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BIO

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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Violence Online Festival: Press


EL PAIS - Spanish Newspaper
online and printed edition

Violence Online Festival
in the article:

<VioLENS reflexiona en Internet sobre el concepto de violencia>

by R.Bosco/S.Caldana
direct access via

http://www.elpais.es/suple/ciberpais/articulo.html?d_date 020919&xref 02
0919elpcibenr_7&type=Tes&anchor=elpcibred
(take the entire address)

or
http://www.elpais.es/suple/ciberpais
En Red

DISCUSSION

Asolo Artfilm Festival


Agricola de Cologne:

selected net based works
in the competition of
Asolo Artfilm Festival Asolo (Italy)
www.artfilmfestival.it

25 - 29 September 2002

1.
Another allegory of art: Never wake up
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/art/never.html

2. Identity of Colour
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/volume3/identity.html

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Agricola de Cologne
www.agricola-de-cologne.de

DISCUSSION

Artists of the Week


A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
in collaboration with
Violence Online Festival - www.newmediafest.org
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During September
A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
is host of Violence Online Festival

These are the
Featured artists of 3nd week of September 2002:

Wittwulf Y Malik (Germany)

Restate (USA)

Deb King (USA)

VC36 class of University of Philippines Diliman/Manila (Philippines)

Medea Artist Group (Austria)

Kenji Siratori (Japan)

Caterina Davinio (Italy)

IIII IIII IIII.com (USA)

Gintas K (Lithuania)

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Call for entries

'Violence Online Festival'
www.newmediafest.org
in co-operation with 'A Virtual Memorial'
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
is looking for new artists!

Deadlines 2002
31 October
30 November
31 December

Encouraged by the success of
'Violence Online Festival',
initiated, developed and curated as an independant New Media art project
by Agricola de Cologne, media artist and curator,
on invitation and occasion of Violens Festival Tabor (CZ)(17-31 August
2002),
the project will be continued as an ongoing environment, in order
to be presented on virtual and physical exhibitions and festivals.

In September 2002, Violence Online Festival is featured project
on A Virtual Memorial, www.a-virtual-memorial.org
on occasion of the 1st return of the terrorist attack in USA 2001.

In addition to the base of about 150 artists of 30 countries
Violence Online Festival is looking from now on continuously for
artists reflecting the phenomenon "Violence" by using Old or New Media.

For the new event connected project versions of Violence Online Festival,
artists of all kinds of disciplines are cordially invited
to participate und submit either net based works
or physical art works to be submitted as digital files,
i.e. poems, texts, paintings, videos, documenation, photographs, etc

All kind of artistic approaches and views on the subject are welcome.

*Festival Statement:
'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? '

**The art works can be submitted
a) net based works as URL

b) any other kind of art work as
following digital file typs:

text:.txt, .doc, plain email text
image:.jpg,.gif, .png
sound: mp3
video/animation: .swf (Flash), .dcr (Shockwave), .mov (Quicktime), .avi
(Windows Video), .rm (Real Video)
(no more than 2MB for each submitted work)

**Please fill out this Entry Form, all items are mandatory:

Name of artist
Email
Nationality
URL

Short CV (to be published) not more than 250 words

Title of works
1.
2.
3

year of origin
used media of original work
submitted format of digital work

Authorization:
I agree that my submission in case my work is selected
can be included also in future versions of
Violence Online Festival .

signed...
name
email address

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**Please send the form together with the media files to
violence@a-virtual-memorial.org
***********************************************************

Only complete filled out submission will be accepted.
An art base will be installed, including all artist's works going seriously
down to the subject of "Violence",
which will form the basis for selecting art works
to be included either temporarily or for permanent in future versions of
Violence Online Festival.

The location of all future versions of "Violence Online Festival" will be
futher
www.newmediafest.org .
As soon as a new project version will be available
the old one will be replaced by the newer one.

****************************************
In September 2002
A Virtual Memorial - www.a-virtual-memorial.org is host of

Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org

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DISCUSSION

"Violence" - call for new entries


A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
in collaboration with
Violence Online Festival - www.newmediafest.org

a) Call for new entries
b) Featured artists of this week
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a) Call for entries

'Violence Online Festival'
www.newmediafest.org
in co-operation with 'A Virtual Memorial'
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
is looking for new artists!

Encouraged by the success of
'Violence Online Festival',
initiated, developed and curated as an independant New Media art project
by Agricola de Cologne, media artist and curator,
on invitation and occasion of Violens Festival Tabor (CZ)(17-31 August
2002),
the project will be continued as an ongoing environment, in order
to be presented on virtual and physical exhibitions and festivals.

In September 2002, Violence Online Festival is featured project
on A Virtual Memorial, www.a-virtual-memorial.org
on occasion of the 1st return of the terrorist attack in USA 2001.

In addition to the base of about 150 artists of 30 countries
Violence Online Festival is looking from now on continuously for
artists reflecting the phenomenon "Violence" by using Old or New Media.

For the new event connected project versions of Violence Online Festival,
artists of all kinds of disciplines are cordially invited
to participate und submit either net based works
or physical art works to be submitted as digital files,
i.e. poems, texts, paintings, videos, documenation, photographs, etc

All kind of artistic approaches and views on the subject are welcome.

