Peace Letter to Ukraine 2

Violence and war as destructve matter are standing against culture, art and creativity. The Russian-Ukraine War is barbarian und destructive trying to erase solidarity and humanity.
But not only the Ukrainians and their friends and supporters are standing up against the violation of international law and the humanitarian desaster, but all civilized people, cultural workers and artists.
This 2nd video program – starting immediately with spontaneous submissions on 1 March 2022 on an ongoing basis during a limited period, e.g. as long as the war is running (hopefully for a very limited period) – is representing another way how art can serve as a tool to show and confirm solidarity with the Ukrainian people – a way to prevent that people get accustomed to the war and forget it like they forgot all the other wars on Eacth, because they are no longer in the news.

If your are an artist creating videos- please consider to submit your recent video –>
Open Call - deadline: 1 August 2022

Alphabet Art Centre
would like to invite videoartists in a spontaneous action to submit one most recent video (free choice of topic) for a screening progam in solidarity with Ukraine as a signal against war and for peace & freedom – to be screened at The Ukraine Darkroom – please send your video in mp4 HD via Wetransfer together with the usual info – artist-name/email address/bio-max 50 words – video tiitle/year/duration – synopsis max. 50 words – to artvideokoeln (at) gmail.com
submission deadline 1 August 2022! – the call & entry form on netEX – Alternatively also the entry form for The Violence Project” can be used on http://netex.nmartproject.net/?p=11365

80 Participants – 82 Peace Letters – 30 countries

Kokou Ekouagou (Togo) – Ebba Jahn (Germany) – Delphinus Inspirations (USA)- Ian Gibbins (Australia) – Ulf Kristiansen (Norway)- Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)- Paulo B. Menezes (Portugal) – Milan Zulic (CH) – Fran Orallo (UK) – Yssa Marie Flores (Philppines) – Maria Ysabella Santos (Philppines) – James Benedict Calleja (Philppines) – Richard Soriano Legaspi (Philppines) – Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Brigtte Neufeldt (Germany) – Claude Ciccolella (France) – Matteo Campulla (Italy) – Muriel Paraboni (Brazil) – Jean-Michel Rolland (France) – Dwayne Jahn (Germany) – Francesca Ruth Levi (UK) – Alina Vasilchenko (RU) – Anjella Gieneena Cruz (Philippines ) – Maria Korporal (Netherlands) – Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Susanne Layla Petersen (Denmark) – Kent Tate (Canada) – Hagit Kastel Nachsholi (Israel) – Frédéric Iriarte (France/Sweden) – Bruno Pavic (Croatia) – Barry Whittaker (USA) – Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Pierre Villemin (France) – AnimaeNoctis (Italy) – Karin Till (Australia) – Hans Overvliet (NL) – Monika K.Adler (UK) – Dee Hood (USA) – David King (Australia) – Katina Bitsikas (USA) – Johannes Christopher Gerard (NL) / Jana Schmück (D) – Antonio Alvarado (Spain) – Linda Rae Dornan (Canada) – Shelley Jordon (USA) – Wheeler Winston Dixon (USA) – Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo) – Belinda Subraman (USA) – Neil Ira Needleman (USA) – Olexiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) – Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Irina Gabiani (Georgia) – Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Claudi Piripippi (Italy) – Mauricio Saenz (Mexico) – Hernando Urrutia (Portugal) – Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) – Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Harold Charre (France) – Francesca Lolli (Italy) – Justyna Maluchnik (Poland) – Marie Magescas (France) Vito Alfarano (Italy) -Marek Wasilewski (Poland) – Dimitris Argyriou (Greece) – Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Albano Ruela (Portugal) – Finn Harvor (South Korea) – Anthony Rousseau (France) – Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Manuela Barile (Italy) – Johanna Reich (Germany) – Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (Iceland) – Isabelle Schneider (France) – Krista Faist (USA) – Perry Bard & Richard Sullivan(USA) – Maryam Muliaee (Iran/USA) – Cody Healey-Conelly (USA) – Arthur Woods (Switzerland)

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82. Isabelle Schneider (France) - Body of War, 2004, 4:32
Isabelle Schneider (France) – Body of War, 2004, 4:32

Isabelle Schneider
Born in 1958 near Verdun. Lives in the south of France. Studies history. Conducts parallelement works in painting and video on the subject of the body and war. Works in co-operation with experimental theater companys. (German, Greek and French)

Sherri Lee Richardson
Born in 1963 in London, Lives in the south of France, Independant artist. Translator.
Works in collaboration with danse, theater, music and video creators as a performer and/or composer. A singer/songwriter working with accoustic instruments and MAO.
Translates french to english for theater and video.

