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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.

Links

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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Violence - Final call for entries


Please forward this call to all who might be interested in.
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'Violens' Festival Tabor (Czech Republic)
Call for submissions
Deadline 15 June 2002.
The call is also online or/and downloadable as PDF on
http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/violence.htm
or www.newmediafest.org
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As the creator/editor/curator of 'A Virtual Memorial'
www.a-virtual-memorial.org -
I have been invited by 'Violens' Festival Tabor (Czech Republic)
to curate and organize an online art exhibition on the theme violence,
entitled simply 'Violence', as part of the festival this year.

The festival will take place from 15 - 25 August 2002
and is organized by CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station in Tabor).
Read more about CESTA below.

I would like to invite artists of all artistic disciplines
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
which go down to the subject, in which way ever.

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
Email
Nationality
URL

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

Title of works
1.
2.
3

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

**Please send the form together with the media files to
violence@a-virtual-memorial.org

Only complete submissions will be accepted.
All works which go seriously down to the subject will be included.
*Deadline 15 June 2002.
**Notification of acceptance until 30 June 2002.

*About CESTA
CESTA's festival themes and parameters of cross-national interdisciplinary
collaborations represent the center's commitment to improving communication
through creative expression. We base our selection of artists on a review of
applications resulting from our annual open call.
CESTA
Novakova 387
Tabor 39001
Czech Republic
http://www.cesta.cz

*The exhibition site will be hosted by www.newmediafest.org
and will go online in the beginning of August 2002,
it will also be 'Featured project' during September 2002 on 'A Virtual
Memorial' www.a-virtual-memorial.org , which is dedicated that month to
the victims of violence regarding particularly the memory of
the terror attack on 9/11/2001.
The exhibition will be included for permanent
in "A Virtual Memorial' environment.

I hope many of you will participate.
Best for now,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
info@a-virtual-memorial.org
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity,
corporate member of 'NewMediaArtProjectNetwork'

DISCUSSION

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DISCUSSION

"Con|text" on Stasis_Space now online!


Stasis_Space, the online exhibition space of Stasisfield.com, has
unveiled its premiere exhibition. "con|text : an exploration of our
changing relationship to the world of words" runs 3 June through 1
July 2002. The gallery can be found at
http://www.stasisfield.com/space/.

The artists in "con|text" have each approached the issues of language
and text from wildly individual standpoints. While common themes
emerge from this body of work, "con|text" is very much the work of
eight individual artistic voices. Featured in the exhibition are
works by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne [Germany], Glenn Bach [USA],
e.g.0 [Italy], Daniel Javed [Germany], Jessica Loseby [UK], Luigia
Cardarelli [Italy], Kenric McDowell [USA] and Josh Russell [USA].

The works range from downloadable sound pieces and Flash
presentations to free font files, manipulated digital imagery and a
documented sound walk. Chicagoan John Kannenberg (the site's founder)
curated the exhibition, designed its unique presentation interface
and wrote the catalog notes.

Stasisfield.com is a free mp3 label specializing in micro melodic
experimental music. The Stasis_Space exhibition space works in tandem
with the label, presenting works of equally challenging depth and
relationship to the current digital arts movement. For more
information, contact John Kannenberg at john@stasisfield.com.

DISCUSSION

AVM News June 2002


A Virtual Memorial News 2002/06
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www.a-virtual-memorial.org
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
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Table of Contents:
*News
**Violence Festival - Call for submissions

*Features of the Month June 2002
**Artist of the Month Nicolas Clauss (France)
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*News:
a)
In the last newsletter, I made a mistake concerning
the exhibition 'Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
it will go online in the first week of July,
together with a new version of the last year's project
"Fields of Identity: Graffiti". This latter project
will be completely reconstructed and include
some additional works.

b) in May, after I published the last newsletter,
I started the "call for entries"
for an online exhibition, simply entitled "Violence"
I am organizing and curating
in the framework of
Violens Festival in Tabor (Czech Republic).
All friends of A Virtual Memorial are cordially invited to participate.
See details and submission form on
http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/violence.htm
or www.newmediafest.org
Deadline 15 June.

c)
In June several net based "Moving Pictures"
originating from
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
participate in

*Con|text - Stasis_Space - curated by John Kannenberg (UK)
*Visions Festival at St.Kilda Film Festival (Australia)
*Free Manifesta at Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt (Germany)
*Arte por Borges at Centro de Arte Moderno Quilmes (Argentina)
*IV SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL Havanna (Cuba)

The article about 'A Virtual Memorial'
'A Memorial as Process - A Model of the World'
published on
*The Arts Paper (USA) -
http://www.taparts.org/AprilMay2002/cologne.html

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***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
**Luck! - providence or miracle?

Selected Memorial Days in June

*05 June 2002 World Environment Day
*06 June 1944 D-Day - Normandy Invasion
*25 June 1950 Begin of Korean War
*28 June 1919 Versailles Treaty - end of World War I

*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.*
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Features:

Subject of the Month : Luck! - providence or miracle?

Perception 0
*Featured Artist of the Month
Nicolas Clauss, French media artist and his
net based work "Dervish Flowers"

Perception 1 = Luck
Perception 2 = Belief
Perception 3 = Medicine
Perception 4 = Nature
Perception 5 = Science
Perception 6 = Society
Perception 7 = Stories
Perception 8 = True Lies: Paradise' on Earth"

Visit the Memorial
www.a-virtual-memorial.org

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All the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
info@a-virtual-memorial.org
www.a-virtual-memorial.org
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
A short description as PDF file for free download from
http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/downloads/pdf/pdf.htm

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