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.


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Version 5.0 - now online!

Violence Online Festival v.5.0

Now it is so far! Only a few hours
and there will be definitely war in Iraq.
But all the little Bush's in the world
don't have to go so far,
the new Violence Play Station
offers all of them pure war fun and happiness.

Just join
Version 5.0 of Violence Online Festival
which is launched on 18 March 2003
on occasion of the participation in
"Videoformes -
18th International Video and Multi-media Festival
Clermont-Ferrand (France) 19-22 March 2003"

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.

Version 5.0 of Violence Online Festival
includes works of following new artists:

Restate, Francesca da Rimini, Tamara Lai, L.L. de Mars, Ryan Griffis,
Isabel Saij, Ventsislav Zankov, re:combo, Agricola de Cologne,
pedropez, Stephen Mead, Sergei Teterin, Mike Haskett, Joy Garnett,
Team of Get Carted, Andy Deck, Bruce Ives
Irene Marx, Guillaume Dimanche, jgjeux, Peter Jacobi,
Giacomo PiccA, Stephane Tomora,
Clemente Padin, Antonio Mendoza, Josh MacPhee, Judith Villamayor, jen
Mara Infidelious, Markus Christian Koch, Michael Crane, John Burgermann
Maria Papadimitriou, David Vegezzi, Home Team, Lorenzo Taiuti, Floe Florin,
Scott Becker, Robert Labor, Miguel Carlos Labra, Cendres Lavy,
Feargal O'Malley, Audrey Mantey, Per Pegelow, Tigran Tovmeysyan,
Hughues Rochette, Daniel Hanequand, Timothy Bowen, Cezar Lazarescu, Caterina
Davinio, ego, Marc Garrett,
Mona Vatamanu, Jatom Joon , Ivan Abreu, Bill Berry , Isabel Aranda Yto
Alan Sondheim, ED Mole, Katie Bush, David Crawford, Edward Marszewski
Tolya Glaukos, Dyian Anguelov, Bluescreen, David Sansone, Noya Abdelaziz

Fight, beat them, hit them! Join Violence Play Station!!

The human character contains both a light and a dark side, good and bad,
individually manifested. Deeply rooted is a dark-sided
element: Violence.
In happy surroundings, it becomes hardly visible and in
less happy surroundings - either of a physical, psychological,
environmental, ideological, economic or political nature -
nearly automatically a kind of survival
strategy with all the known consequences we see
manifested in conflicts on a small or large scale.
Violence is present anywhere, hidden or sleeping,
hesitating, waiting or in action, starting from simple
mobbing via verbalor physical attacks, the bandwidth has no end.

Nowadays, globalization, social injustice,
unemployment, increasing wealth on one side and
on the opposite increasing poverty (without mentioning some
causes) produce a climate where violence has a fertile
soil. From the attack on 9/11 in the USA, people from
the Western civilization became painfully aware that
security of any kind is a mere illusion; not only the
internal, but also the external enemy is present anywhere.

Artists are said to be the consciousness of a nation or society
as they reflect the actual state of the psychological and physical
When this state is penetrated by violence, nobody is surprised that
violence becomes a universal subject for artistic reflection, the difference
only be the view on it and its perception depending on
the respective cultural background.

'Art and violence both seem to stem from the abstract: that place beyond
logic, the realm of the emotion. When they intersect we are simultaneously
repelled and attracted, frightened and excited. Historically this meeting
has been wrought with complexity, and as cultural violence in every society
increases, we are prevented by paranoia, censorship and ethical demands from
asking, and sometimes even posing, some of the most important questions
violence and art together and separately produce: how is violence
represented, and what or how much of it do we need to resist the cultivation
of fear and the encouragement of dependency? Is violence a tool, a process
or a result? When are artistic portrayals of violence justifiable? As
intellectual exercise, ritual, or spiritual enhancement? For other purposes?
Or are they never justifiable? Is violence in art an action, reaction, or
reflection? ' (quotation: festival statement).

