The Department of Audiovisual Arts and the Department of Music Studies (Electroacoustic Music Research and Applications Lab, EPHMEE) of Ionian University are mutually organising the 5th AVARTS Festival. Through a variety of artistic, educational and scientific actions the departments will present their educational and research results in the fields of the modern arts of sound and image with an emphasis on 3D animation. At the same time there will be topics developed regarding the relation of art and the technologies of sound and image, like:
·Which new forms of expressions result from the possibilities formed by the new technologies?
·Which new techniques of artistic expression are developed through the use of these technologies?
·How can these new technologies be taught?
·How does the accessibility to these technologies affect the creative process as well as the civilian participation to modern arts?
·Can the use of new technologies in arts open new ways of approach to sciences and civilization in general?
In the festival participate aclaimmed artists and researchers from Greek and foreign academic institutes as well as students of the Ionian University and graduates of the Masters Program in Arts and Technologies of Sound from the department of Music Studies. The schedule includes concerts of electroacoustic music and live audiovisual works, a series of installations, exhibitions of student projects, seminars, workshops and a two-day symposium.
The 5th AVARTS festival took place in Corfu from the 26th until the 29th of May 2011.
Kanellopoulos Nikolaos Grigorios