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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"Le Musee di-visioniste"
is happy to launch
the first cross-platform online exhibition
of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
in cooperation with "A Virtual Memorial

"Focus:x? - {self}_presentation"

curated and created by Agricola de Cologne.
The exhibition is open since
Wednesday, 25 September 2002 and will
run until the end of the year 2002.

Focus: x? ...........

is a new type of future curatorial project planning of
It is planned to organize several times a year
cross-platform projects focussed on a special subject/theme,
including the different sites of
the corporate members of the network as an exhibitions space.

The first project of this series, entitled
"Focus: x? - {self}_presentation"
combines "Edition 05" of the
"Featured Artists" series on "Le Musee di-visioniste"
and the featured project
"Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves" (see below)
organized earlier this year by "A Virtual Memorial"

"Focus: X?... can be accessed via the startpage of


"Edition 05/Featured Artists" features following three female artists:

1. Coco Gordon - the New York based cross-media artist

2. Melissa Ulto - the New York based video artist

3. Valeri Rose - the young Tampa/Florida based artist


1. The most comprehensive feature represents
"Coco Gordon's {self}_presentation".
In her exciting life Coco Gordon,
New York based, but of Italian origin,
used self-presenting
as an artistic language manifested in performances,
installations or photo sessions.
One could count her to the Fluxus movement,
the variety of her art working surprises the viewer
always with the non-expected.
The "feature" showing a selection of more than
100 works originating from the years 1958 until 2002,
is an ongoing project, which will be updated
and extended from time to time in future.

2. Melissa Ulto, New York based as well,
chose video as her favorite artistic medium
for starting presenting herself.
Her 13 minutes-video "UnMade Movie"
represents an online video exhibit
as an exploration of subculture sexuality,
as depicted by b-movies
and pulp fiction,
mixed with cyber culture.

3. Valeri Rose, an emerging artist from Tampa/Florida/USA
took another way of self-presenting:
her personal artist's homepage.
The combination of half non-commercial
and half commercial offers a variform
view on the artistic intensions and background
including also some ironic aspects.


"Mirror at the Bottom -
Artists portraiting themselves"

curated by Agricola de de Cologne.

"Artists' self-portraits belong to the most fascinating artistic formats
since here the viewer gets a lot of more information about an artist than
through his working in other type of formats.
The view through the mirror at the bottom offers a critical reflection
either connected to an ideal image or its contrary.
154 artists submitted about 300 works. Each artist represents in his
individuality a different unique approach to self-reflection and to art as
This online show encompasses a wide range of media and individual styles.
It represents a composition from virtual, net based "new media" to
traditional, physical
"old media" (but digitalized) artworks, and, in this way, an art work of


These are the 154 participating artists from 37 countries:

