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.
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.
Date: 10/5/2017 | Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
To coincide with his exhibition Enthusiasm, Patrick Ward will present a series of extracts and sequences from Hollywood movies, artist films and YouTube clips. He will be joined in conversation with Professor John Mowitt.
Date: 25/4/2017 – 10/5/2017
A new multi-channel video work by Patrick Ward that explores how the workings of technical apparatus coincide with the fictions that they facilitate.
Date: 12/4/2017 | Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
This screening includes work by James Richards, Ramona Metcalfe, Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Rehana Zaman, Claire Hope and further artists.
Date: 29/3/2017 | Time: 11.00am – 8.30pm
CAVE are sorry to announce that this installation and performance has been postponed due to technical reasons. We will be rescheduling the work for mid-March.
Date: 8/3/2017 | Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Join us for this performance by one of the leading improvisers in Europe, Anton Lukoszevieze.
Date: 4/3/2017 – 23/3/2017
Softbodies is an installation of sculptural forms, digital prints and 3D rendered videos exploring notions of (dis)embodiment and tactility in the digital realm.