AV FESTIVAL 12: AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE
1 March 2012 – 31 March 2012

“One of the most imaginative festivals to be staged in the UK for many years.”
(The Guardian)

Titled after ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible), by pioneering artist John Cage, the AV Festival 12 theme explored how artists have stretched, measured and marked the passage of time. Some works lasted the full 31 days of the Festival, others were infinite in duration or moved imperceptibly slowly.

For the first time, the Festival ran for a whole month. It took place at different speeds, paces and times of day, across Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Sunderland. Including 22 exhibitions, 38 film screenings, 15 concerts, six walks, a 744-hour continuous online radio, plus 16 new commissions and 18 UK premieres.



AV Festival 12 achieved 94,096 visits, a 33% increase on 2010. It attracted 24% of visitors from outside the region, contributed £516k GVA to the local economy, and achieved a return on investment of £2.88 for every £1 of public funding received.

Festival Director: Rebecca Shatwell


Various Artists: Lament for John Cage

Sat 3 March 2012, 8-10.30pm

The Sage Gateshead

Marking the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth and 20th anniversary of his death, this evening focuses on... more


James Benning: Nightfall

Sat 3 March 2012, 3.50–6pm

Tyneside Cinema

Widely acclaimed for his great 16mm durational films about the American landscape, James Benning has been making new work in digital HD since 2009. We were... more


Lav Diaz: Melancholia

Sat 10 March 2012, 1pm-11pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Three strangers arrive in rural Sagada. Past revolutionaries, they adopt different identities to manage their trauma. Exploring the legacy of failed revolution...more


Yoshi Wada: Sound Ship upon Tyne

Fri 2 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Discovery Museum

Part of the American minimalist music and Fluxus scenes in 1960-70s New York, Yoshi Wada was influenced by George... more



Hamish Fulton: Slowalk

Sat 31 March 2012, 1–3pm 

Spillers Wharf

For the finale of AV Festival 12, this leading British artist devised one of his legendary slow walks for Newcastle. Since the 1960s, Hamish Fulton has produced... more


On Kawara: One Million Years

Thu 1 March  – Sun 29 April 2012

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

One Million Years is an epic work of conceptual art. It speaks simply and directly about a subject... more


Hanne Darboven: Requiem

Sun 4 March 2012, 8-10pm

St Thomas the Martyr Church

The UK premiere of Hanne Darboven’s Requiem is performed by Thomas Dahl, Director of Music at St. Peter’s Church in Hamburg and selected by the...more


Iain Sinclair: Middlesbrough Talk

Thu 15 March 2012, 6–7.30pm

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Iain Sinclair is a leading writer, filmmaker, poet and psychogeographer...more



James Benning: Milwaukee/Duisburg

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Platform A Gallery

James Benning is one of the most important figures in American avant-garde film. In 1971 he... more


James Benning: One Way Boogie Woogie 2012

Thu 1 March – 9 June 2012

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

In summer 2011, James Benning returned to his hometown of Milwaukee to make a third... more


Susan Stenger: The Structures of Everyday Life: Full Circle

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Newcastle Civic Centre

This sound installation unites Western harmony and Eastern philosophy to mark both... more


Jonathan Schipper: Slow Motion Car Crash

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

16 Saville Row / Locus +

Jonathan Schipper’s work provides an alternative way of experiencing the world by slowing... more



Phill Niblock: The Movement of People Working

Fri 2 March 2012, 7.45-10.15pm

The Sage Gateshead

This leading US minimalist composer and filmmaker, presented his music and films simultaneously in a special concert. The films... more


Kenneth Goldsmith: The 1703 Weather Diary of Thomas Appletree

Sun 4 March 2012, 11am-2pm

Morden Tower

In this new commission, Kenneth Goldsmith read for three hours continuously, from the... more


Yoshi Wada: Sound Ship upon Tyne Live

Sun 4 March 2012, 2-30-3.15pm

Discovery Museum

This new composition for bass drum and highland bagpipes, is performed live within Yoshi Wada’s sound installation at the Discovery... more


