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2 April 2011


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CologneOFF2011
Arad

Arad



Today, is the final day of the CologneOFF 2011 presentation @ Arad Art Museum, a collaboration with Kinema Ikon, curated by Calin Man. The presentation and exhibition started on 30 March, and Wilfried arrived on 29 March already in order to prepare the exhibition at Arad Art Museum. Arad is a nice provincial town which is located close to the Hungarian border, thus quite far away from the Romanian capital Bucharest. It is typical, that in the process of the political change regarding the collaps of Ceausescu’s dictatorship, Arad played a particular role as place of resistance, and so did the local artists gathered in Kinema Ikon.
One of the most positive experiences Wilfried made during all his travels, to learn more of the local history and place it in the context of other places at the same time, particularly concerning the political change after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was most interesting, because before the political change the history of the countries behind the Iron (Communist) curtain was widely unknown. It is and was concerning the role of the Romanian border region close the Hungary which had compared with Romania a quite liberal Communiste regime. Politics – historical and current – are present whereever Wilfried is moving.
Arad has a quite monumental art museum, which like museums at other places – in the difficult economical times seems to be without any visitor. It is not completely clear, whether art, especially new experimental forms of contemporary art has any follower – besides some local artists living in a kind of “diaspora”. Whenever Wilfried is visiting the museum these days, he and Calin Man, his host, are walking through empty (empty of visitors) rooms- and finally they enter on the second floor a large exhibtion space where the video exhibition and screening will be installed.
Wilfried prepared an extensive video program for installation, projection and screening – according to his concept of presenting a diversity of artistic and regarding the 2011 programs also a diversity of curatorial concepts. Unusual ideas for such a small town located at the periphery – and much too ambitious from the point of view of an ambitious inventor like Wilfried. So, nobody was surprised that Wilfried’s presentation and the audio-visual exhibtion are attended only by a small community of enthusiasts for new art, the event was too short for reaching a wider audience – lasting just 3-4 days – that’s always crucial with such festival-like events. Wilfried isn’t surprised about the limited quantity of this community, but disappointed that in 2011 at too many places – whereever in the world – the enthusiasm for audio-visual art does not find a wider response and audience.

CologneOFF 2011 Arad


Program - videos

CologneOFF 2011 ARAD

a collaboration with Arad Art Museum & Kinema Ikon Arad/Romania Arad Art Museum – 31 March – 2 April 2011

CologneOFF 2011 Arad PDF catalogue

CologneOFF 2011 ARAD
Arad Art Museum
31 March – 2 April 2011
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Brief program

Detailed program

31 March – Thursday
Opening 18h – lecture



Wilfried’s presentation @ Arad Art Museum

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screening special selection CologneOFF VI – “Corporate III”

Ayman Azraq (Palestine) – Passport, 2007, 6:30
Dellani Lima – Joacélio Batista (Brazil) – Bolivia, I miss you, 2009, 7:00
Confusion Group (Spain) – Sorry to bother you, 2008, 6´06″
Neringa Naujokaite (Lithuania) – “Horizont”, 2010, 8:53 min.
Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain) – 142-143 – 2010, 2:1
Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria) – [dis] connection – 2009, 1:58
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Drawing No. 5 – , 2009, 1:02
Marianne & Daniel O’Reilly (UK) – capital’, 2008, 7min
Denise Hood (USA) – Disconnect – 2009, 3:47
Irina Gabiani (Georgia) – Diachronicon – 2010, 1:00
Jack Brandtman (Australia) – Nightlife, 2010, 1:00
Doug Williams (USA) – Back & Forth, 2009, 2:42
Richard Bolland (South Africa) – I Dream Manenberg, 2010, 15 Minutes

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19h – 20h Digitalis I – aspects of digital art

Dario Bardic (Croatia) – Etude, 3:17, 2007
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – A Dollhouse is…, 5:48, 2007
Rami Fischler (Australia) – Changing Man, 2:58, 2006
Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) – Disarmed, 2:42, 2005
Mihai Grecu (Romania) – Coagulate, 5:56, 2008
Alfonso Rodrigo (Spain) – Fashion Death, 4:51, 2008
Les Riches Douaniers (France) – 8:43, 2009
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – The Care Bears – 2010, 3:00
Ocusonic aka Paul O Donoghue (Ireland) – Why Do You Have a Beard? – 2010, 6:02
Roland Quelven (France) – La Chambre de May D., 1:33, 2010
Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 3:37, 2010
Rafael Alcala (Puerto Rico) – Smoked, 3:20, 2006
Sheldon Brown (USA) – Scalable City, 4.03, 2009
Robby Rackleff (USA) – Dark Fortress Occult Master of Space: Genesis Genesis, 2009, 3:00
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Urban.early sunday morning raw, 4:50, 2007
Laurent Pernot (France) – Still Alives, 2:33, 2006

Projection/Installations – 1 April

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7 Baltic Sea: Estonia
ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
Students videos 2010 – Presented by Raivo Kelomees

1. Jekaterina Kultajeva „Pohhui“, 6:12, 2008
2. Kadri Erlenheim, „Heroin“, 2:13, 2008
3. Loore Emilie Raav „Art Means Beautiful Things“, 2:32, 2009
4. Maria Fuset „How to Be a Performer“, 1:19, 2009
5. Martinus Klemet, Gerda Märtens „Vee valamine/Water“, 1:14, 2008
6. Mirja Majevski, Villem Jahu „Paper Cuts“, 3:46, 2007
7. Remo Randver „I Live Here“, 2:02, 2010
8. Stella Salumaa „OOO“, 2:44, 2009
9. Hannes Aasamets Soundperformance „Adjustment/Readjustments“, 6:54
10. August Sai „MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY“, 1:57
11. Oliver Laas “Morning At 225 Miles”, 3:01, 2008
12. Hille Karm „January 2010, temp -24C“, 4:43, 2010

