opening hours @ digilab avu
Monday – Thursday: 10.00 – 18.00
Friday -Sunday: Closed
Digital laboratory of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (DigiLab AVU v
Praze) is a journalistic, educational and technological centre for information and audiovisual technologies. Since 2001 it has provided its students and employees consultations and necessary support concerning these problems. Simultaneously, DigiLab promotes education of software for accredited fields of study at AVU and participates in the process and creation of educational tutorials, Open source applications (vyuka.avu.cz).
The youngest DigiLab´s activity is organization of lectures, conferences and discussions with artists, curators and theoreticians in the area of open source, law, media, sociology and philosophy. The program is broadcasted on-line and archivized on the laboratory portal.
The most visible DigiLab´s project is Artyčok.TV: independent internet HD television as a part of AVU (Academy of Fine Arts) in Prague that publishes news from contemporary local and international scene. It was founded in 2005 in the scope of research project of the company CESNET. The database includes mainly reports from exhibition openings, interviews with artists and curators, recordings of workshops, competitions and lectures. The most dynamic section is videoart that represents the most progressive European audiovisual scene as well.
DigiLab AVU has a seat in the central building of AVU. You can find it on the gallery on the third floor.
Head of the Digital Laboratory at the Academy of Fine Arts:
MgA. Frantisek Zachoval
MgA. Jan Vidlička & MgA. Jana Doležalová