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08 November 2008


video feature
Gijon
OPTICA Videoart Festival 2007-2010

Gijon




Gijon – Instituto Antiguo – venue of Optica Video Festival in Gijon

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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.

OPTiCA Video Art Festival - 2009-2011

Optica Videoart Festival Gijon/Soain – 29-31 October 2009


Gral. San Martín Cultural Center Buenos Aires
Cultural Centre San Martin Buenos Aires/AR – Optica Festival Review ’09 – 5-7 November 2009


MEM Festival Bilbao/ES – Optica Festival review 2009 – 4 & 19 November 2009 – Silent Cry


Buenos Aires (AR) – Optica Video Festival – 16-18 December 2011
Optica Video Festival Buenos Aires/Argentina – 27-29 August 2009


Optica Video Festival Madrid – 16-18 Sept 2011 – La Casa Encendida
Optica Videoart Festival Madrid- La Casa Encendida Madrid/Spain – 15-17 October 2009 – Silent Cry


Festival Mediu Güeyu”, Fundacion Cardin -Villaviciosa (Asturias, Spain) 3-5 September 2010 – Optica selection


Optica Videoart – Espacio Menos Uno Madrid (Spain) 5-31 July 2010 – Silent Cry“Festival Proyector 2010″ –


Loop Video Festival Barcelona – Optica selection – 13-17 May 2010 – Silent Cry


Optica Videoart Festival Huarte – Centro Contemporaneo Huarte/Navarra – 29 September – 2 October 2009


Optica Videoart Festival Paris @ Collège d’Espagne (Colegio) @ la Cité Universitaire Internationale Paris 24-26 September 2009


Optica Video Festival Cordoba/Spain – 11-13 September 2009 Espacio3 – Filmoteca de Andalucía


5-31 July 2010 – Galeria TEXU Oviedo – Optica Festival


Optica Video Festival La Paz/Bolivia – 20-26 August 2009 – Cinemateca Boliviana

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Bareback – serialDIScharge, 2007, 4:50
The experimental film tells the story of a homeless person, who lost its identity in all the traumatic experiences it was undergoing. Again, Agricola de Cologne uses the form of the allegorical representation for pointing to essential questions of human existence. All people are homeless in on or the other way, most however, suffer from it without being aware of it. The film is a mirror of our time which has lost its roots.

OPTiCA Video Art Festival - 2008


Optica Video Festival Gijon/Spain – 6-8 November 2008

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The Best of CologneOFF I-III – OPTICA Video Festival Gijon/ES – 8 November 2008
Optica Videofestival Madrid/Spain 16-18 October 2008

Best of Cologne I-III
CologneOFF I – Identityscapes
Digital Snapshots by Daniel Lo Iacono (Germany) 2003, 2:30
Women-World by JiHyung Kim (South Korea) 2003, 3:34
Traviata by Lorenzo Nencini/Marco Urizzi (Italy) 2004, 10:00
Warning: Women!, by Oksana Shatalova & Alla Girik (Kazakhstan) 2005, 3:12

CologneOFF II – Image vs Music
Rupture by Matthieu Capel (France) 2006, 4:00
Small Room Tango by Gabriel Shalom (USA) 2004, 3:40
Music in Cake by Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (Iceland) 2005, 3:23
Circles and Rounds by Dennis Miller (USA) 2006, 9:22

CologneOFF III – Toon! Toon! – art cartoons & animated narratives
Tomorrow by Kaspars Groshevs (Latvia) 2007, 1:04
Where Stories Come From by Lycette Bros. (Australia) 2004, 4:08
Disarmed by Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) 2002, 2:42
Radiocar by Hermes Mangialardo (Italy) 2007, 4:00
Smoked by Rafaèl Alcala (Puerto Rico) 2003, 3:00

Exposicion y encuentros de videoarte en colaboracion con OPTICA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEOARTE

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Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Orfeo Negro, video, 2006, 4:30 –
Filmed on the performance festival Interferencias in Junin-Buenos Aires/Argentina and Retiro railway station Buenos Aires in 2005, the video takes a performance by the Argentine artist Vera Baxter as the basis for a contemporary interpretation of the “classical” ORFEO NEGRO”, which is converting the film document not only to a metaphor for the artistic process of an action, but also to a new artwork.
OPTICA Video Art Festival - 2007

*Optica Video Festival Gijon/Spain -16-18 November 2007

Schedule for – 08 November

  • BEAP – Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia – 1 September – 17 November 2004
  • MIVA _ Centro de las Artes – La Ronda Quito/Ecuador / 2 October – 8 Nov 2015
  • Visionaria Film Festival Siena/Italy – 20 October – 20 November 2006
  • Biennale 3000 Sao Paulo by Fred Forest MAC – Contemporary Art Museum Sao Paulo – 7 October – 15 December 2006
  • *MICROPOLIS – International contest for Digital Film & Video Athens/Greece- 30 November -20 January 2006
  • *Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida/Spain: 3 – 29 November -*”Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • Visions in New York City – Video Art Festival – 02-13 November 2009