Wishful Thinking: In Remembrance of Peter Christopherson

Sat 17 March 2012, 8pm–12am

Tyneside Cinema

Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson was best known as a founder member of Throbbing Gristle and Coil... more



Torsten Lauschmann

Thu 1 March – Sun 6 May 2012

Laing Art Gallery

Torsten Lauschmann’s critically acclaimed work has been described as too slow to be film, and too fast to be photography. Working across old and new... more


Ben Rivers: Two Years At Sea

Sun 11 March 2012, 11am-12.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Ben Rivers’ first feature-length film documents the solitary existence of Jake, who lives in isolation in a remote Scottish forest... more


Slow Cinema Discussion

Fri 9 March 2012, 11am-12.30pm

Tyneside Cinema

A panel of filmmakers and critics discussed their work and current trends within contemporary cinema, including: Lav Diaz... more


Cyprien Gaillard

Thu 1 March – Sun 1 July 2012

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

In his largest UK exhibition to date, award-winning artist Cyprien Gaillard presents two major film installations. The works show... more



John Gerrard

Thu 1 March – Sun 1 July 2012

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The UK premiere of two recent works by John Gerrard. Cuban School (Community 5th of October) 2010 and Cuban School... more


Julien Maire

Thu 1 March – Sat 19 May 2012

Hatton Gallery

The first UK solo exhibition by this leading new media artist revisits ideas of slow motion and duration. Making his own cinematic machines using... more


Elizabeth McAlpine

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Reg Vardy Gallery

Elizabeth McAlpine’s work explores the two essential elements of all film: light and time. This exhibition brings together... more


Jem Finer: Slowplayer

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

The NewBridge Project

At extreme slow speeds, the spin of a record player is reduced to a glacial crawl, the music to seismic rumbling. A beat may last a minute... more



Benedict Drew: The Persuaders

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

CIRCA Site

A single screen video gives breathing instructions that induce a sense of calm and well being. Sculptures act as empathetic mascots... more


Leif Inge: 9 Beet Stretch

Thu 1 March, 12am – Fri 2 March 2012, 12am

Star and Shadow Cinema

Leif Inge’s 9 Beet Stretch is Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony stretched to 24-hours, with no pitch distortion. This marathon... more


Steven Stapleton: Sleep Concert

Fri 23 March 2012, 9pm-9am

Centre for Life

The UK premiere and fourth ever Sleep Concert. Steven Stapleton performed live throughout the night manipulating... more


Attila Csihar: A Scrying: First and Second Action (NCL)

Sat 24 March 2012, 7-9pm and Sun 25 March 2012, 8-10pm

Tyne Bridge North Tower

Attila Csihar, the baritone voice of Sunn 0))) and Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem, created... more



Chris Watson: Teesside Sound Walk

Sat 24 March 2012, 11am–3.30pm

Seal Sands Nature Reserve

Chris Watson is one of the world’s greatest sound recordists, famed for capturing the natural... more


Ben Russell: Let Each One Go Where He May

Thu 29 March 2012, 7.30pm-9.45pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Ben Russell’s stunning feature debut is an epic road movie drawing from documentary and...more


Raya Martin: INDEPENDENCIA

Wed 28 March 2012, 7.30pm-10pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Fleeing the American invasion of the Philippines in the early 20th Century, a mother and her son retreat into the jungle. Ingeniously... more


Rirkrit Tiravanija: Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours

Wed 21 March 2012, 7.30pm-10pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This debut feature by visual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is a portrait of the slow passage of... more



Susan Stenger and Attila Csihar: Full Circle Live

Fri 23 March 2012, 5.30-6pm

Newcastle Civic Centre

This live performance for voice makes use of the unique acoustics of the Civic Centre entrance dome. It represents the Equinox... more


Richard Fenwick: Exhaustion

Sun 11 March 2012, 6.30-8pm

Tyneside Cinema

The UK premiere of this newly commissioned film chronicles a professional athlete’s journey from rest, to exhaustion, and recovery. Exhaustion... more