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16h – 17h Balkan countries: Romania – Kinema Ikon curated by Calin Man

1. Romulu Budiu – alone with snow / 1975 . fiction . 16 mm . bw . 8′04”
2. Florin Hornoiu – commuters / 1975 . doc . 16 mm . bw . 7′22”
3. Ioan Plesh – spring-coming effects / 1978 . anime . 16 mm . bw . 4′44”
4. Alexandru Pecican – subliminal exercise / 1979 . fiction . 16 mm . bw . 6′13”
5. Emanuel Tet – dynamic poem / 1978 . anime . 16 mm . bw . 4′31”
6. George Sabau – cutting ups / 1980-1985 . fiction . 16 mm . bw . 8′58”
7. Valentin Constantin – beginning of coherence / 1981 . fiction . 16 mm . bw . 8′46”
8. Iosif Stroia – self-portrait / 1984 . anime . 16 mm . bw . 5′47”
9. Viorel Simulov – manuscript / 1984 . anime . 16 mm . bw . 6′07”
10. Ioan Galea – study 1 – details / 1986 . fiction . 16 mm . bw . 4′56”
11. Calin Man – what’s happening / 1986-1994 . svhs . 1′02”
12. Mihai Pacurar – traktor / 2005-2010 . digital . 2′05”
13. Mistik & 01 – digital body / 2006 . digital . 4′44”
14. Artur Ditu – 9:40 a.m. / 2008 . digital . 1′55”
15. DSLX – DSLX, 2005-2010 . digital . 01′23”
16. KF – new shooter out now / 2010 . digital . 2′15”

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2 SFC – Shoah Film Collection (1)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Memory Game, 2010, 8:00
Brian Delevie (USA) – Haggadah, 2007, 13:03
Alicia Felberbaum (UK) – Undressing Room, 2009, 4:30
Shon Kim (South Korea) – Latent Sorrow – 2006, 3:30
Branko Miliskovic (Serbia) – Detention Paradise, 2009, 7:40
Jay Needham (USA) – This is a Recording, 2009, 4:29
Doris Neidl (Austria) – If this is a Man, 2009, 5:09
Miri Nishri (Israel) – Troubled Water, 2007, 12:00
Cezary Ostrowski (Poland) – The Place, 2009, 5:08
Doron Polak & Uri Dushy (Israel) – RED (1), 2008, 7 Minutes
Nathania Rubin (USA) – My Girl Burn, 2009, 2:54 – Anne on Hades, 2009, 4:10 –
Jens Salander (Sweden) – The Colossus by the Sea, 2005, 10.00 –
Daveed Shwartz (Israel) – I saw a Mountain, 2009, 5:00
Anders Weberg (SWE) – Mamo, 2008, 2:30

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3 Figure it out! – performance in video art

Ane Lan (Norway) – Ane Lan, 2:50, 2001
Cynthia Whelan (UK) – Selfportrait, 3:27, 2005
Sinasi Gunes (Turkey) – Anatolia, 2:27, 2007
Boris Sribar (Serbia) – I love you so much I could kill for you, 3:20, 2010
Kisito Assangni (Togo) – Explosion, 2:22, 2009
Roland Wegerer (Austria) – How to Clean a Puddle, 1:48, 2008
Virginie Foloppe (France) – J.F.’s Toolbox” 2004, 5:50
Renata Gaspar & Marcin Dudek (Poland) – Axis, 2010, 3:07 min.
Luc Gut (Switzerland) – Alter Ego, 2008, 2 min
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Silent Cry, 3:05, 2008
Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (Iceland) – Toilet, 5:00, 2005
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Cry Me, 2009, 4:34
Valerie Garlick (USA) – Cakesitter, 4:52, 2007
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – The fathers have eaten sour grapes, & the children’s teeth are set on edge, 4:07, 2008
Oksana Shatalova/Alla Girik (Kazakhstan) – Warning: Women!, 3:12, 2005
Ji Hyun Kim (South Korea) – Wo-men, Wo-rld, 3:34, 2004

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4 Africa: Still Fighting curated by Kisito Assangni (Togo)

1. Samba FALL (Senegal) – Oil man / 2008 / 1′00
2. Saliou TRAORE (Burkina Faso) – Traffic Mum / 2009 / 10′33″
3. Douts NDOYE (Senegal) – Train Train Medina / 2007 / 5′17″
4. Kokou EKOUAGOU (Togo) – Time / 2010 / 2′00
5. Michele MAGEMA (D.Congo) – Interiority-Fresco IV / 2010 / 2′31″
6. Guy WOUETE (Cameroon)Le dilemme divin / 2009 / 5′31″


short – CologneOFF 2011 Arad video documentation
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Schedule for 2 April

  • •Mediateca -CaixaForum-, Barcelona 14 February – 7 April – “Violencia sin cuerpos” 2006
  • •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
  • •Ecopoetics: The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival -Ithaca University/USA – 30 March-6 April
  • • Arad Art Museum (Romania) – CologneOFF 2011 Arad – 31 March – 2 April 2011
  • • *Museo National Arte Contemporanea Reina Sofia – 31 March – 8 May -“Violencia sin cuerpos”