CologneOFF VII – launch of preview

CologneOFF VII - Arts & the City

Friday, 26 August 2011
Today it is so far,
desperately expected – now available for preview online

CologneOFF VII – Art & the City –
the 7th festival edition in sequence –
to be officially launched on 31 August 2001
on occasion of the opening of CologneOFF VII in Beirut/Lebanon.

Art & the City

Standing under the motto of “art & the city”, CologneOFF VII will represent the hightlight of all until now realised festival editions. More than 150 single channel films and videos by 120 artists/directors packed in 12 thematic compilations around “art & the city” represent a magnificent manifestation of a specific hybrid type of video art, which can be celebrated in different presentation formats.
more info about the selected film and videos–>

The 7th festival edition is the most comprehenive one so far, and it’s also the first time, that a festival edition is simultaneously launched online and in physical space on three different venues – Beirut/Lebanon- Budapest/Hungary and Riga/Latvia.

But CologneOFF VII is not standing alone, but will become the 2nd column of the nomadic festival project “CologneOFF 2011/ 2012 – videoart in global context” and will extend and enrich it profoundly.

The venues

CologneOFF 2011 Beirut
is a cooperation with Shams – The Sunflower Beirut/Lebanon
31 Aug – 3 September 2011
learn more about this Lebanese art center on netMAXX –>
more info on–>

CologneOFF 2011 Budapest
is a collaboration with
BuSho – Budapest International Shortfilm Festival
1-5 September 2011
learn more about this festival on netMAXX –>

BuSho – Budapest Shortfilm Festival

CologneOFF 2011 – Baltic Sea V – Riga
is a collaboration with the cultural organisation NOASS and
Waterpieces Contemporary and Video Art Festival Riga/Latvia
8-10 September 2011
learn more about NOASS on netMAXX –>
more info on–>

The catalogues

On occasion of this collaboration in the framework of the series of CologneOFF 2011 manifestations in countries around the Baltic Sea, a special catalogue has been released for Riga as an additional venue, which can be downloaded as PDF for free

On occasion of CologneOFF VII online and offline launch, a catalogue has been released which can be downloaded as PDF for free –>

CologneOFF VII – Art & the City
is a coproduction between

Cologne International Videoart Festival
Le Musee di-visioniste
–> the new museum of networked art
the curatorial initiative
“art & moving images”

info (at)