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15 April 2004


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MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Version>Fest Chicago
Edward Marszewski


Today, Wilfried is jumping just within a few days another time to Chicago in order to present his web based project ” A Virtual Memorial” @ Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in the framework of Version >02 Festival , the festival will be running until 20 April 2002. This is the 1st of several following collaborations with Version Festival and the leading person behind – Edward Marszewksi (Edmar) und his company “Lumpen Media”. In 2004, Wilfried will participate in Version >04 Festival (16 April – 1 May 2004) with The RRF Project (Version MNAC Bucharest), in 2005 in Version >05 Festival (25 April -1 May 2005) with Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina – and another event, organised by Edmar, Select Media 4 Festival Chicago -(20 October-13 November 2005) with his curated VideoChannel selection – Secret Memories, and finally in 2007 in Version >07 Festival with his video “Bareback- Serial disCharge”.

Version Festival Chicago
Version>02 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (USA) – 15 – 20 April 2002 – A Virtual Memorial Foundation
Version>03 Festival – 26-30 March 2003 – Violence Online Festival
Version>04 Festival – 16 April – 01 May 2004 – The RRF Project
Version>05 Festival 22 April – 1 May 2005 Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina
Version>07 Festival – 19/04 – 02/05 2007 –

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    Select Media 4 Festival - streaming program

    Select Media 4 Festival Chicago – 20 October-13 November 2005

    Secret Memories – a compilation of 13 videos chief curated by Agricola de Cologne was featured on Select Media 4 Festival Chicago/USA 2005—>
    featuring videos by

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    1. Jens Salander/Mikael Stroemberg (Sweden) – Colossus by the sea – 10:00
    2. Andrea Ferrara, Fiorella Nicosia, Polytimi Patapi (Italy) Spazio dell’assenza – 5:40
    3. Petra Lindholm (Sweden) – Reported Missing – 10_00
    4. Stephanie Bouvier (France) – Without Title – 4:50
    5. Dana Levy (Israel) – Time with Franz 10:00
    6. Welmo Joseph (Puerto Rico) – 1/2 de porcillo – 3:20
    7. Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Predator – 2:30
    8. Margerida Paiva (Portugal) – Without Title – 3:40
    9. Pau Pascual Galbis (Spain) – Incubo – 5:40
    10. Daniel LoIocono (Germany) – Digital Snapshots – 2:30
    11. Cecilia Lundquist (Sweden) _ “C” – 2:40
    12. Nancy Atakan (Turkey) – The Wall – 1:40
    13. Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry (Israel) – Water Breath – 2:40

    Thanks to the curators Bjoern Norberg, Laura Chiari, Alex Haupt, Heidi J. Figueroa Sarriera and Marianne Ramírez-Aponte, videoraum.net, Sinasi Gunes and Melody Parker-Carter

    But today, Wilfried does not know yet, about these numerous collaborations, nor that he will meet Edmar one year later on “New Media Nation – The Festivals of Festivals” in Bratislava/Slovakia, where Wilfried and Edmar are participating, while Edmar will present the festival context he initiated in Chicago, Wilfried is doing the same with his “Violence Online Festival”, which however was rather a kind of prototype of real festivals he will be realising during more than one decade. Funny will be that Edmar is participating in Violence Online Festival.

    So, both, Edmar and Wilfried are surprised to meet each other in Bratislava for the 1st and only time. For Wilfried, it was also a surprise in another concern because differently than the other participants, among them also the director of the famous Ars Electronica, Edmar had a spontaneous and open nature, he did not need to play the role of a festival director, because it was his personality to be very active all the time and realize a lot of things at the same time, it was interesting to learn about multitasking. So, during the festival in Bratislava it was actually Edmar who gave this festival some fresh spirit due to his spontaneity and unconventional ideas.

    This article would like to homour Edmar as what he is, he describes his activities in a

  • video about Version>05
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  • neither Version Fest, nor Select Media Festival, nor any website related to these activities are still active, and hardly documented therefore. That’s really a pity, while Edmar still is professionally active.

    Schedule for 15 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
  • •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
  • •Emergenzaarte – videoart festival – Santa Maria die Sale (Venice) – 10 -25 April – 2010
  • •FILE Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – 10-19 April 2009
  • •Version>02 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (USA) 15 – 20 april 2002
  • •Versionfest>04 Festival Chicago (USA) – 16 April – 01 May 2004 RRF