Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Viva Viva AVPHD exhibition

We recently attended the Viva Viva AVPHD exhibition held at the University of Westminster on the evening of 8th December.

The exhibition was held in a stunning converted engineering construction hall called the P3 Gallery at the University of Westminster, near Baker Street. The event showcased the work of 20 audiovisual PhD students, many of whose work featured in the most recent issue of our Journal of Media Practice (9.3) guest edited by Tony Dowmunt.

It was an opportunity for the students and their lecturers (or lecturers involved in related courses at other institutions) to showcase their Audio visual installations. Drawing from cultural studies, fine art, anthropology and new media, there were displays of videos, films, audio-visual installations and their written theses. The event was sponsored by the University of Exeter and London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise.

The AVPhD network is an AHRC funded training and support network for all those doing, supervising and examining audio-visual practice based doctorates. The practice research projects it covers centre on audio-visual time based media, inclusive but not restricted to documentary, fiction, narrative/non-narrative film, and non-linear/new media.

For more info, visit the AV PhD website:

The event provided a good opportunity to meet with our authors and editors in the fields of media and art practice and to promote our books and journals in these areas. See above left, a photo of our stand at the event, and right, a shot of the gallery space featuring some of the installations.

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