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81. Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (Iceland) - The Albino's Melancholia, 2004, 2:34

Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (Iceland) – The Albino’s Melamcholia, 2004, 2:34

Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir
Born in Reyjavik, Iceland 1981. Graduated from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts 2005, with a B.A. degree in Fine arts. Pesented on numerous FESTUVALS/exgitions in Iceland and abroad)

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80. Johanna Reich (Germany) – Front, 2006, 2:54
Johanna Reich (Germany) – Front, 2006, 2:54

Johanna Reich
1977 born in Minden, Germany
2000 Academy of Fine Arts Muenster (Kunstakademie Münster) | Prof. Andreas Köpnick, Prof. Guillaume Bijl
2003 Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HfbK Hamburg) | Prof. Wim Wenders
2005 Studium an der Facultat de Belles Arts Barcelona, Spain
2007 Postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne | Prof. Mischa Kuball, Prof. Matthias Müller
Johanna Reich lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

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79. Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Still Burning, 2009, 2:36
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Still Burning, 2009, 2:36
The video presents a hybrid human figure: the bottom half is naked and the upper half is doe. The doe, an organic material, a material that could transforms, turns the figure to a human golem.
The scene is presented as still nature which refers to the old tradition of the art history and the traditional paintings of ‘still nature’. Suddenly flames come from the figure and the upper half of the figure – the one covered with doe – is set on fire. The flames rise up in the air but as fast as the fire bursts in it also calms down. The living material – the doe – turns into a dead smoking monument

Shahar Marcus
Shahar Marcus (b. 1971) is an Israeli-based artist who primarily works in the medium of performance and video art. His initial works dealt with the exploration of his own body and its limitations-
incorporating various perishable materials, such as dough, juice, and ice. His most recent works deal nwith local political issues, by approaching iconic Israeli landmarks with a critical and humorous point of view. Thus, Marcus reflects on his own heritage, environment, and the creation of local historical narratives. His works are influenced by the visual language of cinematography along with familiar themes and tributes to art – history, and artists, such as Ives Klein, Paul McCarthy, Peter Greenway, and Jackson pollock.

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78. Krista Faist (USA) - Kaleidoscope, 2021, 0:52

Krista Faist (USA) – Kaleidoscope, 2021, 0:52
Disquieting yet nurturing, Kaleidoscope evokes the sensation of tumbling weightlessly while being gently looked down upon. It invites the viewer to expand their frame of reference and explore life’s possibilities.

Krista Faist
Krista Faist is a virtual reality artist based in Columbus, Ohio. She has lived all over the United States and loves to travel and see the world. She holds a BFA in New Media from Penn State University and expects to graduate with her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2023. Her background is in oil painting, computer science, and nonprofit development. She also creates intricate, colorful sculptures and encaustic paintings on plate glass as well as immersive video experiences. Her work explores childhood wonderment, sentimentality and liminal states of reality.

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77. Manuela Barile (Italy) – Morolojam 2008, 8:05
Manuela Barile (Italy) – Morolojam 2008, 8:05
Moroloja is a video work inspired by Homer’s hymn to Demeter that describes the pain of the Goddess after she knew that Persephone’s daughter was abducted by Hades. It shows a young woman in a ritual crying, one that evokes the mourning wails of Salentinian Greece (Italy). Moroloja is a reflection about the experience of pain. The experience of pain is experience of loss, of mourning. The individual pain, expressed in the video refers to a cosmology of pain, to a sense of universal suffering.

