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13 July 2020


video feature
Athens
ADAF online 2020

Athens


ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival

The NewMediaFest2020 is very happy to continue the collaboration with ADAF – Athens Digital Art Festival also in times of the Corona shut down crisis – ADAF online, that this new context for 2020 – 10 July – 10 September 2020.
Wilfried is very honoured to present as a part of this festival edition online – 3 exiting screening programs he is curating
https://online.adaf.gr/stream-events-program/

Reminiscence of Anthropocene - 15 July 2020 - 20h

Reminiscence of Anthropocene

curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Sunrise, 2019, 5: 46
Elke H. Markopoulos / Rainer Ludwigs (Germany) – Message of the Animals, 2016, 8:57
Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Indicios / Inkling, 2017, 6’59”
Arie Sigal & Ben-David Sigal (Israel) – Perlite, 2018, 4:17
Gali Blay (Israel) – Panicutopia-the Desertark, 2017, 4:00
Renata Padovan (Brazil) – Aral Mermaid, 2015, 4:12
Coalfather Industries (USA) – User History, 2016, 6:02
Amelie Klitgaard (Denmark) – Captured, 2020, 3:13
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Marcha Schagen (NL) – Melt Less CO2, 2019, 3:48

About the program
Reminiscence of Anthropocene – is the most recent collaborative project between Agricola de Cologne and ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival, the composition of 10 videos (audio-visual works) forming the basis for a viewer’s reflection, generating a particular image of something many people are identifying themselves with according to individual experiences. These experiences are independent from location or nationality, insofar, as a part of the whole, the artists nationality Germany, Spain, USA, Israel, Brazil Denmark, Finland stand for the diversity of individual experiences leading to the individual artistic expression.
The reminiscence of the Anthropocene is allowing a kind of pessimistic view on the human nature and its influence, domination and manipulation of the natural environment and the social context with other human individuals, wildlife and flora, the social responsibility of the
individual for the individual and the Whole. Often artists do not only describe a kind of status quo, but give even creative perspectives to the post-Anthropocene era, whatever it may be.
Differently than other ideological models, in the given case, the post-Anthropocene is not leading to a fusion of the human and the machine, but is rather recalling “ancient” human values like indigenous people – however, threatened with extinct by human greed – are still practicing them, based on mutual social responsibility and solidarity. That this is not a mere illusion is showing the radically changed people’s behaviour during the Corona crisis, but as soon as they do not feel longer endangered, they immediately forget the values they propagated short time before. So, Corona wasn’t the worst case yet, to make most people really rethink, and the real end of Anthropocene might come sometimes rather sooner than later by a another global disaster.

About Human Nature - 29 July 2020 - 20h

WOW about human nature
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Stine Gonshold (Norway) – Human Nature, 2008, 1:50
Roland Quelven (France) – Harey Solaris, 2015, 4:51
Gregg Biermann (USA) – Crop Duster Octet, 2013, 5:32
Sándor M. Salas (Spain) – De cara a la muerte, 2013, 03:52
Theresa Khalil (Egypt) – It goes on, 2013, 5.40
Istvan Horkay (Hungary) – The Lords Prayer, 2014, 5:04
Laurent Pernot (France)- Still Alives, 2005, 2.34

Art is Indivisible - 05 August 2020, 20h

Art Is Indivisible – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Anca Bucur (Romania) – The confession of an aphasic writer, 2014, 3’31”
Gregg Biermann (USA) – Iterations, 2014, 5:37
Machia & Lolina (UK) – Chamelion Seeking Colour, 2015, 7’ 40″
Emil Zenko & Evgenij Romashov (Belarus) – Maslenitsa, 2015, 2:28
Valerio DE BONIS (Italy) – “I would claw my eyes out”, 2015, 9:00
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Virus, 2012, 5:00

Complete program schedule available as PDF





Schedule for – 13 July

  • •Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon/Israel – 16 April – 16 July 2005
  • •Fonlad – Digital Art Show – Quarteirão das Artes Montemor-o-Velho (Portugal) – 5 May – 15 July 2007
  • •IV SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL 2002 – 17 June – 17 July 2002
  • •Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata – 7-9 July
  • Linoleum Animation & Media Art Festival Moscow – 10 July – 09 September 2012
  • Ares Film Festival – Siracusa/Italy – 11-14 July 2013
  • Proyector Festival 2011 Madrid – 11-17 July 2011
  • • Digitraffic@Germany – SENEF 2005 – Seoul Net & Film Festival Seoul/South Korea – 01 July – 01 Sept.
  • • *Norwich Gallery – EAST’05 – Making Things Better – Norwich/UK – 02 July – 20 August
  • •*Hic et Nunc – San Vito a/Tagliamento/Italy – VideoChannel presentation – 11 June – 17 July
  • •Al Kahf Art Gallery Bethlehem/Palestine 06 -30 July 2006 – ://selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem
  • • Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia – 5 July – 7 August 2007
  • •Image Contre Nature – experimental Film Festival Marseille/F – 7-11 July 2009 Burning Phantom, One Day on Mars
  • •“Festival Proyector 2010″ – Optica Videoart – Espacio Menos Uno Madrid (Spain) 5-31 July 2010 – Silent Cry
  • •Galería Texu Oviedo (Spain) Optica Video Art – 5-31 July 2010 – Silent Cry
  • IAM – Institut für Alles Mögliche Berlin – 9 July – 02 August 2020
  • Quarantene Film Festival Varna – 10-14 July 2018