*Festival Statement:
'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? '

**The art works can be submitted
a) net based works as URL

b) any other kind of art work as
following digital file typs:

text:.txt, .doc, plain email text
image:.jpg,.gif, .png
sound: mp3
video/animation: .swf (Flash), .dcr (Shockwave), .mov (Quicktime), .avi
(Windows Video), .rm (Real Video)
(no more than 2MB for each submitted work)

**Please fill out this Entry Form, all items are mandatory:

Name of artist
Email
Nationality
URL

Short CV (to be published) not more than 250 words

Title of works
1.
2.
3

year of origin
used media of original work
submitted format of digital work

**Please send the form together with the media files to
violence@a-virtual-memorial.org
***********************************************************

Only complete filled out submission will be accepted.
An art base will be installed, including all artist's works going seriously
down to the subject of "Violence",
which will form the basis for selecting art works
to be included either temporarily or for permanent in future versions of
Violence Online Festival.

The location of all future versions of "Violence Online Festival" will be
futher
www.newmediafest.org .
As soon as a new project version will be available
the old one will be replaced by the newer one.

b)
Violence Online Festival
Featured artists of 2nd week of September 2002:

Gabriel Otero (Colombia)

Ventsislav Zankov (Bulgaria)

Peter Jacobi (Germany/Romania)

Xavier Leton (France)

Steve Badley/Tim Nohe (USA)

Fatima Lasay (Philippines)

Coco Gordon (USA)

Shira Z. Carmel (Israel)

Jerzy Kolasinski (Canada)

Renee Kellner (Austria)

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In September 2002
A Virtual Memorial - www.a-virtual-memorial.org is host of

Violence Online Festival
www.newmediafest.org

Copyright

DISCUSSION

A Virtual Memorial in September 2002


A Virtual Memorial News 2002/09 part I
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www.a-virtual-memorial.org
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
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*** The Month September is entirely dedicated to the victims of terror,
on occasion of the 1st return of 9/11 terrorist attack in USA***
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Table of Contents:
*News
*Features of the Month September 2002
** Featured project
Violence Online Festival
**Artist of the Month
theARTproject - reflect the terrorist attack
*Report
*Call for submissions
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*News:
1.In September " A Virtual Memorial" is featured at the
Exhition "Terror" at DRCCC (Australia) -
http://www.drccc.org.au/drccc/drccc_index.htm

2.Net based art works originating from A Virtual Memorial
participate in September 2002 in
File - Electonic Language Festival Sao Paulo (Brazil) - www.file.br.org
Asolo Art Film Festival , Asolo (Italy) www.artfilmfestival.com

**
Featured artist of the Month
'theARTproject' - artists reflect the terrorist attack on 9/11 2001
**
Featured Project of the Month
In September A Virtual Memorial is host of
'Violence Online Festival' - the New Media project reflecting 'violence'
including more than 150 artists from 30 countries

**Report
Between 17 and 31 August 2002, Violence Online Festival
was presented at Violens Festival Tabor (CZ)
in cooperation between NewMediaArtProjectNetwork and CESTA Tabor (CZ).
This online project became very popular, as during 14 days installed at
Tabor
the project had more than 6500 hits and more than 2300 visitors online.
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*Call for submissions
The Memorial for the Victims of Terror (9/11)
is calling for new submissions for immediate inclusion,
i.e
images (jpg), sound work (.mp3), animations (.gif. .swf, dcr)
movies (.mov, .rm) and URLs.
All appropriate entries will be included.
Send your submission via email to
terrormemorial@a-virtual-memorial.org

Access via start page of www.a-virtual-memorial.org
or http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/memorials/terror/entrance.htm
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***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
"Attack - commemorating the victims of terror"

Selected Memorial Days in September

*01 September 1939 Hitler's invasion in Poland, begin of World War II
*11 September 2001 Terrorist Attack in USA
*11 September 2002 International Day of Peace
*16 September 2002 Jom Kippur
*21 September 1949 Foundation of Federal Republic of Germany

*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.*
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Features:

The Month September Features are entirely dedicated to the victims of
terror.
"Terror and violence determine the course of history.
History is a history of the culprits, not the victims.
Not even sympathy is left to the victims."
(quoting 9/11 - The Double Method)

Terror, violence and torture are nothing exceptional, but practiced
each day at any place in the world, the world may remember
certain events or personalities representing terror, violence or torture
but the countless victims are lost and forgotten, even those of the current
day.

The 1st return of the terrorist attack on 9/11 2001 in USA
is certainly a good occasion to take time and recognize
how many victims of terror, violence and torture die each day
even close to each of us, maybe even next door,
and how many survive in despair and hopelessness.

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Subject of the Month : Attack - Commemorating the victims of terror

Featured Artist 'theARTproject' (Nina Meledandri, USA)
artist reflect the terrorist attack of 9/11 2001

Skyscraper 1 "theARTproject" featured artist
Skyscraper 2 "Violence Online Festival" - featured project
Skyscraper 3 Memorial for the victims of terror
Skyscraper 4 9/11 terror
Skyscraper 5 State terror
Skyscraper 6 Terrorism and its roots
Skyscraper 7 Fundamentalism
Skyscraper 8 Victims of terror
Skyscraper 9 9/11 - The Double Method

** Featured project
Violence Online Festival
see press release attached as Newsletter/part II

Visit this extraordinary online exhibition on
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
or www.newmediafest.org

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Until the next time
all the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
info@a-virtual-memorial.org
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
A short description as PDF file for free download from
http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/downloads/pdf/pdf.htm

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