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3 June 2002


video feature
con|text
Stasisfield
]and-scape[

Digital

Today’s article is making a time jump into the year 2002, when Wilfried Internet based works are entering one festival after another, and many of the had either a virtual or a physical location at one of the progressive museums at that time.
Stasis_Space by John Kannenberg is such an online venue, launching today the exhibition “con|text” – running one month online including Wilfried’s recently released interactive work “|and_scape|” , yes, before anybody has the chance to enter and view, 4 weeks will be soon over. Somehow, it is a wrong calculation – 4 weeks in physical space represent quite a long duration, while 4 weeks online can be compared with one week in physical space, because it takes some time, until a reasonable number of visitors can be recruited.
The other location is Iowa City, which has, one would not believe it, a remarkable art museum whose direction is such progressive, that in times when usually art museums on the globe are banning digital art, the museum run by the university is organising since 1999 a festival for film, video and digital art, and – Wilfried is participating in 2002 in Thaw’02 – that’s the name of the festival, but – soon afterwards the festival will be discontinued. What a shame!
The three online works selected for both exhibitions are in the original state and require the latest Flash-plugin for the browser, free download from the Adobe website

Con|text


03/06/2002 – 01/07/2002, on the web

Stasis_Space, the online exhibition space of Stasisfield.com, has unveiled its premiere exhibition. con|text : an exploration of our changing relationship to the world of words” runs 3 June through 1 July 2002. The gallery can be found at (not longer on the net).

The artists in “con|text” have each approached the issues of language and text from wildly individual standpoints. While common themes emerge from this body of work, con|text is very much the work of eight individual artistic voices. Featured in the exhibition are works by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne [Germany], Glenn Bach [USA], e.g.0 [Italy], Daniel Javed [Germany], Jessica Loseby [UK], Luigia Cardarelli [Italy], Kenric McDowell [USA] and Josh Russell [USA].

The works range from downloadable sound pieces and Flash presentations to free font files, manipulated digital imagery and a documented sound walk. Chicagoan John Kannenberg (the site’s founder) curated the exhibition, designed its unique presentation interface and wrote the catalog notes.

Stasisfield.com is a free mp3 label specializing in micro melodic experimental music. The Stasis_Space exhibition space works in tandem with the label, presenting works of equally challenging depth and relationship to the current digital arts movement.

http://www.stasisfield.com/space/

)and_scape( - interactive moving image

]and-scape[, 2002, interactive

)and_scape( on NEURAL

“]and_scape[”

Synopsis
Interactive moving picture created in Flash by media artist Agricola de Cologne
inspired by poetic texts of Liubov Sirota, an Ukrainian Tchernobyl survivor.

The work is telling something about landscapes
imaginary landscapes, flourishing landscapes
landscapes of illusion, landscape of hope, landscape of innocence
landscapes of being home, landscapes of unscathed genetics
landscape of giving home to all beings of the Creation.
Are there any landscapes any longer, did not they dry out, blasted, shrinked to minimalism through the will for destruction, the bombs over Hiroshima, Chernobyl the completely mined enviroment which leaves no air to breath, the mountains of garbage collapsing……………..
who will remember all those little children
who will be born again and again
who will never get any chance to survive.
We will remember,
we will reconstruct forgotten landscapes
But will we succeed?

The work is 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.

Technical details

Year of production: 2002
Duration: interactive
Format : HTML, Flash
Aspect ratio: 1000×700 pix
Programmed: HTML, Flash
Exhibition format: Internet, DVD, CD-Rom
Sound: yes
Colour: yes
Sound/music: Agricola de Cologne

Credits:
Director, producer, editor, script/concept, cinematography, programming: Agricola de Cologne

Copyright © 2002 by Agricola de Cologne. All rights reserved.

Festivals/participations

*MAXXI – Museo of 21st centrury Rome 2006/2007
*Fibreculture Conference 2003 – Brisbane/Australia :: Digital Literacies 2003
*PEAM 2003 – Electronic Art Festival 2003 Pescara/Italy 2003
*Chiang Mai 1st New Media Art Festival – Chiang Mai (Thailand) 2003
*File 2002 – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo (Brazil) 2002
*X Canarias International Festival of Video & Multimedia 2002
*August Art 2002 Festival New York (USA) 2002
*Con|text – Stasis_Space – curated by John Kannenberg (USA)2002

Iowa City

Thaw02 – Festival of Film, Video, Digital and Sound Media, Iowa City, IA. 2002
@ University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art
10-13 April 2002


Transience - an atonal composition, 2001, interactive

Transience
an atonal composition

View the work

Synopsis
Transience is an interactive, experimental Flash composition based on different text, sound and music components created by Agricola de Cologne.

Both the creator and user are or become composers of sensual perceptions on different levels. Confronted with essential questions of human destination and while acting through the artistic environment the user starts creating a virtual sculpture consisting of images, associations and processes on different levels.

The work is 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.
The movie is developed in Flash, directed and produced by Agricola de Cologne.

Technical details

Year of production: 2001
Duration: interactive
Format : Flash/HTML, Windows Projector
Aspect ratio: 1000×700 pix
Programmed: Flash
Exhibition format: Internet, DVD
Sound: yes
Colour: yes
Sound/music: Agricola de Cologne

Credits:
Director, producer, editor, script/concept, cinematography, programming: Agricola de Cologne

Copyright © 2001 by Agricola de Cologne. All rights reserved

Note: It is highly recommended to use a fast computer device and broadband Internet connection, as DSL.

Festivals/participations

*Links/Ligacoes Conference and Prize OPORTO (Portugal) 2001
*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) 2001
*Art on the Net – Postcagian Interactive Sounds (Japan) – 2001
*4th International Meeting of Experimental Poetry Buenos Aires (Argentina) 2001
*Incident.net (2002)
*THAW 02 – film, video, digital and sound festival – Iowa City (USA) 2002
*COOP Media Festival – Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti (Romania) 2002
*Free Manifesta/Manifesta 4 – Kunstverein Frankfurt (Germany) 2002
*e-magic – cybermedia events – 43th International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (Greece) 2002
*(6th) Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 2002
*PEAM 2003 – Electronic Art Festival 2003 Pescara/Italy


Identity of Colour, video, 2001

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“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)
*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)

Copyright © 2001 by Agricola de Cologne. All rights reserved


Schedule for -3 June 2020

  • •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
  • •Electrocuciones – El Foro de Pozuelo Madrid – 18 May – 5 June 2010
  • •A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 – 1-30 June 2012
  • •CologneOFF 2011 – Baltic Sea IV – Tallinn – 1-2 June 2011