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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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OPPORTUNITY

Support "Shoah Film Collection" in Lithuania


Deadline:
Mon Jul 22, 2013 00:00

Location:
Lithuania

Press Release:
Concern: Support "Shoah Film Collection" in Lithuania

For the manifestation of Shoah Film Collection - http://sfc.engad.org
in Lithuania as - A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
http://vilnius2013.a-virtual-memorial.org
23 September - 1 November 2013
standing under the Patronage of the European Parliament

the crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo -http://igg.me/p/434062/x/3589375
needs all your encouragement and support,
not only in financial concern, but your votes and clicks on the campaign page
will be supportive, as well. Please spread the word.

The introducing video can be also reviewed on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/68036770 - and YouTube - http://youtu.be/w2T95Ox6M7w

As an international media art & peace initiative, SFC - Shoah Film Collection was
founded in 2010 by the Cologne based media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
addressed to young generations of artists and film makers to deal with the topic of Shoah (Holocaust)
by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the collective trauma by sensitizing people via art. For presenting SFC to a wider audience, a presentation context has been created, entitled: "A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions" - placing the outstanding collection of meanwhile more than 50 art films and videos into the context of complementary interventions like lectures, a symposium, screenings, exhibitions,performances, a concert, artists presentations, talks and discussions - in order to activate the artists, as well as the audience, so that people can
find a personal approach to the Holocaust via self-identification. While each personality is including the dark side of human nature, the Holocaust is considered to be the worst possible manifestation of this dark side, which therefore may happen again at any time at any place, if we are not very careful, and genocides and crimes against humanity happen before our very eyes,even these days. The "credo" of Shoah Film Collection as a initiative for peace and reconciliation is: The Holocaust must not happen again! Never More!

The manifestation of Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania is suffering from the general lack of funding.
Due to the internation financial crisis and the fact that Lithuania is a poor country and the hosting institutions in Vilnius - Jewish Cultural Center and - Kedainiai - Regional Museum - have only a small budget available which allows just a minimal kind of project realisation, while for essential parts of the interventions additional external funding needs to be found.

Unfortunately the current funding structures in Europe are not made for that kind of internationally operating art project from Germany dealing with the Holocaust to be realised in Lithuania. However as an alternative, the new type of community based crowdfunding is representing a most promissing way to find the required additional funding. But by organising this project, additionally still existing discriminating stereotypes need to be overcome, which is requiring much more power and energy to motivate and activate people to support the campaign financially.

For the supporter and donator of this campaign, a lot of gifts in form of art works or art related works are available as a compensation, which makes it very attractive to support the international initiative for Peace and Reconciliation and show solidarity.

SFC is releasing each year a new call for submissions addressed to artists and film makers,
and the call for 2013 is extended the deadline to 31 July 2013
The regulations and entry form can be found on http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=1549

Links
crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo
http://igg.me/p/434062/x/3589375

Shoah Film Collection Blog
http://sfc.engad.org/blog/

Shoah Film Collections Videos
http://sfc.engad.org/video/

A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions
http://avmci.a-virtual-memorial.org

Contact
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
artvideoKOELN - artvideo (at) koeln.de
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OPPORTUNITY

Crowdfunding: Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania


Deadline:
Mon Jul 22, 2013 23:59

Location:
Lithuania

For the manifestation of
Shoah Film Collection - http://sfc.engad.org
in Lithuania as - A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
http://vilnius2013.a-virtual-memorial.org
23 September - 1 November 2013
standing under the Patronage of the European Parliament

the crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo
http://igg.me/p/434062/x/3589375
needs all your encouragement and support,
not only in financial concern, but your visits, votes and clicks on the campaign page
will be supportive, as well. Please spread the word.

The introducing video can be also reviewed on Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/68036770 - and YouTube
http://youtu.be/w2T95Ox6M7w

SFC - Shoah Film Collection - is an international media art & peace initiative by the Cologne based media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne addressed to young artists generations to deal with the topic of Shoah & collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the memory by sensitizing people via art. A special event structure, by name "A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions" is placing Shoah Film Collection in the context of complementary interventions like lectures, a symposium, exhibitions, performances, artists presentation, talks and discussions.

The realisation of Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania at the venues Vilnius and Kedainiai is of particular relevance, but also particularly difficult.

Founded in 2010 and including meanwhile more than 50 art films & videos, Shoah Film Collection is publishing once a year a call addressed to artists and filmmakers, the extended deadline is - 31 July 2013.
The regulations and entry form can be found on
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=1549

Links:
http://igg.me/p/434062/x/3589375
http://sfc.engad.org/blog/
http://avmci.a-virtual-memorial.org

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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OPPORTUNITY

Final call : 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival


Deadline:
Mon Jul 01, 2013 23:59

Location:
Germany

Final call for entries
deadline: 1 July 2013
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CologneOFF IX
9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
launch in September 2013

Founded in 2006, Cologne International Videoart Festival is celebrating in 2013 its 9th festival edition in sequence devoted to present and encourage the creations in the field of “art and moving images”, whereby the focus is directed to art and not to cinema.

Like previous festival editions also the new one will be aimed to travel in the context of the nomadic festival project - "CologneOFF 2013 - videoart in a global context" - around the globe to the best venues presenting the diversity in the field of “art and moving images” transported via the medium of “video”
More info – http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2013-eng.pdf

CologneOFF IX is
– looking for art works using video as a medium in all its variety, but for submitting only single channel videos are eligible, a hybrid type of work which can be used for different presentation forms like screening, projection and installation.
– expecting new and experimental artistic approaches in transforming essential issues of human existence into the language of the “moving images”.
- inviting film & video creators – to submit up to 3 videos (max duration 10 minutes, exceptions possible)) in following categories –-> (experimental) film – videoart – documentary, whereby animated and very short (60 seconds) forms are particularly encouraged

More info, the regulations and entry form can be found on
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=4787

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Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
CologneOFF IX - 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/
artvideo (at) koeln.de


OPPORTUNITY

Final call: Cologne Art & Animation Festival


Deadline:
Sat Jun 01, 2013 23:59

Location:
Germany

Call for entries
Deadline: 1 June 2013
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animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
is looking for new exciting artworks using most different forms of animation

Launched in 2012 in the framework of
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
the platform for "art & moving images",
animateCOLOGNE will release in September 2013
its 2nd festival edition - presenting again
the best animated artworks -
hybrids which can be used for diffferent forms of representing -
screening, projection and installation.

The details, regulations and entry form can be found on
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=4954

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Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
http://caaf.newmediafest.org
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/

artvideo (at) koeln.de

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OPPORTUNITY

Call: animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival


Deadline:
Sat Jun 01, 2013 00:00

Location:
Germany

Call for entries
Deadline: 1 June 2013
-----------------------
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
is looking for new exciting artworks using most different forms of animation

Launched in 2012 in the framework of
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
the platform for "art & moving images",
animateCOLOGNE will release in September 2013
its 2nd festival edition - presenting again
the best animated artworks -
hybrids which can be used for diffferent forms of representing -
screening, projection and installation.

The details, regulations and entry form can be found on
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=4954

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Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
http://caaf.newmediafest.org
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/

artvideo (at) koeln.de

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