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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Winter Streams 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

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Monday special - update

now updated with URL!

........is anybody resignated?...
are landscapes flourishing?.........
...................does beauty really pass?..
what about silence?...............
...........mute and nothing else?.........
...................wild passion?
...........and depression at the same time?

Italian Silence
now streaming on the net!
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7 April 2003


Monday special on the net

........is anybody resignated?...
are landscapes flourishing?.........
...................does beauty really pass?..
what about silence?...............
...........mute and nothing else?.........
...................wild passion?
...........and depression at the same time?

Italian Silence
now streaming on the net!
requires DSL!
a super fast computer device!
Flash 6!


7 April 2003


New!! - Hurray Violence!! page

Some have a "Splash" page to feature artists works,
new on Violence Online Festival is its "Hurray Violence!!" page.

"Hurray Violence!!" page will feature periodically a variety of selected
art works from those 400 included in Violence Online Festival.

The first "Hurray Violence!!" page
is featuring
"9.11.01 scapes" by
Jo-Anne Green & Helen Thorington
Find the work also embedded in the Violence Online Festival environment:
in Violence Magazine.

This is Jo-Anne Green's statement:

"I began Scapes the day the World Trade Center was attacked
and continued to add new pages in the aftermath. My drive to create is
heightened by death and destruction: making art affirms life. I used the


AVM News April 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 April 2003
a) News
Find the answers on war and other violent actions!
More than 270 artists from 40 coutries
reflect the phenomenon of violence
Violence Online Festival
affiliated with A Virtual Memorial
participates in 1st New Media Art Festival Chiang Mai (Thailand)
4 - 15 April 2003

Violence Play Station offers pure war fun!!

b) [R] - [R] - [F] Festival
Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting
www.newmediafest.org -
the new festival environment of A Virtual Memorial
becomes slowly more and more concrete.
Version 1.0 is invited to participate in
InteractivA'03 - Biennale for New Media Art at
Museum if Contemporary Art Merida (Yucatan/Mexico)
10 July - 20 September 2003

Version 1.0 will be launched on 1 July 2003.

The nominated curators and their selected artists
who will participate in Version 1.0
will be posted on
www.a-virtual.org and www.newmediafest.org/rrf/
on Friday 4 April.
New month - new subject
c) ***Features of the Month

Selected Memorial Days in April

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

09 April 1945 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer executed (Germany)
24 April 2003 - Genocide Memorial Day (Armenia)
26 April 2003 - Chernobyl Memorial Day
27 April 2003 - Freedom Day (South Africa)
29 April 2003 - Jom Hashoa (Israel)

*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 April 2003

Subject of the Month: Transit - Transformation and Movement
Featured Project: Fluid by Avi Ventura
ArtObject: Go to the montain top
Man of the month: Dalai Lama
Animal of the month: Mountain Gorilla
People of the month: Sinti and Roma
Site of the month: Chernobyl - [and_scape]
City of the month: Saigon
Desease of the month: Mouth and Foot Desease

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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