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Agricola de Cologne

launched on 1 January 2000 as an artist brand, is standing for the

--> interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos, curator of media art
--> founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ serving since 2010 as the operating platform for a wide range of activities around "art & moving images", running CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival and Le Musee di-visioniste - the new museum of networked art

Agricola de Cologne is standing also for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical and virtual space, the co-curator and co-organiser of external festivals and exhibitions, the jury member of divers festivals, and not to forget the designer of a cross-platform culture.

Since its/his launch in 2000, Agricola de Cologne was presented @ more than 600 festivals and media art events in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Mexico City, Caracas, Maracaibo, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Bogota, London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Madrid, Gijon, Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tampere, Kopenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Nagoya, Seoul, Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Jakarta, Perth, Melbourne, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Ankara, Yerewan, Damaskus, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, Gaza, Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Kiev, Kharkiv, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kansk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Sofia, Varna, Bukarest, Arad, Timisoara, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Lubljana, Rome, Naples, Milan, Pescara, Venice, Torino, Bologna, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, & elsewhere, but also on biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, 2005, 2007, Biennale of New Media Art Merida/MX 2003, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth/Australia (2004), Biennale de Montreal (2004), Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile (2005), ISEA Singapore 2008.

His media art projects and videos were honoured with prizes and awards.

Links

Agricola de Cologne --> http://www.agricola-de.cologne
artvideoKOELN --> http://artvideo.koeln
Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
Le Musee di-visioniste - the new museum of networked art - http://www.nmartproject.net
SoundLAB - http://soundlab.newmediafest.org
LMD Interview Project - http://interviews.newmediafest.org
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OPPORTUNITY

Call: animateCOLOGNE 4


Deadline:
Mon Oct 26, 2015 23:59

Location:
Cologne, Germany

Call for entries
deadline: 26 October 2015

animateCOLOGNE 4
4th Cologne Art & Animation Festival

4th animateCOLOGNE – Cologne Art & Animation Festival (aC4) to take place in February 2016 in India, Shillong - the capital of the Indian state of Meghalaya - is now accepting submissions for its 4th edition.

Founded in 2012 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne in the framework of CologneOFF – the international festival network – operating since more than 10 years from Cologne/Germany - animateCologne – Cologne Art & Animation Festival – would like give the animation more attention, relevance and space as a particular artistic
expression, thus the focus is directed to non-commercial, experimental artistic representation and concepts and demonstrate the diversity of the artistic animation as a global language connecting people from all continents, cultural and social backgrounds, in order to bring animation forward to both – art & moving images, as well as contemporary art.

aC4 – is looking for
– animated art contents in digital video (single channel only) in all its variety without any thematic limitation
– new and experimental approaches in transforming artistic concepts via animation into the language of the “moving images”

aC4 – is inviting film & video creators – to submit online up to 3 works of experimental forms of film and video art.

Regulations and entry form on
http://netex.nmartproject.net/?p=6600

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animateCOLOGNE 4
4th Cologne Art & Animation Festival
is part of CologneOFF - International Festival Network
http://ifp.newmediafest.org
operated by artvideoKOELN international
http://artvideo.koeln
directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

artvideoKOELN (at) gmail.com

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OPPORTUNITY

://self~imaging - a show for Peace


Deadline:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 23:59

Location:
Germany

Call for entries
Deadline: 30 September 2015

://self~imaging
a show for Peace – a show for Humanity
artists show face against
Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism
exhibition project 2016/2017

is looking for artists who show face

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2006/2007, the Cologne based media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne was realising the exhibition project
://selfportrait – a Show for Bethlehem – a show for Peace
in Palestine (Bethlehem), Italy (Naples) , Poland (Szczecin) and Argentina (Santa Fe & Rosario)

The documentation and the online part of this project – are now relaunched online on
http://self.engad.orghttp://self.engad.org/blog/

There are good reasons to do so, because – 10 years later in 2016/2017, Agricola de Cologne would like to realise another exhibition
featuring artists showing face via their selfportraits – this time against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism.

During the years 1995-1998, Agricola de Cologne was realising the Memorial Project
“A Virtual Memorial – Memorial project against the Forgetting, Racism, Xenophobia & Ant-Semitism
http://alm.a-virtual-memorial.org, which has been presented 43 times in Poland, Germany, Czech Republik and Belgium.

