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03 September 2011


video feature
Beirut
CologneOFF 2011
Art & The City

Beirut



Today is the last day of a 4 days lasting presentation series in Beirut/Lebanon, Wilfried was invited to attend (31 August – 3 September 2011). For his global networking project – CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context (2011-2012), he was looking since a longer time already for new contacts to Middle East countries, the festival in Damascus, featured earlier this year, belong to these initiatives as well, and one day in 2010, he established via a friend in Beirut contacts to Abdo Nawar, the director of a cultural center in Beirut, and – in sequence both agreed a collaboration. so at the end of August (2011) Wilfried was on his way to Beirut via Istanbul, where he had to change the plane.

Baalbeck

The name Beirut had for Wilfried something magic, but when he arrived he became aware, that the city did not correspond with his ideas, he had forgotten, that during many years a deadly civil war had been destroyed especially the old (historical) parts of the city, and the newly built up urban structure had not much of that charme Wilfried had in mind.
This changed a bit, when Abdo took care of Wilfried and spent a lot of time with him, showing him around in the city and places in the mountains and along the coast, and this way Wilfried’s view on the things changed.
The quater where Shams- the Sunflower Cultural Center is located is still marked by the violent traces of the civil war. Shams is actually rather a theater, used for theater productions, but other cultural events like film festivals or general, cinema, as well, but especially for the installation of an exhibition, the given architectural strctures of the building were predestined to place there a static video installation in the available niches. Differently than at other places before, the installation of the technical equipment was ready very soon.

Beirut

Since Wilfried had been visited Palestine (Westbank) in 2005 and 2006, he had been interested in the historical traces of the orginal Palestinians, and when he arrived at Beirut, he asked Abdo whether he has contacts to one of the Palestinian camps erected once in 1949 as a result of a war with Israel. And one day, while the installation at Shams was ready, Abdo told Wilfried a guy from the Unesco Palestinian refugee camp Shatila would catch him and spend together with him the afternoon at the camp.
This was really exciting, because usually it is not allowed to visit Shatila. His guide was leading Wilfried around, and soon it was clear, his guide was showing Wilfried only a kind of prepared and manipulated reality, but Wilfried did not care, he was filming with his camera all, what he was allowed to record, but walking around the camp for several hours, which is representing actually a really big Arab town within the municipality of Beirut, he saw so many typical situations, that he was even very glad, that this guided tour was a kind of censored, because it is actually not possible to get a real idea of the whole camp within such a short time.
Wilfried had the chance to talk with some young guys, who expressed how unhappy they are, because there is no chance for them to earn any money, but they need money in order to get a girl friend and marry. At any corner, artefacts of the former Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat could be seen, but the Palestinian guys told Wilfried, they give nothing for Arafats ideals, they would like to travel and communicate with other young people in the world. These talks and the whole guided tour were very touching, it was sad only to experience, that these young people have the same ideals like any other young people anywhere on the globe, but they all will never get the chance, they are imprisoned, because they have no valid passport, and are therefore not able to leave Lebenon, not even the camp Shatila.
The generations of Palestinians living since 1949 there as refugees gave already soon up all there hopes anything might change to the better, and- for Wilfried it was really terrible to leave the camp knowing that he was leaving behind really very nice and peaceful people without any hope for a Future – and he was not able to change anything.
video
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Shatila – Lost Island, 2016, 20:00

For the presentation of videoart, Wilfried was launching CologneOFF VII – Art in the City as a world premiere on occasion of his visit in Beirut and soon it become obvious, the attending audiences liked Wilfried special selection.
When Wilfried returned to Cologne some days later, he brought with him a wonderful treasure in shape of a lot of video material, he would use to make a film about Shatila dedicated to these most impressive Palestinians. The film, however, will be completed only in 2016.


Shams - The Sunflower
extracted form netMAXX – networked magazine

Shams – The Sunflower Beirut/Lebanon is the partner institution of CologneOFF; inviting CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context to be presented during 4 days, 31 August – 3 September 2011 via screenings and installation.

