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.


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PRESS RELEASE - Violence Online Festival

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork Festivals www.newmediafest.org
Violence Online Festival www.newmediafest.org/violence
VioLENS Festival Tabor (CZ) www.cesta.cz

featured artists
all participants
technical requirements

Violence Online Festival
opened on 17 August 2002 as part of VioLENS Festival Tabor (CZ)
on www.newmediafest.org/violence

Violence Online Festival is a New Media art project
realized with cooperation between
NewMediaArtprojectNetwork and CESTA, an international arts
organization in Tabor and host to the VioLENS festival
(August 22-26, 2002). The Violence Online Festival is
curated, organized and created in Flash by
Agricola de Cologne, curator and media artist operating
from Cologne/Germany. Both festivals complement each
other: VioLENS in Tabor, a festival focused interdisciplinary
and international artistic collaborations,
and Violence Online, a festival focused
on digital and New Media art. Both have in
common the goal to reflect the phenomenon known as

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: CESTA 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 within the
framework of the "VioLENS Festival", an International Festival of
Interdisciplinary Artistic Collaborations organized by
CESTA in Tabor (Czech Republic) 22-26 August 2002.
For the Violence Online Festival, over 150 artists from
more than 30 countries present their work and form 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.

As an independant event, Violence Online Festival will be included in
September 2002 in the virtual environment of "A Virtual Memorial"
www.a-virtual-memorial.org as "Featured project" and will remain afterwards
there for permanent.

Following artists and their works are featured by the curator's choice:
Eduardo Angel, Claudia Tribin, Klaus Schrefler, Raquel Partnoy, Cindy
Gabriela Flores, Jeph Guerecka, Humberto Ramirez, Mike Salmond, Annemarie
Schleiner-Joan Leandre-Brody Condon, Yevgeniy Fiks, Roland Schappert.

Names of all participating artists:
Germany: Roland Schappert, Knut Eckstein, Jurgen Bysard Adams, Ilse Hilpert,
Sabine Scholz, Wittwulf Y Malik,
Cornelia Heier, Agricola de Cologne
Argentina: Rachel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy, Ruth Irupe Sanabria, Gabriel
Otero, Anahi Caceres, Jose Cuckier, Irene Coremberg
Colombia: Andres Yepes, Eduardo Angel, Claudia Tribin, Alejandro
Austria: Klaus Schrefler, Alexandra Reill, Medea, Renee Kellner
Italy: ego, Casaluce/Geiger, Caterina Davinio, Antonio Sassu
Ireland: Feargal O Malley
Australia: Francesca da Rimini, Michael Grimm
Bulgaria: Ventsislav Zankov Japan: Kenji Siratori
Russia: Sergej Jakovlev Croatia: Tony Mestrovic, Maya Kalogera
Canada: Jerzy Kolasinski, Eva Lewarne, Jeremy Owen Turner, Babel, Jo Cook,
David Cheung, David Fujino
Romania/Germany: Peter Jacobi
Mexico: Fran Ilich, Cindy Gabriela Flores
Israel: Igor Ulanowsky, Shira z. Carmel
Turkey: Bulent Bas, Genco Gulan
France: name diffusion, Nicolas Clauss, Ji Bet, Xavier Leton
Netherlands: Paul P. Ritt
USA: Doron Golan, Gerald Schwartz, Seth Lew, Eric Parnes, Nancy Jane Moore,
Joy Garnett, Yevgeniy Fiks, Juliet Martin, Restate, Moya Devine, Sharon
Harper, Coco Gordon, Jeremy Newman, Brody Condon, Rika Ohara, Mike Salmond,
Steve Bradley/Timothy Nohe, Natascha Engelmann, Alison Cole, Craig Macneill,
Eric Wennermark, Brian Judy, Humberto Ramirez, Deb King, Robert Dohrmann,
IIII IIII IIII.com, Judson Wright, John Dooley, Jeff Gurecka, Lena Zar,
Annemarie Schleiner, Anne Bray and Molly Cleator, John Kannenberg
UK: Jess Loseby
Portugal: Susana Mendes Silva
Estonia: Dagmar Kase
Lithuania: gintas K
Brazil: Giacomo Picca
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 Lampayan, 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
Serbia: Marko Stamenkovic
Finland: Janne Vanhanen
Belgium: Tamara Lai
Puerto Rico: Richard Monge
Spain: Joan Leandre

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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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Call for submissions

*Call for submissions

The ongoing Memorial for the Victims of Terror,
initiated immediately after the terror attack of 9/11/2001
on www.a-virtual-memorial.org
(Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity)
is calling for new artists' submissions for immediate inclusion,
i.e URLs or
images (.jpg, gif), movies (.swf, .dcr - not larger than 1Mb)
or texts (email or .txt).

The September edition of www.a-virtual-memorial.org
is entirely dedicated to the victims of terror
(all victims of any terror).

