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BIO

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

Call for entries: Collective Trauma Film Collections


Deadline:
Mon Jul 01, 2013 23:59

Location:
Cologne, Germany

Call for entries
deadline: 1 July 2013

CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
is calling for film & video works

CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections - http://ctf.engad.org - is a worldwide unique initiative by Agricola de Cologne (director of Cologne International Videoart Festival http://coff.newmediafest.org and Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards http://camia.mediaartcologne.org) addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of collective trauma caused by totalitarism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art in order to keep vivid the memory for future generations via art.

Based on two previously initiated collections, i.e. "Cambodia 1975-1979" & "SFC - Shoah Film Collections", CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections was initiated to form the dynamic framework and living database for individual film collections dealing with specific forms of collective trauma as they can perceived in different parts on the globe under most different political, economical, social, religious and cultural conditions. There is hardly any country left on our globe where people do not suffer from the excesses of the dark side of human existence.

For presenting "CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections", in 2012 a special event context has been created, i.e "A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions", which places the divers collections of films and videos in the context of complementary interventions like lectures, a symposion, exhibitions, artists talks, discussions and much more, in order to activate the audience, as well as the artists and filmmakers. The first three events took place in 2012 in Latvia, Cambodia and Poland, and the next events are planned in 2013 in Lithuania, Belgium and Latin America.

As an initiative, CTF would like to give the message to the world that the cause for the collective trauma, the discriminations, violence, persecutions, torture and exterminations caused by totalitarism must no happen again or continue in case of contemporary totalitarism, this is good for the genocides, the state terrorism and other crimes against humanity, like Holocaust, the Stalinism, the Cambodian genocide 1975-1879, the state terrorism of the Argentine or Chilean military dictatorships of 20th century, the Italian Fascism or any other of the countless causes for collective trauma happening in the Past or even nowadays before our very eyes in our neighbor's garden or transmitted daily via the media like press, TV and Internet. Individual trauma remains very often the basic living condition for a whole human life, as well as the collective trauma may form the psychological condition of a community or a nation for many centuries, if people do not try to overcome the trauma actively.

From the early beginning of human civilization, art was that type of medium which was transporting the individual and collective memory of Past and Present to the Future, so there is no better way for keeping vivid the memory of the collective trauma by sensitizing people via art, and no other artistic expression is more predestined to represent processes than "moving images".

CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
is looking for a variety of artistic forms using the medium of video, i.e. experimental films, videoart and documentaries
The official release of the call on 1 January 2013 and the deadline of 1 July 2013 offers additionally sufficient time for creating new artworks to be submitted.

The full entry details, regulations and entry form can be downloaded in different languages
http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=4794

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Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
http://camia.mediaartcologne.org
CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
http://ctf.engad.org

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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OPPORTUNITY

Call for entries: 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival


Deadline:
Mon Jul 01, 2013 23:59

Location:
Cologne, Germany

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
has no specific motto or topic, but refers to the general theme “memory & identity” and themes of previous festival editions like (art & the city). The official release of the call on 1 January 2013 and the deadline of 1 July 2013 offers additionally sufficient time for creating new artworks to be submitted.

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/
info (at) coff.newmediafest.org


EVENT

6-8 December 2012 - CologneOFF 2012 Morocco


Dates:
Thu Dec 06, 2012 15:00 - Thu Nov 08, 2012

Location:
Morocco

CologneOFF 2012 Morocco
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
(CologneOFF, animateCOLOGNE & VideoChannel)

@ Digital Marrakech – 6-8 December 2012
http://www.digitalmarrakech.org/

featuring 6 different screening programs
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=3141
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF_2012_Morocco.pdf
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CologneOFF VIII
8th Cologne International Videoart Festival
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
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animateCOLOGNE I
1st Cologne Art & Animation Festival
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
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Forever! – The Ball!
football (soccer) in contemporary art
VideoChannel – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne-->
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Here We Are!
Videoart from Africa
VideoChannel – curators Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (D) & Kai Lossgott (RSA)
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Close to My Heart
videoart from Iran
VideoChannel – curated by Alysse Stepanian
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Mexican Visions
videoart from Mexico
VideoChannel – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
in a collaboration with Circuito Electrovisiones Mexico City
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Messages from Gaza
videoart from Palestine
VideoChannel - curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
in collaboration with Gaza International Videoart Festival
& Windows from Gaza

view "Messages from Gaza" also as a feature online!
http://vad.nmartproject.net/img/gaza-index2.html