SHAMS Cultural Center
for Performing Arts,Encounters and Debates

The Cultural Cooperative Association
for Youth in Theatre and Cinema

Founding Project of a Lebanese Cultural Center
for Performing Arts and Cinema

The artistic and cultural work in Lebanon have to face a deplorable situation due to the deficiency of the institutions, to the deterioration of the private patronage, to the poor conditions of production and diffusion, to the absence or lack of research, of reflection and of exchange and to the almost inexistent places of encounters and debates.

Having a strong background
– through its experience in the “Youth Festival” for the arts of performance and audiovisual, in the workshops (training and Creation) and in the “Saturdays Encounters”

– through its implantation in the universities milieu and in between young artists in Lebanon and
-through its relationship with many Arabic and European institutions the Cultural Cooperative Association SHAMS is founding a Lebanese Cultural Center for Performing Arts:

Sunflower Arts Center Beirut /Lebanon

The SUNFLOWER (DAWAR Al SHAMS)

The surface 1000 m2 on ground (1500 m2 on 2 floors)
– The disposition – Theatre house: 320 seats
– Library and Documentation Center (under consideration)
– Workshop studios (for training and rehearsals)
– Audio-visual studio
– Offices
– Warehouse

Why this project is significant?
The artistic and cultural productions in Lebanon are enduring:
– The incapacity and inadequacy of the institutions
– The fluctuation of the technical conditions of production and distribution
– The insufficient resources in research, in education and in cultural exchanges
– The lack of places devoted to cultural encounters and debates

The artistic and cultural productions in Lebanon are requiring:
– A continuous training and education
– A support to the production and the distribution of young artists’ productions
– A permanent bond with the public
– A documentation of the Lebanese artistic productions

The artistic and cultural productions in Lebanon are threatened:
– By the immigration of the youth
– By the lost of the cultural memory
– By scattering and instability

The artistic and cultural productions in Lebanon are challenged:
– By discovering and maintaining the young artists
– By appreciating and focusing on the Lebanese cultural treasure
– By transforming Beirut to an Arabian – Mediterranean cultural center

Sunflower Arts Center Beirut /Lebanon

The program of the Cultural Center for Performing Arts is based on durability and improvement of opportunities for young artists

– To practice their profession
– To express their ideas
– To discuss their experience
– To develop their knowledge, training and culture

The partners in managing this project:

“KHAYAL” an educational and artistic Association for children
“ICARE” an Academy for students in audiovisual and multimedia
The allied foreign organizations:
“Espace Culture Multimédia” (Marseille)
“Al Mawred” (Brussels)
The Cultural Cooperative Association for Youth in Theatre and Cinema SHAMS

SHAMS is an independent Lebanese Cultural Association whose aim is to organize and produce a variety of artistic activities (including both dramatic arts such as: theatre, mime, dancing, singing, … and audio-visual arts such as video, cinema, and multimedia shows, …) as well as to give the young talents the opportunity to work and develop their knowledge and proficiency.

SHAMS was founded in January 1999 in Beirut (ministerial warrant n° 4/2T – Gazette of 21/1/99).
It has the status of a non profit cooperative association where each production will benefit from a complete artistic autonomy, based on a professional coordination and a common planning, and public relations policy.
The founding team includes graduated artists from different Lebanese Institutes of Dramatic, Artistic or Audiovisual Studies, who are looking to practice their profession and continue their education through research and experience.

Sunflower Arts Center Beirut /Lebanon

SHAMS Objectives
1- To instigate young creators to make new productions
(In both scenic and audiovisual domains) by giving them modern professional and technical equipment to work with.
2- To ensure continuity and develop exchanges
In a gathering place available for cultural animation where young artists will be able to improve their training, to enlarge their knowledge and to participate to the debate issued from the confrontation of ideas and experiences.
3- To participate in the active Euro-Mediterranean culture
By developing regular exchanges, co-productions and encounters with the local and international cultural structures
4- To create and activate the basis of the cultural progress
Through the establishment of a Documentation Center including a library, a media center, a data base and an audiovisual studio.

