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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"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
a) Call for entries

'Violence Online Festival'
in co-operation with 'A Virtual Memorial'
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
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

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

**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
www.newmediafest.org .
As soon as a new project version will be available
the old one will be replaced by the newer one.

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)

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

Violence Online Festival



A Virtual Memorial in September 2002

A Virtual Memorial News 2002/09 part I
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
the New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne -
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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***

Table of Contents:
*Features of the Month September 2002
** Featured project
Violence Online Festival
**Artist of the Month
theARTproject - reflect the terrorist attack
*Call for submissions
1.In September " A Virtual Memorial" is featured at the
Exhition "Terror" at DRCCC (Australia) -

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

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
the project had more than 6500 hits and more than 2300 visitors online.
*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
"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.*

The Month September Features are entirely dedicated to the victims of
"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

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.


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
or www.newmediafest.org

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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Second week of Violence Online Festival

Violence Online Festival

Second week of Violence Online Festival (17-31 August)on Violens Festival
Tabor (Czech Republic) 22-26 August.
A cooperation between NewMediaArtProjectNetwork and CESTA (host of Violens
Festival Tabor).

More than 150 artists from 30 countries
reflect the phenomenon of 'violence'.
The show is curated, created and organized by Agricola de Cologne.

The art works are embedded in the environment of a virtual media company:
"Violence Media Incorporated".

Take some time to surf through www.newmediafest.org/violence and start
reflecting yourself.

Violence Online Festival
installation is running until 31 August in Tabor (CZ).
In September the show will be featured on 'A Virtual Memorial'



Le Musee di-visioniste program August

Program August 2002

Le Musee di-visioniste

Currently the "Featured Artists" series
are running at the Main Building
the "Cinematheque" at MediaCentre
is showing the successful
"LMD MediaCentre Summer Festival"

1. the four editions of the 'Featured Artists' series
can be accessed via the mainpage www.le-musee-divisioniste.org

"Featured Artists"
One meaning of these features is
to show a variety of contemporary art working,
of different approaches to art, and of using
different actual media
within an online environment,
which changes with each new presentation.

*edition 01
STANZA (London based Steve Tanza) and his net based art projects

**edition 02
1. Wayne Quilliam, Australian aboriginal photographer/artist
2. Ricardo Mbarak, Paris based young Lebanese artist
3. Kevin Jones US media artist

***edition 03
1.Brice Bowman, San Francisco based media artist:
and his project: 'Nothing to declare'
2.Max Hattler and Martin Heaton, Berlin and London based media artists
who collaborated in different art projects: project: 'Pig'
3.Irena Pascali, young Macedonian video artist and her
project: 'On the way to, from Macedonia'
4.Jaka Zelesnikar, net artist from Slovenia and his net based project: 'Poem
for Echelon'

1.Shirin Kouladjie, Teheran born media artist and
her net based diary project "Photomontage".
2. Gregory Chatonsky, French meda artist and
his prize winning net project .io-n.net0
3. Mandy Morrison, New York based video and installation artist
and the visualisation of six selected installations
taken place between 1994 and 1999 in Chicago
4. Max Greenberg, New York based photographer and
his project "Catharsis"
a collage of photographic works from the series:
HIV, Candy, Homeless, and Cathedral.

Visit these fascinating features on Le Musee divisioniste

2. MediaCentre - Cinematheque

'LMD MediaCentre Summer Festival 2002'
is featuring 33 streaming media works by
Christina McPhee (USA), Seth Thompson (USA), Tony Mestrovic (Croatia),
Doron Golan (USA), Michael Brynntrup (Germany), Fernando Llanos (Mexico),
Melissa Ulto (USA), Agricola de Cologne (Germany)

The festival is running until the next program launch in October/November

Visit this exciting show on

Press - Le Musee divisioniste
Le Musee di-visioniste -
corporate member of
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental artistic platform in Internet.

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JavaMuseum program August 2002

JavaMuseum Program August 2002
JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(JAVA=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
JavaMuseum's actual program features currently following projects,
which can all be accessed via the start page menu:

1. Perspectives on New Media 2001
competition and show featuring

2. Solo show Jody Zellen, JavaArtist of 2001,
(US netartist)

3. Solo Show -mez- Mary-Anne Breeze - JavaArtist of 2001
(Australian netartist)

4. Visions up and down
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico/Canada),
Myron Turner (Canada), j.t.wine (SA), Maya Kalogera (Croatia),
the read team (Mexico), Calin Man (Romania)

5.Tiia Johannson Memorial (JavaArtist of 2001) and show,
including all net based art works of this talented artist
(Estonian netartist, who died on 11 June 2002)

6. Actual Positions of Italian NetArt
featuring netartists from Italy and their projects,
the show is continuously updated by new additions.

It is the mission of JavaMuseum to present variety,
the unusual bandwidth of different approaches
in artistic and technological concern,
and by doing this making "net based" art working
more popular.

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