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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In memoriam Tiia Johannson

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

JavaMuseum keeps vivid the memory of this very talented artist.
Visit the "Tiia Johannson Memorial and Exhibition" on

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art


New series - new competition: call for entries

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

1. 3rd of Java series
2. co-operation with Computer Space Festival Sofia (Bulgaria)
3. Competition and show "Perspectives '03" -
deadline 28 July 2003
4. Call for submissions: Entry Form
5. JavaArtist of the Year 2003
JavaMuseum is happy to launch the
*3rd of Java series* -
the third annual progammation series (June 2003-June 2004)
Also this year, the competition and show of finalists will stand in the main
focus, entitled this year "Perspectives'03".
The program will be completed by a number of featured shows,
which will be announced in time.

JavaMuseum goes physical!!
JavaMuseum is proud to announce the co-operation with
Computer Space Festival Sofia/Bulgaria,
the first festival in the East of Europe which was entirely focussed on
computer based art.
This year, the 15 edition of this annual event will take place in October
The competition and show of "Perspectives'03" will
be organized in the framework of Computer Space Festival 2003,
and will be supported by Goethe Institute Sofia (Bulgaria),
which will also present another show of JavaMuseum as framing program:
"Netart from German speaking countries".

3. The competition and show of the finalists,
entitled "Perspectives'03" will focus on the net based art production
2002/2003. The competition will be open for all
thematical and technological aspects which net based art allows.
Like the competition of the previous two years,
also "Perspectives'03" will be a juiried competition.
Particular interest will be how advanced media technologies
take influence on contents and artists expression.

4. Entry Form
All artists 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.

5. The JavaArtist of the Year Award will be given this year again to
one or several outstanding artists working with Internet based media.
The winners will be selected not only from the artists participating in the
but can also independantly nominated by the jury members.

The award will be given this year for the first time in physical space
during the award ceremony of Computer Space Festival Sofia in October 2003.

Award winners of the previous years are:
*JavaArtist of the Year 2002: Calin Man, media artist from Romania.
*JavaArtists of the Year 2001:
MEZ - Mary Anne Breeze (Australia)
Jody Zellen (USA) and
late Tiia Johannson (Estonia)
who died at a young age nearly one year ago in Tallinn (Estonia).

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 Institute Sofia (Bulgaria)

JavaMuseum is corporate member of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork



Violence Online Festival

announces the launch of Version 7.1 on 04 June
on occasion of the participation in
Web Biennial 2003
Istanbul Museum Istanbul/Turkey
(running until the end of 2003).

This new version includes some major changes and different additions.

Yes, Violence Online Festival keeps to be the best way
to live violence!!
Be inspired by violence and join!

Violence Online Festival - Version 7.1


AVM News June 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 June 2003
Version 7.0 of Violence Online Festival
affiliated with A Virtual Memorial
participated in PEAM 2003 -
Pescara Electronic Art Festival Pescara/Italy 21-25 May 2003

Hurray Violence!! 002
is featuring Francesca da Rimini's new work
"Liberation Range"
just go to:

b) The work:
Urban.early sunday morning_raw
(originating from A Virtual Memorial)
participated in Art from Electric Power Festival Nuremberg/Germany
22-25 May 2003
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.

d.) The work "Watch : Seconds forever
(originating from A Virtual Memorial)
participates in June

New in in June -
"Hot Memory!! page
which will feature from now on
artists who are selected for
participating in future versions of
[R]-[R]-[F]- Festival.
All of them deal with the subject memory
in different ways.

Hot Memory! will keep them in hot memory
so that the waiting time does not last too long.

Hot Memory!! 02 features
Nathaniel Stern (South Africa) and his project ""
Just go to or

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

Selected Memorial Days in June

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

06 June 1944 - D-Day - Normandy Invasion
20 June 2003 - World Refugee Day
25 June 1950 - Begin of Korea War
25 June 2003 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
28 June 1919 - Versailles Treaty - end of World War I

*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 June 2003

Subject of the Month: Luck!? Providence or miracle?!

Artist of the Month: Nicolas Clauss
Perception 1: luck
Perception 2: society
Perception 3: medicine
Perception 4 : nature
Perception 5: belief
Perception 6: science
Perception 7: stories
Perception 8. True Lies: Paradise' on Earth by
Agricola de Cologne

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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*[Self]-representation* - Call for submissions

Call for submissions
Deadline: 30 June 2003


Le Musee di-visioniste

is looking for submissions of net based art projects going down to
the theme
of artistic self-representation.

In 2002, le Musee di-visioniste realized a first version of "[self] -
representation" which can be visited on
(Edition 5 of Featured Artists series, including the
exhibition "Mirror at
the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves").
The new version will be extended by a selection of new exciting

What is wanted:
Projects, in which artists reflect themeselves in very individual
ways of
presentation by using digital media.

What is not wanted:
A simple artists' portofolio
on a homepage or a single, separate images.

Please submit only one single project
in following accepted digital formats:

1. URL (no size limit)
2. media files (size limit: a single art work may not exceed 2Mb)
2.1) webpage: HTML
2.2) text: plain email, .txt, .doc, .rtf
2.3) image: .jpg,.gif,.png (max. dimensions 800x600 pixels)
2.4) video/animation/movie:
.mpeg, .mov (Quicktime), Flash .swf, Shockwave .dcr (max.
800x600 pixels)
2.5) sound: .mp3

Please include in your proposal (in English language):

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

Deadline: 30 June 2003

Please send your submission to
subject: self-representation

Le Musee di-visioniste

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