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BIO

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.

Links

Agricola de Cologne --> http://www.agricola-de-cologne.de
Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection --> http://movingpictures.agricola-de-cologne.de
artvideoKOELN --> http://video.mediaartcologne.org
Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne --> http://www.nmartproject.net

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DISCUSSION

Final call - Netart from Canada


Netart from Canada
***Final call for submissions***

Deadline 28 February 2003
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JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
www.javamuseum.org
(JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

is currently preparing
a new feature in the framework of
2nd of Java Series
focussed on Netart coming from Canada,

and would like to invite
all artists with residence in Canada working with Internet related media
to participate in this feature of NetArt from Canada.

The feature will go online in April 2003.
>>>>>
Each artist can submit up to three works (URLs), please no works as files
attached.

Please use this entry form for participating and send it to
canadafeature@javamuseum.org

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Artist:
name
first name
Email
URL

short bio (not more than 300 words in English or bi-lingual English/French)

Work:
1.
Title
URL
Year
Technology
Screen shot to be attached as .jpg (max 800x600 pixels)

short description (not more than 300 words, in English or bi-lingual
English/French)

2.
Title
URL
Year
Technology
Screen shot to be attached as .jpg (max 800x600 pixels)

short description (not more than 300 words, in English or bi-lingual
English/French)

3.
Title
URL
Year
Technology
Screen shot to be attached as .jpg (max 800x600 pixels)

short description (not more than 300 words, in English or bi-lingual
English/French)

Please send this form together with attached the screen shots exclusively to
canadafeature@javamuseum.org

Deadline 28 February 2003.
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All serious submissions will be considered for inclusion.
The online exhibition will run during the year 2003 and
will remain online afterwards for permanent as an art recourse.
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JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
www.javamuseum.org
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
info@javamuseum.org

DISCUSSION

Final call


War!!
.
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence/
is looking for new submissions
to be included in Version 5.0
.
Deadline 3 March 2003
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*Violence Online Festival*
will participate with its coming Version 5.0
in Videoformes -
18th International Video and Multimedia Festival
Clermont-Ferrand - 20-23 March 2003.

>War!!< is the subject of the new feature
to be presented in Version 5.0.

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>>War belongs to the heaviest forms of violence.
Nearly any war is based on an insane idealogy constructed by insane people.

The phantom of a war in IRAK becomes increasingly threatening.
The fear how the consequences for each single individual
could look like is far spreading in all parts of the world.

There is no question what the insane ideology and who its insane
constructor is this time - dictating a war in order to protect
personal/national
economical interests against the rest of the world.

The feature of WAR!! on Version 5.0 is meant as a contribution particularly
against the War in IRAK, but beyond that - against any war, as - if this
war will really come or not-
there will be other wars taking place simultaneously and later, as well.<<

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Participating is expressing solidarity with
all people who are against this war
by submitting one work of art in a digital format
reflecting war and violence.

Following digital formats are accepted:

1. URL (no size limit)
or
2. media files (size limit: a single art work may not exceed 1Mb)
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 use this entry form for submitting:
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Artist:
name:
first name:
Email:
URL:

short bio (not more than 300 words in English)

Work:
Title
URL (if net based)
* - screen shot to be attached as .jpg (max 800x600 pixels)
Year
Technology/type of media file
short description (not more than 300 words, in English)

*Confirmation/authorization:
I confirm that I hold all rights on the submitted work
and agree that it can be included in future versions of Violence Online
Festival, as well.

signed
name
email

Please send your submission together with the media file(s) exclusively to
violence-war@newmediafest.org

Deadline 3 March 2003.
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Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence

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DISCUSSION

Version 4.0 - now online !


PRESS RELEASE
Violence Online Festival v.4.0
www.newmediafest.org/violence

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Version 4.0 of Violence Online Festival
is launched on 17 February 2003
on occasion of the participation in
"New Media Nation - Festival of Festivals"
20-22 February 2003, Bratislava/Slovakia
www.nmn.sk
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summary:
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.

