Athens Video Art Festival (AVAF) is an annual digital arts and new media festival taking place in Greece, mainly Athens. Being part of an international art network, it reflects a wide range of ideas and developments in the art world.
It aims at bringing together experimental projects of contemporary artists and at promoting free expression, exchange of ideas, and creative interaction while exhibiting new media and new technologies application in arts.
Through a variety of creative forms, it presents alternative ways of “viewing” urban landscape and of perceiving art, and new codes of interaction between art and contemporary societies.
Representing one of the most popular and dominant contemporary art forms, Video Art remains the key exhibition of Athens Video Art Festival. More than 70 works are presented every year in a multi-disciplinary and innovative screening program. Through a set of screenings Athens Video Art Festival attempts to showcase international artists that reflect on new technologies and new cultural forms.
Rooted in the extended notion of sculptural space, Installations and Video Installations create a complicated visual construction that artistically activates the surrounding space. Through large-scale exhibitions Athens Video Art Festival every year presents a wide range of Video and mixed media Installations from internationally acclaimed artists that combine conceptual sophistication, technological innovation and social relevance.
Based on rapidly evolving techniques Animation has taken over an important part in contemporary art scene. Athens Video Art Festival showcases works that reflect on all the leading animation techniques and through an international screening program presents all the new trends on this cutting edge field of the moving image.
Following all the leading technologies and innovative approaches Athens Video Art Festival introduces a new section on its program.
Capturing the limitless possibilities of computer generated or digitally manipulated images Athens Video Art Festival creates a platform for contemporary artists where the boundaries between computer art, graphic design and photography blur in order to produce hybrid works that address all the issues rising form the intersection of these art forms.
Athens Video Art Festival every year seeks to present Performances and Live Art works that make use of the cross-fertilization between theater, dance, film, video and visual arts. Within the frame of experimentation Athens Video Art Festival embraces leading trends in A/V Performances including VJing, Mapping Projections and Augmented Reality.
Addressing one of the most active and creative communities in the artistic world Athens Video Art Festival provides the space of a cloud gallery where internet-based works co-exist in a timeless and space less encounter.
Taking the notion of sound combined with image one step further Athens Video Art Festival presents a dynamic line-up of music live acts.
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