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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.

Links

Agricola de Cologne --> http://www.agricola-de.cologne
artvideoKOELN --> http://artvideo.koeln
Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
Le Musee di-visioniste - the new museum of networked art - http://www.nmartproject.net
SoundLAB - http://soundlab.newmediafest.org
LMD Interview Project - http://interviews.newmediafest.org
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OPPORTUNITY

Call for entries: 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival


Deadline:
Wed Apr 30, 2014 00:00

Location:
Germany

Call for entries!
CologneOFF X - 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
TOTAL ART - deadline: 30 April 2014
http://is.gd/wUbl1p


EVENT

Launch of CologneOFF IX - 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival


Dates:
Sat Sep 14, 2013 16:45 - Tue Oct 29, 2013

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania

artvideoKOELN
is happy to launch
on 14 September 2013 online
and from 23 September 2013 on in physical space

CologneOFF IX-
9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
http://coff09.newmediafest.org - and
animateCologne 02 - Cologne Art & Animation Festival 2013
http://caaf02.newmediafest.org

under the 2013 motto : "Beyond All"
featuring more than 200 art videos
in 18 exciting screenings programs.

The festival launch is standing in the frame-work of
CologneOFF 2013 Lithuania
@ A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
under the Patronage of European Parliament
http://vilnius2013.a-virtual-memorial.org
23 September - 29 October 2013
@ two venues in Lithuania
JCIC Vilnius (23 Sept - 27 Oct 2013) and
Kedainiai Regional Museum (02-29 Oct 2013)
the manifestation of CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
which will be presented completely for the first time
including SFC - Shoah Film Collection, Cambodia 1975-1979 and
"Beyond Memory".

The next following CologneOFF festival presentations
are scheduled until Dec 2013 -->
CologneOFF 2013 Greece IV, CologneOFF 2013 Poland,
CologneOFF 2013 Italy, CologneOFF 2013 Peru,
CologneOFF 2013 Romania and CologneOFF 2013 Morocco.

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artvideoKOELN
CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival
animateCologne, A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
are media art contexts founded & directed by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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EVENT

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013


Dates:
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:00 - Tue Oct 29, 2013

Location:
Lithuania

Press Release

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
23 September - 29 October 2013
standing under the
Patronage of the European Parliament

is the manifestation of SFC - Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania 2013
hosted by Jewish Culture & Information Center Vilnius (23 Sept - 27 Oct 2013) &
Kedainiai Regional Museum (02-29 Oct 2013)

SFC - Shoah Film Collection
is a worldwide unique media art initiative by the Cologne based internationally renown media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. Founded on 27 January 2010, on occasion of the 65th return of the Liberation of Auschwitz, the initiative is addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of Shoah (Holocaust)and collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in order to find future oriented ways to keep vivid the memory of the collective trauma by sensitizing via art. Meanwhile the collection is consisting of 60 outstanding works of experimental and documentary artfilms and videos.

In order to present Shoah Film Collection to a wider audience, Agricola de Cologne created in 2012 the experimental event context - "A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions" - placing SFC in the context of complementary interventions, such as lectures, screenings, exhibitions, artists presentations, talks and discussions and much more, in order to activate the audience, as well.

The first pilot manifestation A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 - standing under the Patronage of the European Parliament - was a collaboration between Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Culture and Arts Project NOASS Riga and artvideoKOELN - 01 -30 June 2012.

The manifestation of Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania 2013 - can be considered as a second pilot project based on the experiences made in Latvia one year before.

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
standing also in the context of 4th World Litvak Congress Vilnius - which is taking place simultaneously - 22-25 Sept 2013 - will be inaugurated on 23 Sept 2013, 10h, the national commemoration day for the Lithuanian victims of Holocaust, consisting of a symposium - 23-26 September 2013, 10h-19h, on the topic: how “art and moving imges transfer the memory of the collective trauma, - an exhibition running until 27 October 2013 featuring art works by Agricola de Cologne, Eitan Vitkon, Paolo Bonfiglio, Tammy Mike Laufer, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Shelley Jordon, Ariel Yannay Shani and Joseph Rabie - complementing the screenings of the 18 programs of films and videos - a visual art performance by Doron Polak, the internationally renown Israeli performance artist on 25 September, 14h @ Tolerance Center/Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, and as the finalization of the meeting, the soundart performance by the Lithuanian Arturas Bumsteinas & Wolumen Trio @ St. Catherine's Church Vilnius on 26 September 2013, 19h. Kedainiai Regional Museum will be screening the complete film programs between 02 and 29 October 2013.

