8th Audiovisual Arts Festival
May 14 - 18, 2014, 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 8th Audiovisual Arts Festival celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Dept. Audio & Visual Arts and the EPHMEE Lab (Dept. Music Studies), as well as the foundation of the Faculty of Music & Audiovisual Arts integrating both departments of the Ionian University. It also marks the beginning of AV-School the cycle of seminars and workshops organized within the festival. Noteworthy is the open scientific 2-day symposium "Metamorphoses of Corporeality: Art-Body-Technology” with a large number of participations covering various aspects related with corporality and embodiment in contemporary theory and artistic practice. Keynote speakers were Michele Sambin and Anna Hatziyiannaki and presentations, among others, from Panagiotis Papadimitropoulos, María Inés Plaza-Lazo, Adam Zaretsky and Nefeli Dimitriadi. The festival's artistic programme including presentations of students’ works was complemented with the presentation of digital interactive audiovisual works/installations and electronic music concerts by guest artists from Greece and abroad. Additionally the 8th Audiovisual Arts festival, hosted works from distinct art festivals: Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Be There! Corfu Animation Festival, AnimaSyros International Festival and Animation Forum, Festival Miden



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