11th Audiovisual Arts Festival
May 20 - June 11, 2017, 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.

Festival News
The 17th Audiovisual Arts Festival of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University ended with great success and large public attendance
Posted: 05-06-2024 13:44 | Views: 2377
The 17th Audiovisual Arts Festival, a central event of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts (AVARTS) of the Ionian University, ended on Sunday (02/06) with great success and large public attendance. For 10 days (May 23 – June 2, 2024) an original program of artistic, scientific and educational events provided the city of Corfu with new cultural experiences, gaining the attention of the academic and the local community.
Closing ceremony of the 7th Audiovisual Arts Festival (Sunday, June 2, Old Psychiatric Hospital, 20:30-23:30)
Posted: 01-06-2024 21:27 | Views: 1469
The 17th Festival of Audiovisual Arts and the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts (AVARTS) of the Ionian University conclude on Sunday (02/06) at the Old Psychiatric Hospital with the following events.
New Release by Angeliki Malakasioti and Chara Kokkiou, Beauty and Monstrosity in Art and Culture, Routledge
Posted: 25-04-2024 13:24 | Updated: 30-05-2024 11:13 | Views: 2596
  A new collective volume titled "Beauty and Monstrosity in Art and Culture," by editors Angeliki Malakasioti, Assistant Professor of the Department of Audio and Visual and Image Arts at the Ionian University, and Chara Kokkiou, Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University, has been just published by Routledge (2024). The book is part of the Routledge Research in Art History (...)
AVARTS Theatre - Student Theater Group - TONIGHT... WE IMPROVISE [02-03-04/06/2024]
Posted: 28-05-2024 14:03 | Views: 2887
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An amateur theatre company struggling to put on a production of Pirandello's "Leonora, addio!" finds its members constantly at odds with each other, while at the same time having to follow the instructions of an authoritarian director who presents their play as nothing less than a gift from God.
AVARTS Live Game Hub
Posted: 27-05-2024 01:46 | Views: 2266
AVARTS Live Game Hub is an action aiming to bring together new game designers and creators and showcase their ideas to the public. It is organized by teachers of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts with a coordinating core of Vassilis Komianos, Varvara Garnelis, and Emmanuel Rovithis, and is staffed by students who are actively involved in creating games.

The 11th Audiovisual Arts Festival took place in May and June 2017 and expanded geographically, a retrospective digital exhibition in the premises of the Athens Concert Hall took place alongside the artistic activities in Corfu. The festival's program in Corfu included, apart from artistic events with student works, the organization of the 2nd interdisciplinary conference "Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science" and the opening of a summer school on Hybrid Arts, both with significant international participation.

In Athens, the ten-year course of the Audiovisual Arts Festival was presented on 20 and 21 May 2017 within the framework of the Gefires (Bridges) program. Selected works by alumni, postgraduate students, doctoral candidates and professors were exhibited, while screenings of works by internationally renowned artists - such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry Purves and Theodore Ushev - electroacoustic music concerts as well as a program of workshops and seminars with emphasis on video art and animation - with distinguished guests such as Dan Lejerskar and Michalis Meimaris - were also presented.

In Corfu, apart from the artistic activities of students, within the framework of the 11th Audiovisual Arts Festival, the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University also organized the 2nd international interdisciplinary conference "Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science". Invited speakers to the conference were Adam Zaretsky, Marta de Menezes, Kathy High, Irina Aristarkhova, Luís Graça, Gunalan Nadarajan, Roy Ascott, Andrew Carnie, Maria Antonia Valerio Gonzalez and Polona Tratnik who also participated in the AV-school workshops and seminars on Hybrid Arts. Along with members of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts and laboratories ERMEE and BiHELab, Gina Giotaki, Pauline Brooks, Leigh Landy, Assimina Kaniari, Mary Maggic, Graeme Manson, Cosima Herter, Marina Papasotiriou and Rob Kesseler also participated as instructors.
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