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04 October 2020


video feature
Antonio Alvarado


Antonio Alvarado is one of the artists who joint Wilfried’s activities very early in 2001 and belongs to those few who kept the contacts during the past 20 years via collaborating on different levels and in different functions. That’s quite remarkable in these fast running times when professional relations are reduced to posting latest news in the biography. Because Wilfried met Antonio in Madrid several times, the first time in 2003 at MAEM Mostoles, something personal grew up through the years which is more that just mutual benefit in terms of listing events and incidents in one’s own biography. In this way, it is remakable, how many times there were occasions for participating in common projects and events during the years. When Wilfried was participating in Antonio’s “Zona de Morana” in 2015, an event structure Antonio was organising in the countryside outside of Madrid at Antonio’s own property, Wilfried was really glad to participate, because he knew this might be eventually the last occasion to meet each other, and – it was a really personal meeting together with the below listed particpants. In all the stress of submitting and participating in events and fill the own biography with quite irrelant data, Wilfried had decided to participate only in events, yet, if there are the chance to meet people on an advanced human level, not just say hello and farewell. In this sense this meeting on the countryside was quite rich, and Wilfried was happy that he had met Antonio on such a human level, an occasion which very likely will not happen again, because both, Antonio and Wilfried are in an advanced age. As a part of NewMediaFest2020 ’10 Wilfried would like to honour Antonio individually via this article and thank him for the opportunity to be compagnions in art during so many years!

The W:OW Project – CologneOFF – VideoChannel – Self~imaging- JavaMuseum – The RRF Project – 1 Minute Cologne

Antonio Alvarado - artist & curator
Antonio Alvarado

bio http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=301

Digital, cybernetic and multimedia artist. He has been working for 40 years, having performed multiple solo and group exhibitions. More than 20 years ago he began to work with computers, since then he mixes in his works the electronic, the digital and the plastic.
My ideas, close to Theory of Strings and other contemporary theories, I do not use them as absolute truth but as an excuse to uncover worlds that hide under the layers of what is called reality, expanding it.
Having knowledge of software and hardware, I am in favor of working in collaboration with other people. I am currently developing works, which combine plastic and electronics, with the Weber-Lutgen
Gallery in Seville, the Museo La Neomudejar in Madrid and some members of Makespace Madrid.
Some recent activity:
– Past & Future. Gallery Weber-Lutgen · Seville.2017.
– Nave Escopica. La Neomudejar Museum. Madrid. 2016
– Movilforum IoT Hackathon. School of Industrial Organization. Madrid. 2015.
– Encuentro en Zona de Moraña 2015. Ávila. Spain. 2015.
– 5th International Videopoesia Festival. VideoBardo.Buenos Aires. 2014.
– Art and Technology.UOC (Open University of Catalonia). Madrid. 2014.
– Liberated Words III, COUNTDOWN. The Arnolfini Art Gallery. Bristol board. United Kingdom. 2014.
– Cibernetica. Gallery Weber-Lutgen. Seville. 2013.
– Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival. Festival of videopoesía. I participate with the collective Videobardo. The Arnolfini Art Gallery. Bristol board. United Kingdom. October 2013.
– IV International Festival of Videopoesía. Videobardo & Flux Club. Antic Teatre. Barcelona. 2013.
– AR¯TE¯CNICA. Gallery Weber-Lutgen. Seville. 2012.
– IV International Festival of Videopoesía. Centro Español de Buenos Aires, MALBA, Biblioteca Nacional. Buenos Aires. 2012.

Curatorial statement
All information is inevitably partial. Nothing is linear. We really do not know how many dimensions or how many nuances the most common fact can have. These manifestations can represent how I
understand the world around me and why I move in my work as a commissioner. To all knowledge I must approach, then every technique must be tested, accepted or abandoned.
My ideas, close to Theory of Strings and other contemporary theories, I do not use them as absolute truth but as an excuse to uncover worlds that are hidden under the layers of what is called reality, expanding it. I make this selection based on the quality and category of the artists. I have chosen to choose consecrated artists along with others who start their career in video art.

WOW. Spain 2017 - curated by Antonio Alvarado
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WOW Spain
curated by Antonio Alvarado

Artists/Videos – list

Marta Azparren (Spain) – Peso minuto, 2008, 1′.
Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) – Opus Nigrum, 2014, 7′ 32”.
Jesús de Frutos (Spain) – Volemos juntos, 2017, 2′.
Francisco Brives (Spain) – Tebras, 2015, 3′ 15”.
claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) – Fragmented Memory, 2013, 3′ 04”.
Magali Berenguer (Spain) – Ludmila., 2017. 3′.
Julia Juaniz (Spain) – Besos., 2016., 3′ 21”.

