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29 September 2010


video feature
Timisoara
Simultan Festival
Timi Short Film Festival
German Cultural Centre
Srebrenica
Barcelona

Timisoara


Timisoara, 29 September 2010

Today is coordinating the events taking place in Timisoara, Romania in 2010, 2011 and 2014. Timisoara ist a place with a German history, therefore he also a German Cultural Centre is existing, which is actively involved in the local culture. Besides Bucharest, Timisoara is one of the active places in Romania, and Wilfried was visiting the city already several times, today on occasion of Simultan Festival which is a multidisciplinary event with one focus on videoart. Today, Wilfried has the screening of CologneOFF VI as an invited guest program, but Wilfried ist also represented as a video artist with his video “Silent Cry”.
Today in 2007, Wilfried’s video “Message from Behind the Wall, is selected for the official Documentary Film Festival in Screbrenica , the place where the massacre has taken place, the screening of his video in this contect has a very special relevance to Wilfried.


Simultan Festival Timisoara 2010
Simultan Festival Timisoara/Ro – 29 Sept- 2 Oct 2010- CologneOFF VI
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Silent Cry, 2016, 3:40
Silent Cry is the visualization of an internal cry happening all the time, when society does not allow to show deep emotional affection. The silent cry is always present caused by never ending traumatizations during decades hidden behind the facade people wants to see. And even if the cry would be be seen or heard, people would refuse to face it. The work release is giving sound a particular relevance.


Timisoara Shortfilm Festival 2011

Timisoara Shortfilm Festival/Romania – l4-8 May 2011
CologneOFF 2011 Timisoara II
a collaboration with
TimiShort Fim Festival – Timisoara/Romania & German Cultural Center Timisoara/Ro
4-8 May 2011
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Special Selection Art & the City
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

List of videos and artists:

Daniel Lo Iacono (Germany) – Digital Snapshots, 2:30, 2003
Mikhail Zheleznikov (Russia) – Together – Vmeste, 2010, 4′23
iaaai (France) – Patience, 2006-2007, 4 min 10 sec
Myriam Thyes (Switzerland) – Depression Marquis, 2009, 2:23
Jude Anogwih (Nigeria) – Unstable Stables, 2009, 1:20
Albert Merino Gomez (Spain) – The City and The Other, 2010, 3:09
Ioannis Roumeliotis (Greece) – Picking Cherries, 2009, 15:00
Ira Needleman (USA) – Corporate Art Policy, 2007, 5:30
Giuseppe Girardi (Italy) – “Foreigner-Straniero”, 2008, 6:56
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Liu Haiping (China) – My Home – My Dream, 2009, 6:13
Ezra Wube (Ethiopia) – Amora, 2009, 2:26
Andres Villa (Mexico) – The Gang: La Raza Loca 2004, 8:00

Cafecultour 2011 Festival Timisoara 2011

Cafecultour 2011 Festival Timisoara /Romania- 11-17 April

Cafekultour Timisoara/Ro – 11-17 April 2011

Screening
12 April 2011, 19h – Club Taine

Cafekultour Timisoara 2011 Screening on 12 April 2011

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Compilation: Title:
Tensions in time and space II
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (director of CologneOFF)

List of videos and artists:
Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Without Windows, 2009, 5:00
Confusion Group (Spain) – Sorry to bother you, 2008, 6´06″
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Drawing No. 5 – , 2009, 1:02
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Homecoming Artist, 2008, 4:37
Angela Washko (USA) – Washko’s PR, 2010, 2:00
Jorge Garcia Velayos (Spain) – THE BEAST / LA BESTIA, 2009, 05’ 20’’
Irina Gabiani (Georgia) – Diachronicon – 2010, 1:00
Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain) – 142-143 – 2010, 2:10
Neringa Naujokaite (Lithuania) – “Horizont”, 2010, 8:53 min
Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 2010, 3:35
Lemeh 42 (Italy) – Inner sound, 2010, 10′
Kira Zhigalina (Russia) -Blank or Attempts to Draw at Nothingness, 2008, 6:00
Doug Williams (USA) – Back & Forth, 2009, 2:42

