Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE)
CAVE was initiated by Dr Sam Belinfante in 2016, in collaboration with staff and students from across the Faculty of Art, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds.
Even though CAVE finds its natural home in Project Space in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, the Centre initiates and supports projects across Yorkshire and nationally, through collaborations with a range of practitioners and institutions.
It is the ambition of CAVE to become the foremost centre for investigations into the ‘audio-visual’ within contemporary art theory and practice. In the year since its launch CAVE has already worked with a wide range of leading academics and practitioners, including composer/performers David Toop and Juliet Fraser as well as the Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz.
CAVE as an acronym, playfully conjures the memory of ancient spaces, environments that have been both carved into the rock and have manifested entirely by chance. Like the enigmatic sites that lay before it, the formation of CAVE is as much the product of existing research structures as it is the carving out of new spaces and methodologies. Vitally however, these enigmatic sites are often cited as both the birthplace of art and of ‘the human’. The radical work of CAVE will necessarily incorporate an archelogy of media and its interconnected modes of thought.
Centre members include academic and PhD students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and the School of Music. Partner organisations include Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, The Tetley and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Current and previous events
Date: 9/12/2017 | Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
A performative talk and performance, organised by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE) in collaboration with London Contemporary Music Festival.
Date: 28/10/2017 – 3/12/2017
On the heights showcases new work, developed in response to the landscape and heritage of YSP and the Bretton Estate, by artists Miriam Austin, Sam Belinfante, Tom Lovelace and Frances Scott. Opening event: Saturday 28 October, 2-5pm.
Date: 25/10/2017 – 18/11/2017
Within the school’s Project Space Tom Beesley presents work that explores potential futures wrapped up in a possible past. Private view: 25 October.
Date: 12/10/2017 – 15/10/2017
The Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE) at the University of Leeds is excited to announce a programme of workshops, performances and a symposium in Leeds.
Date: 29/9/2017 – 21/10/2017
Within the context of the School’s Project Space, artist David Sowerby presents a series of objects each possessing a peculiar ontology and logic within both the University and his own multifaceted practice.
Date: 27/9/2017 | Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Join us for this workshop and performance at The Hepworth Wakefield, organised by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).
Date: 16/8/2017 – 26/8/2017
Room for Thought is an audio-visual installation which explores the notion of space, asking the listener/viewer to contemplate, during silences and in minimal visuals, the possibilities of what might fill it.
Date: 11/8/2017 – 28/1/2018
Work by Sam Belinfante, Academic Fellow in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice, is part of a Wellcome Collection exhibition touring to Sydney this summer.
Date: 30/6/2017 – 2/7/2017
On the occasion of Performing Indeterminacy, an international Conference taking place in the School of Music, we are excited to present John Cage’s extraordinary One11 and 103.
Date: 16/5/2017 – 3/6/2017
‘Wrapped’ presents artist Sarah Kate Wilson’s ‘Shrink-wrapped Paintings’, a new body of work that promotes painting as a time-based medium.