Details

Marta Azparren

She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and distributes her artistic activity between drawing, video art and performing arts.
Receives the 2009 Plastic Arts Grant from the Community of Madrid, for the Alephs Project, videoactions on mediation of the work of art and blindness. His work in video has been curated by outstanding curators such as Susana Blas, Javier Duero, Sema D’Acosta, Juan Francisco Rueda, Kisito Assangni, Wilfred Agricola of Cologne, Matteo Bittanti, among
others.
It has been shown in exhibitions, festivals and international fairs such as New Media Film Festival, DFA’s Dance on Camera Festival, Art Beijing, Videoform Festival, XI Triennale International (Milan), Kassel Dokfest, ESTAMPA Fair, LOOP, Contemporary Scene Festival, Night at Blanco, Instituto Cervantes, among many others and has received the Prize Shut Up And Listen! Festival (Vienna, 2014), Jury Prize at the MADATAC 04 Festival (Madrid), Machinima Expo Award (USA), among
others.
Very closely associated with the performing arts, she regularly collaborates with contemporary theaterand dance companies as a performer or performing installations and videos integrated in the works:
Rocío Molina, Sara Calero, Fernando Renjifo, … and has also directed several plays. He collaborates regularly with musicians: Maneuvers, audio-visual interventions in industrial spaces, video and live painting with the musician Pablo Martín Jones and audiovisual projects shared with the composer Sergio Blardony (the video Tracto has been exhibited and awarded in numerous festivals).
His drawings have been published accompanying the work of live poets and books as in Nostalgia of the action with Ana Gorría, Federico García Lorca in Where time is not freeze, Writings on music, José Luis Gómez Toré in Claroscuro del bosque who is coauthor) and are heard birds and Eva Chinchilla in Verbo Rea.

Title of work: Peso minuto, 2008, Duration: 1′.
Credits: Sound: Roberto Pérez-Gayo. Production: Raquel Samaniego.
Short synopsis
“Wow the time!” Jaime Gil de Biedma – Audiovisual reflection on the weight and density of the time of one minute observed exclusively.

Isabel Pérez del Pulgar

Isabel Perez del Pulgar born in Granada (Spain) resided in France since 2015. Graduated in Geography and History specialty art by the University of Granada. He performs monographic courses
on Color Theory, Painting, Drawing and Techniques of engraving in the School of Arts of Granada and courses on design and digital art. In the decade of the 2000 adopts like mode of creation the video. The video as a plastic vehicle that auna movement, sound and pictorial vision. The work is conceived as a continuous fresco, divided into series and autonomous projects.
His work has been exhibited and selected at numerous international festivals. Has developed projects with composers and international video artists. Highlights: Daily Actions with W. Matthies, Pool Pearls & Streampearls with W. Matthies, P. Chagas and J. M. Sebastian, TOPOLOGIE DES NEUF CERCLES and Stabat Mater with R. Quelven and King Eissen, © Estanca 17 “with R. Quelven, Exquisite What Project.
Artwork included in Catalog the Gallery OB-ART. Program VIDEOsPAIN, Dependent AECID and Curator Iury Lech. Videotape videosdeautor.tv CIDV – Video-art Investigation and Documentation.
Center Videotheque Art Stream.
Collections: Arte ALTER – Colección Curate By Jaime Rodriguez, CTFC – Colectivo Trauma Film
Collection OFFICIAL X Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Cologne OFF X – Arte Total – Alienated
Territories, Bop Decameron curator Marco Bazzini. Certaldo, Florence, MAGMART CAM Permanent
Collection Casoria Arte Contemporaneo Museum. Awards: º2 Premo / 2nd International Biennial of
video art and animation (VEA) Puebla. Mexico. 2016. – Prefinalist DISCOVERY Award – LOOP
Barcelona 2016. Finalist in LUMINICO INTERNACIONAL 2016. Mexico. Special Award of the Jury
MADATAC 06 (2014). Mention of Honor 1st Biennial of Videoart and Animation, VEA. Puebla (Mexico)
2014 Bop Decameron Award: curatore di Bop Decameron Marco Bazzini, Direttore Artistico del Centro
per l’arte contemporary Luigi Pecci di Prato. Certaldo, Florence 2013.

Title of work: Opus Nigrum .
Year: 2014.
Duration: 7′ 32”.
Credits: Video-performance Isabel Pérez del Pulgar. Music Rey Eisen.

Short synopsis
Alchemy aims to achieve, or at least try to think through a complicated labyrinth or encoding, the process leading to purify the impure. And through this purification to obtain the knowledge of all. Opus Nigrum alchemical formula that indicates the phase separation and dissolution of matter The alquimico definicion metafora process as the creative process. By way of battlefield donde the act of deconstruccion and construccion of i subjective and unconscious is pushed permanently by the insatisfaccion, frustracion and doubt. In the same way as this requires a permanent busqueda of
responses did not coded.
“To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. If we give the attributes of a medium to the artist, we must then deny him the state of consciousness on the esthetic plane about what he is doing or why he is doing it.
All his decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis, spoken or written, or even thought out.”
“In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions. His struggle toward the realization is a series of efforts, pains, satisfaction, refusals, decisions, which also cannot and must not be fully self-conscious, at least on the esthetic plane” T.S. Eliot, in his essay on “Tradition and Individual Talent”, writes: “The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates; the more perfectly will the mind digest and transmute the passions which are its material.”