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Version 4.0 of Violence Online Festival
includes works of following new artists:

Wilton Azevedo, Peter John Sprenkeler, Luigia Cardarelli
Robert Kendall, Pighhed, Alan Sondheim, Kenji Siratori
re:combo, user (ctrl), Geoffrey Thomas, Lewis LaCook,
dlsan, Luc Fierens, Carla Della Beffa,
jimpunk, LISA HUTTON AND MARK POLISHOOK, loy, Luther Blisset
ALEJANDRO GOMEZ TOLOSA, Johannes Finke, Gaby Bila-Gunther,
x mac dunlop, Sadiq Bey, Michael Sellam,
Juan Del Gado, Christina McPhee

Violence Picknick Basket contains most of them!
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introduction:
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
environment.
When this state is penetrated by violence, nobody is surprised that
violence becomes a universal subject for artistic reflection, the difference
may
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
promoting
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.

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The list of all 200 participating artists in
Version 4.0 of Violence Online Festival
can be found on www.newmediafest.org/violence
as well as the latest call for submissions
for the feature "WAR!!" to be included in
Version 5.0
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Visit this dynamic exciting show.
There are optional following accesses:
direct: www.newmediafest.org/violence
but also
www.newmediafest.org and
www.a-virtual-memorial.org

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Violence Online Festival

on Rhizome Artbase:
http://rhizome.org/object.rhiz?7503

Presentations:
* 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
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
* 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
http://www.fineartforum.org/Backissues/Vol_16/faf_v16_n11/reviews/reviews.ht
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*Version 3.0: "e-magic - New Media events"
43rd International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (Greece)
12-16 November 2002
http://www.filmfestival.gr/2002/emagic/uk/emagic.html

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

Preview:
Version 5.0 will be launched on 17 March
on occasion of the participation in
Videoformes -
18th International Video and Multimedia Festival
20-23 March 2003
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technical requirements
optimized for VGA resolution 1024x768
PC Pentium III 600 Mhz or better or comparable MAC
Soundcard, recommended 56K or 64K modem or faster,
browsers: MS Internet Explorer 5.5+ or Netscape Navigator 6.0+
Players/Plug-ins: essential the latest Flash 6,
Shockwave, Real Player, Quicktime

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copyright:
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org
text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne -
*copyright

DISCUSSION

Convocatoria/Call for submissions - Focus:x?_Traces:Argentina


Spanish (English text below)
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Focus: x? _Traces: Argentina
(Focus: x? _Huellas: Argentina)
www.nmartproject.net/traces/index.html

Llamado a participar
dirigido a artistas
y trabajadores de la cultura
Argentinos que vivan en el pais
o residan en el extranjero.

Fecha de cierre: 15 de abril de 2003.
La participacion es gratuita.
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La "NewMediaArtProjectNetwork"
(Red de Proyectos Artisticos de los Nuevos Medios)
y sus miembros incorporados (sitios)
planean realizar un projecto de plataforma curzada en linea
dedicado a Argentina
(cultura, arte, politica) intitulada:

"Focus: x? _Traces: Argentina"
(Focus: x? _Huellas: Argentina)
www.nmartproject.net/traces/index.html

La intencion de este proyecto es ofrecer
un panorama de la variedad cultural de este
pais y mostrar como su gente, su cultura y
su arte han podido sobrevivir bajo las
peores condiciones politicas y economicas
tanto en el pasado como en el presente.

Esta planeado publicar
"Focus:x?_Traces: Argentina"
en Mayo/Setiembre 2003
incluido dentro del marco de dos proyectos:

"LatiniNetarte.net" - net-arte desde paises Latinoamericanos,
Espana y Portugal,
organizado por JavaMuseum www.javamuseum.org

[R]-[R]-[F] Festival, un evento experimental on-line, focalizado en los
siguientes temas:
"Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting"
("Recuerdo, Represion, Olvido")
en www.newmediafest.org
con curadores invitados(incluyendo uno de Argentina)
presentando artistas/obras seleccionadas por ellos.

Detalles y formulario de envio en :
www.nmartproject.net/traces/index.html

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English text

Focus: x? _Traces: Argentina

Call for submissions
addressed to artists
and otherwise culturally working people
living in or originating from Argentina

Deadline 15 April 2003
Participating is free of charge.

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The NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
and its corporate members (sites)
are planning to realize a cross-plattform online project dedicated to
Argentina
(culture, art, politics) in Spring/Summer 2003,
entitled:
Focus: x? _Traces: Argentina

It is the intension to give an idea about the cultural variety
of this multi-cultural country and
how people, culture and art survive under the worst political and
economical conditions in Past and Present.

