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: 27/9/2018 – 25/10/2018
Exhibiting in our Project Space, Fore Main Mizzen is a work made after repeated visits to Southend-on-Sea and Sheerness, both vantage points from which, at low tide, you can see the tops of the masts of the SS Richard Montgomery.
Current and previous events
Date: 2/5/2018 – 19/5/2018
The Centre for Audiovisual Experimentation (CAVE) presents a new moving image work by Hardeep Pandhal and David Steans. The work ‘Lecture Theatre’ and the eponymous exhibition both centre around a fictional, ironised art lecture.
Date: 25/4/2018 | Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Final year undergraduate Fine Art students will be transmitting their work in a unique televisual display in our Project Space.
Date: 6/4/2018 – 21/4/2018
Project Space hosts an exhibition of work by artist & Associate Professor in Fine Art, Simon Lewandowski. Private view: 18 April, 6 to 9pm.
Date: 21/2/2018 | Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
An exhibition in our Project Space. Patrick Ward’s works explore structures of realism and their intersection with technological fetishism through appropriating conventions of audiovisual synchrony.
Date: 26/1/2018 – 17/2/2018
An new exhibition in our Project Space, hosted by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).
Date: 25/1/2018 | Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
You are invited to a special Burns Night interactive, black and beige, rough and smooth, empty and filling supper experience — on the occasion of ‘Implements for Distraction’, an exhibition by Francesca Anfossi in our Project Space.
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.