Jesús de Frutos

Jesús de Frutos Madrid 1961, began the journey in the world of photography at the age of 15, a the 18 work in advertising, feature film and documentary, at 32 I start my experience
by televisions, national, autonomous and international, I realize independent productions from 26 years in video art, documentary and photographic art. At present alternate experience
as an Audiovisual Expert and Audiovisual Coach with NLP

Title of work: Volemos juntos., 2017, 2′.
Credits: Jesus de Frutos.
Short synopsis
United by nature and its sounds … a moment for reflection.

Francisco Brives

Founder of O Grelo Producciones and Art House Madrid. He has worked on video-performance since 1994 combining theater and poetry. Perform facilities-performance, experimental film and
videocreation.
His piece “Primitive” has been shown in the Filmoteca Española. Other works, “La Ira”, “Acidia”, “Huérfanos de Cernuda”, etc. in an independent and experimental line. His feature film “Nunc et in
hora”, 2010, had 14 nominations Goya and 8 Mestre Mateo. Finished his feature film “DRAKO” is currently “Narciso violado”.
As a theater and film actor he has worked in Spain and Internationally with Eddy Bereycken, Benno Boudgoust, Nada kokotovich, Komei Sugano, Marcel Van Brakel, Ricardo Franco, Liberto Rabal.
He founded the production company “O GRELO PRODUCCIONES”, 2005, focusing as independent director and producer. “NUNC ET IN HORA” was selected by MADATAC 2010 (Instituto Cervantes),
International Optica Festival 2010 (La Casa de América); “Acidia” by La Fabrica (Barcelona); nominated for Best Independent Artist 2009 by International Optica Festival.
He creates La Maleta Amarilla with Nestor Prieto, as an international distribution seal for independent VideoArte and CineArte.
As a writer stand out: “Loba Maria”, editorial La avispa; “O meu libro das sombras”, “Cuarto de geranios… “, O Grelo ediciós. Founded Vidarte with Iñaki Echarte, together publish “Huerfanos de Cernuda” 2009. As editor he is responsible for the Cuadernos Inutiles collection. As speaker he lectures and masterclass on cultural management in the Foro Iberoamericano de
Cultura, the Master in Management of the Cinematographic Industry of the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, in the subject “Comisariado”. He is part of the curatorial team of the IVAHM festival since its creation. Codirige the Center of Arts of Avant-garde and Artistic Residence La Neomudejar together with Néstor Prieto, being invited to realize a project for the Museu da Republica de Rio de Janeiro.

Title of work: Tebras, 2015, 3′ 15”.
Credits: Videodanza. – Performer – Natalia Moreno. -Dancer – Francisco Brives. – Camera – Barbara Dominguez. – Installation “retorno al útero”. Manín Carrera – Costume: Rafael Díaz (La Madrina)
Concept and Editing: Francisco Brives. – Madrid. 2015
Short synopsis
Review of the scientific colonization of the body. The sick body as territoriality of abuse and political manipulation. Medicine as a castrating agent of the decision of free healing, study on the process of denialism against HIV. genre- Videodance

claRa apaRicio yoldi

claRa is a Video Artist from Madrid based in London. She mixes video and animation with painting, found footage, digital collages and programming, to create visual poems. Her videos reflect on the importance of images in the construction of the collective imagination, the power of mass media and telecommunications, the marketing strategies and the brands and adverts ubiquity, interactivity and hyperlinks as an illusion of the selection, the changes in the contemporary culture with the electronic distribution, the fragmentation of the narrative discourse, the information
overload, the surveillance control and the loss of privacy.
She has recently received the Most Promising Video Artist Award in Madatac 07 – Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival, Madrid, Spain. Her pieces have been awarded in other
international Video Art festivals such as FIVAC – Camagüey International Video Art Festival (Cuba), and BANG – Barcelona International Video Art Festival (Spain) and screened in galleries, museums
and cultural spaces around the world.

Title of work: : Fragmented Memory, 2013, 3′ 04”.
Credits: Concept, Video, Animation, Effects, Editing:claRa apaRicio yoldi. Music by Ciara Clifford.
Short synopsis
In post-industrial society we are witnessing information overload. This occurs when the amount of input in a system exceeds its processing capacity. We have fairly limited cognitive processing
capacity, so when information overload occurs, it is likely that a reduction in decision quality will occur.
Traditionally, text encoded human knowledge and memory, the printed word was linked to the art of rhetoric. The popularity of hyperlink illustrates the continuing decline in the field of rhetoric and the mistrust of contemporary culture in hierarchies. The two sources connected through a hyperlink have equal weight, without any having priority over the other.
In the different mediums of expression (literature, cinema, visual arts…), we are assisting to the fragmentation of the narrative discourse. We are questioning the traditional narrative resources with the juxtaposition of images, texts, copy-paste collages and a schizophrenic nature. In cyberspace, documents combine musical fragments with other sounds, texts, images…etc. It is this combination of concrete elements that produces the abstract meaning.

Magali Berenguer

Spanish born in Paris, lives in Madrid. Graphic journalist in various national and international newspapers. Videoartist and documentalist. First prize at the Italian festival of archeology in Perugia with the video “Vivant Denon”. In 2017 you have participated in the IVAHM festival in Madrid and in the Miami new media festival.