Radio Boredcast: Day 1

Sun 11 March 2012, 6.30-8pm

Tyneside Cinema

Thu 1 March 2012, 12pm–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Bob Levene: Inertial Frame

Thu 1 March – Sat 26 May 2012

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Filmed in South West Finland, Inertial Frame captures the moving sea, sky and islands of the beautiful Finnish... more



John Smith, Manon de Boer, Martin Arnold, Ben Russell

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

CIRCA Screen

This exhibition focuses on artists whose work involves repetition, duration and the long... more


Agnes Meyer-Brandis: The Moon Goose Analogue: Lunar Migration Bird Facility

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Great North Museum: Hancock

Agnes Meyer-Brandis’ work weaves together history, popular... more


Mark Formanek: Standard Time

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

50 Fawcett Street

Standard Time functions as a new civic clock. Projected in an empty shop window, this ‘digital clock’ tells the exact time of day... more


Sneha Solanki: Super-natural

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Vane

Super-natural connects two points in time, the historical pre-enlightenment and genetic science of today, both periods... more



Various Artists: Mirror Neurons

Thu 1 March – Sun 20 May 2012

The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland

This group exhibition, including work by Catherine Richards, Michael Snow, Scott Rogers, Thomson & Craighead and Simon Pope... more


Joe Winter

Thu 1 March – Sun 20 May 2012

The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland

Joe Winter’s series …A History of Light involves fading pigmented papers with either natural or artificial light to produce... more


Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide

Sun 4 March 2012, 4–6pm

Tyneside Cinema

Double Tide documents a female clam digger in the mudflats of coastal Maine, as she wades slowly through the water. Filmed on the rare occasion in which... more


Lav Diaz: Century of Birthing

Sun 11 March 2012, 1pm-7.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Stories about a Christian religious cult and a self-involved filmmaker, are brilliantly intertwined in Lav Diaz's newest film, premiered... more



Lav Diaz: Heremias Book II

Fri 9 March 2012, 9.30pm-11pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Heremias Book II introduces one of Lav Diaz's principle characters, the timid yet resolute craftsman and vendor Heremias. The film cuts between the story of...more


Lav Diaz: Butterflies Have No Memories

Wed 28 March 2012, 7.30pm-8.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

In a formerly prosperous, remote mining village, unemployed workers live in economic oppression... more


Ben Rivers: Slow Action

Sat 10 March 2012, 11am-12pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Slow Action is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film, operating between documentary, ethnography and fiction. Filmed at different islands across... more


Fred Kelemen: Fate / Verhaengnis

Thu 8 March 2012, 6pm-7.45pm

Tyneside Cinema

Fate is a remarkable debut film, admired by critic Susan Sontag as “a visionary, one-of-a-kind achievement”. Taking place...more



Fred Kelemen: Frost

Thu 8 March 2012, 8.30pm-12am

Star and Shadow Cinema

Frost is a landmark European film, cementing Fred Kelemen as an inheritor of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner... more


Fred Kelemen: Nightfall / Abendland

Fri 9 March 2012, 6pm-8.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Fred Kelemen’s third feature is a devastating, tender and sublime masterpiece. Expanding the location to Portugal integrates... more


Bela Tarr: The Turin Horse

Sat 10 March 2012, 7.45pm-11pm

Tyneside Cinema

This preview of Bela Tarr’s last ever work, filmed in collaboration with Fred Kelemen, depicts six days in the life of a father, daughter ...more


Lisandro Alonso: La Libertad / Liberty

Fri 9 March 2012, 1.45pm-3.20pm

Tyneside Cinema

Lisandro Alonso’s brilliant debut film follows a day in the life of Misael, a migrant woodcutter... more



Lisandro Alonso: Los Muertos / The Dead

Fri 9 March 2012, 3.30pm-5.15pm

Tyneside Cinema

Lisandro Alonso’s second feature is the enigmatic journey of released convict Vargas... more