On 23-26 September 2013 between 14 and 19h, the daily presentations of the 14 attending artists - Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Cristiano Berti, Marcantonio Lunardi, Joseph Rabie, Felice Hapetzeder, Doris Neidl, Dova Cahan, Annetta Kapon, Shelley Jordon, Jacob J.Podber, Doron Polak, Eitan Vitkon, Ariel Yannay Shani - form the basis for the talks and discussions including the audience moderated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

By presenting the 18 screenings programs of CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections in the context of “A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013”, Cologne International Videoart Festival is launching a central part of its 9th festival edition as a world premiere in Lithuania.

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
is a collaboration between Jewish Culture & Information Center Vilnius, Kedainiai Regional Museum, artvideoKOELN & Cologne International Videoart Festival

supported by
Lithuanian Film Center, Lithuanian Jewish Community, Vilnius Municipality, Italian Culture Institute Vilnius, Institut Français Vilnius, Austrian Embassy Vilnius, Swedish Embassy Vilnius, US Embassy Vilnius, UK Embassy Vilnius, Israeli Embassy Riga, State of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

sponsored by
Zenith Art Systems Bonn/Germany, Karthäuser & Breuer Cologne/Germany

Links

PDF catalogue for download (English)
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/AVM-Vilnius-PDF-catalogue_small_1.pdf

PDF catalogue for download (Lithuanian)
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/AVM-Vilnius2013_PDF_catalogue_lithuanian.pdf

AVM Vilnius 2013 – Symposium – schedule (PDF)
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/AVM-vilnius2013_symposium_schedule.pdf

SFC - Shoah Film Collection
http://sfc.engad.org - http://sfc.engad.org/video/

CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
http://ctf.engad.org
http://cambodia.engad.org

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

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
http://vilnius2013.a-virtual-memorial.org

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artvideoKOELN & Cologne International Videoart Festival
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
http://artvideo.mediaartcologne.org
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/
contact: artvideo (at) koeln.de



EVENT

CologneOFF 2013 Poland


Dates:
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:35 - Sun Aug 25, 2013

Location:
Zielona Gora, Poland

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
proudly announces

CologneOFF 2013 Poland
@ Quest Europe – International Short Film Festivaö
17 July – 25 August 2013
http://www.quest-europe.eu

featuring these programs
curated by wilfried Agricola de Cologne

CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collection
http://cambodia.engad.org
Documentaries from Cambodia

Sopheak Sao (Cambodia) - The Survivor, 2011, 2012
Molyka Bin (Cambodia) - It burned Me, 2011, 13:18
Nico Mesterham (Cambodia) – Pepperfields, 2010, 23:05
Sopheak Sao (Cambodia) – Two Girls against the Rain, 2012, 11:00
Neang Kavich (Cambodia) – SMOT, 2011, 17:20
DMC – Royal University of Cambodia – Young in the City, 2011, 40:00
Chhuon Sarin (Cambodia) – I can be who I am, 2011, 3:14

CologneOFF XIII
animation & experimental documentary

1.Ping-Yao Chen (Taiwan) – Go West, 2012, 19:40
2.Shahar Marcus (Israel) – 1,2,3 Herring, 2011, 2:27
3.Yiotis Vrantzas (Greece) – Phone call from Cairo, 2012, 4:55
4.Omar Robert Hamilton (Egypt) – The People Demand the Fall of the Regime, 2011,4:00
5.Zohar Kfir (Canada/Israel) – Gaza Airport, 2012, 7:12
6.Osamu Hsieh (Taiwan) – Start, 2011, 3’56″
7.Hugo Burgos (Ecuador) – Major Matter, 2012, 1:24
8.Iva Kontic (Serbia) – Mechanical Dream, 2011, 11:00
9.Jacques Faton & Alpha Sadou Gano (Belgium/Senegal) – Laar, 2011, 19:00
10. Eric Esser (Germany) – Dawn of the Dorks, 2006, 22:00

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Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=3565

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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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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