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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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DISCUSSION

v.7.2


Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence/

launches Version 7.2
on occasion of the participation in New Media exhibition
during "Fibreculture" Conference 2003 Brisbane/Australia
www.fibreculture.org
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
on
www.newmediafest.org/violence/
violence@newmediafest.org

DISCUSSION

AVM News July 2003


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

a) The new festival environment of A Virtual Memorial
[R]-[R]-[F] Festival www.newmediafest.org/rrf/
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

b)
Version 7.1 of Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence/
affiliated with A Virtual Memorial
participates in Web Biennial 2003 - Istanbul Museum (Turkey)
www.webbiennial.org

c) The work:
Urban.early sunday morning_raw
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/volume6/urban.html
(originating from A Virtual Memorial)
participates in Film and New Media Festival Lancaster (UK) 11-13 July
www.folly.co.uk

and
New Forms Festival Vancouver /Canada
30 July - 2 August
www.newformfestival.com

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

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

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New month - new subject
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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.*
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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

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Until the next time
all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
info@a-virtual-memorial.org
www.a-irtual-memorial.org
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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DISCUSSION

[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
www.newmediafest.org/rrf/

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
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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
Pinto

*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,
Karo
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
Umansky

*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
Cibils

*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:
www.newmediafest.org/rrf/

[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival -
'Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting'
New Media project in form of an 'online festival'
- conception and realisation by Agricola de Cologne
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DISCUSSION

JavaMuseum: Perspectives'03 - Call for entries


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

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

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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
(Bulgaria),
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
www.javamuseum.org/deu.htm

"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.

Invitation!!
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
perspectives03@javamuseum.org
or go to JavaMuseum site www.javamuseum.org

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.

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JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
www.javamuseum.org
info@javamuseum.org

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

JavaMuseum is corporate member of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork

DISCUSSION

In memoriam Tiia Johannson


On 11 June 2002,
Tiia Johannson, New Media artist from Estonia, died only 36 years old in
Tallinn/Estonia.

JavaMuseum keeps vivid the memory of this very talented artist.
Visit the "Tiia Johannson Memorial and Exhibition" on
www.javamuseum.org/tiia_johannson/memorial.html

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
www.javamuseum.org
info@javamuseum.org