin of dominant images of economic growth through old-style calculators (!), and works presented by the Additivism collective of Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari. Programme here.

Art rave

We've had the north and the south, now for the middle: the gorgeous Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is hosting Art Rave tonight. Featuring VJing, tunes from an Amiga, dubstep from a Gameboy, chiptunes from an Atari ST, and a live set from Ceephax Acid Crew. It accompanies BMAG's current exhibition I Want! I Want! on art and technology which, if you have time, you can pop in and visit before the rave. Glowsticks ready? Here you go.


Have a great weekend, and let us know if you go to any of the events.

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