Albrecht, Dorothee
Armstrong, Steve
Aubrymore, Yves
Agricola de Cologne
Bacelli, Vittorio
Barros, Rita
Bas, Bulent
Bechrakis, Evgenia
Beltran, J.D.
Bensko, Tantra
Bitterman und Duka
Boone, John
Boyer, Dan
Caceres, Anahi
Cahen, Xavier
Campanella, Petra
Ceolin, Maurizio
Christion, Enrico
Cianci, Lisa
Clara, Gerry
Clauss, Nicolas
Comanescu, Nicolae
Consalvez, Tina
Cook, Jo Cook
Coremberg, Irene
Cordova, Paula
Della Beffa, Carla
Delgado, Fernando G.
Doman, Eileen
Dohrmann, Robert
Drouhin, Reynald
el Safti, Moataz
Eyman, Andrew
Fiks Yevgeniy
Gaba, Letitia
Gaida, Judith
Garwood, Deborah
Giannis, Greg
Gintas K.
Golumbia, David
Gordon, Coco
Gould, Melissa
Grancher, Valerie
Gray, Don
Greenberg, Max
Guedea, Alberto
Hackemann, Rebecca
Hai Dai
Hankwitz, Molly
Heier, Cornelia
Hilpert, Ilse
Holtzer, Oliver
Holz, Joachim
Hyvarinen, Aimo
Ittersum, Barbara v.
Jankovic, Milos
Johannson, Tiia
Johnson, Jeheshua
Jones, Barry R.
Joseph, Rene
Jameson-Pelizzari, H.
Judy, Brian
Karkowski, Michael v.
Karlowitz, Bernhard
Kase, Dagmar
Kelomees, Raivo
Kerf, Franziska
Kirillov, Oleg
Kjok, Solveig
Klimek, Gabriele
Konart, Tomasz
Kouladjie, Shirin
Kuslansky, Karen
Kustre, Ante
Lai, Tamara
Lewarne, Eva
Lee, Bovey
Loseby, Jess
Lubrich, Richard
Lynch, Mary
Manghi, Jorge
Margolles, Jorge
Mehrotra, Jaideep
Menenses, Ned
Mikhailov, Andrej
Montant, Laurent
Montini, Robert
Murphy, John
Musri, Mirella
Neufeld, Brigitte
Newman, Kathleen
Nicolic, Misa
Norris, Sam
Olejarz, Harold
Olivero, Domenico
Oliveto, James
O'Malley, Feargal
Panayotova, Elena
Papp, Gabor
Parado, Frim
Pernecka, Sara
Perro, Florentine
Pico, Ima
Pieke, Linda
Pilipovic, Nicola
Pope, Ivan
Portrait of the Artist
Rabinowitz, Arlene
Radovic, Natasa
Reill, Alexandra
Ricciardi, Angelo
Rizea, Luiza
Roca, Anton
Rollin, Timothee
Sachse, Martin
Salcher, Beatrix
Sandkuehler, Abhika
Santune, Frederique
Sassu, Antonio
Segal, Ken
Smylie, Barry
Soika, Karin Ulrike
Spielman, Gavin
Stuart, Fred
Tchebunin, Oleg
Thomas, Geoffrey
Tudor, Floe
Tulipana, Paul
Turner, Jeremy Owen
Ulanowsky, Igor
Ulbrich, Thomas
Ulto, Melissa
Ungerer, Helen
Urban, Alexander
Urzyn, Anna
Vatamanu, Mona
Vauda, Marija
Veszely, Beate
Viale, Susanna
Vieira, Jose
Vornmoor, Kerstin M.
Wengel, Roswitha
Yepes, Andres
Zalaznik, Janez
Zanni, Carlo
Zint, Annekatrin

Le Musee di-visioniste
is an online museum based on a philosophical idea,
currently partially under reconstruction.

A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the Forgetting and for
is an ongoing, award winning New Media art project since 01.01.2000
created, edited and curated by Agricola de Cologne.

Both online environments are corporative members of
the experimental online platform for art in Internet.

Agricola de Cologne, multi-disciplinary media artist from Germany
is the creator, founder, editor, producer of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
and its seven corporate sites.


PRESS NewMediaArtProjectNetwork

Minimum technical requirements:
1024x768 VGA resolution, soundCard
Pentium III 800 Mhz or comparable MAC
Flash 6, MS Internet Explorer 5.0+ or
Netscape 6.0+
minimum 56K or 64K ISDN modem,
recommended DSL highspeed modem



Appel a participation
Call for submissions
English below
Version francaise

JavaMuseum -
Forum sur les Technologies de l'Internet
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

2002 - "Second volet de Java Series"

Apres le succes de la premiere rubrique intitulee "Situation actuelle du
NetArt italien"
en ligne depuis le 15 juillet 2002, JavaMuseum prepare une nouvelle rubrique
pour le mois de decembre 2002 entierement consacree au NetArt francais.

La France, qui a joue un role important dans le developpement de l'art
contemporain, a perdu sa dimension de leader, en particulier dans le nouvel
environnement virtuel de l'Internet ou la langue francaise disparait au
profit de l'anglais qui represente la langue la plus communement utilisee
dans les nouvelles technologies.

En ce sens, la France fait aujourd'hui plus figure d'une ile isolee dans un
vaste ocean que partie integree de la communaute globale.

La plus grande partie du public ne comprenant pas le francais, les artistes
qui utilisent exclusivement cette langue pour leurs travaux en ligne, sont
en un sens exclus d'une plus large audience.

Cette situation est plus que dommageable, puisqu'elle empeche la plupart des
artistes francophones de talent d'etre visible par le public mondial de

La nouvelle rubrique sur JavaMuseum souhaite contribuer a changer cette
situation en attirant l'attention du public sur cette scene du NetArt
francais generalement meconnue, meme si quelques rares net.artistes francais
ont su se forger une reputation internationale.

Appel a participation
Date limite d'inscription : 31 Octobre 2002

Appel aux artistes d'origine francaise ou residents en France
pour la rubrique en ligne "Situation actuelle du NetArt francais"

La vocation de ce projet est d'initier un regroupement complet des
net-artistes francais et des projets en ligne.

Chacun pourra soumettre jusqu'a trois travaux.

Toutes les propositions seront prises en compte.
Il n'y a aucune restriction quant aux technologies utilisees, sujets ou
Les artistes francophones de Belgique sont plus que les bienvenus.