Lisandro Alonso: Liverpool

Sun 11 March 2012, 9pm-11pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Evoking Ulysses, Lisandro Alonso’s latest film follows estranged seaman Ferrel on a journey home to his family. Filmed in snowy Tierra del Fuego, the world’s most... more


Fergus Daly & Katherine Waugh: The Art of Time

Sat 3 March 2012, 1.30-3.20pm

Tyneside Cinema

The Art of Time explores how leading artists and thinkers are inventing new and radical notions of time, contesting the idea that... more


Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker

Sun 4 March 2012, 9pm-12am

Star and Shadow Cinema

One of the most enigmatic films ever made about time, Stalker depicts an expedition led by the Stalker, an outlaw able to safely navigate the decayed... more



Alexander Sokurov: Russian Ark

Mon 5 March 2012, 5.45pm-7.45pm

Tyneside Cinema

Russian Ark is a unique journey through time and Russian history. Filmed entirely in the Hermitage Museum, Sokurov’s... more


Cristi Puiu: Aurora

Tue 6 March 2012, 7.45pm-11pm

Tyneside Cinema

Aurora is the story of the fall of an ordinary man, set in contemporary post-Communist Romania. We follow protagonist Viorel... more 


Abbas Kiarostami: Five

Wed 7 March 2012, 7.30pm-8.50pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This radically minimalist film features five extended, seemingly single-take sequences, shot on a hand-held DV camera along the shores... more


Nuri Bilge Ceylan: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Mon 12 March 2012, 8pm-11pm

Tyneside Cinema

Winning the Grand Prix at Cannes 2011, Ceylan’s hypnotising crime film follows the search by police, prosecutors, a doctor... more



Bruno Dumont: Hors Satan

Tue 13 March 2012, 5.45pm-8pm

Tyneside Cinema

Hors Satan is a mesmerising and brutal drama set in the sparse grandeur of Northern France’s Opal Coast. A nameless outsider... more


Pedro Costa: Colossal Youth

Wed 14 March 2012, 7.30pm-10.15pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Hailed as the Beckett of cinema, Costa has produced a staggering trilogy observing the demolition of the Fontainhas housing... more


Albert Serra: Honor of the Knights

Thu 15 March 2012, 7.30pm-9.15pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Serra’s striking, controversial adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote... more


Jia Zhang-ke: Still Life

Thu 22 March 2012, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Still Life is set in Fengjie, 150 miles from the Three Gorges Dam, the hydroelectric project on the Yangtze River that submerged... more



Sivaroj Kongsakul: Eternity

Sun 25 March 2012, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This debut feature won the prestigious Tiger Award at Rotterdam 2011. Evoking the traditional Thai belief... more


Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Syndromes and a Century

Mon 26 March 2012, 5.45pm-7.50pm

Tyneside Cinema

Described as a hospital comedy with a metaphysical bent, Syndromes and a Century is inspired... more


Kim Ki Duk: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring

Tue 27 March 2012, 5.45pm-7.50pm

Tyneside Cinema

This simple and serene film shows the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the... more


Sergio Caballero: Finisterrae

Sun 18 March 2012, 7.30pm-9pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Two Russian-speaking ghosts leave the Sonar Music Festival, along the pilgrim path to Santiago de Compostela then on... more



Pablo Giorgelli: Las Acacias

Mon 19 March 2012, 5.45pm-7.35pm

Tyneside Cinema

Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes 2011, this slow paced road movie tells the story of a long distance truck driver, who agrees... more


Carlos Reygadas: Silent Light

Tue 20 March 2012, 5.45pm-8.20pm

Tyneside Cinema

Sublimely shot entirely on location in the Mexican Mennonite community near Chihuahua, Silent Light opens and closes with slowly... more


Talk: Phill Niblock, Susan Stenger, Yoshi Wada

Sat 3 March 2012, 11am-12pm

Tyneside Cinema

A rare chance to hear these musicians talk about their work and shared histories, referencing the New York minimalist... more