All appropriate entries will be included.
Send your submission via email to

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


AVM News August 2002

A Virtual Memorial News 2002/08
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, 64K modem - recommended DSL
Table of Contents:
**Violence Online Festival/Violens Festival Tabor
*Features of the Month August 2002
** Featured projects
1. "Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves
2. Fields of Identity: Graffiti
**Artist of the Month Dagmar Kase (Estonia)
*Call for submissions
1.In August "A Virtual Memorial will be featured on Tekno Kultura

2.Violence Online Festival/Violens Festival Tabor 15-26 August 2002
"A Virtual Memorial forms the basis of the Onlne Festival which will be
organized in cooperation between NewMediaArtProjectNetwork and Violens
Festival in Tabor (Czech Republic)
More than 150 included artists and their digital works form the
collaborative work of the Online Festival.
It will go online in the 2nd week of August 2002.
or www.newmediafest.org/violence/index.html
The exact date will be announced in time.

3. A Virtual Memorial will be featured in the exhibition "Terror" organized
at DRCCC in Australia in September 2002, Violence Online festival will be
included as well.

4. Several works originating from "A Virtual Memorial" will participate in
August in File - Electronic Language festival Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Museum of the Essential and Beyond That - http://www.arteonline.arq.br
and participated in July in
"Cinemania(c) exhibition/49th Pula Film Festival (Croatia)

*Call for submissions
The Memorial for the Victims of Terror (9/11)
is calling for new submissions for immediate inclusion,
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

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

The Subject of the Month
"Solitude - inspiration or despair?

Selected Memorial Days in August

*01 August 1975 Helsinki: CSCE Treaty
*06 August 1945 Atomic Bomb over Hiroshima
*09 August 2002 World Day of Indigenous People
*13 August 1964 Erection of Berlin Wall

*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.*

The Month August is dedicated to the late Ignatz Bubis,
President of Central Jewish Council of Germany,
who died on 13 August 1999.

It was him, who encourage me to develop my physical
Memorial multi-media art project
"A living Memorial" and its 43 installations
at 43 places in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany (1995-1998)
by taking Patronage over this project.
As its basis, the virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org
would have never come alive without this previous encouragement.
Therefore again and again: Thanks Ignatz Bubis !!

Subject of the Month : Solitude- inspiration or despair?

Featured Artists Dagmar Kase (media artist from Estonia)
and her net based project "Absolute Loneliness"

Emotion 1 "Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
Emotion 2 "Graffiti-Fields of Identity"
Emotion 3 The artist and his studio
Emotion 4 My loneliness and the bomb
Emotion 5 Solitude behind the curtain
Emotion 6 Seconds Forever
Emotion 7 Sexual Abuse
Emotion 8 urban.early sunday morning_raw

** Featured project 1
"Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
organized by A Virtual Memorial and le Musee di-visioniste
curated by Agricola 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.
153 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

Visit this extraordinary online exhibition on
or www.nmartproject.net/cur/mirror/index.html

In coming September, Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
will take the show in the framework of different featured shows.

** Featured project 2
"Fields of Identity: Graffiti"
curated by Agricola de Cologne

This project has been published in a previous version one year ago.
It has been revised and reconstructed in the version 02.
Some additions has been made, to mention
Aine Scannell, photographer from Ireland.

Visit the Memorial

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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JavaMuseum News July 2002

JavaMuseum News
JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(JAVA=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
Table of contents.
"2nd od Java Series"

1. Tiia Johannson Memorial exhibition
2. Feature: Italian NetArt
3. Competition : Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics


1. Tiia Johannson Memorial
As many of you probably know,
Tiia Johannson from Estonia
died on 11 June 2002 in Tallinn/Estonia
only 36 years old.

Meanwhile, JavaMuseum converted the solo show
of the "JavaArtist of 2001"
which was organized in autumn 2001
to the Memorial for Tiia Johannson
in order to keep vivid the memory of the
very talented netartist.

All of you, who knew Tiia personally
or also "only" virtually
are invited to send some words of condolence or
a comment to her person or work
via email to
All appropriate mails will be published
as part of the Memorial.

It can be accessed via the startpage of www.javamuseum.org
or also directly via www.javamuseum.org/tiia_johannson/memorial.html


**2. Feature: Italian NetArt
Deadline was 31 May 2002.
Since 15 July 2002, this new show is online
including meanwhile 24 artists and their projects.

The "Feature" represents no final result, but an ongoing project.
There is a submission page for new artists who are not yet included.

There are already some reviews on:
**Neural coverstory of 16 July www.neural.it
and http://www.neural.it/nnews/positionitaliannetart.htm
**Random http://random.exibart.com
**Boiler Magazine www.biolermag.it

The show can be accessed via the start page of www.javamuseum.org
or also directly via


"Fundamental Patterns- Peripheral Basics"
Deadline was 15 July 2002.
76 artists submitted 183 works.

The selection procedure will include this year no pre-selections,
but the artists to be participating in the show
will be selected during 5 weeks July/August in
a process by an independant continously changing jury
according the principle "join and leave"
and notified in the first week of September.

The result will go online as the show
"Fundamental Patterns- Peripheral Basics"
in the 1st week of October 2002.
It promises to be an exciting event again.
Simultaneously, the artist(s) receiving the
"JavaArtist(s) of the Year Award" will be notified.

Have a nice and sunny summertime.
Best regards,

The team of JavaMuseum

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