SHAMS
P.O. Box 166021 – Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: 961/1/381290 961/3/506279 Fax: 961/1/ 381290
E-mail: assshams@cyberia.net.lb.
Web site: www.shamslb.org

Sunflower Arts Center Beirut /Lebanon

KHAYAL
1. KHAYAL for arts and education is a non profit educational and artistic Association
– Date of creation of KHAYAL: December 2004.
– Address: Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: 961 3 209467 – 961 3 050137, Fax: 961 1 551164,
Email: dakroub@cyberia.net.lb, nehmenehme@hotmail.com– Organization: Non profit Cooperative association.
– Persons in charge: Karim Dakroub, President.
Marie Rose Geha, Vice President.
Nehme Nehme, General Secretary

2. Vision of the Association:
1. We aim to create a deeper connection between artists and society to elaborate his socio-economic statue and transform his art from privilege to necessity.
2. Encourage and participate in high level production in purpose to promote non commercial performances especially children’s and young people’s.
3. Enhance the relation between the community and art in order to integrate art in education, psychotherapy, awareness, etc.
4. Work to enhance children’s imagination and creativity through arts.
The “Lebanese Puppet theatre” is the main partner.

3. Résumé
KHAYAL has an ambitious vision regarding youth, and children. Its activities target, directly and indirectly, a wide range of people in order to re-establish the value of art in our after war community and calibrate their senses toward art. Our projects are divided into five sections:
Production – Festival, seminars and socio-cultural activities – Audio-Visual and Multimedia – Workshops and sessions – Researches and documentation

4. Beneficent of KHAYAL
Individuals: Young artist, Art and communication art students, psychology and education students, researchers, members of the KHAYAL, teachers, children and young people, and independent individuals and artists, etc.
Groups: NGOs, Educational institutions, municipalities, other groups and partners (local and international).
Indirect beneficent – Children and young people.

5. KHAYAL members profile
All KHAYAL members are qualified in education and performing art, most of them worked for the Lebanese puppet theatre for many years, and children’s Television program, manage festivals, seminars, workshops, and education.

Sunflower Arts Center Beirut /Lebanon

ICARE
Audiovisual Academy
Icare Audiovisual Academy was founded in 2002.
Since its establishment, the students were able to follow a program based on practical workshops and productions in audiovisual and multimedia.
The main activities of the Academy are concentrated in audiovisual and multimedia productions executed by the students, the teachers and the workshop masters. Further, The Academy collaborated in the production of several short films and documentaries produced by its students and the students of other institutions.
Internationally, the Academy has organized the following workshop: Scriptwriting in collaboration with the FAMU (Prague, Czech Republic), Multimedia in collaboration with the ECM (Marseille, France) and two workshops dealing with sound conception on PC (Vegas and Pro Tools) in collaboration with Peacefender (Sydney, Australia).
In November 2005, the Academy hosted two workshops, Documentary Veejaying in collaboration with Digital Borax (France) and Multimedia (SPIP) in collaboration with ECM (France).
From 2006, ICARE is a major partner in RAMI, Rencontres Arts et Multimedia International, (rami. lafriche.org).

CologneOFF 2011 Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 Beirut

عروض فيديو و تجهيزات فنية
Videoart and Installations

CologneOFF 2011
بالتعاون مع شمس – دوار الشمس في بيروت (لبنان)
بيروت، 31 اب (أغسطس) – 3 ايلول (سبتمبر) 2011
الساعة 8:00 – 10 :00 مساء
البطاقات: 5000ل.ل (عرض واحد) – 10000 ل.ل (4 عروض)
تفاصيل: انظر الملحق
اتصال: 381290 – 01

