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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VOF - Version 3.0 now online!

Violence Online Festival
A Virtual Memorial

new artists
all participants
technical requirements

Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival
online since 08 November
on occasion of the presentation on
"e-magic cybermedia events"
43rd International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (Greece)
12-16 November

Violence Online Festival is
a New Media art project
reflecting the phenomenon of "Violence",
curated, organized and created in Flash by
Agricola de Cologne, curator and media artist operating
from Cologne/Germany. As an ongoing project
Violence Online Festival is developed for being
presented in future in the framework of physical and
virtual media festivals and exhibitions.
For each event a new project version will be created
adjusted to the actual needs
including additions of new artists/works
and other changes.

Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival includes new works of following
Ruediger Axel Westphal, Matze Schmidt, Raphael Lyon and Andres Ingoglia,
Jane Fenton Keane, Jason Sweeney, Emilie Pitoiset, Antoine Schmitt
Patrizia Alemanno, Luca di Gregorio, Joerg Piringer, Andre Zogholy
Todd Jokl, Nicolas Economos, Adam Beebe-Infanticide,
Danielle E. Lee and Bang-Geul Han, Dylan Graham
Tautvydas Bajarkevicius, Ego, panoptica

The human character contains both a light and a dark side, good and bad,
individually manifested. Deeply rooted is a dark-sided
element: Violence.
In happy surroundings, it becomes hardly visible and in
less happy surroundings - either of a physical, psychological,
environmental, ideological, economic or political nature -
nearly automatically a kind of survival
strategy with all the known consequences we see
manifested in conflicts on a small or large scale.
Violence is present anywhere, hidden or sleeping,
hesitating, waiting or in action, starting from simple
mobbing via verbalor physical attacks, the bandwidth has no end.

Nowadays, globalization, social injustice,
unemployment, increasing wealth on one side and
on the opposite increasing poverty (without mentioning some
causes) produce a climate where violence has a fertile
soil. From the attack on 9/11 in the USA, people from
the Western civilization became painfully aware that
security of any kind is a mere illusion; not only the
internal, but also the external enemy is present anywhere.

Artists are said to be the consciousness of a nation or society
as they reflect the actual state of the psychological and physical
When this state is penetrated by violence, nobody is surprised that
violence becomes a universal subject for artistic reflection, the difference
only be the view on it and its perception depending on
the respective cultural background.

'Art and violence both seem to stem from the abstract: that place beyond
logic, the realm of the emotion. When they intersect we are simultaneously
repelled and attracted, frightened and excited. Historically this meeting
has been wrought with complexity, and as cultural violence in every society
increases, we are prevented by paranoia, censorship and ethical demands from
asking, and sometimes even posing, some of the most important questions
violence and art together and separately produce: how is violence
represented, and what or how much of it do we need to resist the cultivation
of fear and the encouragement of dependency? Is violence a tool, a process
or a result? When are artistic portrayals of violence justifiable? As
intellectual exercise, ritual, or spiritual enhancement? For other purposes?
Or are they never justifiable? Is violence in art an action, reaction, or
reflection? ' (quotation: festival statement).

How different the results of an artistic reflection can be is
shown through the Violence Online Festival, a New Media
online exhibition project curated and organized
as an individual event by Agricola de Cologne
including more than 150 artists from
30 countries presenting their work. It forms a
dynamic collaborative art work presenting very
individual visions and use of media.

The relevance of violence becomes visible also through
the high quality standard of all the included works. Each
of them represents another aspect of violence - caught
in textual poetry, running as a video or embedded in an
interactive environment of a net-based art work.

In reaction to the key role (mass) media plays by displaying and even
violence, a new environment (interface) has been created for Violence
Online Festival, which houses and hosts the art works within a virtual media
company named "Violence Media Incorporated".
By dividing the company into different departments (eg.
"Violence for Happiness" , "Violence Marketing" or "Violence Broadcasting"),
it becomes clear that their meaning
has a rather ironic or sarcastic character, which gives
the embedded art works a new meaning.