Musick to Play in the Dark: A Talk by Rob Young

Sat 17 March 2012, 5–6pm

Tyneside Cinema

Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music, and Editor-at-Large at The Wire magazine. In a talk... more



Various Artists: The Time is Out of Joint

Sat 24 March 2012, 9pm-2.30am

Star and Shadow Cinema

Three live performances embrace the concept of Hauntology at the moment we skip an hour to mark the beginning of British... more


Jem Finer: Slowplayer Live Mix

Sat 3 March 2012, 12-6pm

The NewBridge Project

Bring along your own vinyl records and hear them played live by the artist on his specially adapted slow record player, within his Slowplayer exhibition... more


:zoviet*france: The Newcastle Tour

Fri 23 March 2012, 8-9pm

Morden Tower

Formed in 1980 :zoviet*france: is a prolific music group based in Newcastle, who are pioneers of ambient and electronic... more


Ikue Mori & Maja S.K Ratkje

Wed 28 March 2012, 8pm

The Cluny

Sound and Music, [no.signal] and TUSK Music bring together the electrifying improvisors Ikue Mori and Maja S.K. Ratkje for their first eve... more



Laura Harrington: Layerscape (peat bogs)

Sun 18 March 2012, 11am–4pm

Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve

This peatlands walk led to a bothy screening of the film Layerscape, created collaboratively by... more


Mike Collier: Street Flowers – Urban Survivors of the Privileged Land

Sun 25 March 2012, 7.30am–11am

River Wear

This circular walk with artist Mike Collier and natural historian... more


Tim Brennan: Taking Coals to Sunderland

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Over the past 20 years, Tim Brennan has developed a walking-based art practice he refers to as ‘the manouvre’. Following... more


Radio Boredcast: Day 2

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Fri 2 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 3

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sat 3 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 4

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sun 4 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 5

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Mon 5 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 6

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Tue 6 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 7

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Wed 7 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 8

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Thu 8 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 9

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Fri 9 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 10

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sat 10 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 11

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sun 11 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 12

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Mon 12 March 2012,12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here.


Radio Boredcast: Day 13

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Tue 13 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 14

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Wed 14 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 15

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Thu 15 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 16

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Fri 16 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 17

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sat 17 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 18

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sun 18 March 2012,12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 19

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Mon 19 March 2012,12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 20

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Tue 20 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 21

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Wed 21 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 22

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Thu 22 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 23

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Fri 23 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 24

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sat 24 March 2012,12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 25

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sun 25 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 26

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Mon 26 March 2012,12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 27

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Tue 27 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 28

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Wed 28 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 29

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Thu 29 March 2012, 12am–12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


Radio Boredcast: Day 30

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Fri 30 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here



Radio Boredcast: Day 31

Sat 24 March 2012, 10pm–6am

Colliery Inn

Sat 31 March 2012, 12am-12am
Radio Boredcast is archived at WFMU where you can listen to all 744-hours of this online radio project that ran continuously for the Festival month. The programme schedule for this day can be viewed here


As Slow As Possible Symposium

Thu 1 March 2012, 2–5pm

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Taking its point of departure from the AV Festival 12 theme of slowness, the symposium investigated how we might... more


Exhibition Tour: Trying it for 32

Sat 10 March 2012, 3.30pm

Various Venues

This tour was part of a series of ‘slow’ tours designed and led by AV Festival Volunteer Guides, to further explore the AV Festival 12 theme: As Slow As Possible... more


Exhibition Tour: SLOW

Sat 17 March 2012, 3pm

Various Venues

The tour was part of a series of 'slow' tours designed and led by AV Festival Volunteer Guides, to further explore the AV Festival 12 theme: As Slow As Possible... more



Exhibition Tour: SLOW

Sat 24 March 2012, 3pm

Various Venues

The tour was part of a series of 'slow' tours designed and led by AV Festival Volunteer Guides, to further explore the AV Festival 12 theme: As Slow As Possible... more