Manuela Barile
Manuela Barile is an Italian multidisciplinary artist and vocal performer who lives in Portugal. Her artistic research is based on a project-oriented work that combines vocal sounds with different media (performance art, field recordings, video, photography, etc) using various presentation formats (video and sound installations, concert-performance, multi-media performance). The art of Manuela Barile is a continue investigation on the reality, on being in the world, on experience. Her works are developed on and for places, taking in account several aspects, such as the natural conformation of the land, tradition, memory, ritual and sacred symbolizations deposited as signs in the ground.

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76. Anthony Rousseau (France) – Odyssée, 2009, 15:34
Anthony Rousseau (France) – Odyssée, 2009, 15:34

Anthony Rousseau
Born in Mayenne (France) in 1972, artist Rousseau Anthony lives and works in Rennes. He studied the arts at the Fine Arts School of Rennes, obtained the Multimedia Mastère (ERBAR, 2001), and DNSEP (ERBAR, 2000).
Rousseau has shown his work in National festivals : centre d’art contemporain de Basse Normandie (Hérouville st clair, 2004 & 2005), Videoformes (Clermont Ferrand, 2002), Bandits-mages (Bourges, 2001), Pink TV (French Gay & Lesbian TV, 2004 & 2005)… and international festivals : Senef (Korea, 2005), Optica (Spain, 2005), LUFF ( Switzerland, 2005), Microcinema Independent & Mobile Exposure (USA & International 2006-2007) … and Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux, 2007), Magda Danysz Gallery (2006)…

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75. Henry Gwiazda (USA) - Pool of Ideas, 2018, 9:17
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Pool of Ideas, 2018, 9:17
Where do ideas go?

Henry Gwiazda
is a new media artist/composer whose artistic trajectory has taken him from sampling, sound effects, and immersive technologies to his current work with new media. This new work is a comprehensive artistic approach that has resulted in work that is multimedia in nature and focused on movement. Gwiazda’s works are regularly screened in festivals and galleries throughout the world. His work is available on Innova Recordings.

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74. Ausin Sainz (Spain) - Dictator, 2014, 03:47
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Dictator, 2014, 03:47
The Dictator is emotionally mighty, big, free, eternal. He is believed the the Almighty. Reality has invisible borders. His empire asks a strength that he is not sure have. He knows he is fragile, small, and is accompanied, but he feels watched and questioned. He defends his fears without overcome.

Ausín Sáinz
Trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Salamanca where he completed the specialties of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Audiovisual Communication, Ausín Sáinz has come a long way from his beginnings to his latest video creations and urban installations. His work, with its figurative and baroque aesthetics, disturbing and not at all accommodating, has been seen in numerous spaces both in Spain and in other countries.

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73. Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) - 1987, 1987, 3:48
Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) – 1987, 1987, 3:48

Gabriel Hosovsky
was born in 1966 in Poprad, in Slovak Republic, he lives and works in Bratislava. He is graduated in Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of Architecture and he is active from eighties, when he worked on the field of painting and sculpture. In 1988 he founded with Martin Knut, Miloš Novák and Rudolf Sikora the artist group Syzýgia, a significant representative of Transavanguardia movement in former Czechoslovakia. From 2004 he starts to realize projects in various media – photography, public art, video and self edited visual and text projects

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72. Albano Ruela (Portugal) - Icarus, 2015, 03:47

Albano Ruela (Portugal) – Icarus, 2015, 03:47
The Icarus myth is about fallen heroes who reached too far…

Albano Ruela
Has several distinctions and awards in photography and video art. Exhibits regularly in painting, sculpture and photography since 1990 to present both on the national scene and internationally. It has regular presence in national and international festivals of experimental cinema and animation in which has also won some awards. Is dedicated among other projects to book illustration, graphic design and has been editor of two magazines linked to the art world.

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71. Finn Harvor (South Korea) - Meat: New Cut, 2022, 2:32

Finn Harvor (South Korea) – Meat: New Cut, 2022, 2:32
This is a long version of “Meat” (a poem of mine originally published in the literary magazine Former People) and “The Wargasm 1” (originally published in the literary magazine The Asses of Parnassus). They have been remixed and knitted together with a third poem, “Sick Angel”. The artwork is from a variety of projects, including two illustrated novels I’m working on. The music was composed on GarageBand.