Title of work: Ludmila., 2017. 3′.
Credits: Concepto, imagen y realización: Magali Berenguer. Edition: Francisco Higuera.
Short synopsis
Two Italian brothers named Achille and Giovanni Judica Cordiglio, radio amateurs, captured a
dramatic woman’s voice from the space on the night of May 23, 1961, is the Russian Ludmila Tokov
sent by his government to space and never returned, but who would be the first woman cosmonaut?
The Russians have always denied it.

Julia Juaniz

Medicine Studies at the University of Zaragoza.
Since 1990, he has been a professional filmmaker. He took courses in photography at the “Spectrum” gallery in Zaragoza.
He has assembled more than 60 feature films and documentaries by Carlos Saura, Victor Erice, Ramón Barea, etc.
EXHIBITIONs
2017 “EMAKUMEARENEREMUA, el espacio de la mujer”-MUSEO de Artes de Vanguardia LA
NEOMUDEJAR.
2016″ SUEÑOS” La Alhondiga de Segovia
2015 “ALAS” SALA DE ARMAS DE LA CIUDADELA EN PAMPLONA
2015″ ABRIR MUNDOS”- ACADEMIA DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS CINEMATOGRAFICAS DE
ESPAÑA EN MADRID.
2014: “VER CON LOS OJOS Y EL ALMA” – MUSEO de Artes de Vanguardia La NEOMUDEJAR
2014 “LOS CUERPOS ROTOS” – PABELLON 6 BILBAO
VIDEOARTE:
2017 “LA MUJER”6min.
2016 “BESOS” 4 min.
2016 “Emigración” 8 mmn
2014 “Tan lejos – Tan cerca” 6 mmn 2014 “Tauromaquia onírica” 4 mmn 2014 “Discurso Chaplin” 4
mmn 2013 “El Grito de Guernica” 15 mmn
2013 “Jose” — “Colores 1”- “Colores 2”- “Puntos”.4 mm-
2012 “Bombas No Bombs ” 3min. 20 seg. 2012 “Laberinto de Oteiza”. 3 mmn
2011 “Burka”. 4min.
2011″ Guerreros de Xavier Mascaro ” 6nnin.
2009 “Silencio”. 6min.

Title of work: Besos., 2016., 3′ 21”.
Credits: Concept and realization: Julia Juaniz. Music: Nacho de Paz.
Short synopsis
In life there are different ways to reach a kiss. Many things can be counted or silenced with a kiss. Some are cheerful and others sad, one person gives and another receives but the most difficult kiss is not the first of life but the last.


WOW.10 / India @ 4th TENT Little Cinema International Festival – 8-10 December 2017 Kolkata/India


WOW.18 / USA – @ Torrance Art Museum Los angeles/CA – 21 July – 14 December 2018

Videoart from Spain 2004 - curated by Antonio Alvarado
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introduction by Antonio Alvarado
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The contribution from Spain was included in May 2004 on occasion of PEAM – Pescara Electronic Art Meeting Pescara/Italy 19 May – 23 May 2004. Curated by Antonio Alvarado (Madrid/Spain) following artists were selected Fernando Baena, Beatriz Caravaggio, Joaquin Ivars, Antonia Valero, Laura Amigo, Juan Alcón
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Videos from Spain
curatorial selection by

Antonio Alvarado
curator’s biography
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Selected artists:

  • 1. Fernando Baena
    artist biography
    Title: In Memoriam, video, 2004, 3:20
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  • 2. Beatriz Caravaggio
    artist biography
    Title: Teeth Towers, video, 2004, 2:40
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  • 3. Joaquin Ivars
    artist biography
    Title: Te estamos robando (We are stealing from you)
    video, 2003, 2:20
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  • 4. Antonia Valero
    artist biography
    Titles:
    a) without title
    b) 10 March (in collaboration with Laura Amigo)
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  • 5. Juan Alcón
    artist biography
    Title. Ego, video, 2003, 1:00
  • Zona de Moraña



    Zona de Moraña - 2011 / 2015

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    CologneOFF 2015 Spain I
    @ Zona de Morana – Collado de Contreras/Avila (Spain) 11-13 Sept 2015

    a meeting about art & technology by art creatives – initiated and directed by Antonio Alvarado
    celebrating a collaboration since more than 10 years!!

    Agricola de Cologne
    created a special pool of videos for a screening program to be presented

