Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, <em>An Italian Film (Africa Addio)</em>, 2012, HD film. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris. Produced by Pavilion, Leeds and Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, An Italian Film (Africa Addio), 2012, HD film. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris.
Produced by Pavilion, Leeds and Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

Anna Molska, <em>The Weavers</em>, 2009, video. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Foksal Gallery Foundation

Anna Molska, The Weavers, 2009, video. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Foksal Gallery Foundation

Jessica Warboys, <em>Ab Ovo</em>, 2013, 16mm film transfer to digital. © the artist

Jessica Warboys, Ab Ovo, 2013, 16mm film transfer to digital. © the artist

Simon Starling, <em>Gold Toned Okapi</em>, 2007. Photo © Tom Powel. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

Simon Starling, Gold Toned Okapi, 2007. Photo © Tom Powel. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

Akio Suzuki, <em>tsu ra na ri</em>, 2003. © the artist

Akio Suzuki, tsu ra na ri, 2003. © the artist

Akio Suzuki with De Koolmees instrument, 2013. Photo © Aki Onda

Akio Suzuki with De Koolmees instrument, 2013. Photo © Aki Onda

Lee Patterson at Killhope Lead Mining Museum, 2013. Photo © Rebecca Shatwell

Lee Patterson at Killhope Lead Mining Museum, 2013. Photo © Rebecca Shatwell

The Otolith Group, <em>Medium Earth</em>, 2013. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and LUX

The Otolith Group, Medium Earth, 2013. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Wang Bing, <em>The Ditch</em>, 2010. © the artist

Wang Bing, The Ditch, 2010. © the artist

Kaoru Ikeya, <em>Roots (Senzo Ni Naru)</em>, 2013

Kaoru Ikeya, Roots, 2013

Victor Lopes, <em>Serra Pelada - The Legend of the Gold Mountain</em>, 2013

Victor Lopes, Serra Pelada - The Legend of the Gold Mountain, 2013

Rachel Boynton <em>Big Men</em>, 2013

Rachel Boynton, Big Men, 2013

Adrien Lecouturier, <em>Fiebres</em>, 2013

Adrien Lecouturier, Fiebres, 2013

Michael Madsen, <em>Into Eternity</em>, 2010

Michael Madsen, Into Eternity, 2010

AV Festival 14: Extraction explores the raw materials that create our experience of the world, from their origins deep in the ground, to their extraction, transformation and global exploitation. The Festival programme includes 11 exhibitions, 36 film screenings, 10 concerts and 11 new commissions by internationally and nationally renowned artists. Subscribe to our email list above to be the first to hear about programme updates.

 

Test Dept at Durham Miners’ Gala
26.06.2015

AV Festival presents a special screening of Test Dept’s acclaimed film marking 30 years since the 1984–85 miners’ strike at The Miners’ Hall in Durham during the week of the Durham Miners’ Gala… more

New Opportunity: Administrator
16.06.2015

AV Festival is seeking to recruit a highly organised and enthusiastic part-time Administrator to play a key part in the day-to-day running of the organisation, working with the small year-round core Festival... more

TEST DEPT: DS30 TOUR
29.05.2015

AV Festival presents a tour in the North of England and Scotland of Test Dept’s DS30, the acclaimed film that premiered at AV Festival 2014 within the monumental structure of Dunston Staiths... more

Susan Stenger Lecture at The Mining Institute
22.04.2015

On Mon 27 April at 6.30–8pm, Susan Stenger gives an illustrated lecture about her artistic practice and career to date, including major commissioned works...

AV FESTIVAL ON TOUR

AV Festival is screening Test Dept’s acclaimed film DS30 commissioned by the Festival in 2014 in cinemas across the North during 2015. Visit the tour website for the full tour schedule and tickets.

AV FESTIVAL ON TOUR

AV Festival presents a new touring exhibition of Susan Stenger’s sound installation Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland. Commissioned by the Festival in 2014, the work tours Northumberland during 2015. Visit the tour website for more information.

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