CologneOFF 2011
In collaboration with Shams – The Sunflower – Beirut (Lebanon)
Beirut – 31 Aug – 3 Sept 2011 -Hours: 20h-22h

http://www.shamslb.org/

see also the feature on netMAXX – networked magazine
http://maxx.nmartproject.net/?p=198

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

31 Aug – 3 Sept

1st day

video
–> CologneOFF VII: Art & The City 1
Mirrors
Albert Merino (Spain) – The City and The Other, 2010, 3:09
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UA) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Leap of Faith, 2010, 3:02
Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) – Spaces, 2010, 6:31
My Name is Scot (Canada) – Independance, 2011, 7:56
Kristian de la Riva (UK) – Cut, 2009, 3:00
Ana Brotas (Portugal) – Okupa, 2009, 2:19
Sarah Mock (Germany) – Is there a Way Out, 2011, 3:47
Dennis Summers (USA) – The Whipping Off Moss ……, 2005, :45
Inese Stade (Latvia) – OPERA HEARTBEATS/ Longing, 2011, 2:45
Basel El Macqusi (Palestine) – Number, 2009, 3:10
Sarah Berger (Germany) – Inside out #3, 2010, 4:02
Dénes Ruzsa (Hungary) – Bonds, 2010, 4:31

–> Digitalis – aspects of digital video

video
Dario Bardic (Croatia) – Etude, 3:17, 2007
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – A Dollhouse is…, 5:48, 2007
Rami Fischler (Australia) – Changing Man, 2:58, 2006
Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) – Disarmed, 2:42, 2005
Mihai Grecu (Romania) – Coagulate, 5:56, 2008
Alfonso Rodrigo (Spain) – Fashion Death, 4:51, 2008
Les Riches Douaniers (France) – 8:43, 2009
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – The Care Bears – 2010, 3:00
Ocusonic aka Paul O Donoghue (Ireland) – Why Do You Have a Beard? – 2010, 6:02
Roland Quelven (France) – La Chambre de May D., 1:33, 2010
Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 3:37, 2010
Rafael Alcala (Puerto Rico) – Smoked, 3:20, 2006
Sheldon Brown (USA) – Scalable City, 4.03, 2009
Robby Rackleff (USA) – Dark Fortress Occult Master of Space: Genesis Genesis, 2009, 3:00
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Urban.early sunday morning raw, 4:50, 2007
Laurent Pernot (France) – Still Alives, 2:33, 2006

–> Messages from Palestine: solo Larissa Sansour & artists from Gaza *

Installation: :
–> Land-shaping – Landscape as a topic in videoart*
Land-scaping
Lois Patino (Spain) – Landscape Term, 2010, 8 :30
Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Horizons, 2009, 6:20
Claundia Borgna (It) – Sweep and weep, Weep and sweep, Under, Over, In, Out, Away, 2010, 11:09
Xiaowen Zhu (China) – Caroussel Travel, 2010, 1:00
Liu Haiping (China) – My Home is my Dream, 2009, 6:00
Jade Cantwell (Australia) – Porphyria, 2009, 9:07
Eva Marosy-Weide (Australia) – Situation Normal, 2009, 6 :00
Pierre & Jean Villemin (France) – Lesdites Terres, 2010, 7 :30
Andreas Papadopoulos (Greece) – Involuntary Memory, 2009, 8 :00
Hans Gindlesberger (USA) – Border Town, 2010, 7 :54
Sara Sun (USA) – Bridge, 2010, 5:34
Aaron Oldenburg (USA) – Pieces of Jonestown, 2010, 10:00
Dan Hudson (Canada) – News, Weather & Sports, 2010, 3:51
Andrew Fedak (USA) – Orange County Surreality, 2011, 3:00

