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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LMD launches Cinematheque

22 July 2002

Le musee di-visioniste
is happy to launch a new complex of online departments:
The MediaCentre,
which will consits of the Cinematheque, The Theatre,
The ConferenceCentre and the ConcertHall:

It ist the Cinematheque which opens its doors first, now!

The Cinematheque will feature online streaming video
in changing programs 3-4 times a year of artists who work
in popular streaming video formats as Flash Video, Quicktime Video,
Real Video and others.

The opening program represents also already a highlight:
**LMD MediaCentre Summer Festival 2002**

It includes 33 works of these 8 artists
Doron Golan (USA), Michael Bryntrupp (Germany), Christina McPhee (USA),
Tony Mestrovic (Croatia) Melissa Ulto (USA), Fernando Llanos (Mexico),
Seth Thompson (USA), Agricola de Cologne (Germany).

Each artist represents another kind of personality,
another kind of approach to the streaming medium,
artistically and technologically.
The program displayes a variety of subjects and representations
from video poem to experimental works.

This online exhibition is designed, created and curated by
Agricola de Cologne, director of Le Musee di-visioniste,
which is currently also running the "Featured Artists Series".

Le Musee di-visioniste -
the online museum based on philosophical idea
Cinematheque - Mediacentre

Le Musee di-visioniste is a corporate member of


Cinematheque is designed and optimized for
DSL Internet connection
fast computer Pentium III 800 Mhz or better
or comparable MAC
VGA resolution 1024x768
following actual Player/Plug-ins are required
Flash6, Quicktime, Real


Press JavaMuseum

Actual Positions of Italian NetArt on

Today on the home/cover:


Feature on JavaMuseum: Italian NetArt

Press Release

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

is happy to launch the first feature
within the 2nd of Java series 2002, entitled:

"Actual Positions of Italian NetArt"

The title already says, that in Italy exists a "scene" of artists working
with and in the new environment: Internet, and further that this growing
scene is more than worth to be spotlighted.

"Italy represents the craddle of European culture and art. During the
centuries, continously came exciting impulses from there which gave the
development of art new directions. People might ask themselves, how it would
be in these technologically dominated times with New Media, where currently
a special education is obviously only is in the beginning and no
institution is currently focussed on these new formes of contemporary art
Regarding this situation, it may surprise, that it is Italy where some of
the most active and influencing online publications on New Media and art
come from, to mention only these: Neural, Noema or Random.
And reagarding these conditions, it may not surprise on the other and, that
especially from Italy come some very
active netartists, even if some of them are continously under way between
Italy and USA, especially New York.
This feature would like to spotlight 20 of them. It is an exciting mixture
between allready well known and upcoming, emerging artists. Each of them
represents a fascinating new aspect in appoarching this new art form:

Each artist is represented with a selection of exemplary net based art

These are the featured artists:

Caterina Davinio, Carla Della Beffa, Mauro Ceolin, Bugs, ego,
Isabella Bordoni, Domiziana Giordano, dlsan, Sergio Maltagliati,
Speranza Casillo, Domenico Olivero, Coniglioviola, Giocomo Verde,
Luigia Cardarelli, Avatar project, 80/81, Francesca di Gregorio
Gruppo A12, Carlo Zanni, 0100101110101101.ORG

The online exhibition is designed, created and curated by
Agricola de Cologne, curator and director of JavaMuseum.

The durance of the show is not limited,
but the "Feature" will remain online for permanent.
Further more, the show is open for any new upcoming
net based working artist from Italy.
In so far it is an ongoing project to be updated from time to time.

Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
JavaMuseum is corporate member of


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JavaMuseum : Final call for entries

Final call for entries: deadline 15 July 2002
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

extended deadline 15 July 2002
1. Call for Artists for
'2nd of Java - Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics'

What are the fundamental patterns of contemporary living and art,
what kind of peripheral basics are defining them?
What are the fundamental patterns of the virtual
environment of Internet? Mere simulation?
Or rather something profoundly new?
In which way changed patterns and the peripheral
basics from physical to virtual level?
How do they influence sensual and intellectual perception ?
Since there is much space for any interpretation,
the categories set up for this competitions are intentional
vague and flexible, any possible approach is welcome!

The categories are:
works in which the image component is dominating
works in which the script component is dominating
works in which the sound component is dominating.

The submission form and more details can be accessed via startpage of


or simply fill out this following form:

Name, Firstname
Title of work
URL of work
Year of Origin
Used technology
Description of work (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 the the non-compressed

extended deadline 15 July 2002 -
the finalists and the winners of the 'JavaArtist of the Year Award'
will be notified by 1 September 2002.

Opening of the Online Show and publication
of the 2002 Award winners: 1st week of October 2002

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


Tiia Johannson Memorial now online!

In Memoriam Tiia Johannson

On 11 June 2002 died, only 36 years old, much too young Tiia Johannson,
net.artist from Estonia in her hometown Tallinn.

Tiia Johannson leaves quite a large oeuvre of net based art works. She
participated in a variety of international media festivals and exhibitions.
Her work has been honoured with a lot of prizes and awards,
in 2001 she received "JavaArtist of the Year Award" given by JavaMuseum. In
the same year, her complete work had been presented in a solo show on

This exhibition has been transformed now into "Tiia Johannson Memorial" in
order to keep vivid the memory of this highly talented New Media artist.

All those, who knew Tiia Johannson personally or virtually, are cordially
invited to express some words of sympathy/condolence or give some
comments/statements about the artist and her work, and send it via email to .

All appropriate email submissions will be posted on the condolence page of
the Memorial on JavaMuseum,
which can be accessed via the start page.

Thanks in advance for all contributions which will come in.

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
director of JavaMuseum
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
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