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19 September 2012


video feature
Ionian Islands
Lefkas

Lefkas


Today, the Ionian international Digital Art Festival is aready running since 15 September 2012 and during all the day the 8 programs of CologneOFF VII – Art & the City are being screened starting at 10 o’clock in the morning. Unusual for a festival, but even more for a festival on an holiday island. Wilfried is making indeed, this way, his virtual holidays on Lefkas an island at the Greek Ionian coast. It is really ambitious to start this year the first film festival during the economical crisis in Greece, but if people do not take risks they will also not succeed. When Wilfried was asked to prepare a guest screening program he had not been aware, that in the end about 10 hours, a whole day, could be the result, but the reaction of the local people is enthusiastic, the summer is nearly over, most tourists left the island and it is quite a relaxed atmosphere among the islanders, and one could feel it, they have the need for culture and now under the still warm autumn temperature it feels great to be confronted with the unusEsn, durch ual filmic works of videoart. After some irritations because these videos do not follow the routine of conventional cinema or television, they get accustomed and addicted because each video is a new surprise!

Ionian International Digital Film Festival – 15-22 September 2012


In the centre of Lefkas Town, tucked in a side street near the library, the Apollon is a lovely little cinema. Big screen, Dolby sound, stalls and balcony, plush seating and a café. Open only during the off-season period it shows many of the most recent film releases….. a lot of them in English with Greek subtitles. The performances are usually on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.



CologneOFF 2013 - Art & the City

CologneOFF 2012 Greece III
@ Ionian International Digital Film Festival
15-22 September 2012 – Lefkas/Greece

CologneOFF7 @ IIDFF Levkas/Greece PDF catalogue

CologneoFF VII – Art & the City
8 program compilations curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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1. Mirrors

Albert Merino (Spain) – The City and The Other, 2010, 3:09
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UA) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Leap of Faith, 2010, 3:02
Ioannis Roumeliotis (Greece) – Picking Cherries, 2009, 15:00
Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) – Spaces, 2010, 6:31
Renata Gaspar & Marcin Dudek (Poland) – Axis, 2010, 3:07 min.
My Name is Scot (Canada) – Independance, 2011, 7:56
Ana Brotas (Portugal) – Okupa, 2009, 2:19
Sarah Mock (Germany) – Is there a Way Out, 2011, 3:47
Uygar Demoğlu, Turkey – Arbeit Macht Frei, 2011, 5:27
Chun-Ya YANG (Taiwan) – Un-Peaceful Ocean, 2011, 5:00

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2. A Velvet Underground

Mattias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
Eva Olsson (Sweden) – Labyrinth, 2009, 3:41
Mihai Grecu (Romania) – Coagulate, 5:56, 2008
Octavian Fedorovici (Romania) – Empty Frame, 2010, 4:20
Ellen Lake (USA) – Call + Response, 2009, 3:00
Romit K. Dasgupta (India) – Azure, 2009, 9:52
Eimhin Hawes (Ireland) – Passage, 2009, 7:30
Morten Dysgaard (DenmarK) – Agent of Faces, 2011, 10:45
iaaai (France) – Pacience, 2006-2007, 4 min 10 sec
Silvia de Gennaro (Italy) – This Sumnmer Mosquitos Will be Worse Than Ever, 2010, 6:20
Khanyisile Mbongwa/ James Tayler (South Africa) – Fragmented, 2009, 4′53”,

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3. A Matter of Identity

Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Still Burnng, 2009, 2:32
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – silent Cry, 2008, 3:05
Ellen Wetmore (USA) – Portrait After Dora Maar, 2010, 2:00
Gabriel Shalom (USA) – Beardbox, 2009, 2:44
Athanasia Leivaditou (Greece) – 1,6 S.M. OF LIFE, 2010, 7:12
Lena Nosenko (Ukraine) – Wait form me, 2010, 4:35
Fran Orallo (Spain) – The Life in White, 2006, 7:48
David Rohn (USA) – Construction 1, 2009, 5:00
Sinasi Gunes (Turkey) – Anatolia, 2009, 3:00
Shigeo Arikawa (Japan) – Her Ironical Me, 2008, 15:00
Cynthia Whelan (UK) – Selpfportrait, 2005, 3:40
Lino Strangis (Italy) – Battle Play in Her Mind, 2010, 6:44

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4. Nightlife

Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Evo Preisner (Netherlands) – Jigo Jisho 09:23
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – thankfully,….finally, 2009, 3:10
Alessandro Amaducci (Italy) – Not With A Bang, 2008, 4:30
Myriam Thyes (Switzerland) – Depression Marquis, 2009, 2:23
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) – Changing Point, 2010, 6:00
William Peña (Colombia) – Carton, 2010, 12:00
Andreas Papadopulos (Greece) – Interval, 2010, 7:00
Ron Diorio (USA) – Night Light, 2007, 1:00
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Just Midnight, 2010, 3:43
Jack Brandtman (Australia) – Nightlife, 2010, 1:00
Margarida Paiva (Portugal) – Nightfall, 2006, 5:08
Serge Kolosovski (Belarus) – Return, 2011, 2:04

