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02 September 2020


video feature
Videoartist of the Month September 2020
Ulf Kristiansen
CologneOFF VII – Art & The City

Video Artist of the Month Sept 2020 – Ulf Kristiansen

When Ulf Kristiansen was submitting his 1st animation video in 2009 to CologneOFF V, it was obvious this was an artist who was combining socially and politically relevant topics with the esthetics of Machinima and musical components, these rare videos to be featured transport a particular exciting spirit of irony. The artist submitted new animated works in total on 7 occasions, CologneOFF, animateCologne, but also The Refugee Film Collection or the new Corona Film Collection. NMF2020 is particularly proud to present 7 of his videos created between 2006 and 2020, because otherwise there are not many biografical info available on the net, and the videos offer actually the only view inside of the artist. So, the user is invited to make his own interpretation.

About the Artist

Halden/Norway

Ulf Kristiansen


www.ulfkristiansen.com
Ulf Kristiansen (b. 1969-11-03, Norway) is a painter and video-artist. Ulf Kristiansen is currently living in Halden, Norway.
While starting out as a figurative painter, Ulf is now mainly focusing on 3d animation and machinima. His films have partaken in numerous international video festivals and exhibitions.

Participant in

  • VideoChannel –> OMFC’2 – One Minute Film Collection 2
    curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • VAD – VideoArt Database
  • CologneOFF V – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival 2009
  • CologneOFF IV
    CologneOFF VII
    CologneOFF IX
    CologneOFF X
    Refugee Film Collection
    The W:OW Project
    The Wake up! Memorial – Corona! Shut down?

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    The Art Reception, 2006, 11:20
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    The Art Reception, 2006, 11:20
    The Care Bears, 2010, 3:01
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    The Care Bears, 2010, 3:01
    The Hope of Enduring Long, 2010, 1:00
    video
    The Hope of Enduring Long, 2010, 1:00

    I feel you, 2012, 04:50
    video
    I feel you, 2012, 04:50
    Jealous Guy, 2014, 4:35
    video
    Jealous Guy, 2014, 4:35

    Gimme Shelter, 2017, 03:24
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    Gimme Shelter, 2017, 03:24

    Corona Waltz, 2020, 0:54
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    Corona Waltz, 2020, 0:54
    An animated waltz dealing with the outbreak of the corona virus. Music by Rino Silden.


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    2 September - Velvet Underground
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    CologneOFF VII – Art & the City
    7th festival edition 2011

    2 – A Velvet Underground

    Matthias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
    Albert Merino (Spain) – Hidden Mud, 2010, 7:42
    Eva Olsson (Sweden) – Labyrinth, 2009, 3:41
    Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – Framing West, 2009, 2:46
    Adele Raczkövi (Austria) – Looking for Love, 2010, 8:25
    Valerio de Bonis (Italy) – Pantograph, 2008, 9:55
    Octavian Fedorovici (Romania) – Empty Frame, 2010, 4:20
    Romit K. Dasgupta (India) – Azure, 2009, 9:52
    silviatoyindustries (USA) – Depression As Geography, 2011, 7:42
    Eimhin Hawes (Ireland) – Passage, 2009, 7:30
    Dee Hood (USA) – Parallel, 2010, 2:44
    Breixo Viejo (Spain) – Dreams; 2010, 3:00
    Hope Tucker (USA – Puhelinkoppi (1882-2007), 2010, 7:30)
    Heejoo Gwen Kim (South Korea) – Unwearable functional garments II: for three princesses, 2009, 5:02

    After it’s online launch on 26 August 2011, CologneOFF VII – Art & the City becomes the 2nd column on which the nomadic festival project “CologneOFF 2011/2012 – videoart in a global context” is standing on.
    The motto of the 7th festival edition is “Art & the City”, reflecting the meaning of art in an urban context and the critical view currenty social, cultural, political and ecological conditions of the urban living environment.

    CologneOFF7 PDF catalogue CologneOFF VII – Beirut-Budapest-Riga – 31 Aug – 10 Sept 2011

    Schedule for – 01 September

  • •Linoleum Animation & Media Art Festival Moscow – 10 July – 09 September 2012
  • • Digitraffic@Germany – SENEF 2005 – Seoul Net & Film Festival Seoul/South Korea – 01 July – 01 Sept.
  • •Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles – 18 July – 5 September 2020
  • •FILE – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil – 27 July – 30 August 2009
  • *FILE – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo/Br 13/08 – 09/09 2007
  • *FILE – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo – 25/08 – 05/09 2006
  • FILE Hipersonic Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil – 13 August – 9 September 2007
  • *FILE – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo – 25/08 – 05/09 2006
  • Kansk International Video festival – 17-25 August 2012
  • MIVA – Muestra Internacional de Videoarte Alterego – Quito/Ecuador – 22 August – 14 September 2014
  • MIVA – Muestra Internacional de Videoarte Alterego – Quito/Ecuador – 24 August – 19 September 2012
  • CologneOFF 2012 Beirut – 30 Aug-3 September 2012 – Shams Art Center Beirut
  • BEAP – Biennale of electroni Art Perth/Australia – 1 September – 17 November 2004