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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*[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 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:

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 ""
Just go to

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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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 >>> ""
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: and

2. New Show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is happy to launch
> -
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. 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

> -
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????......... 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??


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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
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:

""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


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