How different the results of an artistic reflection can be is
shown through the Violence Online Festival, a New Media
online exhibition project curated and organized
as an individual event by Agricola de Cologne
including more than 150 artists from
30 countries presenting their work. It forms a
dynamic collaborative art work presenting very
individual visions and use of media.

The relevance of violence becomes visible also through
the high quality standard of all the included works. Each
of them represents another aspect of violence - caught
in textual poetry, running as a video or embedded in an
interactive environment of a net-based art work.

In reaction to the key role (mass) media plays by displaying and even
violence, a new environment (interface) has been created for Violence
Online Festival, which houses and hosts the art works within a virtual media
company named "Violence Media Incorporated".
By dividing the company into different departments (eg.
"Violence for Happiness" , "Violence Marketing" or "Violence Broadcasting"),
it becomes clear that their meaning
has a rather ironic or sarcastic character, which gives
the embedded art works a new meaning.

While surfing through this environment, the visitor is forced to ask and
give answers, and becomes slowly a part of this network of art through his
reflections and changes of perception.


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

Visit this dynamic exciting show.
There are optional following accesses:
direct: www.newmediafest.org/violence
but also
www.newmediafest.org and

Violence Online Festival

on Rhizome Artbase:

* Version 1.0 : Online part of Violens Festival Tabor (Czech Republic) 17 -
31 August 2002
* Version 1.1 : Featured Project in September 2002 on A Virtual Memorial
* Version 2.0: Computer Space Festival 2002 Sofia (Bulgaria) (18-21 Oct
2002) and
Liberarti Festival /Liverpool Biennale 2002 (10 Oct - 01 Dec 2002)
*Award: Special Prize of Computer Space Festival Sofia (Bg)
*November 2002 feature/review on faf - Fine Art Forum
*Version 3.0: "e-magic - New Media events"
43rd International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (Greece)
12-16 November 2002
*Version 4.0 - New Media Nation - Festival des Festivals
Bratislava (Slowakia) 20-22. February 2003 www.nmn.sk
*Version 4.1 - Spotlight on TURBULENCE www.turbulence.org/spotlight/agricola
*Version 5.0 - Videoformes - 18th International Video und Multimedia
20-23 March 2003 www.videoformes.com

Version 6.0 will be launched on 4 April 2003 on occasion of the
participation in
1st New Media Art Festival Chiang Mai (Thailand)
4-15 April 2003

Reviews on: Neural.it, Random, NOEMA, El Pais, FineArtForum etc.

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[R] - [R] - [F] - Festival - call for proposals

[R] - [R] - [F] - Festival

is looking for proposals of net based art projects
connected to the subject "Memory"
to be included in the Version 1.0 or
one of the following project versions.

Version 1.0 will participate in
InteractivA'03 - Biennale for New Media Art at
Museum of Contemporary Art Merida (Yucatan/Mexico)
10 July - 20 September 2003.

Please include in your proposal:

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)

and send it via email to

deadline for Version 1.0:
31 March 2003
more info on:

[R] - [R] - [F] - Festival


Violence - Version 6.0 - Call for new entries

Violence Online Festival News

1. Version 4.1 - TURBULENCE Spotlight
2. Version 5.0
3. Version 6.0 - Call for new entries

1. On occasion of New York's TURBULENCE Spotlight on:
Agricola de Cologne and his Violence Online Festival
online since 4 March
Violence Online Festival launches Version 4.1
on 7 March 2003.
<see also press release from 4 March below>

Version 4.1 includes some new artists/works
among them Mark Palmer, Atana Dojonv, Igor Marinkovic and Roland Schappert,
and different additional changes.

2. On 17 March 2003, Version 5.0 of Violence Online Festival
will be launched.

4. Looking for new entries for inclusion in Version 6.0 to be launched on 4
on occasion of the participation in
1st New Media Art Festival Chiang Mai (Thailand) 4-15 April 2003.
Violence Online Festival is looking for new artists
reflecting violence. Special subject is this time "Rape".
Subject<war!!> is still ongoing, as well as violence of any kind.

You find the entry form for this current call on

contacts: violence@newmediafest.org

TURBULENCE Spotlight on: Agricola de Cologne

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2003
Turbulence Spotlight: Agricola de Cologne



Winter Streams - part II now online!

