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.


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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Violence v.7.0

Violence Online Festival v.7.0

You may believe it or not,
the war in Iraq did not stop violence,
it's just the beginning. Yeah!!
Version 7.0 of Violence Online Festival
is launched on 19 May 2003
on occasion of the participation in
"PEAM 2003 -
Pescara Electronic Artists Festival - (Pescara/Italy)

Violence Online Festival is
a New Media art project
reflecting the phenomenon of "Violence",
curated, organized and created in Flash by
Agricola de Cologne, curator and media artist operating
from Cologne/Germany. As an ongoing project
Violence Online Festival is developed for being
presented in future in the framework of physical and
virtual media festivals and exhibitions.
For each event a new project version will be created
adjusted to the actual needs
including additions of new artists/works
and other changes.

More details on www.newmediafest.org/violence/
Version 7.0 of Violence Online Festival
includes some major changes and
works of following new artists:

*Francesca da Rimini (Australia)
Igor Marinkovic (Serbia & Montenegro)
Fred Fenollabbate (France)

*Violence Play Station
offers funny war games to all
who are not yet saturated to play war.

Hurray Violence!! page -
featuring periodically projects included in Violence Online Festival

*Hurray Violence!! 003
is featuring Francesca da Rimini's new work
"Liberation Range"
just go to: www.newmediafest.org/violence/startviolencey.htm

Francesca da Rimini has worked in new media since 1984 as a video maker,
curator, poet and artist.
Her creative practice is generally collaborative, and her projects have been
extensively published, exhibited and reviewed.
In 1991 she co-founded the seminal cyberfeminist artists' collective VNS
Matrix whose 7 year project spanned many artforms including installations,
computer games, internet performances and cinema advertising.


The list of all 270 participating artists from 40 countries
and all past and present presentations
can be found on www.newmediafest.org/violence/


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Violence Online Festival
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curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne -


Press Release

A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
- the online New Media art environment -

announces proudly the launch of

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

for 1 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:

Fran Ilich (Mexico, Mexico)
Wilton Azevedo (Sao Paulo,Brazil)
Anna Hatziyannaki (Athens, Greece)
Branca Bencic (Pula, Croatia)
Vincent Makowski (Lille, France)
Eugeny Umansky (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Caterina Davinio (Rome-Milan, Italy)
Agricola de Cologne, Melody Parker Carter (both Cologne, Germany)

More details, eg the selected, participating artists, etc
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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I - Highway

>I - Highway< - Netart from Canada

- new show on -

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

is happy to launch
>I - Highway< - Netart from Canada -
the new show
in the framework of - 2nd of Java series 2002/2003.

Much more than any other art expression is net based art playing global.
This new feature on JavaMuseum is focussing again on a geographical, but
also cultural region: Canada!. A number of Canadian netartists are
internationally well known, but they are not identified with the nation they
belong to or live in, in so far is netart from Canada widely unknown, and
only this aspect would be already a reason for making this feature. Netart
from Canada is, however, not principally different from netart of other
regions on the globe as the codes, software and hardware correspond to the
global standard, the subjects and themes are mostly of global relevance.
This focus means also taking a look on what kind of position New Media art
has in this country. The link section of the feature has a reasonable volume
and confirms the impression that New Media art in general, but also net
based art working becomes increasingly relevant. A connected encouraging
effect of this feature would be intentional.

As an ongoing project, the show is based on an open call in Internet.
It will accept also in future at any
time submissions of new artists which are not yet presented in the
exhibition, in order to stay always most updated.

Currently following 24 artists form the basis of the show:

Valerie Lamontagne, Randy Knott
Michael Alstad, saibot & ssiess, Isabel Hayeur
Babel, David Clark, Myron Turner, Robert Kendall
Gustave Morin, Karen Ostrom, Gregory Chatonsky
Barry Smylie, Kate Armstrong, Alison Chung-Yan
Marc Tuters, Tara Bethune-Leamen, Richard Barbeau
Jillian McDonald, Kelty McKinnon, Tomasz Konart
Guerrera del Interfaz, Katie Bush, Oliver Dyens

Visit the new show >I - Highway< - Netart from Canada

realized and curated by Agricola de Cologne.


*[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 www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
(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 projects.

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. dimensions
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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AVM news May 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 May 2003
This is not new: There is really no end with violence.
But: Be trendy and join the famous violence movement:
Version 6.1 is online!
Violence Online Festival
affiliated with A Virtual Memorial
participates in Net Art Open 2003 -
Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin/Ireland

Hurray Violence!! 002
is featuring Mark G. Cooley's work
warProductwar entry #1: the Good, Bad and the Profitable: or 54321
just go to: www.newmediafest.org/violence/startviolencey.htm

definitely new on A Virtual Memorial in May -
"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!! 01 features
Melinda Rackham and her project "a.land"
Just go to www.a-virtual-memorial.org

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

Selected Memorial Days in May

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

01 May 1929 - Bloody May in Berlin
03 May 2003 - World Press Freedom Day
08 May 1945 - signing of German capitulation - Liberation Day
12 May 1942 - start of mass extermination of Jews in Auschwitz
25 May 2003 - Africa Day

*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 May 2003

Subject of the Month: Fight! Die or survive!!
Featured artist: Ricardo Bareto
Environment2: Work - no answers
Environment3: No individuality!
Environment4: Beyond all media
Environment5: Globalization
Environment6: Fundamentalism
Environment7: Amazone rain forest
Environment8: Amazone-peoples
Environment9: Wolves

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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