2nd day

video
–> CologneoFF VII: Art & the City 2 – A Velvet Underground
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

video
–> CologneOFF VII: Nightlife
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Just Midnight, 2010, 3:43
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Unity Art Nabiha & Thom (Germany)- Yellow Chain Dance, 209, 051
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – thankfully,….finally, 2009, 3:10
Evo Preisner (Netherlands) – Jigo Jisho 09:23
Ninia Sverdrup (Sweden) – Urban Scene XII: Petrol Station, 2011, 8:30
Myriam Thyes (Switzerland) – Depression Marquis, 2009, 2:23
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) – Changing Point, 2010, 6:00
Yaron Lapid (Israel) – Night Meter, 2001, 4:20
Sarah Mock (Germany) – and when the last bug, 2010, 6:33
Andreas Papadopulos (Greece) – Interval, 2010, 7:00
Raphael Blum (France) – Princesses dream –Manila, 2011, 2:58
William Peña (Colombia) – Carton, 2010, 12:00
Tim Stokes (UK) – Untitled 2010, 2:23

video
–> CologneOFF VII: Black & White
Black & White
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) – Eclipse, 2010, 5:12
Alexei Dimitriev (Russia) – Dubus, 2004, 4:09
Alexei DeBronhe (Belarus) – Sorry, I don’t hear your Drummachine, 2010, 04:05
Fredy Clavijo Cuartas (Colombia) – Video title: Horizon Mobile, 2010, 1:00
Octavian Fedorovici (Romania) – Around 7 o’clock, 2007, 3:06
Sebastian Wiedemann (Argentina) – Between Times, 2010, 8:48
Hamza Halloubi (Morocco) – Untitled (lait), 2007, =56
Effrosyni Kontogeorgou (Greece) – Knitting, 2004, 6:07
Ruben Tomas (Spain) – Whitewater, 2010, 2:22
Stine Gonsholt (Norway) – Balance, 2009, 3:02
Henok Getachew (Ethiopia) – Framed Embryo, 2008, 4:12
Tova Beck-Friedman (USA) – Lot’s Wife, 2011, 4:00
Johnny Milner (Australia) – The Chest, 2007, 3:15
Robert Quelven (France) – 8 Group, 2010, 8:00

Installation:
–> The Caucasians –solo Irina Gabiani (Georgia) & Videoart from Armenia curated by Vahram Akimian
–> Close to My Heart – videoart from Iran curated by Alysse Stepanian *
–> Videoart from Indonesia by Ruangrupa

3rd day

video
Screening
–> A Matter of Identity
David Rohn (USA) – Construction 1, 2009, 5:00
Fran Orallo (Spain) – The Life in White, 2006, 7:48
Gabriel Shalom (USA) – Beardbox, 2009, 2:44
Ellen Wetmore (USA) – Portrait After Dora Maar, 2010, 2:00
Athanasia Leivaditou (Greece) – 1,6 S.M. OF LIFE, 2010, 7:12
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Still Burning, 2009, 2:32
Stine Wexelsen Goksøyr (Norway) – Skin & Bones, 2010, 5:00
Mikhail Torich (USA) – Hold Me Closer, 2009, 4:13
Shigeo Arikawa (Japan) – Her Ironical Me, 2008, 15:00
Lena Nosenko (Ukraine) – Wait form me, 2010, 4:35
Vera Abakumova (Ukraine) – Self-fullfillment, 2011, 7:40
Shelley Jordon (USA) – Family History, 2009, 3:00
Aleksandra Acic (Serbia) – Blindhand, 2009, 4:11
Juan Manuel Castrillo (Argentina) – Ahmad, 2010, 7:19

–> 1#minuteCOLOGNE – Cologne 1 Minute Festival


1minuteCologne –
60×60 1 minute films (60 min)

