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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.
Musick to Play in the Dark: A Talk by Rob Young
Sat 17 March 2012, 5–6pmTyneside 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
Exhibition Tour: SLOW
Sat 17 March 2012, 3pmVarious 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 Tours: Sunderland - Sat 17 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
Exhibition Tours: Sunderland 'SLOW' - Sat 17 March
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
AV in Middlesbrough
Sat 17 March 2012, 11–1.30pmStarts Platform A gallery
Contemporary Art Society hosts an introductory tour of our Middlesbrough exhibitions, followed by an informal discussion about collecting film... more