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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

Actual Positions of French Netart


Press Release
Information de presse (French text below)
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JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
www.javamuseum.org
(JAVA= Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

JavaMuseum
is happy to launch the new show
in the framework of - 2nd of Java series -
entitled
"Actual Positions of French Netart".

When art is defined as world art, as a form of intercultural communication
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
Netart.

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 probably even this use 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
perspectives.

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

"Actual Positions of French Netart"
www.javamuseum.org
or
www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/frenchfeature
realized and curated by Agricola de Cologne.
Copyright

DISCUSSION

Call for submissions


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)
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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
pioneers@a-virtual-memorial.org

Deadline 25 December 2002.
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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
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
info@a-virtual-memorial.org

DISCUSSION

Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics


**Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics**
new show on

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

JavaMuseum is proud to give the
JavaArtist of the Year Award in 2002
to one single artist:
Calin Man from Arad/Romania,
an this outstanding net artist who combines artistic expression and
statements with substantial power, technological activity and excellence in
sustained work.

The show of
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
is based on an online competition of the same name
and consists of three parts:

1. solo presentatation of Calin Man, winner of JavaArtist of the Year Award,
2. finalists of the competition
3. exhibition out of concurrence, entitled "MANDALA"
refering to the subject of the show by students of the
University of the Philippines under the supervision of Fatima Lasay.

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introduction:
The second year's program of JavaMuseum, eg "2nd of Java series"
has a special subject during one running year (Spring 2002-Spring 2003),
entitled:
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics".
After the first event in July, entitled "Actual Positions of Italian
Netart",
the main show of of the year in the framework of "2nd of Java series"
represents
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
discussing and confronting artistic and philosophical positions of
Western and Eastern culture:

What are the fundamental patterns of contemporary living and art,
what kind of peripheral basics are defining them?
What are the fundamental patterns of the virtual
environment of Internet? Mere simulation?
Or rather something profoundly new?
In which way changed patterns and the peripheral
basics from physical to virtual level?
How do they influence sensual and intellectual perception ?

The special interactive exhibition interface created by
Agricola de Cologne, media artist operating from Cologne/Germany
and curator of this show
takes all the aspects and composes them to a kind of Western "mandala",
interlinking the material and spiritual, a way which is taken by the
competition finalists in different individual ways:
The answers are not clear yet as the way is the goal.

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List of all participating artists:

finalists of the competition:
JavaArtist of the Year: Calin Man
further:
Tamara Lai, Antoine Schmitt, Xavier Cahen, Victor Vina, Tjader Knight.Inc,
Jader Rosa, Maya Kalogera, wowm.org, Coniglioviola, Andrea Polli,
Avatar Project, Lane Last, Nicola Stenger, Leander Seige, Frieder Rusmann,
Pedro Fernandes, Simon Norton, Robert Kendall, Robert Krawczyk,
Barry Smylie, Sergio Maltagliati, Isabella Bordoni, Nicolas Clauss

"Mandala" artists:
J.M.Acevedo, Carlo Ahillion, Marc Antony Alvarado, Maysa Arabit,
R. S. Bolodo, Criselda Cac, A. Castro , N. Chua, K. De Dios, S. De Leon,
Monica L. Delgado, Eric C. Flores, Gimo L. Lanot, Amiel L.A. Lapuebla,
Catherine Lasam, Luisa C. Medina, Marielle P. Nadal, L. Orola, Zoltan Pabon,
Remnin R. Patino, M.A.C. Sagcal, W.D. Saludares, V. Samson, R.K.L. Santiago
F. V. SanBuenaventura, R.B. Santos, L.R. Segarra, C.E. Tabagan,
M.G.M.Tenorio,
D.J.P.S. Torres, G.A. Tuano, S. Valencia, P.R. Vinluan, A. de la Cruz Yumul

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Visit this dynamic exciting show
on JavaMuseum www.javamuseum.org
access via the start page

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The show is running until Spring 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:
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
on www.javamuseum.org
text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne - copyright

DISCUSSION

Just positive! - World Aids Day - 1 December 2002


PRESS RELEASE

On occasion of World Aids Day, 1 December 2002,
A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
is happy to launch the online show

"Just positive! - four HIV positive artists"

featuring:

Max Greenberg (New York, NY)
Ian Moyer (Morongo Valley, CA)
Michael Berube (New York, NY)
Alex Aleixo (Los Angeles, CA)

"Just positive!" is not only connected to the fact
that these artists are HIV positive -
which means the permanent life threatening aspect is always
present in most different ways -
but also that all of them found a way
in which the positive creative powers
lead to a positive direction full of life and perspectives
of different kind.

All of them are visual artists working in different media:

Max Greenberg found photography as that kind of medium for
expessing himself best.
In the beginning, his subjects were focussed on his identity of being gay
and HIV positive,
but in sequence, he explored his artistic powers also in wider circles,
for instance, the cityscape of New York.

Michael Berube, actually a musician and pop-singer
came to art, or better painting, only after being tested HIV positive.
In the beginning, reflecting his new situation of being "positive",
he was bound emotionally, conceptionally and formally, but he found his
artistic
liberation in sequence in exploring the human body, for instance.

Alex Aleixo plays with "gay identity" and the aspect "pin-up"
in his colourful digital collages. Male pin-ups
as they are known from gay magazines replace protagonists of motives from
classical Hollywood movies
and/or accompany their famours male of female stars. The results are
sometime surprising, sometimes ironic.

Different in his approach and work out is Ian Moyer,
The works selected for the show represent
only one aspect of his multi-facetted working:
installation works,
a mixture of free and applied art, a combination of
interior design, architectural, sculptural and free form elements
composed to installations of movements of forms and colours,
which express the strong and abunding will to live,
manifested also through the fact that the artist is executing
that kind of work with his own hands and body.

"Just positive! - the show" is the featured artists' project during December
2002 on
A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
and is created and curated by Agricola de Cologne.

The show can be accessed via
1. the start page of www.a-virtual-memorial.org
MAGAZINE - featured artists/featured project
2. internal memorial - features of the month
3. direct access via
www.nmartproject.net/cur/positive

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A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
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*** The Month December 2002 is dedicated to the victims of AIDS"***
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Table of Contents:
*News
*Features of the Month December 2002
**Artists/Project of the Month: "Just Positive!" - four HIV positive
artists
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*News:

1.The net based art work
urban.early sunday morning_raw
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/volume6/urban.html
originally created for A Virtual Memorial
participates in December in
Mediaterra Festival Athens

DISCUSSION

Agricola interview


NewMediaArtProjectNetwork informs:

Yesterday on Argentine Television program Canal(a) Arteweb

today streaming on *Agricola TV*:
www.agricola-de-cologne.de/tv/inter001/index.html

Interview with Agricola de Cologne

Flash6, DSL required

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
A Virtual Memorial
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
le Musee di-visioniste
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
MediaCentre
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre
JavaMuseum
www.javamuseum.org
Engaged Art Directory
www.engad.org
Nmartproject.net
www.nmartproject.net
Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection
www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc
Festival site
www.newmediafest.org
Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org/violence
Agricola de Cologne site
www.agricola-de-cologne.de