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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Call for submissions

Call for submissions
Deadline 25 December 2002

Who are the pioneers?

A Virtual Memorial
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


Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics

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

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

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.


The second year's program of JavaMuseum, eg "2nd of Java series"
has a special subject during one running year (Spring 2002-Spring 2003),
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics".
After the first event in July, entitled "Actual Positions of Italian
the main show of of the year in the framework of "2nd of Java series"
"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.


List of all participating artists:

finalists of the competition:
JavaArtist of the Year: Calin Man
Tamara Lai, Antoine Schmitt, Xavier Cahen, Victor Vina, Tjader Knight.Inc,
Jader Rosa, Maya Kalogera,, 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,
D.J.P.S. Torres, G.A. Tuano, S. Valencia, P.R. Vinluan, A. de la Cruz Yumul


Visit this dynamic exciting show
on JavaMuseum
access via the start page

The show is running until Spring 2003
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

"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne - copyright


Just positive! - World Aids Day - 1 December 2002


On occasion of World Aids Day, 1 December 2002,
A Virtual Memorial
is happy to launch the online show

"Just positive! - four HIV positive artists"


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
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
and is created and curated by Agricola de Cologne.

The show can be accessed via
1. the start page of
MAGAZINE - featured artists/featured project
2. internal memorial - features of the month
3. direct access via

A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
*** The Month December 2002 is dedicated to the victims of AIDS"***

Table of Contents:
*Features of the Month December 2002
**Artists/Project of the Month: "Just Positive!" - four HIV positive

1.The net based art work
urban.early sunday morning_raw
originally created for A Virtual Memorial
participates in December in
Mediaterra Festival Athens


Agricola interview

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork informs:

Yesterday on Argentine Television program Canal(a) Arteweb

today streaming on *Agricola TV*:

Interview with Agricola de Cologne

Flash6, DSL required

A Virtual Memorial
le Musee di-visioniste
Engaged Art Directory
Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection
Festival site
Violence Online Festival
Agricola de Cologne site


November Program

Press Release

**November 2002 Program

In November the corporate members of
have following showcases

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

*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.

**Actual Positions of Italian Netart"
26 artist are featured in this show

2. Violence Online Festival

Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival is
online since 11 November 2002.
A number of new artists and their works complete and change this New Media
art project reflecting the phenomenon violence in its variety, curated by
Agricola de Cologne

3. Le Musee di-visioniste
"Focus:x? - {self}_representation"
including four features:
*"Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves" including works of
150 artists
*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

4. Cinematheque
MediaCentre/le Musee di-visioniste

Currently still running
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 will go online in January 2003.

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

Featured project
*Family Portrait
a documentary about the female members of
the Partnoy family which escaped from the
Argentine Holocaust.
Ongoing project to be extended soon.

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental platform for art in Internet
is founded and created by Agricola de Cologne.