Torsten Lauschmann Tour

Tue 27 March 2012, 6.30–8pm

Laing Art Gallery

Clive Gillman, Director of DCA, Dundee, introduced the work of Torsten Lauschmann in this exhibition tour, organised by Contemporary Art Society... more


Seminar: Distribution and Dissemination after New Media

Mon 5 March 2012, 9.30am

The Literary & Philosophical Society

For AV Festival 12 CRUMB delivered a new professional development workshop for contemporary... more


Duration Conference

Thu 29 – Sat 31 March 2012

Culture Lab

This international interdisciplinary conference explored the temporality of contemporary public arts practice, organised by Intersections at Newcastle University... more



Datarama #17

Fri 16 March 2012, 7–9pm

Tyneside Cinema

Datarama is a democratic data-sharing event led by Polytechnic, an open show-and-tell session for people that like to make interesting things with technology... more


24-Hour Launch: Middlesbrough Exhibitions

Thu 1 March 2012, 6pm–9pm

Various Venues

AV Festival 12 opened with 24 continuous hours of exhibition openings and events across the North East... more


24-Hour Launch: NewcastleGateshead Exhibitions

Fri 2 March 2012, 9am–3pm

Various Venues

AV Festival 12 opened with 24 continuous hours of exhibition openings and events... more


24-Hour Launch: Sunderland Exhibitions

Fri 2 March 2012, 3pm–6pm

Various Venues

AV Festival 12 opened with 24 continuous hours of exhibition openings and events across the North East... more



Marina Zurkow: Mesocosm (Northumberland UK)

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Vane

Mesocosm (Northumberland UK) is a 146-hour animated portrait of the Northumberland moors... more


Owl Project & Ed Carter: ~Flow

Sun 25 March - September 2012

Newcastle Quayside

~Flow is a tidemill: a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal water wheel. The building houses electro acoustic musical... more


Exhibition Tours: Sunderland - Sat 10 March 2012

Sun 25 March - September 2012

Various Venues

This new series of FREE drop-in exhibition tours are led by our Festival Volunteer Guides. These one-hour informal lunchtime tours of exhibitions in... more


Exhibition Tours: Middlesbrough - Wed 7 March

Sun 25 March - September 2012

Various Venues

This new series of FREE drop-in exhibition tours are led by our Festival Volunteer Guides. These one-hour informal lunchtime tours of exhibitions in... more



CRUMB Drop-In

Fri 2 March 2012, 3–4pm

CRUMB, University of Sunderland

During the 24-Hour Launch drop by the CRUMB office for a cup of tea, and to find out about their work on curating new... more


Exhibition Tours: Sunderland - Sat 17 March 2012

Fri 2 March 2012, 3–4pm

Various Venues

This new series of FREE drop-in exhibition tours are led by our Festival Volunteer Guides. These one-hour informal lunchtime tours of exhibitions in... more


Exhibition Tours: Sunderland 'SLOW' - Sat 17 March

Fri 2 March 2012, 3–4pm

Various Venues

This new series of FREE drop-in exhibition tours are led by our Festival Volunteer Guides. This two-hour 'SLOW' tour of Newcastle exhibitions includes... more


Exhibition Tours: Middlesbrough - Wed 24 March

Fri 2 March 2012, 3–4pm

Various Venues

This new series of FREE drop-in exhibition tours are led by our Festival Volunteer Guides. These one-hour informal lunchtime tours of exhibitions in... more



Exhibition Tours: Sunderland - Sat 24 March 2012

Fri 2 March 2012, 3–4pm

Various Venues

This new series of FREE drop-in exhibition tours are led by our Festival Volunteer Guides. These one-hour informal lunchtime tours of exhibitions in... more


AV in Middlesbrough

Sat 17 March 2012, 11–1.30pm

Starts Platform A gallery

Contemporary Art Society hosts an introductory tour of our Middlesbrough exhibitions, followed by an informal discussion about collecting film... more