1 September 2012
Last updated at 10:12
Abandon Normal Devices, a festival of eclectic and experimental art, digital media and cinema, has launched in Manchester. In Master/Slave Invigilator System, new media artist Jeremy Bailey demonstrates technology that "allows him to physically be everywhere at once" from a "protected control cockpit" at the Cornerhouse gallery. Photo: Paul Greenwood
Brooklyn artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark have created a "post-apocalyptic movie theatre experience" with Empire Drive-In, where visitors can watch films including Mad Max and RoboCop in 25 battered cars. Photo: Paul Greenwood.
Artist John O'Shea spent six months working in a laboratory learning how to grow artificial animal cells to create his Pigs Bladder Football, inspired by the material used to make the oldest known footballs. Photo: John O’Shea.
Iraqi American artist Wafaa Bilal's giant inflatable head in All Saints Square is linked to Twitter, requiring people to talk about it using the hashtag #technoviking to keep it inflated. It represents people whose egos deflate if they do not receive attention on social networks, Bilal says. Photo: Paul Greenwood.
Six men sat in their underwear, fanning themselves in the entrance to the Blankspace gallery as part of Lanfranco Aceti's installation What have I done to (de)serve this? The performance was designed to "invite your opinions and reactions to our new climate of continuing funding cuts for artists". Photo: Paul Greenwood.
Mobile Republic consists of a convoy of five caravans, each converted by artists to explore film, gastronomy and telecommunications. The festival ends on Sunday and the caravans then move on to Preston from 7-9 September. Photo: Paul Greenwood.