A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014

A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014 – @ German Cultural Center Timisoara/Romania- 27 January 2014
A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014 27 January 2014
is a collaboration with the German Cultural Center Timisoara/Romania

The entire online collection on http://sfc.engad.org/video/ is participating as well as following videos will be screened

Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Memory Game, 2010, 8:00
Holger Kiess (Germany) – Purane Korakori – old steps, 2007, 33:18
Maja Schweizer (Germany) – Passing Down, Frame One, 2007, 10:30
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – [my homeland] – [meine heimat], 2012, 1:33

Roland Quelven (France) – Death Fugue B50.02 – L19.20, 2013, 3:15
Jean-Michel Rolland (France) – “C’est interdit” ; “It’s forbidden”, 2011, 1:00
Isabelle Rozenbaum (France) – Two Trees, 2009, 11:47

Huarte

Centro Contemporaneo Huarte/Navarra 2009
PDF catalogue – http://retro.newmediafest.org/media2/Optica-Huarte-2009.pdf
Optica Videoart Festival Optica – Centro Contemporaneo Huarte/Navarra – 29 September – 2 October 2009 – Silent Cry
International Film Festival Naoussa/Greece 30 Sep – 3 Oct 2010 – Silent Cry

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Silent Cry, 2016, 3:40
Silent Cry is the visualization of an internal cry happening all the time, when society does not allow to show deep emotional affection. The silent cry is always present caused by never ending traumatizations during decades hidden behind the facade people wants to see. And even if the cry would be be seen or heard, people would refuse to face it. The work release is giving sound a particular relevance.

Srebrenica


International Documentary Film Festival Srebrenica 2007
International Documentary Film Festival Srebrenica/Bosnia-Hercegovina – 28-30 September 2007 Message
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Message from Behind a Wall, 2005, 10:00
The segregation wall in Palestine is a fact. In November 2004, an artistic action against the wall ended, taking place at six different places in Palestine where walls were under construction, initiated by Palestine artists by inviting artists from different countries to paint an artistic message on the concrete.
When Agricola de Cologne was in Bethlehem in February 2005, he visited several places where the Israeli were erecting the wall. The part of the wall he was filming, is situated in opposite of the AIDA refugee camp (UN), and was at that time a temporary playground for children. And these children made their own contribution to the huge wall paintings.
“Message from behind a Wall”is transporting different messages, but the main message represents the action of children’s innocence.
The moving picture is a unique document of the day of 17 February 2005. Meanwhile, the construction of the wall in Bethlehem is since long time completed, and the area around the wall does not motivate children to use it further as a playground.

Barcelona


Cyber Poem 2.1 – International Meeting of Digital Poetry 2005
*Cyber Poem 2.1 – International Meeting of Digital Poetry – Barcelona/Spain 24 September 2005

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The moving picture takes the classical theme of the “nude” in a contemporary interpretation as a psychological condition.
The viewer is confronted with different levels of movements of baring/exposing.
He becomes very quickly aware, that he did not enter a peep-show, but is disturbing intimacy, the process of emptiness. Emptiness in the sense of meditating.
The nude is a metaphor. The Inability of Being Nude becomes the inability of exposing one’s entire internal to other people, including those who are most intimate and this could be the viewer himself. This inability is in the same way protecting as separating.

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Urban.early sunday morning_raw, 2002, 4:40
Synopsis
Video based on a poetic text by Agricola de Cologne inspired by the Central Station of Milan (Italy).

Metropolis: sunday morning, between open end and twilight, between hope and resignation, between following a dream and returning that night to the home town or village outside.
Coming from the disco, full of the impressions of that juicy girl or that horny boy, doubtful of whether preserving innocence or following the instinct for an outstanding erotic adventure.
It is the moment of not yet knowing, vacillating between yes or no.
It is a same ritual each week-end, even if decisions are made once.
It is a game between identifying and identity.
The work describes the urban landscape as a scenario of a play, where the protagonists are embedded in without any chance to escape.

