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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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

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Program May/June

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental platform for net based art -
Program May/June

1. JavaMuseum
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art

Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal
1st update online:
49 artists from

b) I Highway - 23 netartists from Canada or

2. Violence Online Festival
Version 7.0 on occasion of the participation in
PEAM 2003 - Pescara Electronic Art Festival
Pescara/Italy 21-25 May 2003

Meanwhile 270 artists from 40 countries reflect the phenomenon of Violence.

3. Le Musee di-visioniste

Edition 6.0 of Featured artists series, entitled "MasterPlan"
This last exhibition in the series features following artists:

Dan Norton (UK), jimpunk (France), Patrick Simons (UK),
Nicolas Clauss (France), Daniel Young (USA)

4. Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Winter Streams - streaming video
presented in two parts featuring works of 30 artists
Anette Weintraub, Marc Lafia, Michael Szpakowski, Raphael Lyon,
Michale Alstad, Jody Zellen and many others.

5. Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection
includes more than 60 interactive and linear moving pictures.

currently new:
138 seconds of peace?

Is peace a pipe-dream?

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
experimental platform for net based art -
founded and developed by Agricola de Cologne,
includes following corporate sites:

general inquiries:

Press contacts:


> -
Netarte de paises latinoamericanos, Espana y and Portugal.

- Nueva exhibicion on line -

JavaMuseum (Museo Java) -
Foro para Tecnologias de Internet en Arte Contemporaneo.
(JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs )
(Acciones Virtuales Entrelazadas de Avanzada)

se complace en presentar
> -
(Netarte de paises latinoamericanos, Espana y and Portugal),
su mas reciente exhibicion
en el marco de la 2da muestra - Java series 2002/2003.

El Netarte, mucho mas que cualquier otra expresion artistica desempena un
papel global.
El objetivo de la "2da muestra - Java series" de JavaMuseum
esta enfocado hacia el Netarte fuera de la escena artistica dominada por los
E.E.U.U. busca sorprender al visitante
presentando a algunos de los destacables y talentosos artistas de los Nuevos
originarios de una region cultural
que se encuentra en los titulares,
debido a diversos conflictos politicos, economicos y sociales.
Es este entorno cultural y ambiental, y los diferentes puntos de vista
que poseen acerca del mundo, los que generan aspectos fuertes y vividos
en el Arte Contemporaneo en general,
y mas recientemente en el Netarte en particular:
apasionado, comprometido y muy sensitivo en su estructura poetica.
El numero de artistas que trabajan en los Nuevos Medios, se incrementa
Su relevancia se manifiesta tambien en la variedad de iniciativas
acciones y eventos, en casi todos sus respectivos paises, particularmente en
Espana, pero tambien en Brasil, Mexico y Argentina. Eventos tales como el
Festival de
Lenguaje Electronico o Videobrasil, ambos localizados en Sao Paulo/Brazil,
mientras tanto,
se han convertido en los esmas destacados de eventos de este genero.

Como proyecto inicial, la muestra se baso en una convocatoria abierta
a traves de Internet.
Se aceptaran tambien en el futuro, las obras enviadas en todo momento
por nuevos artistas que no hayan sido presentados en la
exhibicion, de modo que la misma se encuentre siempre actualizada.

Actualmente, los siguientes 49 artistas integran la base de la exhibicion:

Marina Zerbarini, Ana Maria Uribe, Paula Cordova, Juan Manuel Patino
Gabriel Otero, Irene Coremberg, Indira Mariam Montoya, Robert Echen
Jesus Macarena-Avila, Paco F. Parado, Humberto Ramirez, Eduardo Navas
Alvaro Ardevol, Clemente Padin, Marcelo Frazao, Fernando Rabelo
Regina Celia Pinto, Antonio Alvarado, Cindy Gabriela Flores, Juan Devis
Fernando Llanos, re:combo, Lucia Leao, Joser Alvarez, Ivan Abreu
Fran Ilich, Julian Alvarez, Antonio Mendoza, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga,
santo_file, Ricardo Rendon, Arcangel Constantini, Christian Oyarzun
Andamio Contiguo, Brian Mackern, Yucef Merhi, Claudia Tribin
Andrei Rubina Thomaz, Bela Rosemberg, Marco Casado, On Air,
Guerrera del Interfaz, Ivan Monroy-Lopez, Raul Ferrera-Balanquet,
Jorge Luis Antonio, Liliana Molina Moreno, Mashica, Dina Roisman

> -
Netarte de paises latinoamericanos, Espana y and Portugal.

realizado y curado por Agricola de Cologne.


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
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:

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


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curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne -