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17 January 2012


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CologneOFF 7 selection
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Today, 17 January 2012, is the CologneOFF screening in Minsk/Belarus taking place in the framework of Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival 13-18 January 2012.
The CologneOFF program, Wilfried is curating is consisting of one of numerous selections from CologneOFF VII – Art & The City – artists were dealing with the urban context as a basis for artistic reflections.


Open the Belarussian festival schedule


A venue in Belarus seemed to be quite exotic, since it is a widely closed and unknown country ruled since decades by the same communist dictator. Exactly this was the challenge, to enter a restricted area, and what’s Wilfried’s intentions always have been – to include instead of exclude. Belarus and its population suffering from the political, economical and cultural restrictions are part of “our” Europe. That’s one message of this collaboration.
The CologneOFF festival series of 10 festival editions 2005-2014 were – of course – realized in an exchange between virtual and physical space. The complete festival program could be entered online, while in physical space the curated selections were screened, so that artists who were not selected for a screening were part of the respective CologneOFF manifestation, anyway. In 2012, had been 35 Manifestations, an all time record.

CologneOFF 2012 Belarus
Art & The City
selection curated by Agricola de Cologne
PDF catalogue

* Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) – Hoax, 2010, 4:23
* Matthias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
* Albert Merino (Spain) – The City and The Other, 2010, 3:09
* Johanna Reich ( Germany) – A State of Crystal, 2010, 3’19
* Octavian Federovici (Romania) – Around 7 o’clock, 2007, 3:06
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
* Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in The Desert, 2010, 5:05
Manuela Barile (PT) – Moroloja, 2008, 8:05
Sarah Mock (Germany) – Is there a way out, 2011, 3 :47
Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (ES) – 142-143 – 2010, 2:10
Ezra Wube (Ethiopia) – Amora, 2011, 2:26
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
My Name is Scot (Canada) – Independence, 2011, 7:57

The NewMediaFest2020 selection features the marked video titles
In the streaming video program below
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A complementary NewMediaFest2020 selection – exSOVJET
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Alexei Dmitriev (Russia) – Hermeneutics, 2012, 3:15
Aleksey Rumyancev (Tajikistan) – «Little Angels», 2009, 1:00
Ayatgali Tuleubek (KZ) – : A beautiful wake-up; 2010, 03: 14
Marina Landia (Georgia) – “New Samples” , 2006, 4:20
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UKraine) – Framing West, 2009, 2:46
Vasili Tsybulka (Belarus) – The Deal, 2011, 4:00