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.


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Feature: French netart - update

16 July 2002.
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
It becomes evident also through
JavaMuseum's show of French Netart:
There are a lot of French artists working netbased in most different ways.
Come and see all of the 39 featured artists, including some new additions:
Otto von Strassenbach, Julie Morel,Valery Grancher
Gregory Chatonsky, Cendres Lavy, Christophe Bruno, Pascale Gustin
Tamara Lai, Erational, Antoine Schmitt, Xavier Malbreil,
Thierry Vende, jimpunk, Xavier Cahen, Annie Abrahams
Emilie Pitoiset, Fred Fenollabbate, Patrick-Henri Burgaud
Xavier Leton, Cecile Babiole, Christophe Bruno/ jimpunk, Pascal Nieto
Isabel Saij, Ulrich Mathon, Hughes Rochette, Michael Sellam
Pascal Bruandet, Blue Screen, Pauline Desormiere, Nicolas Clauss
Les Riches Douaniers, Gerard Dalmon, Oliver Auber, FiLH,
Vincent Makowski, Xavier Makowski, Aurelie Peyront,
Philippe Bruneau, Cathbleue, Sylvestre Evrard.
The show can be entered via
or also directly via
Flash 6 plug-in/player required
and some other plugins as Quicktime, Real and Cortona (3D)

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

corporate member of NewMediaArtprojectNetwork -
the experimental platform for netbased art -
founded by Agricola de Cologne.


Feature: Netart from UK and Ireland -- Call for entries

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

Call for entries:
Netart from Great Britain and Ireland
Deadline 30 September 2003

JavaMuseum will continue in its "3th of Java series" the features of netart
from particular cultural regions on the globe.
For December 2003, a feature exhibition will be prepared unter the working
"Netart from Great Britain and Ireland".

All artists, who work netbased and are born or have their residency in one
the countries
are invited to submit and participate.
All serious submissions will be included.

Deadline 30 September 2003.

Please use following entry form for submitting:

1. firstname/name of artist, email, URL
2. a brief bio/CV (not more than 300 words)
3. title and URL of the max 3 projects/works,
4. a short work description for each work (not more than 300 words),
5. a screen shot for each submitted work (max 800x600 pixels, .jpg)

Deadline 30 September

Please send your submission to

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)


Slowtime?.......- Call for proposals

Call for proposals
Deadline 30 September 2003

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
of " Le Musee di-visioniste"
is preparing another show case of streaming media
for autumn 2003, entitled:

[Quicktime (.mov) as an artistic medium]

Quicktime does not only represent a cross-plattform file format for
converting and
distributing (analogue/digital) video into an Internet compatible streaming
format, but has a lot of different features and characteristics which
predestine Quicktime to be a serious artistic medium beyond that.

Cinematheque invites artists who use Quicktime for their artistic purposes -
in which way ever - to submit up to two (2) works in Quicktime (.mov)

It is preferred that the submitted work has an URL of itsown,
in this case there is no limit of file size.
But it is also possible to send the work via email
as .mov file, however, then will be a file size limit of 5MB for each
submitted work.

Deadline 30 September 2003

Please use this form for submitting:
******************* of artist, email address, URL
2. short biography/CV (not more than 300 words)
3. works (maximum 2): title of work, URL of work, year of production
4. short description of each submitted art work
(not more than 300 words each)
5. one screenshot for each submitted work (max. 800x600 pixels, .jpg only)

Send this form completely filled out together with the media files to:

Deadline 30 September 2003

The coming show of "Slowtime?......" will be launched in November 2003.
Currently, the streaming media show "Winter Streams" is still running.

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
organises online show cases of streaming media
in the framework of Le Musee di-visioniste

Le Musee di-visioniste
is an online museum based on philosophical ideas,
and is corporate member of
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental plattform for net based art -
founded by Agricola de Cologne,
media artist and New Media curator
operating from Cologne/Germany.



Violence Online Festival

launches Version 7.2
on occasion of the participation in New Media exhibition
during "Fibreculture" Conference 2003 Brisbane/Australia
11-13 July 2003

This new version includes some major changes and different additions
as the artists
Valery Grancher, atrowbri+zillno, Lionello Borean and Brocolis VHS

Yes, summer time is the best time for violence!
Use your summer holidays to be violent.
Get the ultimate kick and consult Violence Online Festival!
It really will help you!!

All details and the wonderful body of
Violence Online Festival - Version 7.2


AVM News July 2003

A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
Table of Contents:
a) News
b) Features of the month July 2003
News in July:

a) The new festival environment of A Virtual Memorial
[R]-[R]-[F] Festival
launches Version 1.0 on occasion of the participation
Interactiva'03 - Biennale for New Media Art at
Museum of Contemporary Art Merida/Yucatan (Mexico)
11 July - 28 September 2003

Version 7.1 of Violence Online Festival
affiliated with A Virtual Memorial
participates in Web Biennial 2003 - Istanbul Museum (Turkey)

c) The work:
Urban.early sunday morning_raw
(originating from A Virtual Memorial)
participates in Film and New Media Festival Lancaster (UK) 11-13 July

New Forms Festival Vancouver /Canada
30 July - 2 August

and still participates in the exhibition "cinemania(c) at Galerija ULUPUH

c) Agricola's "Book of Violence" participates in
"Wandering Library Project" curated by Doron Pollak
at 50th Venice Biennale.

New month - new subject
c) ***Features of the Month

Selected Memorial Days in July

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

02 July 1976 - re-unification of North and South Vietnam
11 July 2003 - World Population Day
20 July 1944 - would-be assassination of Graf Stauffenberg against Hitler
21 July 1964 -Neil Armstrong enters the moon as first human being

*The Features of the Month are monthly changing
collections of multimedia works and links which form in the
totality of the composition an artwork of theirown
to be created on a webpage of theirown
within the Memorial project.*
Features of the Month July 2003

Subject of the Month: Identity - dogma or experiment?

Roots 1
Artist of the Month:: Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte
Roots 2: Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves
Roots 3 : Graffiti-Fields of Identity
Roots 4: Gender Identity
Roots 5: Subjective Identity
Roots 6: Objective Identity
Roots 7: Loss of Identity
Roots 8: Identity of Art
Roots 9: Multiple Identitiy
Roots 10: [dis]tortion_projected

Until the next time
all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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