It is planned to publish
Focus: x? _Traces: Argentina
in May/June 2003, embedded
into two framing projects, eg
"LatiniNetarte.net - netart from Latin American countries, Spain and
Portugal,
organized by JavaMuseum www.javamuseum.org
and
[R]-[R]-[F] Festival, an experimental online event focussed on the subjects
"Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting"
on www.newmediafest.org
invited curators (also one from Argentina)
presenting some artists/art works of their choice.

For details and submission form go to
www.nmartproject.net/traces/index.html

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The NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
(Red de Proyectos Artisticos de los Nuevos Medios)
- La Plataforma Experimental para el Arte en
Internet-
fundada y creada por Agricola de Cologne
(Artista Multimedial y Curador de los Nuevos Medios, de
Cologne/Alemania).
La Red incluye los siguientes miembros corporativos (sitios):
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
le Musee di-visioniste (Museo Di-Visionista)
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
MediaCentre (Centro Multimedia)
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre
JavaMuseum (Museo Java)
www.javamuseum.org
Engaged Art Directory
www.engad.org
Nmartproject.net
www.nmartproject.net
Festival site
www.newmediafest.org
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence
Agricola de Cologne site (sitio de Agricola de Cologne )
www.agricola-de-cologne.de
copyright 2000-2003 por Agricola de Cologne.
Todos los derechos reservados.

DISCUSSION

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


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A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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Table of Contents:
a) [R]-[R]-[F] - Festival
Call for submissions
open from 03 February 2003 - deadline 31 March 2003
terms and submissions form on www.a-virtual-memorial.org

b) Features of the month February 2003
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a) Call for submissions
[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival

It is so far!
A Virtual Memorial
receives a festival of itsown!!!

The February 2003 edition
is entirely dedicated to this new online New Media event,
entitled
[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival
'Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting'.

[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival
will be an ongoing and experimental (in many ways)
online project to be presented in virtual and
physical exhibition and festival environments.

The festival will include artists/art works on two major levels:
1.
invited curators in the fields of art and New Media
who select and curate artists/artworks of their choice
according the conception and subjects of the festival
-remembering-repressing-forgetting -
2.
artists selected and curated by Agricola de Cologne
based on an open call in Internet.

The intermediate result of the first phase
(1st invitation series to curators)
can be currently listed in form
of the names of several invited/confirmed curators:

Prof. Dr. Wilton Azevedo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Stefano Caldana (Barcelona, Spain)
Fernando Garcia Delgado (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Anna Hatziyiannaki (Athens, Greece)
Eugeny Umansky (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Celine Harlet (Rennes, France)
Branca Bencic (Croatia)
Fran Ilich (Mexico)
Caterina Davinio (Italy)

Some further confirmations will follow.

It is the meaning to invite and add at a later stage new curators
from different countries and their contributions
for participating in future project versions.

**Now in the second phase, submissions to be received via an open call in
Internet
will serve Agricola de Cologne as a resource for selecting and curating.

**Artists who would like to participate, are kindly invited to go to
the start page of www.a-virtual-memorial.org
where they can find the call, the terms and the submissions form.
This call is online since 3 February 2003!
Deadline 31 March 2003**

The third phase, will be the creation of a specific
dynamic artistic online environment, eg new types of memory fields
where the curators' contributions will be embedded in.
It will be a step by step development
which allows to feature the curators' contributions.

The fourth phase will represent the ongoing aspect
as it is planned to execute
major changes and add new aspects of experimenting
in each new presentation/project version.

It is planned to launch
[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival
in May 2003 online.

Detailed information about
[R]-[R]-[F] - Festival,
terms for participating and submissions form on:
www.a-virtual-memorial.org

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

Selected Memorial Days in February

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

06 February 1904 - Begin Russian - Japanese war
20 February 1940 - Lodz ghetto (Poland) established by the Nazis
13 February 1945 - US and British bombs destroy city of Dresden (Germany)
21 February 2003 - International Mother Language 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.*
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Features of the Month February 2003

Subject: Up and over the eagle's nest -
Tribute to the Victims of Torture
Featured Artist: Christina McPhee
TextObject: Torture (poem by Wislawa Szymborska)
Women: Dalia Gilboa's Mass Rape: War on Women
ArtObject: Watch: Seconds: Forever (video)
Animal: Siberian Tiger
People: Siberian peoples

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Until the next time
all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
info@a-virtual-memorial.org
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
A short description as PDF file for free download from
http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/downloads/pdf/pdf.htm

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