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Agricola de Cologne

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

--> interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos, curator of media art and the designer of culture
--> founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2010),
--> founder & director of CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival (2006)
--> founder and director of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne –the experimental platform for art and new media (2000), a global network on different virtual and physical levels

Besides for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical & virtual space like JavaMuseum (2001), NewMediaFest (2002), Violence Online Festival (2003), SoundLAB & VideoChannel (2004), CologneOFF (2006), netEX (2007), Agricola de Cologne is standing also for
the co-curator & co-organiser of events like festivals & exhibitions of contemporary art, but also for the jury member of divers festivals.

Since its introduction in 2000, Agricola de Cologne is represented as an artist on more than 500 festivals and media art exhibitions in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Marseille, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Seoul, Bangkok, New Delhi, Basel, Vienna, Linz (Ars Electronica), Graz, Kiev, Riga, Moskow, St.Petersburg, Tallinn, Tokyo, Rome, Milan, Turin, Karlsruhe (ZKM), Berlin & elsewhere, but also on Biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, 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 Singapur 2008.

His most recent media art context "CologneOFF 2011/2012 - videoart in a global context" is travelling as a nomadic festival project during 2011 and 2012 once a round the globe.

His media art works received numerous prizes and awards.

Links

Agricola de Cologne --> http://www.agricola-de-cologne.de
Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection --> http://movingpictures.agricola-de-cologne.de
artvideoKOELN --> http://video.mediaartcologne.org
Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne --> http://www.nmartproject.net

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DISCUSSION

Never wake up?


Monday special on the net!
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........war over???..................
everything's fine????.........
...................all heritage of mankind exterminated???..
are we finally happy now????...............
...........did anyone survive?.........
..............yes!!.....??????....................
...................lost identity??
...........won nightmare???.............
....will anybody ever wake up??.......................................

Never wake up
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/never/never.html
....................
now streaming on the net!
Flash 6!

MPC
mpc@nmartproject.net

14 April 2003

DISCUSSION

Winter Stream feature II


Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/

is currently showcasing "WINTER STREAMS",
streaming video works.

This is the second feature within a series
focussing on indiviual artists presented in this show.
This time are featured >>>>>>>
>>
Michael Alstad (Canada)
Jody Zellen (USA)
Alvin Soon (Singapore)

all works can be accessed via
Cinematheque site
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/
********************************
Artist:
*name Michael Alstad (Canada)
*work:
*title 15 SECOND BLOW JOB
*year 2002
*about the work:
Andy Warhol created the seminal film Blow Job in 1964, the year I was born.
He extended the duration of his early silent works by having them projected
at a slower rate than what it was originally shot at (16 frames per second
instead of 24). 15 SECOND BLOW JOB was originally launched at the Transmedia
2002 festival in Toronto where each artist had a 15 second time limit for
their works to be screened on a public video billboard. Commenting on the
ephemeral nature of media and celebrity culture, I had to speed things up a
bit - the 35 minute Blow Job was condensed into 15 seconds - the duration of
a standard video billboard ad slot.

*about the artist:
MICHAEL ALSTAD is a Toronto based artist, curator and graphic designer.
Michael is a founding member of YEAR ZERO ONE, a net.art gallery and
electronic art forum, and the Symbiosis Collective, a group of
multidisciplinary artists whose 4 site specific occupations took place in
vacant buildings in Toronto from 1992 - 1997. His work has been featured in
exhibitions and festivals in Toronto, New York, London, Berlin and Graz,
Austria. Michael is dedicated to autonomous methods of direct
artist/audience communication via electronic networks, site-specific
installations and public art interventions.
**************************************

Artist:
*name: Jody Zellen (USA)
work:
*title: Buildings
*year 2002
*about the work:
"My work draws from media sources. I use images from historical archives as
well as from the newspaper to explore the relationship between the recorded,
the observed, and the imagined city."

*about the artist:
Jody Zellen is an artist living in Santa Monica, California. She works in
many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public
art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban
environment.

***************************************

Artist:
*Alvin Soon (Singapore)

*work
*title: Virtual Identity
*year: 2002
*about the work:
Contemporary social theory points to the modern identity as fragmented and
being in a permanent state of flux, with different parts coming together to
form a whole. Likewise in everyday life, we are all familiar with our
multiple identities as father, son, husband, worker, friend, etc. This
notion of human identity as a multiple, simultaneous occurring phenomena
forms the basis of this video short.

In it, the protaganist awakes from his slumber to peel off his different
faces, taking out several masks that depict his multiple identities. This is
not only a throwback to the Latin concept of masks as identities but also to
the uniquely Chinese idea of faces as the basis of man's identity.

Later scenes show the protaganist holding his different faces/identities
with numerous hands, outlining the concept of modern man's simultaneous
multiple identities as well as posing the question of man's own divinity by
depicting a deity-like image. The question is answered by the fact that
modern man is able to achieve a virtual god-like status of having
simultaneous multiple identities only through the use of technology, which
the video tries to depict by using black and white images.

The final scene shows the protaganist going back to his slumber, lapsing
back into human form, summing up the notion that one needs to "wake up" in
order to see the reality of modern man's multiple identities.