While surfing through this environment, the visitor is forced to ask and
give answers, and becomes slowly a part of this network of art through his
reflections and changes of perception.


List of all participating artists in Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival

Germany: Agricola de Cologne, Roland Schappert, Knut Eckstein,
Jurgen Bysard Adams, Ilse Hilpert, Sabine Scholz, Wittwulf Y Malik,
Ruediger Axel Westphal, Matze Schmidt
Argentina: Rachel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy, Ruth Irupe Sanabria,
Gabriel Otero, Anahi Caceres, Jose Cuckier, Irene Coremberg, Andres
Colombia: Andres Yepes, Eduardo Angel, Claudia Tribin,
Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte
Austria: Klaus Schrefler, Medea, Renee Kellner, Joerg Piringer, Andre
Italy: ego, Casaluce/Geiger, Caterina Davinio, Antonio Sassu,
Marcello Mercado, Chiara Passa, Lucia Leuci, Patrizia Alemanno, Luca di
Australia: Francesca da Rimini, Michael Grimm, Andrew Francois, Bruce Petty,
Mason PetrieJason Sweeney, Jane Fenton Keane
Japan: Kenji Siratori United Kingdom: Jess Loseby
Croatia: Tony Mestrovic, Maya Kalogera Canada: Eva Lewarne,
Jeremy Owen Turner, Babel, Jo Cook, David Cheung, David Fujino, panoptica
Romania: Peter Jacobi Belgium: Tamara Lai Russia: Sergej Jakovlev
Ireland: Feargal O Malley Portugal: Susana Mendes Silva
Mexico: Fran Ilich, Cindy Gabriela Flores Nicaragua: Franck de las Mercedes
Puerto Rico: Richard Monge Brazil: Giacomo Picca
Israel: Igor Ulanowsky, Shira z. Carmel, Shay Kun
Turkey: Bulent Bas, Genco Gulan France: name diffusion, Nicolas Clauss,
Xavier Leton, Emilie Pitoiset, Antoine Schmitt
USA: Doron Golan, Gerald Schwartz, Seth Lew, Eric Parnes,
Nancy Jane Moore, Joy Garnett, Yevgeniy Fiks, anonymous, Restate,
Moya Devine, Sharon Harper, Coco Gordon, Brody Condon,
Rika Ohara, Mike Salmond, Steve Bradley/Timothy Nohe, Alison Cole, Craig
Eric Wennermark, Brian Judy, Humberto Ramirez, Deb King,
Robert Dohrmann, Judson Wright, Jeff Gurecka, Anne Bray and Molly
John Kannenberg, Katrinka Moore, Johanna Thompson, G.H.Hovagimyan,
Jody Zellen, Jerzy Kolasinski, Lucky Pierre, Nikki Johnson,
Todd Jokl, Nicolas Economos, Adam Beebe-Infanticide, Danielle E. Lee
Estonia: Dagmar Kase Lithuania: gintas K ,Tautvydas Bajarkevicius
Serbia: Marko Stamenkovic Korea: Bang-Geul Han Netherlands: Dylan Graham
Finland: Janne Vanhanen Finland/UK: Tjader-Knight Inc.
Philippines: Fatima Lasay and her classes: VC36 CLASS John Michael Acevedo,
Mark Anthony Alvarado, Carlo Ahillion, Rikki Carmelo Baranda,
Criselda Cac, Alexander John Castro II, Nathaniel,
Chua, Eric Flores, Gimo Lanot, Sabrina De Leon, Merwin De Mesa, Jr.,
Marielle Nadal, Lizamae Orola, Francis Rafael Sanbuenabuentura,
Rogelio Santos, Jr., Lea Segarra, Zoltan Pabon, Vincent Paul Samson,
Don Juan Paolo Torres, Alfred Mark Trajeco, Sheryl Valencia,
Archie Yumul SFA192 CLASS Gerard Baja, Anna Teresa Cabardo,
Uriel Colomo, Niko Loren Dela Cruz, John Ervin General, Michael Angelo
Olivia Lopez, Deodato Pairez, Jerusalem Pimentel, Alfred Anton Po,
Joseph Raz, Jr., Ruth Kathryn Santiago, Brian Oliver Sergio,
Cherry Ann Tolentino FA100 CLASS Eleanor Alfante, Carlito Amalla,
Maysa Arabit, Ry Sedrick Bolodo, Joey Claronino, Monica Delgado,
Katrina De Dios, Amiel Lapuebla, Catherine Rose Lasam, Michael Sagcal,
Mary Grace Tenorio, Gem Alexandria Tuano, Winchell Saludares,
Camilla Tabagan, Paulo Vinluan