Date limite d'inscription : 31 Octobre 2002
La "rubrique" sera en ligne en decembre 2002
et ce jusqu'a la fin du second volet de Java Series
sur, soit jusqu'au printemps 2003.

Apres quoi elle restera consultable en ligne de facon permanente comme une
source d'information sur le NetArt.
Les mises a jour et les ajouts resteront toujours les bienvenus dans un
souci d'actualite.
Pour soumettre une oeuvre, veuillez utiliser le formulaire d'inscription.

Pour plus d'information visitez la rubrique sur le NetArt italien sur ou directement sur

Veuillez utiliser le formulaire suivant :

Nom, Prenom
Titre de l'ouvre
Annee d'origine
Technologie utilisee

Note d'intention (300 mots maximum, eventuellement en piece jointe au format
.txt ou .doc)
Biographie de l'artiste / CV (300 mots maximum, eventuellement en piece
jointe au format .txt ou .doc)

1 image fixe pour chaque ouvre soumise (800x600 pixels maximum - .jpg ou
Copiez collez ce formulaire et envoyez-le avec les pieces jointes non
compressees a

Call for submissions
English version

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

2002 - "2nd of Java Series"

After the successful start with the first
feature entitled "Actual Positions of Italian NetArt"
online since 15 July 2002,
JavaMuseum is planning another "Feature"
to go online in the Christmas month December 2002
which is focussed exclusively on French NetArt.

France, once an important motor in the development of
contemporary art, has lost a leading role,
particularly also in the new virtual environment of Internet
since French as a language is reduced to mere local relevance:
English represents the common language in all computer aided work.
In this way, France seem to be rather separated on a small island in a wide
than integrated as a part of the global community.
Artists using French exclusively as a language for their net based art
are, in fact, excluded from the public perception.

This is certainly more than a pity, since the current situation hides
most of the talented French speaking artists from the global public of the

The Feature on JavaMuseum would like to help to change the situation
by focussing on this widely unknown Netart scene, even if some few
French net.artists are internationally well known.
One essential problem, however, will remain,
that the majority of public will not
unterstand French language.

Call for Entries
Deadline 31 October 2002

Call for Artists originating from France or
with residency in France
for the Online-Feature
"Actual positions of French NetArt"

The project is intending to initiate a comprehensive collection of
French net.artists and net.projects.

Up to three works (URLs) may be submitted
All submissions will be included.
There is no restriction concerning used technology, subject or content.
Welcome are also contributions of French speaking artists from Belgium.

Deadline: 31 October 2002
The "Feature" will go online
in December 2002 and will run until
the end of 2nd of Java series
on, i.e. Spring 2003.

Afterwards it will remain for permanent online as an art resource. Updates
and later additions will be always welcome in order to stay most actual.
For submitting an art work please use the submission form.

For information visit the currently running "Feature of Italian NetArt"
on or directly

Please use for submitting following form:

Name, Firstname
Title of work
URL of work
Year of Origin
Used technology

Artistic statement (max 300 words, may be also attached as .txt or .doc
Artist's biography/CV (max 300 words, may be also attached as .txt or .doc

1 still image for each submitted work (max 800x600 pixels - .jpg or gif)
Cut and paste this form and send it together with the non-compressed
attachements to

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


Violence - artists of the week

A Virtual Memorial
in collaboration with
Violence Online Festival -
Artists of the week
Call for entries

During September
A Virtual Memorial
is host of Violence Online Festival

These are the
Featured artists of 4th week of September 2002:

Anahi Caceres (Argentina)

John Kannenberg (USA)

Maya Kalogera (Croatia)

SFA192 CLASS of University of Philippines Diliman/Manila (Philippines)

Joy Garnett (USA)

Judson Wright (USA)

Andres Yepes (Colombia)

Jeremy Owen Turner (Canada)

Steve Bradley/Timothy Nohe (USA)

Call for entries

'Violence Online Festival'
in co-operation with 'A Virtual Memorial'
is looking for new artists!

Deadlines 2002
27 September
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
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,
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

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

Title of works

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

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

email address

**Please send the form together with the media files to

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 .
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 - is host of

Violence Online Festival



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 020919&xref 02
(take the entire address)

En Red


Asolo Artfilm Festival

Agricola de Cologne:

selected net based works
in the competition of
Asolo Artfilm Festival Asolo (Italy)

25 - 29 September 2002

Another allegory of art: Never wake up

2. Identity of Colour

Agricola de Cologne