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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

[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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DISCUSSION

Call for submissions - Netart from Canada


Call for submissions
Netart from Canada

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.
>>
Canada does not represent only one of the largest countries of the globe,
but has also two identities in form of two cultural roots manifested in its
bi-linguality English-French.
It is further an immigration country which becomes a home of many people
originating from different countries and cultures.

It represents further an interesting aspect that in Canada the artistic use
of New Media is widely encouraged on an offical and privat level. Some
important international New Media events and initiatives based in Canada
underline this impression.

These are some aspects why it can be of interest to focus on New Media art
from Canada in a special feature.
<<
JavaMuseum 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 Spring 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

War!! - Call for submissions


Violence Online Festival
Version 5.0
Call for submissions
to the subject <WAR!!>

Deadline 3 March 2003
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Introduction:

Version 4.0 of Violence Online Festival
to be presented on occasion of
"New Media Nation - Festival of Festivals"
20-22 February Bratislava (Slovakia)
is not yet online,
but Version 5.0 is already in preparation following provisionally soon
afterwards.

Version 5.0 will include a feature to the subject >War!!<

>>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 these days becomes more and more concrete and
more and more 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 is and who is the insane
constructor this time.
This is particularly good for the US administration and its leader,
but also for the IRAK and its leader.

The dimensions and consequences are unforeseeable as it is a dictated war,
dictated by a lonesome wolf against the rest of the world
mainly in order to protect personal/national economical interests
also 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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Dear artist,
please participate in this feature and express your 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:
***************************************************************

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

Press Release - MasterPlan


Press Release

"Le Musee di-visioniste"
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
is happy to launch
its latest online showcase
within the 'Featured artists' series,
entitled

"MasterPlan"
net-based art works

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The exhibition is open from
30 January 2003 and will run until May/June 2003,
but will be available online for permanent afterwards
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"Edition 06 of Featured Artists series, entitled
"MasterPlan" is featuring following artists:

1. Daniel Young, USA
2. Patrick Simons/Kate Southworth, UK
3. jimpunk, France
4. Dan Norton, Scotland
5. Nicolas Clauss, France

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"MasterPlan"
represents an exhibition reporting about five most individual artists'
personalities each one following a strong individual conception:
a "MasterPlan" determining the course of events.

Daniel Young,
collects in his generative project "NewZoid"
continously daily news,
chops them up and endlessly reassembles the pieces into absurd,
funny, shocking and thought-provoking headlines,
resulting a kind of "infotherapy".

The artists Patrick Simons and Kate Southworth
investigate in their collaborative project
"Glorious Ninth"
the material world and communicate their findings
using many different approaches to 'knowing'.

jimpunk explores in his >www.nowar.nogame.or-project<
controlling and the hypnotic feeling
of being contolled and helpless.

Dan Norton opens in his generative project
"ablab" interactive fields and
lets the users search for the limits
of 2D-interactivity.

Nicolas Claus collects in his "Flying Puppet" project
examples of human entaglements.
The selection of the four
works <The Cry, The Sleepers,
Trauma and Before the night>
shows the artist/user as the "Creator" holding
the human individual (like a puppet on string)
who remains unable to escape from the "MasterPlan".

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The exhibition "MasterPlan"
is curated and created by Agricola de Cologne.

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Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
is an online museum based on a philosophical idea,
currently partially under reconstruction,
and corporative member of
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork,
the experimental platform for art in Internet.

Agricola de Cologne, multi-disciplinary media artist from Germany
is the creator, founder, editor, producer of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
and its seven corporate sites.

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www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
www.a-virtual-memorial.org

PRESS NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
contact: press@nmartproject.net
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Pentium III 800 Mhz or comparable MAC
Flash 6, MS Internet Explorer 5.0+ or
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DISCUSSION

War!! - Violence Online Festival - call for submissions


Violence Online Festival
Version 5.0
Call for submissions
to the subject <WAR!!>

Deadline 3 March 2003
************************************

Introduction:

Version 4.0 of Violence Online Festival
to be presented on occasion of
"New Media Nation - Festival of Festivals"
20-22 February Bratislava (Slovakia)
is not yet online,
Version 5.0 is already in preparation following provisionally soon
afterwards.

Version 5.0 will include a feature to the subject >War!!<

>>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 these days becomes more and more concrete and
more and more 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 is and who is the insane
constructor this time.
This is particularly good for the US administration and its leader,
but also for the IRAK and its leader.

The dimensions and consequences are unforeseeable as it is a dictated war,
dictated by a lonesome wolf against the rest of the world
mainly in order to protect personal/national economical interests
also 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.<<

*******************************************

Dear artist,
please participate in this feature and express your 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:
***************************************************************

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.
*********************************
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence

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