September 19, 2017
Abandon Normal Devices is a roving biennial of new cinema, digital culture and art, which will be based in the heart of the Peak District between the 21-24 September 2017.
Across four days, the festival will see a host of site-specific installations, world premieres and performances take-over the village of Castleton. From satellites to neutrino observatories, fossilisation to free-fall, this year’s programme will reveal the earth’s layers, from the drone’s eye view to the sunshine-deprived depths of subterranean bunkers, exploring themes of verticality and deep time in a series of prophetic, provocative and uncanny reflections on the earth.
NEoN is very excited to be involved with the festival and delivering a panel discussion – Rendering the Past – looking at how new rendering and image-making technologies are allowing us to uncover and see hidden histories. Dr Alice Watterson and Dr Kieran Baxter will discuss recent projects and the opportunities and challenges digital reconstruction presents. Join the discussion on Friday 22nd Sep 2017 @4pm – 5 pm, The Peveril Centre.
Dr Alice Watterson is an archaeologist specializing in illustration and digital survey and she is currently exploring the use of digital reconstruction as an interpretive tool, focusing on blending digital data with creative practice to general original interpretative content.
Dr Kieran Baxter is a creative practitioner specializing in web design, aerial photography and visualization. Through his research, Baxter has found that aerial photography and computer-generated imagery can offer an insight into historic built environments. Watterson, Baxter as well as other panellists will look at these practices and how it affects new forms of storytelling, archaeological research and animating the past.