We live currently in a world which is marked by nationalistic, fundamentalist political developments and an increasing intolerance and inhumanity against different minded, people coming from different cultures, practicing different religions, following different ideologies, refugees, persecuted and expelled who need the solidarity of those who are able to show solidarity – think of the refugee desaster in the Mediterranean, IS terror in Middle East, Africa , Asia or Ukraine, think of the political nationalist right wing movements in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany or elsewhere
threatening our democracy and its values, but also the diversity of our natural habitat in an era of dramatically vanishing species
and the misuse of the Creation by the humans on Earth.

A society is as good as how it treats its minorities, the poor and weak and all those needing our protection.

Artists working in different artistic media are invited you to show face in favour of a society practicing humanity and solidarity, and
participate in the new exhibition to be planned for 2016/2017 to be presented in different venues and countries

://self~imaging – a show for Peace – a show for Humanity
artists show face against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism

More info, regulations and entry form
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=6510

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artvideoKOELN international
http://artvideo.koeln
artvideokoeln (at) gmail.com


EVENT

CologneOFF 2015 in MAY


Dates:
Fri May 01, 2015 15:00 - Sun May 24, 2015

artvideoKOELN international
is happy to announce the festivals in May 2015

1-3 May 2015 - CologneOFF 2015 India
10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
@ 9th CEC - Carnival of e-Creativity - Shillong, capital of the Indian state of Meghalaya/india
http://www.theaea.org/cec_cac/cec15/index.htm
http://www.artvideo.koeln/?p=927
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/2015.CologneOFFX_India_cat.pdf

5 May 2015 - CologneOFF 2015 Russia
@ Now & After Video Art Festival Moscow 21 April - 21 June 2015
@ Shushev State Museum of Architecture Moscow
http://www.now-after.org
http://www.artvideo.koeln/?p=917
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/2015.coff_XP_Russia_complete-3.pdf

16 May 2014 - artvideoKOELN - audiovisual experiences 01
@ TENRI - German - Japanese Cultural Center Cologne/Germany
http://artvideo.koeln/?page_id=803
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/avk-ave01-catalogue.pdf

21-24 May - CologneOFF 2015 Greece
@ 11th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece)
http://www.adaf.gr
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=4596
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/2015.CologneOFF_adaf.pdf

23 May 2015 - CologneOFF 2015 Portugal
@ FONLAD Digital Art FESTIVAL- Coimbra (Portugal)
http://www.fonlad.net
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=4604
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/2015.coff_XP_FONLAD.pdf

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artvideoKOELN international
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
http://artvideo.koeln
artvideokoeln (at) gmail.com



OPPORTUNITY

Final call for entries: artvideoKOELN - audiovisual experiences 01


Deadline:
Mon Mar 02, 2015 00:00

Location:
Cologne, Germany, Germany

Final call for entries
Deadline: 2 March 2015

artvideoKOELN - audiovisual experiences 01
@ TENRI - German - Japanese Cultural Centre Cologne
16 May 2015
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=6267

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artvideoKOELN international
http://artvideo.koeln
artvideoKOELN (at) gmail.com


OPPORTUNITY

Call: Shoah Film Collection


Deadline:
Wed Jul 01, 2015 23:59

Location:
Germany

Call for entries
Deadline: 1 July 2015

On occasion of 27 January 2015, the International Holocaust Memorial Day, SFC Shoah Film Collection is releasing its annual call in order to continue the success story which started 5 years ago on 27 January 2010 - commemorating the 65th liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz, when this unique media art and peace initiative was laucnhed in the context of “Draft Title: Shoah” - http://dts.engad.org and “A Virtual Memorial Foundation” - http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org

This media art and peace initiative by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, media artist and curator from Cologne (artvideoKOELN international, Cologne International videoart Festival) is addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of Shoah and collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new (audiovisual) technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the memory of the collective trauma by senstizing people via art. During the past years, a collection of 70 outstanding art film and videos by artists from 15 countries developed, from the experiment to the documentary.

In order to make the videos available to a wider public, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne set up an experimental event structure, named: “AVMCI – A Virtual Memorial Commeorative Interventions” - http://avmci.a-virtual-memorial.org - placing Shoah Film Collection into complementary interventions like the screening, projection and installation of the videos, a symposium with an international artists meeting, lectures, exhibitions, artistic performances of different kind, artists talks, discussions ansd much more, in order to activate the artists, as well as the audience.

After pilot projects in Latvia 2012, Lithuania and Poland 2013 und Italy 2014, in 2015 the next manifestation of Shoah Film Collection is planned in Germany - A Virtual Memorial Duesselödorf 2015 in November this year.

More details and entry form
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=6328

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artvideoKOELN
http://artvideo.koeln
artvideokoeln (at) gmail.com