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The Audiovisual Breakthrough

Apresentação do livro The Audiovisual Breakthrough, por Ana Carvalho, Cornelia Lund e Eva-Maria Offermann

"Visual music, expanded cinema, live cinema, VJing, live audiovisual performance—these are concepts enough to create some confusion in the wide realm of today’s artistic audiovisual production. While each of these concepts is widely propagated and suggestive of its own line of history and shared practices, they are not as yet sufficiently defined for theoretical debate and clear practical use. To untangle this confusion was the aim of our project, The Audiovisual Breakthrough, which brought together six international researchers to solve the problem in a collaborative effort. This book is the result. The presentation will bring together editors and designer in the presentation of the process, concept and how these are expressed in the book."

Ana Carvalho is live video composer and performer, and writes on subjects related to live audiovisual performance. Ana has a PhD in Communication and Digital Platforms from FLUP (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto). Her thesis is "Materiality and the Ephemeral: Identity and Performative Audiovisual Arts, its Documentation and Memory Construction." Currently, she holds a position as assistant professor at the ISMAI (Instituto Universitário da Maia).

Cornelia Lund is an art and media theorist and curator living in Berlin. Since 2004, she has been co-director of fluctuating images ( a platform for media art and design with a focus on audiovisual artistic production. Currently, she is research fellow in a DFG research project on German documentary film at the University of Hamburg. For many years she has been teaching design theory at various universities, such as the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, and the University of the Arts Bremen. Cornelia Lund is co-editor, together with Holger Lund, of Audio.Visual: On Visual Music and Related Media (Arnoldsche, 2009) and Design der Zukunft (AV Edition, 2014). She is also co-editor of The Audiovisual Breakthrough (2015) and the online platform Post-Digital Culture ( Her work as a curator includes numerous screenings and exhibitions (e.g. Mapping Festival Geneva, Academy of the Arts Berlin, Index Festival New York, Hamburger Architektursommer).
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Eva-Maria Offermann is a German designer whose work is based on concepts shifting between art and design. She has mainly concentrated on print design and shown her posters in design exhibitions around the world, garnering prizes from the Tokyo Type Director’s Club, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, the Taipei International Design Award, among several others. Offermann studied fine arts and design at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, receiving her degree in communication design in 2012. Since then she has been running her own studio, while also taking up work as a visual communications assistant at Kunsthochschule Kassel the following year ( and

Segunda, 18h, 23 maio 2016

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Terça, 18h, 28 junho 
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