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AV FESTIVAL 12: SYMPOSIA, TALKS & TOURS
Thu 1 March 2012 – Sat 31 March 2012
Symposia, talks and tours ran throughout the Festival, ranging from professional symposia for artists, curators and academics, to informal drop-in exhibition tours for everyone.
The Festival opened with the As Slow As Possible Symposium at mima. It explored ideas of slowness and resistant temporalities in contemporary art and culture with guest speakers: philosopher Eric Alliez, culture and music critic Paul Morley, performance art specialist and writer Laura Cull, and film theorist and philosopher John Mullarkey, plus Festival artists.
For the first time free informal exhibition tours took place each weekend of the Festival, designed and led by Festival volunteers.
Other talks and seminars were run in collaboration with Festival partners Teesside University, CRUMB, Datarama, Contemporary Art Society and Intersections.
Exhibition Tour: Trying it for 32
Sat 10 March 2012, 3.30pmVarious 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 Tours: Sunderland - Sat 10 March 2012
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