The building blocks of the videopoem were put together during the summer of 2017, when tension between North Korea and the United States was at its terrifying height. One could walk the streets if Seoul (where my wife and I live) and see couples, young families, and realize all were living simply at the mercy of military systems primed to detonate at any second. But some of the eerie terror of life on the Korean Peninsula has more complicated roots: some of these are in the Korean War itself — the first of the Cold War’s proxy wars, and guided (as a geopolitical conflict rather than the civil war it began as) by the administration of Harry Truman and his Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Truman and Acheson were in turn responding to what they saw as Cold War machinations by Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union. Finally, we are the point of a new war — this time in Ukraine. And this conflict too has historical roots. The events of the past keep echoing.

The other theme in this work is the role played in modern war making by the arms industry— those high-tech industrialists for whom War is a business. And, in this case, a business with dizzyingly high profits. Profits in that scale arouse appetites; in this case, an appetite for meat….
Finn Harvor
award-winning artist, writer, filmmaker. Screenings in South Korea, China, India, Greece, the US, UK, and elsewhere.

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70. Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) - Putin's huylo session at a parade of 30 years, 2021, 2:08
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Putin’s huylo session at a parade of 30 years, 2021, 2:08
The parade is the eternal existential line of the attacking states. And the state-empire in every ceremonial euculation necessarily becomes a parody. In 2014, football fans from Kharkiv performed a crowded performance. Now this answer lives on …

Oleg Kharch Group
Oleg Kharch Group|Olga Shuvalova,Oleg Kharch. Comprehend in a common artistic practice an angular question to a person. Who are we? Where did they come from and where are we going?

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69. Dimitris Argyriou (Greece) - 5 Minutes Silence, 2018, 10:00

Dimitris Argyriou (Greece) – 5 Minutes Silence, 2018, 10:00
5 Minutes Silence for Yazidis’ grief.

Dimitris Argyriou
Dimitris Argyriou has written, directed and produced 9 short films, which have won more than 50 awards & screened in more than 800 international film festival and exhibitions.

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68. Marek Wasilewski (Poland) - Giorgio Agamben:Clarifications, 2020, 6:15
Marek Wasilewski (Poland) – Giorgio Agamben:Clarifications, 2020, 6:15
„Fear is a poor advisor, but it causes many things to appear that one pretended not to see“. – writes Giorgio Agamben in his short essay “Clarifications” that responds to the controversies around his opinions about social consequences of coronavirus in Italy. This video work quotes some sentences from this essay combined with images from China, Russia, Poland, Germany and other countries depicting how the state controls social unrest and protests arising with the spread of pandemia. Italian philosopher warns us of the political and ethical consequences of the epidemic.

Marek Wasilewski
is a graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. He has been awarded the British Council, Fulbright and Kosciuszko Foundation scholarships. he works on the field of video art, photography and installation. He exhibited his works in places such as the Artist House in Tel Aviv, Whitebox Gallery in New York, CAFA Museum in Bejing, Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast and many others.

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67. Vito Alfarano (Italy) – I have a Dream, 2018, 11:32
Vito Alfarano (Italy) – I have a Dream, 2018, 11:32
The video dance is inspired by the principles of Martin Luther King who had a dream: that all men could be equal and that people should not be judged by the color of the skin but by the content of their personality. The dream has not yet been accomplished: so much still needs to be done to accept the other, the different, the refugee, the one fleeing from misery, the civil war to arrive after so many sacrifices and so much pain on our lands considered as a new opportunity for live. The dream of these men and women with their children is a new life in a world where they are not yet fully accepted

Vito Alfarano
He started his carrer as freelance dancer working with various choreographers. He created choreographies for dance companies and festival: Fabula Saltica, SIDance (Seoul International dance festival), Biennale danza in Venice, KoDance. With his choreographies he won first prizes in international competitions. He is the director of AlphaZTL Company of Dynamic Art based in Brindisi (Italy) deals of contemporary dance, video art and publishing working also with prisoners, immigrants, psychiatric detention patients, deaf people, and with Down Syndrome. As video dance director, his videos are selected and screened in over 55 world festivals receiving a special mention from the former President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

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66. Francesca Lolli (Italy) - The last Day of Humanity, 2014, 01:50
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – The last Day of Humanity, 2014, 01:50
The last day of humanity is a metaphor about the extinction of the human race, which will happen when the last woman on heart wil be buried at the hand of men.