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5. Memory Machine

Alex Lora (Spain) – (Buried) Over The Roofs, 2009, 11:00
Shenja Berline (Belarus) – Vide, 2010, 06:21
Carolyn Kane (USA) – The Failure of Images (Fifty Wars After 1945), 2011, 14:40
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Freeze, 2008, 4:44
Guli Silberstein (UK) – Staring Into Infinity, 2010, 4:50
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
Ezra Wube (Ethiopia) – Amora, 2009, 2:41
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – Urban Multimedia Utopia: 10:00, 2002
Marko Batista (Slovenia) – The Machine of Memory, 2008, 1:29

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6. Mysterious Entanglements

Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel (Netherlands) – Behind Closed Doors, 2010, 7:38
Sergio Sotomayor (Spain) – Quantum, 2009, 3:13
Jose Vieira (Portugal) – Escape, 2010, 2:03
Wrik Mead (Canada) – Winter’s End, 2010, 8:00
Alysse Stepanian (Iran) – Frey, 2009, 3:17
Maria Kelesidi (UK) – Voice, 2010, 6:47
Wen Zhu (China) – Spring Chill, 2010, 5:00
Anthony Rousseau (France) nono- Climax, 2006, 1:00
Tova Beck-Friedman (USA) – Lot’s Wife, 2011, 4:00
Alexander Lorenz (Germany) – Digital is Better, 2011, 4:19
Andres Jurado (Colombia) – 2:48 minutes with the door, 2009, 3:01
Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) – Disarmed, 2:42, 2005
Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain) – 142-143 – 2010, 2:10
Shaun O’ Connor (Ireland) – Exit: Pursued By A Bear: “Amédée”, 2010, 4:17

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7. Black & White

Alexei Dimitriev (Russia) – Dubus, 2004, 4:09
Jeffrey Anderson Bliss (USA) – Telephone (Teléfono), 2010, 4:50
Stine Gonsholt (Norway) – Balance, 2009, 3:02
Henok Getachew (Ethiopia) – Framed Embryo, 2008, 4:12
Effrosyni Kontogeorgou (Greece) – Knitting, 2004, 6:07
Ruben Tomas (Spain) – Whitewater, 2010, 2:22
Octavian Fedorovici (Romania) – Around 7 o’clock, 2007, 3:06
Alexei DeBronhe (Belarus) – Sorry, I don’t hear your Drummachine, 2010, 04:05
Johnny Milner (Australia) – The Chest, 2007, 3:15
Diogo Pessoa de Andrade (Portugal) – Gesture of Love, 2011, 1:00
Bill Domonkos (USA) – Nocturne, 2006, 4:43
Julio Orta Villareal (Mexico) – Elena in the Prison of Herself, 2006, 6:58
Kristian de la Riva (UK) – Cut, 2009, 3:00
Confusion Group (Spain) – Sorry to bother you, 2008, 6´06″
Alexander Mouton (USA) – Stare, 2009, 1:40
Nitin Das (India) – The Benefits of War, 2008, 1:00
Casey McKee (USA) – Corporate Warfare (Guerra Corporativa), 2005, 3:32

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8. Seasons of the Streets

Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) – Hoax, 2010, 4:23
Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria) – [dis]connect III, 2011, 3:36
Alexey Rumyantsev (Tajikistan) – Parallels, 2010, 2:38
Mario Damian Funes (Argentina) – LA MARCHE DE L´ESCARGOT, 2010, 4:00
Giuseppe Girardi (italy) – “Foreigner-Straniero”, 2008, 6:56
Soumendra Padhi (India) – Time to Run, 2010, 2:52
Jacques Faton & Alpha Sadou Gano (Belgium/Senegal) – Laar, 2011, 19:00
Henry Warnakulasuriya (Sri Lanka) – Endless Journey, 2008, 10:00
Les Riches Dounaniers (France) – Motorized Ordeal, 2009, 8:46
Andres Villa (Mexico) – Barrios: La Raza Loca, 2004, 8:00


Schedule for – 18 September

  • •Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles – 18 July – 20 September 2020
  • MIVA – Muestra Internacional de Videoarte Alterego – Quito/Ecuador – 24 August – 19 September 2012
  • BEAP – Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia – 1 September – 17 November 2004
  • FestiNova Festival Garikula/Georgia – 5 Aug – 20 Oct 2009
  • Madeira International Art Biennale – FONLAD – 1 September – 13 October 2008
  • International Film Festival Naoussa/Greece 30 Sep – 3 Oct 2010
  • FestiNova Festival Garikula/Georgia – 5 Aug – 20 Oct 2009
  • Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos (CAB)/Spain: 9-30 September 2006
  • [BOX] – space for videoart Milan – artvideoKOELN “Phantoms of Perception – 14 Sept-7 Oct 2010
  • *Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 15-21 September Lisbon/Portugal 2005
  • *FiFI Festival 2003 – Paris (France) 18 september 2003
  • Ionian International Digital Film Festival – 15-22 September 2012