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Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
Cologne International Videoart Festival
animateCologne - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
VideoChannel - curatorial platform for art & moving images
http://coff.newmedifest.org/blog/

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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EVENT

CologneOFF 2012 Argentina


Dates:
Mon Nov 05, 2012 14:00 - Wed Nov 07, 2012

Location:
Argentina

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
is happy to announce

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CologneOFF 2012 Argentina
Cologne International Videoart Festival
@ FIVA II - Festival Internacional de Video Arte
5-7 November 2012 @ Biblioteca Nacional Buenos Aires
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=2865

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The presentation, entitled: Continental Drift - a selection from CologneOFF VIII -
is featuring

Wrik Mead (Canada) - Winter’s End, 2010, 8:00
Przemek We;grzyn (Poland) - The Spring, 2011, 3:20
Albert Merino (Spain) - Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:50
Franesca Fini (Italy) - Virus,2012, 5:00
Giovanni Bucci (Italy) - Addictions, 2011, 2:00
Simon Ruschmeyer (Germany) - Alter Ego, 2012, 04:10
Paula Marcela Restrepo Cardona (Colombia) - Bird Girl, 2012, 06:18
Manuela Barile (Portugal) - Morolojam 2008, 8:05
Maria Korporal (Italy) - The Waltz, 2010, 3:11
Heidi Phillips (Canada)- Forsaken, 2012, 4:30
Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) - Spaces, 2010, 6:31
Owen Eric Wood (Canada) - Return, 2011, 5:00
Mark Kadota (Japan) - Un-Caged, 2012, 5:30
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) - Space Drawing 05, 2010, 1:21
Angelika Herta (Austria) - Man of Iron, 2011, 1:53
Attila Gyulai, Bálint Kádár, Balázs Miklós Steiner (as MEMO Group) (Hungary) - ReMove, 2010, 3:55
Liu Wei (China) - Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) - Dirty Vacation, 2005, 7:00
Dan Hudson (Canada) - River, 2011, 3:00

The entire CologneOFF VIII festival program
is also available streaming online on
http://coff08.newmediafest.org

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Cologne International Videoart Festival
http://coff.newmediafest.org
is corporate part of
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
http://camia.mediaartcologne.org
run by
artvideoKOELN international
http://video.mediaartcologne.org

directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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EVENT

A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012


Dates:
Thu Oct 25, 2012 14:00 - Tue Oct 30, 2012

Location:
Poland

Press Release (18 October 2012)
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A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
dedicated to the victims of Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943
@ Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
25-30 October 2012

http://warsaw2012.a-virtual-memorial.org

please download the official WJFF catalogue as PDF
http://www.wjff.pl/pliki/catalogue2012.pdf

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Warsaw Jewish Film Festival - http://wjff.pl
is featuring in its 2012 festival edition - starting on 25 October -
a selection from - SFC - Shoah Film Collection -
which is also completely streaming online on http://dts.engad.org

a worldwide unique initiative by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, director of Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
and part of the international jury of Warsaw Jewish Film Festival,-
adressed to young artists and filmmakers generations
to deal with the topic of Holocaust & collective trauma
by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art.
Founded in 2010, SFC - Shoah Film Collection is including
currently 50 outstanding experimental films, videoart & documentaries.

In 2012, a special event structure has been created, entitled:
"A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions"
in order to place "SFC - Shoah Film Collection" in the context of
complementary audience related interventions like lectures,
workshops, symposion, artists talks,discussions etc.

After "A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012"
http://riga2012.a-virtual-memorial.org
a collaboration with Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum
standing under the Patronage of European Parliament
1-30 June 2012 @ Culture and Arts Project NOASS Riga - and
"A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012
http://phnompenh2012.a-virtual-memorial.org
dedicated to the victims of the Cambodian Holocaust 1975-1979
a collaboration with META House Phnom Penh - 12-15 July 2012,

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2012 - is hosting
"A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012" featuring SFC - SHoah film Collection
as the third of a series of events to take place
now and the coming years in Europe, USA and Asia.

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SFC - Shoah Film Collection
is a corporate part of
"Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards"
http://camia.mediaartcologne.org
run by artvideoKOELN international
http://video.mediaartcologne.org
directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

artvideo (at) koeln.de
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