One Minute Film Collection

video
01. Antony Rousseau (France) – Climax, 2005, 1:00
02. Sonja Vuk (Croatia) – Title: My Way, 2005, 1:00
03. AngelaWashko (USA) – Title: Give Stripes, Pretty Khaki, 2010, 1:00
04. Unity Art Nabiha & Thom (Germany) – Yellow Chain Dance, Penang Malaysia 2009, 1:00
05. Sahra Bhimji (USA) – Title: “La Ghost”, 2008, 1:00
06. Sreedeep (India) – 1 minute crash-course on SEDUCTION, 2009, 1:00
07. Ron Diorio (USA) – Title: Night Light, 2008, 1:00
08. Bill Domonkos (USA) – Title: Wormwhole, 2008, 1:00
09. Lukas Mateijka (Slovakia) – Title: 20m, 2008, 1:00
10. Simone Stoll (Germany) – Video title. The Crow, 2009, 1:00
11. Kika Nicolela (Brazil) – Title: Windmaker, 2009, 1:00
12. Harriet Macdonald (UK) – Title: Another Year Gone, 2008, 1:00
13. Alex Lora (Spain) – Video title: So Much Love, 2009, 1:00
14. Katherine Sweetman (USA) – Title: Dating in LA, 2009, 1:00
15. Kriss Salmanis (Latvia) – The Shower, 2007, 1:00
16. Mores McWreath (USA) – Title: The Egg, 2008, 1:00
17. Diogo Pessoa de Andrade (Portugal) – Gesture of Love, 2011, 1:00
18. Junho Oh (South Korea) – My identity by web application, 2010, 1:00
19. Ana Brotas/ Joana Gomes dos Santos (PT) – ABC whistling, 2012, 1:00
20. Karlos Alastruey (Spain) – Video title: S1-S4 reflections, 2010, 1:00
21. Jack Brandtman (Australia) – Title: Nightlife (2010, 1:00)
22. Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – The Hope of Enduring Long, 2010
23. Antti Savela (Sweden) – Title: Mother, 2007, 1:00
24. Andrea Zrno (Croatia) – video title: Is this your language?, 2009, 1:00
25. Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Title: Burning Phantom, 2009, 1:00
26. Victoria S. Weible (USA) – Title: Memory, 2009, 1:00
27. Helena Alvesalo (Sweden) – Microfilm 5, 2012, 1:00
28. Lilia Perez Romero (Mexico) – video title: “Pills”, 2010, 1:00
29. Minso Kim (South Korea) – video title: Is this mine?, 2009, 1:00
30. Filip Jacobson (Poland) – Is it the end?, 2012, 1:00
31. Lemeh42 (Italy) – Title: Image de la Plaine, 2009, 1:00
32. Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Death tunnel, 2011, 1:00
33. Kaspars Groshevs (Latvia) – Dots, 2007, 1:00
34. Adam Dragojevic (Serbia) – Title: Sweet Memory (2010, 1:00)
35. Gergely Erdely (Hungary) – Title: Myth (2010, 1:00)
36. Nikesh Shukla (UK) – Title: The Great Identity Swindle, 2009, 1:00
37. Nitin Das (India) – Title: Benefits of War, 2008, 1:00
38. Nenko Genov (Bulgaria) – Tomates Eat You, 2010, 1:00
39. Vera Todorova (Bulgaria) – video title: Video – II., 2010, 1:00
40. Alison Beda (USA) – Title: Just a Minute (2008, 1:00)
41. Hervé Constant (UK)- Title: 59 Steps (2006, 1:00)
42. Xiaowen Zhu (China) – Caroussel Travel, 2010, 1:00
43. Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Title: Claudia & Paul 4:55 p.m, 2009, 1:00
44. Fabrizio Bellomo (Italy) – The Most Beautiful View of Milan, 2011, 1:00
45. Olga and Tatiana Poliektova (Russia) – Inspiration, 2010, 1:00
46. Pramod Saahoo (India) – Video title: Wake Up Call, 2011, 1:00
47. Gruppo Sinestetico (Italy) – Title: anche un parole uccidona, 2007, 1:00
48. Veena Shekar (India) – We are different because we were made differently, 2009, 1:00
49. Myriam Thyes (CH) – Janus Goddess Flies over Malta , 2011, 1 :00
50. Hamza Halloubi (Morocco) –Title : Untitled, 2009, 1 :00
51. Basir Mahmood (Pakistan) – Dot in The Line, 2011, 1 :00
52. Pierre-Laurent Cassière (France) – Title: Mimnemesis, 2006, 1:00
53. Lin Fangsuo (China) – Title: White, 2008, 1:00
54. Katherine Oggier Chanda (CH) – Squeaky Clean, 2010, 1:00
55. Johanna Reich (Germany) – Blast, 2008, 1:00
56. Adrian Zalewski (Poland) – Title: I Once Wasn’t Dead, 2010, 1:00
57. Yin-Ling Chen (Taiwan) – Title: A Face, 2009, 1:00
58. Baptist Coelho (India) – Title: Crosslegged, 2008, 1:00
59. Drew Hamilton (USA) – Street Corner project, 2012, 1:00
60. István Rusvai (Hungary) – TitlE. Pass, 2009, 1:00