    Gabin Cortez Chance (USA) – Do Americans Dream of Being Electric Sheep, 2014, 7:52
    Heidi Kumao (USA) –Swollowed Whole, 2014, 3:53
    Dan Hudson (Canada) – River, 2011, 3:00
    Tessa Garland (UK) – Not far from Here, 2013, 5:00
    David Clark (UK) – Odd Jobs, 2010, 4:16
    Shaun O’ Connor (Ireland) – Exit: Pursued By A Bear: “Amédée”, 2010, 4:17
    Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – Jealous Guy, 2014, 4:35
    Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) – Spaces, 2010, 6:31
    Matthias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
    QNQ/AUJIK (Sweden) – 9 States of Ambivalence, 2012, 1:30
    Felice Hapetzeder (Sweden) – 366, 2014, 1:24
    Roland Quelven (France) – Death Fugue B50.02 – L19.20, 2013, 3:15 **
    Dorianne Wotton (France) – Cold, 2012, 4:55 **
    Francesca Fini Italy) – Touchless, 2014, 4:46
    Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Public Space, 2014 d) 03’:45’’
    Albert Merino (Spain) – Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:50
    Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) – Hoax, 2010, 4:23
    54. Maria Canas (Spain) – The Toro’s Revenge, 2006, 2:00
    Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) – Latent State, 2013,4:47
    Javier Velázquez Cabrero (Spain) – My city a bit cleaner of advertising every day, 2012, 6:00
    Victor Ripoll, (Spain) – Don’t Move, 2014, 2.34
    Silvia Carpizo (Spain) – Alienation, 2012, 3:38
    Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain) – 142-143 – 2010, 2:10
    Fran Orallo (Spain) – The Life in White, 2006, 7:48
    Vojtìch Žák – (CZ) – Svetovar Brewery, 2013, 03:18
    Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) – Miscellany VIII, 2014, 4´54´´
    Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland) – The Spring, 2011, 3:20
    Olga Ozieranska (Poland) – We will fail, 2015, 4’22”
    Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UA) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
    Istvan Horkay (Hungary) – Mother, 2014, 4:51
    Arjan Brentjes (Netherlands) – Il était une fois un Artiste, 2011, 6:34
    Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel (NL) – Behind Closed Doors, 2010, 7:38
    Maria Korporal (Netherlands) – {Naked}, 2012, 4:01
    Karolien Soete (Belgium) – Tempus Fugit , 2013, 3:53
    Sandra Araújo (Portugal) – POW POW POW SWAG, 2013, 2:55
    Caro Estrada (Austria) – Typemachinery, 2011, 3:58
    Karl F. Steward (Germany) – Video of Shadows, 2013, 7:00
    Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Home, Sweet Home!, 2014, 2:59
    Kai Welf Hoyme (Germany) – Nocturn, 2012, 3:58
    William Pena (Colombia) – Control, 2013, 3:45
    Ninfa Sánchez & Karen Vilchis (Mexico) – Absence – Breve Ausencia, 2014, 5′ 35”
    Maurico Sanhueza (Peru) – Paroniria, 2013, 6:36 ***
    Diego de los Campos Orefice (Uruguay) – Meatman, 2011, 5:12
    Javier José Plano (Argentina) – “5 actions (on the collective memory)”, 2010, 9:00 *
    Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Seeds, 2012, 5:03
    Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Without Windows, 2009, 5:00
    Kaiser Nahhas (Syria) – Anti Censoship Protest at Taksim, 2014, 2014, 4:27
    Mehmet ÖGÜT (Turkey) – THE BASKET SELLER), 2014, 5 min. 40 sec.
    Salome MC (Iran) – Drunk Shah, Drunk Elder, 2012, 4:21
    Farid Hamedi (Rohina) (Iran) – The train that never stopped,2014, 07:20
    Armstrong Tarke (Cameroun) – REVERSE CIVILISATION, 2014, 3:57
    FRANCOIS KNOETZE (RSA) – CAPE MONGO – Plastic, 2015, 5
    Theresa Khalil (Egypt) – It goes on, 2013, 5.40
    Ezra Wube (Ethiopia) – Hisab, 2011, 7:56
    Irina Gabiani (Georgia) – Diachronicon – 2010, 1:00
    Todd Fuller (Australia) – One and only, 2012, 3: 54 **
    Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Drawing No. 5 – , 2009, 1:02
    Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
    Zaoli Zhong (China) – We Are Walking All on the Same Road, 2014, 12, 06
    Weigang Song (China) – Walling Dissensus, 2014, 5:01
    Sanglim Han (S.Korea) – Bloom, 2012, 3:35
    Shuai-Cheng Pu (Taiwan) – Consciousness Spin project, 2015, 5:39


    MEETING IN THE MORAÑA AREA · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 1015. In September, a meeting of artists from different disciplines takes place in an old workhouse in La Moraña, province of Ávila. Spain.
    Zona de Morana Avila (Spain) / 11-13 September 2015
    Encuentro en Zona de Moraña (Spain) – 9-10 Sept 20011

    Spanish

    Zona de Moraña es un espacio alternativo de manifestación artística cuyo fin es el desarrollo de obras de arte que se realicen con medios y fines innovadores. Nuestro proyecto trata sobre preguntas y reflexiones acerca del arte en un contexto de introspección donde la innovación y la inteligencia artificial se mezclan con elementos tradicionales reinventándolos.

    Prestamos una atención especial a los trabajos realizados con nuevas formas de expresión y nuestra intención es dar a conocer y difundir estos en La Moraña, pero también que los artistas de La Moraña que utilicen estas herramientas puedan darse a conocer.

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    Creemos que la complicidad entre vida, tecnología y arte debe ser total, los artistas deben trabajar al unísono con público, ingenieros, literatos y científicos siendo todos, en ultima instancia, los autores y creadores. Estos lenguajes nos permiten convertir al espectador en una interface más del proceso, adiestrando y dominando la relación entre la obra de arte y el público.

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    Esta postura propone un dialogo íntimo en nuestro interior, para hacernos preguntas o simplemente para reinventar nuestra cultura.

