May 2010 on NewMediaFest’2010

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CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo?
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

The festival theme goes down to the question whether the social ban, called TABOO can be still existing in times when all existing “taboos” are broken. While in non-Western societies this social ban is still widely practiced as a traditional form of moral ruling and using power, in the Western societies the traditional forms of social and moral banning are replaced by new, but individual ones, since the human being and the human society obviously is not able to live without guilt and moral restrictions.
There are countless mainly personal reasons why people are forced or forcing themselves to speak a ban, by refusing to talk about subjects, situations etc.Violence, whether domestic, social or administrative violence belongs to the old and new all societies on the globe taking influence on memory and identity.
The present selection wants to show how video makers coming from different countries, cultures and societies reflect an ancient social act, which is more contemporary than ever.

CologneOFF V
AllArtNow International New Media Art Festival Damascus/Syria– 25-30 May 2010

Sreedeep (India), Casey McKee (USA), Margarida Paiva (Portugal)
Erika Yeomans (USA), Rafael (Belgium), Liu Wei (China)
Mihai Grecu (Romania), Dario Bardic (Croatia)
Alex Lora (Spain), Istvan Rusvai (Hungary)

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Fonlad – Digital Art Festival
15-28 May Coimbra/PT –

Casey McKee (USA), Alex Lora (Spain), Frank Gatti (France)
Jym Davis (USA), Erika Yeomans (USA)
Margarida Paiva (Portugal), Istvan Rusvai (Hungary)

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Bill Domonkos (USA), Deinse Hood (USA), Dr. Boston (USA), Alexander Mouton (USA),
James Woodward (USA), Constantin Hartenstein (Germany), Dennis Summers (USA), Jennifer Schwed (USA), Rajorshi Ghosh (USA)

CologneOFF V
One Shot – International Shortfilm Festival Yerewan/Armenia
17-24 May 2010

Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (iceland), Cythia Whelan (uk)
Jeanette Louie (USA), Sonja Vuk (Croatia)
Masha Yozepfolsky (Israel), Alysse Stepanian (Iran)
Margarida Paiva (Portugal), Larissa Sansour (Palestine)
Anna Porzelt (Germany)

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Athens Video Art Festival
7-9 May 2010 –

Lin Fangsuo (China), Casey McKee (USA)
Margarida Paiva (Portugal), Anna Porzelt (Germany)
David Jakubovic (USA), Frank Gatti (France)
Alex Lora (Spain), Ioannis Roumeliotis (Greece)
Yu Cheng Yu (Taiwan), Philip Matousek (Germany)
Istvan Rusvai (Hungary)