AV Festival 08

Feb 21, 2008 6:24 am

AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts featuring visual art, music, and moving image. A biennial event, the festival takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the North East of England between 28 February - 8 March 2008 and has the theme of "broadcast." AV Festival 08: Broadcast consists of over 120 events, exhibitions, concerts, performances, conferences and workshops at many venues across the three urban centres of the North East. It features the participation of artists such as Chris Watson, Joyce Hinterding, Harun Farocki, Marcus Coates, Marko Peljhan, :zoviet*france:, Atau Tanaka, Autechre, People Like Us, Broadcast, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Resonance FM, Zoe Irvine, Brian Duffy, Disinformation, Ryota Kuwakubo, Staalplaat Soundsystem, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Yuko Mohri, Knut Aufermann and many others. Several performances will be broadcast on Resonance FM in London. Festival includes online radio performances from free103point9 Transmission Artists Joshua Fried March 5, 9 a.m. EDT, -5 GMT) and Tom Roe (March 6, 5 p.m. EDT).