Francesca Lolli
Born in Perugia, Francesca moved to Milano in 1998 after her brief philosophy studies in Perugia. She graduated the school of acting ‘Teatro Arsenale’ as an actress and shortly thereafter attended the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera’, graduating magna cum laude as a scenographer.
While she was attending school, she worked on stage as an actress with Teatro Arsenale’s company and participated in countless shows (‘Jeux de massacre’ by E. Ionesco, ‘il berretto a sonagli’ by L. Pirandello, ‘Pulp’ by C. Bukowsky, ‘L’eglise’ by L. F. Celine etc..). For her dissertation she decided to shoot a documentary about a famous nyc photographer : Andres Serrano. Since that moment she decided to completely change her life and dedicate herself completely to video art. Her research is aimed on gender- and socio-political issues.
Her works are projected in different national and international festivals.

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65. Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) - The Cage, 2016, 05:46
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – The Cage, 2016, 05:46
Food, water, book, language, beauty, earth, sea, love, warmth, man, woman, desire. What is our cage dividing us from? Is it blocking us? Or is it protecting us? The barbed wire is a simple structure, a cylinder-shaped object deformed by a light twisting, which stretches, in the room, from one point to another.
The cage envelopes us with its barbed wire from our innermost roots, dragging us in the shadow. This work introduces the solitude imposed on us by the cages we are living in. Sometimes we are aware of them, but sometimes we are not: Lunardi, therefore, shows with his work what some of us find too difficult to acknowledge. In the typical style of the author, the work has been built around some tableau vivants which represent, through the body of the actors, some of the conditions which we experience on a daily basis in a society which is pervaded by
egotism. The nature of egotism cannot be simplified with the notion of selfishness, because it represents the perversion of those who connect each reality to themselves and themselves only. Therefore, the introspective path introduced with The cage aims at putting in evidence those bonds which force the lives of the individuals into strict boundaries which can only result into the refusal of the other human beings. Moreover, another paradoxical and grotesque consequence of such boundaries is that they lead to the refusal of one’s own self.

Marcantonio Lunardi
Graduated in documentary direction, since 2001 Lunardi has been involved in social and political documentation working on installations, documentaries and video art works. After the masters at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence with Michael Glawogger, Sergei Dvortsevoy,Thomas Heise and Andrés Di Tella, he began a journey in the field of moving images, experimenting with languages on the border between real cinema and video art. His works have been exhibited in prestigious international institutions such as the National Art Center in Tokyo, Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta, the Video Tage Center in Hong Kong, and the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem , the Videoart Yearbook of the Visual Arts Department of the University of Bologna. Lunardi was also a guest of various experimental film festivals and video art such as N Minutes Video Art Festival in Shanghai, the Cairo Video Festival in Cairo, the Invideo Festival in Milan, Video Art & Experimental Film Festival – Tribeca Cinemas of New York. In addition there are numerous biennials of contemporary art including the Bi del Fin del Mundo in Chile and Argentina, the Chongqing International Biennial of Contemporary Art in China and the Bienal Internacional de Videoarte y Animación in Mexico

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64. Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) - FRAME 1415, 2015, 09:22
Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) – FRAME 1415, 2015, 09:22
“If we give the attributes of a medium to the artist, we must then deny him the state of consciousness on the esthetic plane about what he is doing or why he is doing it. All his decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis, spoken or written, or even thought out.
In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions. His struggle toward the realization is a series of efforts, pains, satisfaction, refusals, decisions, which also cannot and must not be fully self-conscious, at least on the esthetic plane.
The result of this struggle is a difference between the intention andits realization, a difference which the artist is not aware of.
Consequently, in the chain of reactions accompanying the creative act, a link is missing. This gap, representing the inability of the artist to express fully his intention, this difference between what he intended to realize and did realize, is the personal ‘art coefficient’ contained in the work”
Marcel Duchamp : The Creative Act (1957)

