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.


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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December program

**December 2002 Program

>>The virtual team of
wishes all its visitors and friends a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!<<

In December the corporate members of
have following showcases

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(JAVA = Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

New in December!!
"Current Positions of French Netart"
a comprehensive collection of net based art works of more than 30 French

New in November!!
*Calin Man, media artist from Romania
received the "JavaArtist of the Year Award"

*Fundamental Patterns- Peripheral Basics"
online show including the solo presentation of Calin Man, the finalists of
the Competition 2002 and "Mandala" -young artist from the Philippines.

*Current Positions of Italian Netart"
26 artists are featured in this show

2. Violence Online Festival

Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival is
online since 11 November 2002.
More than 180 artists from 30 countries reflecting the phenomenon of
violence in its variety, curated project by
Agricola de Cologne

Version 4.0 of Violence Online Festival is foreseen to go online in February

3. Le Musee di-visioniste
"Focus:x? - {self}_representation"
including four features:
"Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
Coco Gordon (New York), Melissa Ulto (New York), Valerie Rose (Tampa,USA)

Focus:X?.... is a new type of curatorial work of realizing cross platform
projects in the framework of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork

In January 2003, edition 06 of "Featured Artists series" will go online
including Dan Norton, jimpunk, Patrick Simons, Nicolas Clauss and Daniel

4. Cinematheque
MediaCentre/le Musee di-visioniste

only running until beginning of January 2003! (but available online for
LMD MediaCentre Summer Festival
including streaming works of
Doron Golan (USA), Michael Bryntrupp (Germany), Christina McPhee (USA),
Tony Mestrovic (Croatia) Melissa Ulto (USA), Fernando Llanos (Mexico),
Seth Thompson (USA), Agricola de Cologne (Germany).

*The new program of streaming media applications, entitled
"Winter Streaming"
will go online in January 2003.

5. A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity

Featured project in December
*Just Positive!"
Four HIV positive artists from USA:
Michael Berube, Ian Moyer, Max Greenberg, Alex Aleixio
alternative access via:

Memorial for the Victims of AIDS
alternative access via:

6. New!!
Agricola TV, - Documentary Channel
currently streaming:
Interview - Canal (a) Artenet
Argentine television with
Agricola de Cologne

The sites are created in Flash, require the
installation of the latest Flash 6 plug-in and
are optimized for a screen resolution of 1024x768
browsers: MS IE 5.5+ and Netscape Navigator 6.0+
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental platform for art in Internet
is founded and created by Agricola de Cologne.


Latin Netart - Call for submissions

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

2003 - "2nd of Java Series"

After the two features
"Current Positions of Italian NetArt"
online since 15 July 2002
and "Current Positions of French Netart"
online since 10 December 2002,
JavaMuseum is planning another feature to
go online in Spring 2003
focussed entirely on netart from
Spain, Portugal and the Latin American countries (including USA-Canada/Latin
entitled "LatinoNetarte.net"

*Deadline 28 February 2003

All artists living and working in these countries
or originating from one of these countries
who work on net based art
are invited to submit up to three works (URLs):

Please use and fill out this submission form:

Name of artist:

Short biography (to be published) not more than 300 words:

the art works:
Title (English or bi-lingual)
Year of origin
used technology

short description of the work (English or bi-lingual)

Title (English or bi-lingual)
Year of origin
used technology

short description of the work (English or bi-lingual)

Title (English or bi-lingual)
Year of origin
used technology

short description of the work (English or bi-lingual)

**Please send the completely filled out form to

deadline 28 February 2003

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.

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)


French netart - 1st update

1st update online
"Current Positions of French Netart"

the new exhibition on Javamuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java = Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

These 10 artists are new in the show:
Annie Abrahams, Cathblue, Oliver Auber
Gerard Dalmon, Philippe Bruneau
Les Riches Douaniers, Amande In
Vincent Makowski, Xavier Makowski, Aurelie Peyront


When art is defined as world art, as a form of intercultural
without national boarders, when art uses the World Wide Web as a medium and
environment in a global context, is it allowed then to connect art or this
exhibition, in particular,
to the aspect of nationality?

