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BIO

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.

Links

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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DISCUSSION

Monday special - update


now updated with URL!
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........is anybody resignated?...
are landscapes flourishing?.........
...................does beauty really pass?..
what about silence?...............
...........mute and nothing else?.........
..............no!!....................
...................wild passion?
...........and depression at the same time?
....exile??.......................................

Italian Silence
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/volume4/italiansilence.html
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now streaming on the net!
requires DSL!
a super fast computer device!
Flash 6!

MPC
mpc@nmartproject.net

7 April 2003

DISCUSSION

Monday special on the net


........is anybody resignated?...
are landscapes flourishing?.........
...................does beauty really pass?..
what about silence?...............
...........mute and nothing else?.........
..............no!!....................
...................wild passion?
...........and depression at the same time?
....exile??.......................................

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

MPC
mpc@nmartproject.net

7 April 2003

DISCUSSION

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
www.newmediafest.org/violence/startviolencey.htm
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
only

DISCUSSION

AVM News April 2003


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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) News
b) Features of the month April 2003
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a) News
Find the answers on war and other violent actions!
More than 270 artists from 40 coutries
reflect the phenomenon of violence
on
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence/
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.
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New month - new subject
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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.*
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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

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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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DISCUSSION

Violence in Chiang Mai


PRESS RELEASE
Violence Online Festival v.6.0
www.newmediafest.org/violence/

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It is true. You see it.
Violence can be is really successfull.
Whether in Irak or
simply sitting before your home PC.

Just join
Version 6.0 of Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence/
which is launched on 31 March 2003
on occasion of the participation in
"1st New Media Art Festival Chiang Mai (Thailand)
4-15 April 2003
http://iceca.chiangmai.ac.th/events
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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 6.0 of Violence Online Festival
includes some major changes and
works of following new artists:

Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington (USA),
Maria Tjader Knight (Finland/Belgium)

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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 270 participating artists from 40 countries
and all past and present presentations
can be found on www.newmediafest.org/violence
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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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www.newmediafest.org
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curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne -
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