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27 March 2009


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Iceland
Reykjavik
CologneOFF IV
CologneOFF VII



Today, Wilfried is making a stop on Iceland for a collaboration with 700IS Reindeerland Video Festival 2009 to take place in a small place in the East of the island @ Slaughterhouse in

Egilsstadir

in March 2009, the fourth annual 700IS Reindeerland festival, which primarily focuses on video installations, was held and was considered highly successful, according to its organizers, Kristín Scheving and Íris Lind Saevarsdóttir – on display at the Slaughterhouse in Egilsstadir, held in cooperation with the Culture Centre of Fljótsdalshérad.

Egilsstadir is part of the municipality of Fljótsdalshérað, the county seat of Norður-Múlasýsla and the largest settlement of the Eastern Region with, as of 2016, a population of 2,306 inhabitants.


Egilsstadir is located at 65°17′N 14°23′WCoordinates: 65°17′N 14°23′W. The town is young, even by Icelandic standards where urbanization is a fairly recent trend compared to mainland Europe. It was established in 1947 as an effort by the surrounding rural districts recognizing it had become a regional service centre. The town, which is named after Egilsstaðir farm, is near the bridge over Lagarfljót where all the main roads of the region meet, Route 1 as well as the main routes to the Eastern Region.

Egilsstaðir has grown to become the largest town of East Iceland and its main service, transportation, and administration centre. The town has an airport, college, and a hospital. The town grew quickly during the economic boom in the region from 2004 to 2008 associated with the building of the Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant and Alcoa’s aluminium smelting plant in Reyðarfjörður. The growth has slowed markedly since the banking collapse in 2008.

Besides its own selection and attended by the Cologne based artist Johanna Reich, on an artist residency on location – the Icelandic festival is presenting also complementary screening programs by partner festivals. Wilfried is providing a selection of the recently launched CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!


CologneOFF 2009 Iceland - streaming program

700IS Reindeerland Video Festival 2009, Iceland
27-28 March 2009
is screening CologneOFF 2009 Iceland
a selection from CologneOFF IV – Here We Are! – featuring videos by

video
Dario Bardic (Croatia) – “Etude”, 2007, 3:20
Giuseppe Girardi (Italy) – “Foreigner-Straniero”, 2008, 6:56
Sinasi Günes (Turkey) – “Anatolia”, 2006, 2:18
Mihai Grecu (Romania) – “Coagulate”, 2008, 5:56
David Jakubovic (USA) – “JOINED AT THE HEAD”, 2008, 4:40
Miri Nishri (Israel) – “Who is Miri Nishri”, 2008, 14:00
Felipe Matilla Alonso (Spain) – “El Camino-The Way”, 2008, 12:00
Daniel Slattnes (Norway) – “The Occidentialist”, 2007, 1:18
Yin-Ling Chen (Taiwan) – “Trace”, 2007, 5:36
Jay Needham (USA) – “Opened”, 2006/2007, 5:00
Nhieu Do (Vietnam/USA) – “Testimony”, 2008, 7:12

Four years later 2013, Wilfried will collaborate with the Icelandic festival another time. The occasion for collaborating was actually the Swedish “artscreen festival” to take place in October 2012 in Orebro, where besides Wilfried also the director of 700IS Reindeer Video Festival, Kristin Scheving, is presenting her selection. The festivals attending the Orebro Festival will be invited afterwards to participate in the 700Is Reindeer Video Festival in 2013 moving from Egilsstadir to Reykjavik @ Nordic House –>

CologneOFF 2013 Iceland - streaming program


CologneOFF 2013 Iceland @ 700Is Reindeer Video Festival
7-10 February 2013
@ Nordic House Reykjavik/Ieland

featuring – CologneOFF VII – a special selection from “Art & the City”
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

CologneOFF2013 Iceland PDF catalogue
CologneOFF2013 Iceland -7-10 February 2013 @ Nordic House Reykjavik

List of videos

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Mattias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
Alexey Rumyantsev (Tajikistan) – Parallels, 2010, 2:38
Albert Merino (Spain) – Les bagneurs, 2010, 3:30
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Sarah Mock (Germany) – Is there a way out, 2011, 3 :47
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Leap of Faith, 2010, 3:02
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UKraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Johanna Reich ( Germany) – A State of Crystal, 2010, 3’19
Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) – Hoax, 2010, 4:23
Schedule for 27 March

  • •Mediateca -CaixaForum-, Barcelona 14 February – 7 April – “Violencia sin cuerpos” 2006
  • •Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/France – VideoChannel – 4 Videos by Unnur A. Einarsdottir – Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/F – 11-28 March 2009
  • •VidFest07 – Museum of New Art Detroit/USA – 9-30 March 2007
  • •Artpool Budapest – Dimensioniste World Meeting – 19-28 March 2008
  • •Generation Loss Festival Manila – 14-28 March 2012
  • •Videoformes – 24th Festival of Video & New Media Clermont Ferrand/F – 11 – 27 March 2009
  • •FILE – Electronic Language Festival Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 26/02-29/03 2008
  • •MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (5 March- 30 April 2004) – RRF
  • •BEK Bergen (5 – 28 March- 2004) RRF
  • •Video Art Screenings Västerås, Sweden- 26/27 March, 23/24 April, 21/22 May –
  • •Japan Media Arts Festival 24/03 – 05/05 2006