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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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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[R]-[R]-[F] Festival - Version 1.0

The times of waiting are over, now it is so far!!

[R]-[R]-[F] Festival - Version 1.0

is launched online on 2 July 2003

on occasion of the participation in
InteractivA '03 - Biennale for New Media Art
at Museum of Contemporary Art Merida (Yucatan/Mexico)-
11 July - 28 September 2003

A short introduction to
[R]-[R]-[F] - Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting

From its structures, [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival is an
experimental New Media art project in form of an online festival created,
programmed and realized by Agricola de Cologne.
Its central subject, abbreviated in the capital letters of the title, is
"Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting".
A new way of art working is practiced: networking as artworking.
Experimental fields of memory are developed by inviting curators from
different countries around the globe, eg directors of media festivals or
curators specialized in New Media, who have to select a number of artists of
their choice according the terms of the project.
The dynamic of this ongoing and continously changing project,
as it is set up for being presented in festivals and media exhibitions,
manifests itself not only in the artistic online environment, especially
created for [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival, but also progressing when for each
new presentation a new project version is created, including new subject
related aspects, new curators and new artists and new visualizations of the
connected memory fields.
Continuously expanding, these memory fields containing curators
and artists of the previous project versions will be always present in the
background while slowly a networking universe of collective memory comes up.
The project uses the Internet not only as an artistic environment,
but primarily also as a communicating medium and a data base
which is closely connected to memory and loss of memory,
thus the subject of the festival project.
The Internet represents not only the ideal medium in many ways,
but allows above that direct intercultural networking like no other medium.

These invited, selecting and participating curators form the basis
of Version 1.0 of [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival:

*curator: Fran Ilich (Mexico, Mexico)
artists: Ivan Monroy-Lopez, kdag, Judith Villamayor, Regina Celia

*curator: Wilton Azevedo (Sao Paulo,Brazil)
artists Andre Vallias, Chris Funkenhouser, Komninos Zervos, Tania Fraga

*curator: Anna Hatziyannaki (Athens, Greece)
artists: Makis Faros, Dimitris Zouroudis, Babis Venetopoulos
Thanasis Beroutsos, Viki Betsou, Joyce Charis

*curator: Branca Bencic (Pula, Croatia)
artists: Lunar, Zhel, Shirin Kouladije, Elena Stanic, Olja Stipanovic,
Jelena Vukotic, Vanesa Turcinhodzic, Petar Brajnovic,
Tomislav Brajnovic

*curator: Vincent Makowski (Lille, France)
artists: AL , Mauro Ceolin , Arthur X. Doyle, Wolf Kahlen, Cyril Rouge

*curator: Eugeny Umansky (Kaliningrad, Russia)
artists: Jevgeny Palamarchuk, Yuri Vasiliev, Alexey Tschebykin
Anatoly Belov, Dmitry Bulnygin , Oleg Lystsov , Eugeny

*Caterina Davinio (Rome-Milan, Italy) selected
Panos Kouros, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Christina McPhee

*curators: Agricola de Cologne, Melody Parker Carter (both Cologne, Germany)
artists: URTICA, Trebor Scholz , Darko Fritz
Ruth Catlow, Alex Dragulescu, Fernando Palmeiro,
Paul Catanese, Isabel Saij, Tjader Knight Inc., Osvaldo

*Leonard Latiff is the author of the essay
published on occasion of [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival.

All details and the artistic body of [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival
can be found on [R] - [R] - [F] - Festival site:

[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival -
New Media project in form of an 'online festival'
- conception and realisation by Agricola de Cologne
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JavaMuseum: Perspectives'03 - Call for entries

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

"Perspectives '03" -
Call for submissions: deadline 28 July 2003


JavaMuseum goes physical!!
JavaMuseum is proud to announce the co-operation with
Computer Space Festival Sofia/Bulgaria to be held in October 2003.

The competition and show of "Perspectives'03" will
be organized in the framework of Computer Space Festival 2003,
and will be supported and accompanied by Goethe Institut-InterNationes Sofia
which will also present another show of JavaMuseum as a framing program:
"Netart from German speaking countries",
the respective call for entries can be found on

"Perspectives'03" will focus on the net based art production
2002/2003. The competition is open for all
thematical and technological aspects which net based art allows.

All artists who are working net based are invited to submit
up to three works completed after 1 January 2002.
Only URLs may be submitted to the competition,
the finalists will be invited to send their works also
as digital files for an eventual offline display.

Deadline Monday 28 July 2003.
The finalists will be notified until 31 August 2003.

Please use this 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)

Please send the completely filled out form to
or go to JavaMuseum site

Deadline 28 July 2003.

The JavaArtist of the Year Award
will be given this year again to
one or several outstanding artists working with Internet based media,
this year for the first time in physical space
during the award ceremony of Computer Space Festival Sofia in October 2003.

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

Special thanks to
Rosen Petkov, Chairman of Computer Space Festival Sofia (Bulgaria)
and the Goethe Institut-InterNationes Sofia (Bulgaria)

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