Institutional Presentation Statement
The Institut Universitari de I’ Audiovisual of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (IUA-UPF) is an institute devoted to images and music by means of electronics and computers. It was established at 1994 as part of the UPF Audiovisual Complex that comprises the Faculty on Audiovisual Communication, a Media Centre, two auditoria and other facilities. IUA-UPF acts in the fields of Education, Production and Research. It offers several Doctorate studies (attached to the Faculty of Audiovisual Studies of the UPF) and two masters (Audiovisual Creation and Technologies (EMMA) and Music Creation and Technologies. IUA-UPF has produced interactive programmes (Twelve senses: Catalan Poetry; Born, magazine for audiovisual communication); music pieces (over 20), animations and videos (about 15). Every year several grants for experimental production are offered to students and professionals. In the Research area, IUA-UPF is working on Sound analysis, transformation and synthesis; Interactive systems (concept and design); Generative Art; and Virtual Environments. With respect art on line, and together with the Museum for Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), IUA-UPF has started a production/research team called “MACBA-on-line”. Finally, IUA-UPF is present in the Barcelona cultural landscape: every month organises the Sala HAL, a place for exhibitions and lectures on audiovisual and new millennium. The presentation at ISEA96 will explain some details of the IUA-UPF two year experience and will show some of its results.
- Xavier Berenguer, Spain, Institut Universitari de l’Audiovisual, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona