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.


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A Virtual Memorial in January 2003

Press Release January 2003
A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
>>wishes all its friends and visitors a Happy New Year!!
New month - new subject
Table of Contents:
*Features of the Month January 2003
**Project of the Month:
Who are the pioneers? results of a poll -
contributions by Darko Fritz, Sergio Maltagliati,
Peter Rubin, Eva Lewarne and many others.
On 1 January 2003, award winning A Virtual Memorial was three years old.
A Virtual Memorial went online on 1 January 2000
and became meanwhile a very successful project
which had been presented in numerous exhibition and festival events.
During the years, a lot of art initiatives started from A Virtual Memorial.
Violence Online Festival
initiated in 2002, is now co-organized by A Virtual Memorial.
In Spring 2003, A Virtual Memorial will get a festival of

Since a few days, "Family Portrait"
created and produced by Agricola de Cologne
for A Virtual Memorial can be found also on
Rhizome Art Base
"Family Portrait" is
a collaborative ongoing New Media art project
with the female members of Partnoy Family, eg
Raquel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy , Ruth Irupe Sanabria,
who escaped from the so-called "Argentine Holocaust".

Interview with Agricola de Cologne on
A Virtual Memorial featured on

The exhibition "Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
organized earlier this year on A Virtual Memorial
is featured project in the online show
"Focus:x? - {self}_representation" on
Le Musee di-visioniste

***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
"Voices of a new age?!

Selected Memorial Days in January

2003 International Year of Fresh Water

18 January 2003 - Tu b'Shvat (New year of the trees)
20 January 2003 - Martin Luther King Memorial Day
22 January 1905 - First Russian Revolution
27 January 2003 - Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial 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.*
Features of the Month

Subject: Voices of a new Age?!
Featured project: Who are the pioneers?
Featured artists: Michael von Karkowski
VoiceObject 1: Martin Luther King
VoiceObject 2: Harry Truman
VoiceObject 3: Adolf Hitler
Animal: Snow leopard (Irbis)
People: Sami
Witnesses of Eternity: Worms/Germany

Until the next time
all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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Call for entries/convocatoria -

Foro para Tecnologias de Internet en Artes Contemporaneas.
(Java="Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs"; Acciones Virtuales Colectivas de

2003 - "2


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

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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 ""

*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.