On occasion of the 10th anniversary of[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne , the experimental platform for art and new media – and in the framework of NewMediaFest’2010, VideoChannel founded in 2010 in Cologne artvideoKOELN– the Cologne art creators initiated & directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.
Starting on 6 May 2010, artvideoKOELN will meet regularly each week on Thursday evening at its own space at CC „Alte Feuerwache“ – a former fire house and an independent cultural centre located at the city centre of Cologne/Germany.
These meetings & events combining these new local with the already existing international structures of the global network represent an alternative to the typical festival events running just for two or three days once a year, and are meant to become a forum not only for creators of art film and video coming from the region around Cologne, but also for an art cinema enthusiastic audience by organising screenings, lectures, workshops, talks and other subject related events.
Together with CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival, VAD – Video Art Database , VIP – Video Channel Interview Project, AdC Times Arts and now also including the new art video group, VideoChannel forms VAC – Video Art Consortium – a unity within the global network dedicated to art forms of film and video.
Videochannel, founded 2004, and later also CologneOFF presented their meanwhile more than 1200 films and videos encompassing collection focussed on the topics „memory & identity“ in the framework of numerous festivals and mediaart exhibitions, for instance, Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia 2004, Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile, 2005, Art Gallery of Knoxville (USA) 2006, MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario/Argentina 2007, International Videoart Festival Athen 2008, International Orebro Video Art Festival 2008, Videoformes Clermont Ferrand 2009, Microwave New Media Art Festival Hong Kong 2009, Oslo Screen Festival 2010 and many more.
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:cologne, the experimental platform for art und new media – represents an independent media art context in an exchange between virtual and physical space – created, curated and directed by the Cologne based new media curator and media artist Wilfried Agricola de Cologne .
c/o Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
D – 50676 Cologne
Kulturzentrum Alte Feuerwache
Melchior Strasse 3
D – 50670 Koeln