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Centre for Audiovisual Research

Centre for Audiovisual Research

The interdisciplinary Centre for Audiovisual Research (CAVR) is based in the School of Performing and Digital Arts but galvanizes research from across the college.

Image at the top of the page shows an installation, Projections, by artist Terry Smith in the Royal Holloway Event Space. Overlapping, angled perspectives on ladders are projected from two projectors and pass through ladders standing in the exhibition space itself, meeting in the middle. They are experienced with overlapping sound.

The interdisciplinary Centre for Audiovisual Research (CAVR) is based in the School of Performing and Digital Arts but galvanizes research from across the college.

The Centre focuses on the distinctive contribution of audiovisuality to its various cultural forms, including screen media (film, television, video games), stage forms (theatre, opera, interactive musical performance) and exhibition forms (heritage sites, museums).

With an inclusive membership of researchers at all levels, including scholars and practitioners in Music, Media Arts, Humanities, History, Business and Management as well as experimental researchers in Psychology, the Centre facilitates the exploration of multi-disciplinary perspectives on audiovisual cultural forms, including the human sensory processing of those forms.

New in 2022, the Centre will host talks and events, mentor Early Career Researchers and Mid-Career Researchers, and offer structures of support for MMus/MA/MSc students and PGRs. It welcomes partnerships with creative and cultural industries and cultural organisations.

Whether you are a student, staff member, researcher, musician, filmmaker, theatre director, museum, or other organisation with an interest in AV cultures, we would like to hear from you.

Contact us:  CentreforAVResearch@rhul.ac.uk

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