Visit this dynamic exciting show.
There are optional following accesses:
but also

Violence Online Festival presentations:
* Version 1.0 : Online part of Violens Festival Tabor (Czech Republic) 17 -
31 August 2002
* Version 1.1 : Featured Project in September 2002 on A Virtual Memorial
* Version 2.0: Computer Space Festival 2002 Sofia (Bulgaria) (18-21 Oct
2002) and
Liberarti Festival /Liverpool Biennale 2002 (10 Oct - 01 Dec 2002)
*Award: Special Prize of Computer Space Festival Sofia (Bg)
*November 2002 feature/review on faf - Fine Art Forum
previous reviews on, Random, NOEMA, El Pais, etc.
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

Violence Online Festival
text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne - copyright


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JavaMuseum - New Show now online!

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

1. JavaArtist of the Year 2002
is Calin Man, media artist from Romania.

2. The new show on
JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
is online since 8 November 2002.
It will run until the end of "2nd of Java series" (Spring 2003).


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


AVM art news November 2002

A Virtual Memorial News 2002/11
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
the New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne -
is now updated in the new version of Flash (MX)
Please download the latest Flash 6.0 Player/plug-in
recommended hardware (minimum requirement)
Pentium III 800 Mhz or comparable MAC
soundcard, 56K modem - recommended DSL

*** The Month November is dedicated to the victims of genocide"***

Table of Contents:
*Features of the Month November 2002
**Artist of the Month: Raquel Partnoy
* Report
*News: and are happy
to present Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival
between 12 and 16 November
on "e-magic_cybermedia events" Thessaloniki.
Version 3.0 will be launched in 2nd week of November.

2.Net based art works originating from A Virtual Memorial
participate in November in
Cyborg 01 Festival (Valencia/Venezuela)

3. 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

Featured artist of the Month
the Argentine artist living in Washington (DC)
Raqual Partnoy - escaped from the "Argentine Holocaust"
and the collaborative net project "Family Portrait"

** report ->Award
Violence Online Festival
received in October the "Special Prize of the Organisation Committee"
on Computer Space Festival 2002 Sofia (BG)
***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
"The nightmare is going on"

Selected Memorial Days in November

*07 November 1917 Begin of October Revolution (Russia)
*09 November 1938 Night of Broken Glass (Germany)
*09 November 1989 Fall of Berlin Wall (Germany
*16 November 2002 International Day of Tolerance (UN)

*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.*

Subject of the Month : The nightmare is going on!

Camp1 - Artist of the Month :Raquel Partnoy
Camp2 - Project of the Month
Memorial for the Victims of <state>Terror
Camp3 - Elie Wiesel speeches
Camp4 - Night of Broken Glass
Camp5 - 54 Synagogues
Camp6 - Gulag - an instument of state terror
Camp7 - Genocide - a result of state terror
Camp8 - Degenerated Artist - Felix Nussbaum
Camp9 - Terezin
Camp10 - Mortabene
Camp11 - Lodz - Witnesses of Eternity

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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