CologneOFF 2014 Greece II


2014 – 10 Years Cologne International Videoart Festival

CologneOFF 2014 Greece II
@ Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece
July 2014

CologneOFF XP – “ Total Art – Alienated Time”
selected by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

list of videos
Heidi Kumao (USA) –Swollowed Whole, 2014, 3:53
Maurizio Sanhueza (Peru) – Copycat, 2013, 8:12
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Little Pills Blues, 2013,
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – Forbidden Fruit, 2009, 4.40
Giulia Giannola (Italy) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, 2012, 04:58
Karolien Soete (Belgium) – Tempus Fugit , 2013, 3:53
Albert Merino (Spain) –Visàvis, 2013, 5.05
Stephen John Ellis (USA) – Aus dem Kinder , 2011, 5:14
Brit Bunkley (NZ) – By Blood and Water, By Blood and Sand, 2014, 5:37
Ben Skea (UK) – Sleep Vessel, 2013, 2:43
Vojtìch Žák – (CZ) – Svetovar Brewery, 2013, 03:18
Gavin Hoffman (Ireland) – Complicit, 2013, 4:08
Mani Mehrvarz (Iran) – Wistful Affection For The Past, 2013, 3:06

Curatorial statement
by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

The motto of the 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival – “Total Art – Gesamtkunstwerk” is not only related to the type and contents of the audiovisual video works to be selected, but also to the meaning CologneOFF has as an artistic creation of its own.

It points to the fact that the festival activities are the creative output of the media artist Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, founding director und curator of CologneOFF whose artistic creative work in form of curating is manifesting itself in that special type of art work, the 10th festival edition of Cologne International Videoart Festival., respectively the totality of the project, entitled CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival, including 10 editions of an experimental and experimenting festival, and in this way, 10 years of an exciting media development. The festival as an art project and a cultural creation.

However, Agricola de Cologne is not placing himself and his creation in the foreground, but the particular complex audiovisual creations by the submitting fellow artists whose video works follow all the idea of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” using an individual audiovisual language, and in this way, the medium of digital video in all its technological complexity in order to confront the audience with multi-facetted contents, the manifestation of philosophical, political, cultural or artistic statements through a critical view on the PRESENT, sometimes ironically and with a sense of humour, but very serious und profound in artistic concern.

Alienated Time is indicating “time” as an essential component determining the perception of life as a process from the subjective point of view of the creator, as well as the viewer in cultural, social or political concern.

As a unity and totality, the selection to be presented in Kalamata would like to celebrate the diversity of contemporary artistic creations in times of the merging arts on occasion of the 10th anniversary of CologneOFF.