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AV festival announces 2014 sound commissions: John Butcher, Richard Skelton, Chris Watson and others

The Wire will again be media partnering AV Festival in the North East, which has announced a large portion of its 2014 programme under the theme of Extraction. A survey of Akio Suzuki's work will include a three hour performance with Aki Onda, as well as an exhibition. Lee Patterson, Rhodri Davies with John Butcher, and Richard Skelton, Chris Watson and Common Objects have been commissioned to make sound works. Screenings include films by The Otolith Group and Jessica Warboys, along with other films including Wang Bing's 14 hour epic Crude Oil. AV Festival 2014 takes place 1–31 March 2014. The programme so far is available here.