Enter the Flash version 2002

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View the Flash version – requires the Flash plug-in

“Identity of Colour”, 07:07:07, 2016

Film created by media artist Agricola de Cologne, based on the artist’s poem and voice performance of the same name created and executed in 2001.
The work combines DaDa like poetic texts, vector grafics and musical components created by the artist himself.

There are two work versions:

1. The netart piece, 2001, looping
developed according the principle of SAMAC
(Simultaneous Associative Media Art Composing) which describes Agricola’s individual way of experimental electronic writing: words, sound, images, animation, music and voice performance are developed simultaneously –depending on each other – in one long single process.

Voice and sound performance by Agricola de Cologne.

2. the video, 2016, 07.07.07
voice and sound performance by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The video is representing a reconstruction of the piece originally programmed in Flash (Macromedia) as netart which ist still existing as a completed netart work, however due to a specific, non-linear programming which could not be transferred to the linear structure of the video a complete reconstruction was necessary. Therefore the video is standing as an art work individually for itself.

Screenings/ participations
1. Netart Version

2003
*ArteMedia 2003 – Buenos Aires/Argentina
*Digital Sur Festival- Arte Digital Rosario 2003 – Rosario (Argentina)
*PEAM 2003 – Electronic Art Festival 2003 Pescara/Italy
*Chiang Mai 1st New Media Art Festival – Chiang Mai (Thailand)

2002
*Cyborg 01 Festival – III International Arts Festival Valencia/Venezuela
*X Canarias International Festival of Video & Multimedia
*e-magic – cybermedia events – 43th International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (Greece)
*VideoMarathon Contemporary Art Centre Chisinau (Moldavia)
*Liberarti – Liverpool Biennial (UK) – Violence Online Festival –
*Asolo Art Film Festival – Asolo (Italy) – www.asolofilmfestival.it
*ISEA 2002 Nagoya (Japan) – Electronic Theatre
*17th Videoformes Festival – Clermont Ferrand (F)
*COOP Media Festival – Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti (Romania)
*IV SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL – Havanna (Cuba)
*’Visions Festival’ at St. Kilda Film Festival – Melbourne (Australia)
*Free Manifesta/Manifesta 4 – Kunstverein Frankfurt (Germany)
*Free Biennial New York (USA)
*About Vision – digital art exhibition London (UK)
*New Media Line – online exhibition on KanonMedia, Vienna (Austria)
*IDEA – Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts

2001
*Condominium – Webart at – HICETNUNC 10 – San Vito a/T (Italy)
*Cerveira Biennale 2001
*File – Electronic Language Festival 2001 Sao Paulo and Curitiba City (Brazil)
*2nd INTERPOETRY Exhibition Sao Paulo (Brazil)
*DMF2001 – Digital Media Festival 2001 Manila (Philippines)
*4th International Meeting of Experimental Poetry Buenos Aires (Argentina)
*Net_working – Exhibition at Watershed Media Centre Bristol (UK) and
*4th International Conference on Modern Technology and Processes for Art, Media and Design, Bangkok (Thailand)

Schedule for – 29 September

  • 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
  • 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
  • A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013 – 23 sept – 29 Oct 2013
  • Corona! Shut Down? – 23-30 September 2020
  • International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Patras/Greece – 23 – 30 September 2006
  • 2nd AZA Digital Cinema Festival Thessaloniki/GR – 25-27 September 2008
  • Digital Fringe Melbourne (Aus) – 23 Sept- 11 Oct 2009
  • Digital Fringe Melbourne/AU – 24 Sept- 12 October 2008
  • International Documentary Film Festival Srebrenica/Bosnia-Hercegovina – 28-30 September 2007
  • Optica Videoart Festival Optica – Centro Contemporaneo Huarte/Navarra – 29 September – 2 October 2009
  • Simultan Festival Timisoara/Ro – 29 Sept- 2 Oct 2010