FIVA – Festival Internacional de Video Arte 2012, 2015, 2016
Buenos Aires Biblioteca Nacional – venue of FIVA Video Art Festival
Another South american collaboration was again in Buenos Aires between 2012 and 2016: FIVA – Festival Internacional de Video Arte – taking place in November at Biblioteca Nacional, where Wilfried presented already in 2005 his project “Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina”. However, he did not attend any of the three events in 2012, 2015 and 2016, unfortunately, but South America is not just around the corner and long distance travels cause always health problems due to the jetlag. Instead of this, Wilfried invited in 2016 the FIVA curators to prepare a curatorial contribution to be presented in India – CologneOFF 2016 India @ CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity in Shillong, the capital of the India state of Meghalaya. Although Wilfried likes the kind of networked collaborations, due to the fact that they are sometimes restricted to physical screenings, and the curators often have just a one-time authorization, Wilfried is not able to promote such curated programes the way he would like to do. In so far, also this curatorial collaboration was not sustainable, which is always a pity, because Wilfried is always getting the idea, that too many people do not understand the meaning of networking. But nevertheless, he was very glad, of course to continue his collaborations in Argentina this way, which started already in 2000. The strong feelings for this country will always remain!