Installation
–> The Female Eye: Effrosyni Kontogeorgou (Greece)/
–> Behind Words – Videoart from Syria curated by Abir Boukhari

4th day

video
–> CologneOFF VII: Mysterious Entangelements
Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel (NL) – Behind Closed Doors, 2010, 7:38
Sergio Sotomayor (Spain) – Quantum, 2009, 3:13
Morten Dysgaard (Denmark) – Two Feet in One Shoe, 2010:5:25
Jose Vieira (Portugal) – Escape, 2010, 2:03
Wrik Mead (Canada) – Winter’s End, 2010, 8:00
Alysse Stepanian (Iran) – Frey, 2009, 3:17
Daniela Risch (Germany) – When we are in heaven, 2008, 4:00
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Freeze, 2008, 4:44
Maria Kelesidi (UK) – Voice, 2010, 6:47
Heidi Stokes (UK) – Oasis in an Urban Ditch, 2010, 2:00
Simone Stoll (Germany) – The Crow, 2009, 1:00
Wen Zhu (China) – Spring Chill, 2010, 5:00
Todd Fuller (Australia) – Tin Man, 2010, 4:37
Leigh Anne Wells (USA) – Looking for Lucretia, 2010, 8:40

–> Different and yet the same – CologneOFF partners: Athens Videoart Festival *

video
Athens Videoart Festival –
selection curated by Sotiris Iliadis & Timothy Laskaratos (Athens Digital Art Festival)

1.Achilleas Gatsopoulos (Greece) Seal of Lilith/2010/5’01”
2. Dagly Zeynep (Turkey) – Disaster /2006 /2’23”
3.Jazbec Masa (Slovenia) – First blood /2010 /1’20”
4.Thessia Machado (Brazil) – Longday/2010 /0’25”
5.Vincent Gisbert (Spain) – Contra /2009 /3’43”
6.Dimitris Papoutsakis (Greece) – Athenian Summer /2009/2’53”
7.Guido Salvini (Italy) – Strength test /2009 /2’00”
8. Rogelio Sastre (Spain) – The Perfect Immigrant /2010 /11’30”
9.Giorgio Constantine (Greece) – Wait for me /2010 /3:00
10.VasilisTzikas(Greece)-ToKalesma/2009/3’10”

–> CologneOFF VII: Art & the City: Connected-Disconnected *
–> Con-Front – videoart from Germany and Austria *

Installation: *
–> Con-Front: Memory
1: Australia: Jamil Yamani – All Quiet on the Western Front, 2005, loop
2. Still Fighting – Videoart from Africa curated by Kisito Assangni, Agricola de Cologne & Kai Lossgott

Image documentation
by courtesy of Abdo Nawar, Beirut © 2011

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 at Shams - The Sunflower Beirut

CologneOFF 2011 - Agricola de Cologne

Beirut – Sunday at the Sea

Schedule for – 03 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/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 Electronic Art Perth/Australia – 1 September – 17 November 2004
  • Luksuz Film Festival Lubljana/Slovenia 2-3 September