Laos – Vientiane
Poland – Szczecin
Officyna Art Space
CologneOFF 2011 is leading Wilfried today to a country full of secrets – Laos. in its capital Vientiane, the international film festival –
CologneOFF 2011 Poland I @In 2011, Szczecin is candidate for European Capital of Culture 2016. In this context – the art space OFFICYNA is working as “cultural observatory” hosting between 12 and 14 May CologneOFF 2011 – Baltic Sea – a coordinated event structure – taking place in May-June 2011 in Poland (Szczecin 12-14 May), Russia (St.Petersburg 19-21 May), Finland (Tampere 26-28 May) and Estonia (Tallinn 1-2 June) – presenting a comprehensive program of video art to be screened, projected and installed. In the end, Szczecin did not succeed, but Wroclaw (Poland) and San Sebastian (Spain) were elected as European Capitals of Culture.For the Baltic Sea event series a PDF catalogue has been released
The 12th May was also a relevant date for Wilfried’s participation in Actually an online festival, and its geographical location therefore does not really matter, the place Den Haag is in so far interesting, as Den Haag, differently than Rotterdam or Amsterdam, is generally not known as a home for moving images or new media. Wilfried is participating in the festival in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Streaming Festival goes offline for the first time and organises a physical screening event at a local (Den Haag based) gallery “The Geborgen Kamers” – its activities are meanwhile discontinued, as well as Streaming Festival as a festival. Besides Wilfried, who had complemented his activities around video and new media by providing additional sources of information in shape of interviews (Interview Collection) or the artists database (AND), also Streaming Festival published interviews with the participating artists, and- so Wilfried did.