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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New on JavaMuseum...............

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

launches on 29 April >>>
1. 1st update >>> "I-Highway - Netart from Canada"
2. New show >>> "LatinoNetarte.net"
1st update of the show:
I - Highway - Netart from Canada
>>>>>new artists' additions are:
>>>>>Valerie Lamontagne and Randy Knott

View all 24 featured artists on:
www.javamuseum.org and

2. New Show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is happy to launch
>LatinoNetarte.net -
Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal

the last show
in the framework of - 2nd of Java series 2002/2003.

The features of JavaMuseum's "2nd of Java series" are spotlighting netart
from different cultural regions.
Much more than any other art expression is net based art playing global.

LatinoNetarte.net would like to surprise the visitor by
presenting some exciting and talented New Media artists
from a cultural region which is in the headlines rather due to political,
economical or
social conflicts.
It is this environment and cultural background, and the connected different
view on the things which produces strong and vivid aspects in contemporary
art, in general, and recently in net based art, in particular:
passionate and engaged and very sensitive for poetic structures.
The number of artists working with New Media is continuously increasing.
Their relevance manifests itself also in a variety of artistic initiatives,
actions and events in nearly all respective countries, particularly in
Spain, but also Brazil, Mexico, Argentina. Events as - File - Electronic
Language Festival or Videobrasil, both located in Sao Paulo/Brazil, belong
meanwhile to the most prominent festival events of their genre.

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 48 artists form the basis of the show:

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
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

>LatinoNetarte.net -
Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal

realized and curated by Agricola de Cologne.


Monday special on the net - TRASH!!

........are you collecting garbage?......
who is the liar????.........
...................do we really loose our natural environment?..
is birth controll mere luxury??...............
..............................what will do the Pope next year?.........
..............drinking Champagne?....................
...................blowing poison in the air??


now streaming on the net!
fast computer device!
Flash 6!


28 April 2003


Violence 6.1

Violence Online Festival v.6.1

Version 6.1 of Violence Online Festival
is launched on 25 April 2003
on occasion of the participation in
"Net Art Open 2003
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin

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 6.1 of Violence Online Festival
includes some major changes and
works of following new artists:

*Mark G. Cooley, Sorana Tarus,
Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington (USA),
Maria Tjader Knight (Finland/Belgium)

*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!! 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

""warProductwar: Is an ongoing internet based meditation on U.S. war
culture. Entry #1, the Good, Bad and the Profitable, is a noninteractive
timebased montage that explores media representations, classic american
mythology, and the material remains of "free" enterprise war culture."

Mark Cooley is a new genre artist and co-founder of artOfficial Construction
Media (acm). He is currently assistant professor of digital imaging at
Southwest Missouri State University


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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Soundcard, recommended 56K or 64K modem or faster,
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Violence Online Festival
text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne -


Never wake up?

Monday special on the net!

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

Never wake up
now streaming on the net!
Flash 6!


14 April 2003


Winter Stream feature II

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste

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
*name Michael Alstad (Canada)
*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.

*name: Jody Zellen (USA)
*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


*Alvin Soon (Singapore)

*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

all works can be accessed via
Cinematheque site

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste

Cinematheque is designed and optimized for
DSL Internet connection
fast computer Pentium III 800 Mhz or better
or comparable MAC
VGA resolution 1024x768
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