*about the artist:
Alvin is 27-year-old who resides and works in Singapore. A self-taught video
artist, he is currently pursuing a course in multimedia art in an art
college.

.
all works can be accessed via
Cinematheque site
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/

*******************************
Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/
contacts:
mediacentre@le-musee-divisioniste.org

Cinematheque is designed and optimized for
DSL Internet connection
fast computer Pentium III 800 Mhz or better
or comparable MAC
VGA resolution 1024x768
following players/plug-ins are required
Flash6, Quicktime, Real, Shockwave
*******************************

DISCUSSION

Winter Streams feature II


Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/

is currently showcasing "WINTER STREAMS",
streaming video works.

This is the second feature within a series
focussing on indiviual artists presented in this show.
This time are featured >>>>>>>
>>
Michael Alstad (Canada)
Jody Zellen (USA)
Alvin Soon (Singapore)

all works can be accessed via
Cinematheque site
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/
********************************
Artist:
*name Michael Alstad (Canada)
*work:
*title 15 SECOND BLOW JOB
*year 2002
*about the work:
Andy Warhol created the seminal film Blow Job in 1964, the year I was born.
He extended the duration of his early silent works by having them projected
at a slower rate than what it was originally shot at (16 frames per second
instead of 24). 15 SECOND BLOW JOB was originally launched at the Transmedia
2002 festival in Toronto where each artist had a 15 second time limit for
their works to be screened on a public video billboard. Commenting on the
ephemeral nature of media and celebrity culture, I had to speed things up a
bit - the 35 minute Blow Job was condensed into 15 seconds - the duration of
a standard video billboard ad slot.

*about the artist:
MICHAEL ALSTAD is a Toronto based artist, curator and graphic designer.
Michael is a founding member of YEAR ZERO ONE, a net.art gallery and
electronic art forum, and the Symbiosis Collective, a group of
multidisciplinary artists whose 4 site specific occupations took place in
vacant buildings in Toronto from 1992 - 1997. His work has been featured in
exhibitions and festivals in Toronto, New York, London, Berlin and Graz,
Austria. Michael is dedicated to autonomous methods of direct
artist/audience communication via electronic networks, site-specific
installations and public art interventions.
**************************************

Artist:
*name: Jody Zellen (USA)
work:
*title: Buildings
*year 2002
*about the work:
"My work draws from media sources. I use images from historical archives as
well as from the newspaper to explore the relationship between the recorded,
the observed, and the imagined city."

*about the artist:
Jody Zellen is an artist living in Santa Monica, California. She works in
many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public
art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban
environment.

***************************************

Artist:
*Alvin Soon (Singapore)

*work
*title: Virtual Identity
*year: 2002
*about the work:
Contemporary social theory points to the modern identity as fragmented and
being in a permanent state of flux, with different parts coming together to
form a whole. Likewise in everyday life, we are all familiar with our
multiple identities as father, son, husband, worker, friend, etc. This
notion of human identity as a multiple, simultaneous occurring phenomena
forms the basis of this video short.

In it, the protaganist awakes from his slumber to peel off his different
faces, taking out several masks that depict his multiple identities. This is
not only a throwback to the Latin concept of masks as identities but also to
the uniquely Chinese idea of faces as the basis of man's identity.

Later scenes show the protaganist holding his different faces/identities
with numerous hands, outlining the concept of modern man's simultaneous
multiple identities as well as posing the question of man's own divinity by
depicting a deity-like image. The question is answered by the fact that
modern man is able to achieve a virtual god-like status of having
simultaneous multiple identities only through the use of technology, which
the video tries to depict by using black and white images.

The final scene shows the protaganist going back to his slumber, lapsing
back into human form, summing up the notion that one needs to "wake up" in
order to see the reality of modern man's multiple identities.

*about the artist:
Alvin is 27-year-old who resides and works in Singapore. A self-taught video
artist, he is currently pursuing a course in multimedia art in an art
college.

.
all works can be accessed via
Cinematheque site
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/

*******************************
Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste
http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/
contacts:
mediacentre@le-musee-divisioniste.org

Cinematheque is designed and optimized for
DSL Internet connection
fast computer Pentium III 800 Mhz or better
or comparable MAC
VGA resolution 1024x768
following players/plug-ins are required
Flash6, Quicktime, Real, Shockwave
*******************************

DISCUSSION

Monday special - update


now updated with URL!
*********************

........is anybody resignated?...
are landscapes flourishing?.........
...................does beauty really pass?..
what about silence?...............
...........mute and nothing else?.........
..............no!!....................
...................wild passion?
...........and depression at the same time?
....exile??.......................................

Italian Silence
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/volume4/italiansilence.html
....................
now streaming on the net!
requires DSL!
a super fast computer device!
Flash 6!

MPC
mpc@nmartproject.net

7 April 2003

DISCUSSION

Monday special on the net


........is anybody resignated?...
are landscapes flourishing?.........
...................does beauty really pass?..
what about silence?...............
...........mute and nothing else?.........
..............no!!....................
...................wild passion?
...........and depression at the same time?
....exile??.......................................

Italian Silence
....................
now streaming on the net!
requires DSL!
a super fast computer device!
Flash 6!

MPC
mpc@nmartproject.net

7 April 2003