    Encuentro en Zona de Moraña se ha realizado durante 5 temporadas. En ellas se han presentado proyecciones de vídeo, performances y exposiciones principalmente.

    Meeting in Moraña Zone it has been performed for 5 seasons. They were presented video projections, performances and exhibitions primarily.

    En 2015 se ha presentado una exposición de artistas de la comarca, un festival de vídeo presentado por artvideoKOELN/CologneOFF, una performance electrónica y diversas instalciones.

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    En Zona de Moraña, es también importante la convivencia de los artistas y el intercambio entre ellos, la población autoctona y gestores dentro del mundo del arte.

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    Debemos desctacar este año, además de la presencia de Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, de Queralt Lencinas, directora artistica durante dos ocasiones del Festival de Videoposesía que se celebra en Buenos Aires, también hemos contado con la presencia de Antonio de Navascués, director de la galería Edurne en Madrid y de Edurardo San Pedro, director de exposiciones en el Ayuntamiento de Móstoles.

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    English

    Zona de Moraña (Moraña area) is an alternative space for artistic expression aimed at developing artworks that are made with innovative means and ends. Our project deals with questions and thoughts about the art of introspection in a context where innovation and artificial intelligence reinventing mixed with traditional elements.

    We pay special attention to the work done with new forms of expression and our intention is to publicize and disseminate these in La Moraña, but also artists of La Moraña using these tools may make themselves known.

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    We believe that the complicity between life, technology and art must be total, artists must work in unison with the public, engineers, writers and scientists being all, ultimately, authors and creators. These languages allow us to turn the viewer into a process interface, mentor, and dominate the relationship between the artwork and the public.

    This position proposes an intimate dialogue within us, to ask questions or just to reinvent our culture.

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    In 2015 it has presented an exhibition of artists from the region, a festival of video presented by artvideoKOELN / CologneOFF, electronic performance and various instalciones.

    In Zona de Moraña, coexistence of artists and exchanges between them, the indigenous population and managers within the art world is also important.

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    We desctacar this year, besides the presence of Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Queralt Lencinas, artistic director for two occasions Festival Videoposesía held in Buenos Aires, we have also benefited from the presence of Antonio de Navascués, gallery director Edurne Edurardo in Madrid and San Pedro, director of exhibitions at the City hall of Móstoles.

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    Madrid – Electrocuciones 2010-2011-2012



    Fundacion FIART -Galeria Rina Bouwen - El Foro de Pozuelo Madrid
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    Fundacion FIART @ Electrocuciones Madrid/Spain – 5 July 2012
    1#minuteCologne –
    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

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    Agricola de Cologne – Silent Cry, 2016, 3:40
    Short synopsis
    Silent Cry is the visualization of an internal cry happening all the time, when society does not allow to show deep emotional affection. The silent cry is always present caused by never ending traumatizations during decades hidden behind the facade people wants to see. And even if the cry would be be seen or heard, people would refuse to face it. The work release is giving sound a particular relevance.



    Electrocuciones Festival Madrid – 1-16 February 2012 – Galeria Rina Bouwen


    Electrocuciones – El Foro de Pozuelo Madrid – 18 May – 5 June 2010
    In November 1979, El Foro was born, a pioneering cultural center at the time: it was the seed of what would become the houses of culture and popular schools and universities. It was created as a non-profit cultural association, and it was possible thanks to the support of different people, including artists, intellectuals, politicians and various professionals who thought that culture was essential to grow in freedom. Ute Kadner, Paloma Navares, Peridis, Orcajo, Forges, Pepe Castellote, Ian Gibson, José Hierro, José Luis Aranguren … are some of those who fought for El Foro and supported its proposals.

    There are many activities that have been carried out in these 28 years: music, video, cinema, theater, meeting with poets, gatherings, conferences, carnival parties, performances, theatrical readings, tributes … Some have passed through our exhibition hall. of the most outstanding artists in the country, and they are still open for the most interesting proposals from young creators. Despite its small space, the center has numerous workshops, which operate during the school year. In addition, it opens its doors to meetings of other associations or groups.

    Electrocuciones

    Electrocutions is a bet that from Amplus we launched to show the paths through which the most advanced art moves today.
    Electronic art is not that it represents the avant-garde but rather that it represents something much stronger as it immerses itself in a total rediscovery of the world, a different way of living and developing.
    This way of life that electronics, computing, robotics and all those surprises that technology still has in store for us, was something inconceivable not only in the 19th century but even in most of the 20th century.
    Human relationships, robotic relationships, the interrelationships between man and machine make us wonder if evolution ends with man or simply man is but a first step.
    With Electrocutions we simply want an approximation to that fascination that awaits us.

    Mosteles – MAEM 2003 – 2005-2006



    Mostra de Arte Electronico Mostoles
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    *MAEM – Electronic Art Festival Madrid/Mostoles 17-19 November 2005
    Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Truth-Paradise Found, 2004, 3:00
    The video tells the story of the human desire to be as close to truth as possible. But who ever will succeed while living a life dominated by the fast running time and endless searching?
    If there is any paradise, then monks or people really resting within themselves find a paradise close to truth close to GOD. But it is only truth people are believing in. Is there absolute truth?
    The video consists of three sections, a spiritual and a physical section and the acting level, the artist who is filming the scene, an intruder who become witness of a ritual of truth.
    This basic video was filmed in 2003 at the Rila Monastery, the spiritual centre of Bulgaria.

