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24 May 2013


video feature
Madeira
Mudas -Museum of Contemporary Art
Peascara
PEAM – Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting

Madeira


Yesterday still in Finland, Wilfried is today on the beautiful island of Madeira, where – surprise, surprise – a festival is taking place at MUDAS – the Museum of Contemporary Art
named, Mudas Fest Madeira. Like in so many other cases, Wilfried is not able to attend the event personally, because the annual schedule of events is to close. The festival has a particular theme – without spoken text – so the videos – like most art videos do, in fact, do neither use dialogues nor texts of any kind (like subtitles), so that the videos a living from the moving images and music/sound, actually a very good way to present moving images at an art museum, because the works are much closer to art than to classical film or video.
Afterwards, Wilfried will be really surprised that the festival will be discontinued and the event Wilfried is participating in, was the last of that kind at the museum, but Madeira is also not the typical place for a video festival.

MudasFest Madeira 2013 - streaming video program

CologneOFF 2013 Portugal II
CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival
@ MudasFest Madeira – 24-26 May 2013

Without Words
Selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

video
Matthias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
Albert Merino (Spain) – The City and The Other, 2010, 3:09
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Wrik Mead (Canada) – Winter’s End, 2010, 8:00
Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) – Disarmed, 2:42, 2005
Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland) – The Spring, 2011, 3:20
Jym Davis (USA) – Into Eden, 2009, 12:46
Alterazioni Video and Luca Babini (Italy) – Black Rain, 2011, 10:00
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – Dirty Vacation, 2005, 7:00
Shaun O’ Connor (Ireland) – Exit: Pursued By A Bear: “Amédée”, 2010, 4:17

Pescara


Today, Wilfried is jumping in 2003 and 2004 to Pescara, an Italian city situated at the Adria close to the Abruzzo – a place where for several years PEAM – Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting is taking place . While in 2003 Wilfried is not attending in 2004 he is attending, being surprised at first that Pescara is hosting an airport Ryan Air is flying to, and once landed, on the way to the city centre he is missing the beauty of other Italien places, but then he is remembering, Pescara was a battle field in World War II and was nearly totally destroyed. So, in a certain way Wilfried does not feel comfortable on his way to the festival location.
Because the visibly experienceable is not related to any historial structure, the city fits actually best for hosting a festival of electronic art, but when Wilfried is entering the location, he recognises that the Ecoteka (Enoteka) is representing really a “wine shop”, something which he could not imagine as a place for a festival. So, all guests need to get accustomed first with this unconventional festival location, but in the end it doesn’t seem to be a bad place at all, because the “wine shop” is sponsoring the festival with wine.
Wilfried doesn’t know before he is entering the hotel, where he is supposed to sleep at night, that he has to share a small bedroom with three other foreign festival participants, but that’s something Wilfried is principally not doing – sharing a hotelroom with so many people, that’s some young people may do, so he has to fight for a while before he gets a single room, where he really can rest. Here in Pescara, Wilfried is meeting in 2003 virtally and in 2004 physically many of the technology based artists he is collaborating with since 2000.

PEAM - Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting


PEAM 2003 – Electronic Art Festival Pescara PEAM 2003 – Electronic Art Festival Pescara (Italy) 2003 23-26 May
presenting Violence Online Festival by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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PEAM 2004 Electronic Artists Meeting – Pescara (Italy) 19/05-23/05 2004

[R][R][F] 200x –>XP – [Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting] experimental global networking project by Agricola de Cologne

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Schedule for 24 May

  • •CologneOFF 2016 USA @ Torrance Art Museum – Los Angeles/CA – 2 April – 28 May 2016
  • •Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon/Israel – 16 April – 16 July 2005
  • •SENEF – Seoul Festival for Internet & Film – 01 May -01 July 2005
  • •Fonlad – Digital Art Show – Quarteirão das Artes Montemor-o-Velho (Portugal) – 5 May – 15 July 2007
  • •7th International Film Festival Yerevan/Armenia – 17-24 May 2009
  • •8th International Film Festival Yerevan/Armenia – 17-24 May 2010
  • •9th International Film Festival Yerevan/Armenia – 17-24 May 2011
  • •10th International Film Festival Yerevan/Armenia – 17-24 May 2012
  • •CologneOFF 2011 St.Petersburg – 19-21 May 2011 -Smolny University, Pro Arte – NCCA
  • •VAFT – Videoart Festival Turku/Finland – 23 – 27 May 2018
  • •PEAM 2004 Electronic Artists Meeting – Pescara (Italy) 19/05-23/05 2004
  • •PEAM 2003 – Electronic Art Festival Pescara (Italy) Violence 23-26 May –2003
  • •AllArtNow Intern. New Media Art Festival Damascus/Syria – 25-30 May 2010
  • •Fonlad – Digital Art Festival- 15-28 May Coimbra/PT 2010
  • •Mudas Fest Madeira – 24-26 May 2013
  • •Direct Action Festival Berlin 23-25 May 2014
  • •Electrocuciones – El Foro de Pozuelo Madrid – 18 May – 5 June 2010