3th Audiovisual Arts Festival
May 29 - 31, 2009, Corfu

For the last fifteen years, the Audiovisual Arts Festival (AVfest) is held by the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, in collaboration with the ERHMEE Lab - Department of Music Studies, of the Ionian University, in Corfu, Greece. Each year the Audiovisual Arts Festival features a series of artistic and scientific activities, presenting the results of the creative, educational and research work developed by its organizing institution in the fields of contemporary sonic and visual arts.

The Festival’s influence has gradually expanded aiming to provide an ideal meeting point for artists and researchers through media art events, workshops and academic conferences.

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The 3rd Audiovisual Arts Festival took place in May 2009 marking the “Five Years of Creation” of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts. Since 2004, through the cooperation between faculty and students, a lot had been changed and many more developments were on the way. Within this framework, the festival recognized its functions bridging the department and the local and wider communities, demonstrated by the spreading of the festival’s venues in the city of Corfu: the Old Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu, the Old Fortress, the Municipal Gallery of Corfu and the Municipal Theater of Corfu. Opening its program with the exhibition and presentation of numerous student works from both Art Practice and Media Theory courses, in 2009 the festival celebrates the first graduate students of the Undergraduate Program in Audio & Visual Arts: Nicholas Gregoriou, Christos Mousas, Nikolaos Moustakas, Vassilis Psarras and Giorgos Nikopoulos. Drawing, painting, installation and video projection events run in parallel with photography exhibitions organized by the active AVarts Photography Lab. Last but not least, a half-day symposium, counting with guest-speaker Alexander Sideridis, organized with the support of the Astronomical Institute of Corfu and the Greek National Gallery - Corfu Division, brings to discussion issues such as: art and virtual reality, collaboration of art and science and the pedagogic aspects in exhibition design.

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VENUES

  • Building of the Departments of History and Archives, Library Science and Museology
  • Municipal Gallery of Corfu
  • Former Asylum
  • Department of Music Studies
  • Municipal Theatre of Corfu

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ionio.gr
avarts.ionio.gr
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