10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
10 Years JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
5 Years CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival

NewMediaFest'2010 - 1 January - 31 December 2010

is a preview into the future by initiating new projects in new cooperations, and a review on the past 10 years by spotlighting during one year the most important projects realised in the framework of the global network.

In this way, NewMediaFest’2010 will bring a unique world heritage of digital art to the attention of the global audience, documenting the development of the Internet as a medium and tool for artistic creations during the past pioneering decade.

What nowadays is usual nearly at all places where Internet connection is available, i.e. broad bandwidth high speed Internet connection, did not exist at the start in 2000, but only comparingly low tech technology, and nobody had the idea, in what kind of speed and in which direction hard-and software technology might delelop and in this way, what the perspectives concerning an art creation might be – available to a broad audience as a part of daily culture.

is planned as a networked festival online and offline (physical space) during one year – starting on 1 January 2010 and being finalised on 31 December 2010. There were weekly and monthly features in different digital media – spotlighting the unique and extensiveart creations by Agricola de Cologne, as well as his artists collegues – participants from all over the world.

The networked aspects do not relate only to the internal network, consisting of all those project platforms representing the global network, but also and basically to the external network consiting of all the included artists, curators, and festival partners.

The festival program is and was coordinated as an live action online and a daily journal in form of a blog, Simultaneously presentations in different constellations took place during the entire year – at different places on different continents.

In this way, after the scheduled one year NewMediaFest’2010 will remain online as another new media art project in the framework of the global network and a unique document of an Utopia – the Internet as an independent artistic medium and platform.

including and representing just some exemplary platforms from
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne, i.e A Virtual Memorial Foundation, JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, SoundLAB Cologne, VideoChannel Cologne, CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival & AdC Time Based Arts (a temporary project which expired meanwhile, causing some dead links in the program structures.)

coordinated, directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
founder and director of
The New Museum of Networked Art aka [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne