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.


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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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.

The site is optimized for
VGA 1024x768
Pentium III 800 Mhz or comparable MAC
browsers: MS IE 5.5 + NN 6.0+
Plug-ins: Flash 6, Quicktime, Real Media
Internet connection: ISDN 64K modem
recommended DSL or cable modem.


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)



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

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

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text, conception, programming, visalization
curator, organizer = Agricola de Cologne - copyright


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