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    MAEM 2006 – Mostra de Arte Electronico Mostoles Centro Cultural Mostoles (Madrid) – 17-18 November
    Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – House of Tomorrow, 2005, 3:40
    The house of tomorrow is the house of one’s identity, it does not need to be a concrete house or building, but represents a secure and protected place where people can stand for what they are and represent, a human being. And this human may have many identities in different fields, the sexual identity represents only one among many others.


    MAEM Electronic Art Show of Móstoles, is a festival that I created from a request from the Department of Plastic and Visual Arts of the City of Móstoles.
    The request was directed to the realization of a web page on electronic art only. I transformed this primitive request into the 1st Móstoles Electronic Art Show.
    For 5 years I carried out this festival.

    The curved movement

    Light is responsible for the appearance of things. Its reflection is what gives us the shape, size and color of reality.
    But if light is distorted as a result of gravity, reality can have a different appearance and all the knowledge we have about things can be called into question.
    As light moves through space, the gravity of celestial bodies bend it. One might wonder, then, if we can trust the knowledge we have of the Universe.
    If the elements that provide us with knowledge become so weak, it is not surprising that thousands of descriptions of the world around us have been born and died for centuries.
    When we are more sure of our discoveries, the movement of these curves, distancing and distorting everything that we considered safe. The movement in the evolution of our knowledge is in one of these curvatures; We can no longer say that time is the fourth dimension; the fourth dimension is the roads of the world, misnamed virtual, offered by computer art, where the movement is really curved.

    MAEM 5th edition

    Art is always something intangible; for many, a world of illusions that does not reflect reality and only a door of escape. It is one of the fallacies used by those who do not know art or who cannot know. Art is the reality par excellence; the so hackneyed novelty is not such, it is simply another vision of the real. Art, then, enriches the knowledge we have of reality.
    It is not by chance that with each discovery of science art evolves; they are the same, different manifestations of knowledge.
    Electronic, cybernetic art, or whatever we want to call it, has allowed us to represent the multiplicity of the world, as posited by modern science and that is what we present for the fifth time.
    In MAEM CINCO, we show many of the authors who have participated during all the editions of MAEM, but what we show, being the same, is different from the same.

    Camargo Cibernetico – Electronic Art Festival



    Electronic Art Festival Camargo/Spain 2006
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    [Dis]tortion_Projected, 2005, 4:40
    In 1998, Agricola de Cologne became a victim of a terror attack. The video is the attempt to make the traumatic experiences perceivable via metaphoric images on an emotional level .
    The artist’s voice performing one of his musical compositions uses sound instead of words in order to symbolize the speechlessness and inability of the people surrounding him to react properly.


    Camargo Cibernetico – Electronic Art Festival Camargo/Spain 29 May – 02 June 2006

    I International Festival of Electronic Art of Cantabria
    Cybernetics, a constant of the future.
    “Cybernetics is the science that comparatively studies the communication systems and automatic regulation of living beings with electronic and mechanical systems similar to them, according to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy. And the truth is that our present and our future are intimately linked to it. Not surprisingly, data communication is a constant in the human brain and, as a consequence, in computers created by man. And an inevitable communication revolution, which is already in its dawn, will mark our future, that of humanity and that of all living or dead beings. Not just a constant of the future; communication is the future.

    In this I International Festival of Electronic Art of Cantabria, I curated in collaboration with Manuel Pérez-Petit under the name Sediento. It was a fairly complex festival in which artists from America, Europe and Asia participated, 9 of them being present at the festival.

    There was work for the Internet, a concert, presentations by the artists present, a video-conference with two artists in America and an interactive installation made by me. The views of the Landscape that had premiered in 2005 in The Atomic Eye.

    The commitment to the Technological Age

    Where is the life that we’ve lost living,
    where is the wisdom that we have lost in knowledge,
    where is the knowledge that we have lost in information?
    (T. S. Eliot, Choruses from “the rock”, ch. 1, v. 14-16)

    It was Rimbaud who began his particular “Season in Hell” with some verses in which he said that one night he sat beauty on his knees and found her bitter and insulted her. And he added: “I armed myself against justice”, thus beginning one of the most potent poems of French literature. Technology is often made to us as beauty was made to the poet: bitter, and it is even likely that it deserves to be insulted -although it is true that not always-, but technology is also, even though many times it does not seem so , an element that generates stimuli for creation -and not just a support-, a means of expression, in short, of the human soul, and in fact it turns out that today’s artists take advantage of it for the benefit of their creative intention, even who deny it because it seems unworthy.

    The Technological Age has definitely entered the work of art, and it is still true, on the other hand, that data and algorithms are much more durable than any other expression of human capacity. And not for this reason artists have to turn their backs on tradition. On the contrary, electronic art cannot be understood without artistic tradition, and it does not imply any break with the heritage received from centuries and centuries of creation.