Netart coming from France is widely unknown, yet. This has different
reasons. Like in some other countries, this new form of contemporary art
seems also in
this country not well accepted yet, which is also underlined by the fact
that only a few institutions of art and higher education exist
mainly focussed on art and New Media,
but most relevant seems to be that different from other forms of
contemporary art, language and its various forms plays an essential role in

The most accepted and dominating language for global communication, the New
Media and the Internet, represents, however, English.

In this global context, language changed its meaning, its function goes far
beyond of expressing merely national identity, even if is it did not loose
this aspect on a local level.

Under these conditions one might ask: can Netart using language as a tool
for expressing national identity be defined as art or Netart, at all, or
does rather particularly this use probably enable new forms of expressing
which can be understood on a non-verbal level also by people who do not
speak the respective national language?

The show "Actual Positions of French Netart" makes it evident, there are a
lot of talented artists who take the challenges and chances the Internet
offers by creating art works which include strong conceptual components
manifested in most individual ways.

Some of them use exclusively their native language, others try a bi-lingual
way, and a third group takes the global aspect of the Internet and expresses
itself in English.

Even if not all works can be understood by a non-francophone, the original
and individual multimedia approach will impress by offering new aspects and

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 most actual and updated.

Following 25 artists are participating currently:

Gregory Chatonsky, Cendres Lavy, Christophe Bruno, PATRICK-HENRI BURGAUD,
Tamara Lai, Erational, Antoine Schmitt
Xavier Malbreil, Thierry Vende, jimpunk, Xavier Cahen, Pacale Gustin
Emilie Pitoiset, Fred Fenollabbate, Cecile Babiole
Xavier Leton, Christoph Bruno/Jimpunk,
Isabel Saij, Ulrich Mathon, Hughes Rochette
Michael Sellam, Pascal Bruandet, Blue Screen, Pauline Desormiere,
Nicolas Clauss, Annie Abrahams, Cathblue, Oliver Auber
Gerard Dalmon, Philippe Bruneau
Les Riches Douaniers, Amande In
Vincent Makowski, Xavier Makowski, Aurelie Peyront

"Current Positions of French Netart"
is an online show
realized and curated by Agricola de Cologne.


Who are the pioneers?

Call for submissions
Deadline 25 December 2002

Who are the pioneers?

A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
is looking for the pioneers
in the January edition of "Features of the month",
subject: "Voices of a new age".

Why and in which concern do you think,
you, a family member, one of your
friends or people you heard of
are pioneers?
(in any concern: human, inventional, social, scientific,
technical, technological, etc).

Please send your submission as plain email text, .txt or.doc file
not longer than 300 words in English language.

It my be accompanied by still or moving images in the formats .jpg, .gif,
.png, .swf, .dcr. (size not larger than 1Mb)
Please use this form for submitting:

1. name/first name
2. email
3. URL

4. Who are the pioneers?
Your answer/statement

please send your submission exclusively to

Deadline 25 December 2002.
All serious answers/submissions will be added and will form the project of
the month "January 2003".

A Virtual Memorial, Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity


Call for experimental poetry work

Violence Online Festival

is looking for poetry works
connected to the subject "Violence"
to be included in Version 4.0 of
Violence Online Festival.

*Deadline 20 December 2002.

Artists who work on experimental poetry,
either plain text, visual, electronic, sound poetry etc
are invited to submit one up to three works
and fill out this entry form :

**The art works can be submitted exclusively in following formats:

work URL
Text: plain email, .doc, HTML
image: .jpg, .gif, .png (800x600 pixels)
video/animation: Quicktime .mov, Flash .swf, Shockwave .dcr
(max. size 2MB)
sound: .mp3 (max. size 2MB)

Name of artist:

Short CV (to be published) not more than 250 words

Title of works

year of origin:
short work synopis/description:

I hold all rights on the submitted work(s) and agree that my submission in
case my work is selected can be included also in future versions of Violence
Online Festival .

email address

**Please send the form together with the media file(s) to

Violence Online Festival