5 March 2003

Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Le Musee di-visioniste

is happy to launch part II of its first program for 2003,
streaming video works.

After the successful start in 2002 with "LMD Mediacentre Summer Festival",
Cinematheque continues its showcases of streaming media.

"Winter Streams" does not only refer to winter in Europe
but also to human, psychological, emotional aspects
manifested in the presented art works in different ways.

*Stream* as a technological term refers to streaming media,
and in the case of the show to different aspects of streaming video,
including interactive and animated components.
Most of the included works are developed as streaming applications
(Flash, Shockwave, Quicktime)
and represent not only analogue or digital videos
transformed into one of the streaming formats.

"Winter Streams" is presented in two parts:
part II, launch on 5 March 2003, including following 13 artists:

Jody Zellen (USA), Michael Szpakowski (UK),
Carla Della Beffa (Italy),
Judson Wright (USA), Emilie Pitoiset (France),
ERP (USA), Bulent Bas (Turkey),
Pascal Bruandet (France), Mona Vatamanu (Romania),
Gabriel Otero (Argentina), Elena Cologni (Italy)
Guillaume Dimanche (France), Eunjung Hwang (Korea)

part I was launched on 10 January 2003,
including following artists:

Marc Lafia (USA), Anette Weintraub (USA),
Alvin Soon (Singapore),Sukaimi Sukri (Singapore),
Irene Coremberg (Argentina), Patricia Erbelding (France),
Elia Alba (USA/Domenican Republic),
Raphael Lyon (USA) and Andres Ingoglia (Argentina),
Michael Alstad (Canada), Vadim Bernard (France),

This online exhibition is designed, created and curated by
Agricola de Cologne, director of Le Musee di-visioniste
and founder of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork.

Le Musee di-visioniste -
the online museum based on a philosophical idea
Cinematheque - Mediacentre

Le Musee di-visioniste is a corporate member of


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AVM News March 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) [R]-[R]-[F] - Festival - Call for submissions
c) Features of the month February 2003
a) News
1.Agricola de Cologne,
brand of the virtual instance,
media artist and founder of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
of the same name,
who manifests himself physically only a few times a year,
had his first physical manifestation in 2003
recently during "New Media Nation - Festival of Festivals"
Bratislava 20-23 February 2003.

Side aside of 11 festivals (among them Prix Ars Electronica/Austria,
Impakt Festival (Netherlands), Lumpen Chicago/USA
Transmediale Berlin/Germany and others)
he presented as a participant his Violence Online Festival

2. on 7 March TURBULENCE/New York www.turbulence.org
will launch the Spotlight on three interactive works of
Agricola de Cologne, which all are connected to "A Virtual Memorial":
Violence Online Festival Version 4.1
Family Portrait and ]and_scape[

3. On 17 March, Version 5.0 of Violence Online Festival
will be launched on occasion of the participation in
Videoformes Festival Clermont-Ferrand )France) 19-23 March
The new *Violence Play Station* promises to be pure fun!!
where all the little Bush's in the world
can play their privat or public wars

4. Violence Online Festival
calls for submissions to be included in Version 6.0.
Launch in April 2003: subject "RAPE!"
Deadline: 3 April -
Use the submission form on www.newmediafest.org/violence/

b) [R]-[R]-[F] - Festival
Call for submissions for inclusion in Version 1.0
- new deadline 15 April!! -
subject: "Memory"
terms and submissions form on

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

Selected Memorial Days in March

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

08 March 2003 - World Women Day
21 March 2003 - South Africa Human Rights Day
22 March 2003 - World Day for the Water
23 March 1945 - Allied Forces cross the river Rhine near Cologne/Germany

*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 March 2003

Subject of the Month: Hidden and yet visible??
Featured Project: Antarctica by John Murphy
TextObject: Kashmir
ArtObject: Carnaval
Witnesses of Eternity: Trebic/Moravia (part 1)
Animal of the month: Condor
People of the month: Bushmen/South Africa
Perceptions: Speech Exercises

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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