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10 April 2018


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WOW.14 Ukraine 2018
Kharkiv
Kiev

Today on 10 April 2018, Wilfried is visiting the Ukraine another time, this time invited by Media Department of Kharkiv National University, combining presentations in Kharkiv at the university and Municipal Art Gallery (1st collaboration in 2011) with a screening in Kiev at National House of Cinema. It is strange, even if the visit in 2011 was quite short and for sight-seeing Kiev only a few hours were left, everything seems to be so familiar, as if Wilfried had been already many times before in Kiev, the same is good also for Kharkiv, which Wilfried had been visiting 2011 before the war in Ukraine and the annexion of the Crimea by Russia. Whereever Wilfried is walking, this war history is present anywhere visible on the streets through small memorials and, of course, in the hearts of the Ukrainians. It doesn’t feel like that that this Eastern place in the Ukraine is representing in fact the end of the civilized world, just a few kilometres further, the border to the uncivilized Russian empire is marking the end of the world.
Lidia Starodubtseva, head of the university’s Media Department is Wilfried’s host in Kharkiv this time. After catching him from the airport she bringing him from there to the university owned hotel, where Wilfried is staying at a place not far from the city center, but some minutes to walk to the university. This article would like to honour her for collaborating since 2011.

WOW.14 / Ukraine
is an event to take place between 10 and 15 April 2018 at
National University Kharkiv / Municipal Gallery Kharkiv 10-12 April 2018
National House of Cinema Kiev / Say by Body Art Festival Kiev 13 & 14 April 2018


Kharkiv


Kharkiv - 4 streaming video programs
Kharkiv National University

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne receives academic merits @ National University Kharkiv
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne & Lidia Starodubtseva, head of Media Department /Kharkiv National University

10-12 April 2018 – program for presentation at
Kharkiv National University &
Municipal Art Gallery Kharkiv

CologneOFF 2018 Ukraine PDF catalogue


Opening at Kharkiv Municipal Art Gallery, 10 April 2018 – Wilfried & Lidia Starodubtseva on the left

Program unit I

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations I
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland) – The Spring, 2011, 3:20
Enoh Lienemann (Germany) – In My Head, 2015, 6`34 min
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – No country for everyone, 2015, 01:52
Fran Orallo (Spain) – Your Body is a Battle Field, 2017, 4’45”
Caro Estrada (Austria) – Typemachinery, 2011, 3:58
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – 1-2-3-Herring, 2013, 2:45
Lisa Birke (Canada) – Endgame, 2016, 7:05

Program unit II

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations II
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

video
Kappala Venkata Sivakumar (India) – Happy Friendship Day, 2016, 02:09
Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) – Miscellany VIII, 2014, 4:54
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Touchless, 2014, 4:46
Anupong Charoenmitr (Thailand) – To Face, 2014, 5 :55
Luca Nanini (aka unaduna)(Italy) – homologos, 2016, 4’40”
Yunting Tsai (Taiwan) – Partir de soi ou partir de soi (Departure from oneself), 2015, 3:11

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations III
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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Shelley Jordon (USA) – SeeChange, 2017, 7:29
Gali Blay (Israel) – Panicutopia-the Desertark, 2017, 4:00
Elke H. Markopoulos / Rainer Ludwigs (Germany) – Message of the Animals, 2016, 8:57
Pim Zwier (Netherlands) – All What is Somehow Useful, 2013, 7.35
Emma Zukovic (Macedonia/Ireland) – Post Memory of a Lost Country, 2016, 4:33

Program unit III


WOW – Refugee – Usual/Unusual Escalations IV
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
video
Panagiotis Kalos (Greece) – Gasping for Air, 2015, 1:36
Anni Kaltsidou (Greece) – The Refugees, 2015, 2:48
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Shatila Lost Island, 2016, 20:00
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – Gimme Shelter, 2017, 03:24
Paolo Bandinu (Italy) – No Country, 2015, 2:21

Kiev



On 13 April, Wilfried wil leave Kharkiv for Kiev, where he is catched by Nataliya Valda from the airport. Wilfried had met her already ealier when he was visiting Kiev in 2011, and Nataliya (an established filmmaker in Ukraine) was participating in wilfried’s workshop at CCA. She is Wilfried’s host this time, he is spending his days in Kiev in his own flat, respective the guest flat Nataliya was offering to Wilfried. In this way, he is located directly in the city center! By car it is not far to the National House of Cinema. Thanks a lot to her for collaborating and making Wilfried’s stay as comfortable as possible!

