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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Cinematheque - call for submissions

Deadline 30 November!

Cinematheque at MediaCentre /le Musee di-visioniste

is looking for artists' videos
in the streaming formats
Quicktime, Real Video, Flash, Shockwave, Windows Media
to be presented in the next online show.
Slowly the currently running Summer Festival is coming to an end.

Artists are invited to submit works of any subject and genre. No commercial
works are accepted. The running time may not exceed 10 min.

The works can be submitted either as media file (not larger than 5MB) or URL
(file size not limited).

A selection of the best submitted videos will be included in the show.

Deadline 30 November 2002.

Please use this entry form for submitting:

*short bio (not longer than 250 words)

*type of video
*URL or type of submitted media file
*short description (not more than 250 words)

Please send your submission exclusively via email to

Cinematheque at
MediaCentre - le Musee di-visioniste
General Info:

Visit also the currently running show on
Le Musee di-visioniste,
Focus:x? - {self}_representation


JavaMuseum - Press Release

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

announces the launch of the new show
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
for the beginning of November.
The exact date will be notified in time.

JavaMuseum is proud to announce
the winner of the 2002 competition on JavaMuseum:

the "JavaArtist of the Year Award"
is given this year to one single artist
for the excellence of his art working:

CALIN MAN, media artist from Romania.

"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
is the title of the program series 2002: 2nd of Java Series,
a program of different net based art related events,
and it was the title of the 2002 competition on JavaMuseum.

The Show of
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
will incorporate following three features:

1. Solo presentation of the "JavaArtist of the Year 2002"

2. Presentation of the finalists of the competition
"Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
including the works of 25 artists

3. Presentation of work series, entitled "Mandala",
created by students of the University of the Philippines Manila,
in the framework of "Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics"
but out of the competition concurrence.

In this exciting show, WEST will meet EAST,
and therefore the spiritual element
will play an essential role.

The show will be curated and created by
Agricola de Cologne, director and curator of JavaMuseum.

The winners of the
"JavaArtist of the Year Award"
were in 2001:

the late Tiia Johannson (net artist from Estonia, died on 11 June 2002)
Jody Zellen (USA)
MEZ - Mary Anne Breeze (Australia)

Another project in the framework of "2nd of Java Series"
is the currently running show
"Actual Positions of Italian NetArt"

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

Thanks to
Fatima Lasay,
Digital Media Philippines



Version 2.0 of Violence - is online now!

Violence Online Festival
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork Festivals
A Virtual Memorial

new artists
all participants
technical requirements

Version 2.0 of Violence Online Festival
online since 07 October will be presented
in October 2002 on

Computer Space Festival 2002 Sofia (Bulgaria)
(18-21 Oct 2002)
Liberarti Festival - Liverpool Biennale 2002
(10 Oct - 01 Dec 2002)


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 2.0 of Violence Online Festival includes following
new artists who replace some others
from the previous versions 1.0,1.1:
Jody Zellen, G.H Hovagimyan, Chiara Passa, Lucia Leuci
Katrinka Moore, Tjader-Knight Inc., Franck de las Mercedes,
Lucky Pierre, Nikki Johnson, Johanna Thompson,
Shay Kun, Andrew Francois, Bruce Petty, Mason Petrie
Marcello Mercado

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 2.0 of Violence Online Festival

Germany: Agricola de Cologne, Roland Schappert, Knut Eckstein,
Jurgen Bysard Adams, Ilse Hilpert, Sabine Scholz, Wittwulf Y Malik,
Argentina: Rachel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy, Ruth Irupe Sanabria,
Gabriel Otero, Anahi Caceres, Jose Cuckier, Irene Coremberg
Colombia: Andres Yepes, Eduardo Angel, Claudia Tribin,
Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte Austria: Klaus Schrefler, Medea, Renee Kellner
Italy: ego, Casaluce/Geiger, Caterina Davinio, Antonio Sassu,
Marcello Mercado, Chiara Passa, Lucia Leuci
Australia: Francesca da Rimini, Michael Grimm, Andrew Francois, Bruce Petty,
Mason Petrie
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
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
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
Estonia: Dagmar Kase Lithuania: gintas K Serbia: Marko Stamenkovic
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

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


A Virtual Memorial in October

A Virtual Memorial News 2002/10
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 October is focussed on the subject "EXILE"***

Table of Contents:
*Features of the Month October 2002
**Artist of the Month: Yuri Marder
* Report
1.From October 2002 on A Virtual Memorial
will be organizing partner of Violence Online Festival
On occasion of Liberarti Festival - Liverpool Biennale 2002
(10 October - 01 December 2001)
Version 2.0 of Violence Online Festival
will be launched on 7 October
including several new artists and their works.

2.Net based art works originating from A Virtual Memorial
participate in October 2002 in

*Reload - Open NetArt at Istanbul Museum
*Liberarti Festival - Liverpool Biennale (UK)
*5th International Meeting of Experimental Poetry Buenos Aires (Ar)
*X Canarias Media Festival

Featured artist of the Month
New York based Yuri Marder and his "EXILE Project

** report
During September, Violence Online Festival
was featured project on "A Virtual Memorial".
The project had again more than 6000 hits and about
2400 visitors online.
***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
"Forced to EXILE""

Selected Memorial Days in October

*02 October 1896 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday
*03 October 1990 Reunification Day Germany
*08 October 1912 Begin of 1st Balkan War
*24 October 2002 United Nation 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.*

Subject of the Month : Forced to EXILE

Road 1 Yuri Marder: Exile Project - featured artist
Road 2 Poet in Exile
Road 3 EXILE by William Brenner
Road 4 The exile system of Gulag
Road 5 Deportation - forced to exile
Road 6 Expulsion - forced to exile
Road 7 Goverment in Exile
Road 8 Italian Silence

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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