14th Audiovisual Arts Festival
May 13 - 31, 2021, 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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Thursday 13-05-2021
The 14th Audiovisual Arts Festival toom place from 13 to 31 May 2021 including artistic, educational and scientific activities in an online broadcast due to the measures for the prevention of coronavirus. The annual festival is an organization of the Dept. Audio & Visual Arts in collaboration with the Electroacoustic Music Research and Applications Lab-Dept. Music Studies of the Ionian University. The AVfest2021 program counted with the participation of 400 students, 30 professors, 20 artists and 60 researchers. AV-school, the open cycle of workshops and seminars in contemporary art and new technologies, had a remarkable participation counting with experts and artists from the international arena as guest instructors. The 3rd conference "Digital Cultures & AudioVisual Challenges" (DCAC) was organized as a two-day marathon of high-profile research presentations counting with prominent personalities from the field of new media Georgios N Yannakakis and Daniel Ballin as keynote speakers. Among others, the 14th Audiovisual Arts Festival can be also highlighted by the participation of international performance artists Mary Zygouri, Filippos Tsitsopoulos and Giannis Mitrou, as well the participation of bioartists Marta de Menezes and Adam Zaretsky. Also to remark is the collaboration with the European Art, Science, Technology Network in Digital Creativity (EASTN-DC) in the programming of a variety of events that are the pinnacle of the global dialogue on digital creativity technologies. The Festival’s externalization was marked by the collaborations with the University of Western Macedonia, the Athens Digital Arts Festival, the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association, Drama International Short Film Festival and the Portuguese institute Cultivamos Cultura. AVfest 2021 gave also emphasis to the connection with local artistic and educational institutions such as the Corfu Photography Club and the Corfu Scouts, while the support of the Municipality of Corfu and the Ionian Islands Region was significant. Finally, priceless was the contribution, within the Ionian University, of the OPEN ART program of the Training Center and Lifelong Learning (KEDIVIM) as well as the Art & Science Research Group and the Web Team of the Interactive Arts Laboratory without whose help the online presence of the Festival would not be possible.
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: 1470
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.
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