Kiev - 4 streaming video programs
National House of Cinema



Wilfried & Nataliya Valda @ National House of Cinema

The opening of the WOW Kiev event @ National House of Cinema (on 14 April 2018) was offering a big surprise, a video by Lidia Starodubtseva (head of Media Communication Department Kharkiv) dedicated to Agricola de Cologne and his achievements in promoting “art & moving images”.

Kiev

WOW Program unit IV

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations V
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

video

Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Seeds, 2012, 5:03
Harold Charre (France) – Requiem, 2017, 9:18
Paolo Bonfiglio (Italy) – Mortale, 2009, 6:48
Baptist Coelho (India) – Beneath It all I Am Human, 2009, 9:41 *
Diego de los Campos Orefice (Uruguay) – Meatman, 2011, 5:12
Arthur Woods (Switzerland) – War – What We Can Do, 2017, 4:07

Program unit V

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations VI
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

video
Christian Philip Berger (Austria) – Mankind, 2017 1:56
Reza Golchin (Iran) – Light, 2017, 2:00
claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) – Iconosfera, 2015, 04’45
Yao Cong (China) – B²EAU²T²Y, 2014, 15’30”
Eija Temisevä (Finland) – An Attempt to be Earth, 2016, 5:15

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations VII
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

video
Francesca Leoni (Italy) – Ego- Crazia ( Chapter 1), 2016, 8’20”
Louise Coetzer (RSA) – Dead Air, 2011, 5:12
Maurizio Sanhueza (Peru) – Parasite, 2016, 6:23
Cody Healey-Conelly (USA) – Glitch Noir – Datasifter Prelude, 2015, 2:41
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – The dying Lilium, 2016, 03:27
Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Indicios / Inkling, 2017, 6’59

Program unit VI

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations VIII (DVD 9)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

video
Nouran Sherif & Muhammad Taymour (Egypt) – Home, 2013, 8:13
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Inside My Room, 2013, 3:26**
Alexander Callsen (Germany) – Gap Camp, 2013, 6:04 ***
Katya Yakubov (Usbekistan/USA) – Maps to the In-Between, 2015, 07:23
Sarah Whelan (USA) – Construction, 2016, 2:38
Katalina Padilla Cerro (Colombia) – The invisible, 2017, 8:21
Olga Guse (Russia/Germany) – The Others, 2017, 3:20
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Knowledge, 2016, 3’06”
Coalfather Industries (USA) – User History, 2016, 6:02
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Public Space, 2014, 03’:45

Wilfried and Nataliya Valda

partners
Municipal Art Gallery Kharkiv
Valmedia by Nataliya Valda Kiev
National Karazin University Kharkiv – Media Communication Department – Mediatopos

Schedule for 10 April

  • •MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (5 March- 30 April 2004) – RRF
  • •Japan Media Arts Festival 24/03 – 05/05 2006
  • •Chiang Mai 1st New Media Art Festival – Chiang Mai (Thailand) 2003 – 28 March – 16 April
  • • *Museo National Arte Contemporanea Reina Sofia – 31 March – 8 May -“Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •CologneOFF 2016 USA @ Torrance Art Museum – Los Angeles/CA – 2 April – 28 May 2016
  • •“Bivouac Project – The Big Switch: New Media, Film and Video” – Sumter County Gallery of Art (USA) – 2 April- 22 May 2009
  • •Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 2-30 April 2014
  • •Athens Video Art Festival 7-9 April Athens/Greece- 2006
  • •Bele.ArteLamia 2006 – Lamia (Greece) videoart – 7-16 April –2006
  • •The Hong Kong Artists Biennale 2005 – 1-30 April
  • •Unauthorized Access Festival – Ermitage Museum St. Petersburg/Russia (7-21 April 2006)
  • •Images Festival – Toronto/Canada, 7-16 April 2005
  • •unDEAF Festival /Dutch Electronic Art Festival – 10-15 April 2007 – Rotterdam/Netherlands
  • •Emergenzaarte – videoart festival – Santa Maria die Sale (Venice) – 10 -25 April – 2010 – Silent Cry
  • •FILE Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – 10-19 April 2009