    From the moment that the cave artist took the means available to him and used them to express his beliefs and most intimate feelings, a kind of definitive alchemy took place that has survived to this day. If the man from Altamira lived today, he would surely have a computer in his workshop.

    When Antonio Machado wrote: “Today is always still”, of course, he was not aware of the Technological Age, although it was already beginning, but he hit the nail on the head that life can only be lived today. And the truth is that in the “today” of art something has to say and to contribute electronic technology.

    CAMARGO CIBÉRNETICO is a lucid and powerful bet that from Camargo is launched to the world, with an untold capacity today to project the vitality that is found here in most of the corners of the planet, from where they will look out into this window of today’s most rabid It is not known how many people opens from here, as there will be many eyes that want to know how our bet turns out. In this I International Electronic Art Festival of Cantabria, a very selected selection of world-class artists will appear, from ten countries on three continents, a good part of which will be present in person in Camargo during these days.

    Manuel Pérez-Petit

    Madrid -Viernes Curvado – Curved Friday



    MAEM 2003 - Centro de Arte Moderno 2004
    FAIM - Independent Art Fair 2004
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    En[code]ed, 2008, 5:00
    MAEM 2003
    Digital video inspired by a visit of Thessaloniki.
    The work describes the principle of “code” or “coding” in form of an allegory, a metaphoric story as a ritual of meeting, dominating and resigning. The code is identified as a state of the static, dogmatic and conservative, which asks for obedience, but gives no chance to escape.

    Viernes Curvado

    Light is responsible for the appearance of things. Its reflection is what gives us the shape, size and color of reality.
    But if the light is distorted as a result of gravity, reality can have a different appearance and all the knowledge we have about things can be called into question.
    As light moves through space, the gravity of the celestial bodies bend it. One might wonder, then, if we can trust the knowledge we have of the Universe.
    If the elements that provide us with knowledge become so weak, it is not surprising that thousands of descriptions of the world around us have been born and died for centuries.
    When we are more sure of our discoveries, their movement curves, distancing themselves and distorting everything that we considered safe. The movement in the evolution of our knowledge is found in one of these curvatures; We can no longer say that time is the fourth dimension; the fourth dimension is the roads of the world, misnamed virtual, offered by computer art, where the movement is really curved

    Curved Friday is a space that takes place on a Friday of each month in which works by different artists made with orderly

    *Centro de Arte Moderno Madrid (Spain) – Viernes Curvado curated by Antonio Alvarado – 20 February 2004
    Viernes 20 de Febrero de 2004:
    Agricola de Cologne. Nuzita.net . José Pérez Cristobal.

    Viernes 19 de Diciembre de 2003 Obras de MAEM 2003:
    Gustavo Aguilera. Agricola de Cologne. Carlos Alcalá. Astas Romas. Arc_naif. DulcimiraCapisani, Álison Araújo, Vinicio Louza y Quefrén Crilanovick. Juan Carlos Carrazón. Josh Nimoy. Avi Rosen. Antoine Schmitt.

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    Urban.early sunday morning_raw, 2002, 4:40
    **FAIM Madrid – El Viernes Curvado curated by Antonio Alvarado- 1-3 October 2004
    Synopsis
    Video based on a poetic text by Agricola de Cologne inspired by the Central Station of Milan (Italy).

    Metropolis: sunday morning, between open end and twilight, between hope and resignation, between following a dream and returning that night to the home town or village outside.
    Coming from the disco, full of the impressions of that juicy girl or that horny boy, doubtful of whether preserving innocence or following the instinct for an outstanding erotic adventure.
    It is the moment of not yet knowing, vacillating between yes or no.
    It is a same ritual each week-end, even if decisions are made once.
    It is a game between identifying and identity.
    The work describes the urban landscape as a scenario of a play, where the protagonists are embedded in without any chance to escape.

    Enter the Flash version 2002

    Schedule for – 04 October

  • BEAP – Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia – 1 September – 17 November 2004
  • FestiNova Festival Garikula/Georgia – 5 Aug – 20 Oct 2009
  • Madeira International Art Biennale – FONLAD – 1 September – 13 October 2008
  • [BOX] – space for videoart Milan – artvideoKOELN “Phantoms of Perception – 14 Sept-7 Oct 2010
  • A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013 – 23 sept – 29 Oct 2013
  • Corona! Shut Down? – 01-09 October 2020
  • Digital Fringe Melbourne (Aus) – 23 Sept- 11 Oct 2009
  • Digital Fringe Melbourne/AU – 24 Sept- 12 October 2008
  • MIVA _ Centro de las Artes – La Ronda Quito/Ecuador / 2 October – 8 Nov 2015
  • 10th Athens International Videoart Festival – 3-5 October 2014
  • Regional Museum Kedianiai/Lithuania – 02-29 October 2013
  • 2nd Orebro International Videoart Festival – Art VideoScreening 1-3 Oct 2010
  • 6th Salon de Arte Digital – Museum of Contemporary Art MACZUL Maracaibo/Ve – 1-8 October 2008
  • Salon de Arte Digital Maracaibo/Venezuela – 1-9 October 2006
  • FAIM Madrid – El Viernes Curvado curated by Antonio Alvarado- 1-3 October 2004