Isabel Pérez del Pulgar
Born in Granada (Spain) with residence in France since 2015. Degree in Geography and Stories with the specialty of Art by the University of Granada. In the mid-2000s she adopted as a way of creating and expressing the video. Video as an experimentation vehicle, where the movement is combined, sound and pictorial vision. At the same time, performance is acquiring a greater presence as a means of work. The body like protagonist element and narrative driver. Architecture of stressed physicality of space – time.
Her work as an artist in the fields of painting, photography, and especially his work in video art and short films has been the object of numerous international exhibitions: Rencontres Traverse Video (France), Videomedeja (Serbia), Fonland (Portugal), Art Miden festival (Greece), TEA (Canary Islands), Retransmision (Mexico), Fivac (Cuba), Actions on the margin (Colombia), Femmes Videoart Festival (USA), IVAHN (Spain), MADATAC (Spain)….
Awards and Distinctions: – 2018 Audience Award. – ATLANTICA VISUAL-ART Vol. IX. Islantilla Cineforum International Film Festival, culture patio of Islantilla Huelva (Spain) – 2018 Honorary Mention. International Biennial of Video Art and Animation (VEA), Puebla 2018 (Mexico) – 2018 Prize for the best audiovisual creation work + Special Mention of the Jury for the best experimental work 5th edition of the European Audiovisual Creation Contest CTL 59’’…

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63. Justyna Maluchnik (Poland) – Freedom, 2009, 13:18
Justyna Maluchnik (Poland) – Freedom, 2009, 13:18
Freedom is an ongoing video art project.
Currently the film work consists of two sections; one made while I was studying in Finland in 2008 and the second as part of my Masters degree in Poland in 2009. The subjects of the Finnish section are students while the Polish element was made using volunteers from different social groups including a philosopher, a homeless people, a prisoners, a monk, a child,
an artist, a lesbian, a gay, people from nursing home and a feminist. Each subject was asked the question, ‘what is freedom?’ and their spontaneous responses were recorded. The aim was to show different views of what freedom means. One single definition does not exist. Freedom is something that we all tend to take for granted these days but is a subject that deserves our consideration. Are we actually all as free as we think? I would like to visit as many countries as possible and ask people question: “What is freedom?”

Justyna Maluchnik
was born in Poland in 1985 and lives nad works in London. She is a photographer, video artist and graphic designer. In 2009 she graduated Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz/Poland and gained MA in Audiovisual Communication. Her primary medium is photography and video. In the centre of her research and inspiration is always a human being. The visual aspect of the human body as well as human thoughts, feelings and beliefs are very significant for her. She always try to fathom what he or she represents to the viewer or outside world. There are different ways of interpretation of the same subject which in her opinion deserves our consideration. Her works explore relations of the human being from a psychological, social and physical point of view.

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62. Harold Charre (France) - In Between, 2014, 29:57
Harold Charre (France) – In Between, 2014, 29:57
A man tells how he had a long journey in Asia by following his dreams, questioning his relationship to the unknown and to the reality.

Harold Charre (France)
Jazz pianist since 15 years, I make videos with original music. My work melt some footages of public domain, drawings and own footages.

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61. Susanne Layla Petersen (Denmark) - TBD, 2022, 01:44
Susanne Layla Petersen (Denmark) – “TBD”, 2022, 01:44
Synopsis: video including moon, train window, oak tree, crane, dice, sound, text and glass

Susanne Layla Petersen
is an interdisciplinary artist based in Frederiksberg, Denmark

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60. Marie Magescas (France) – WARdesease, 2010, 8:30
Marie Magescas (France) – WARdesease, 2010, 8:30
On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Five of these UN member countries are today the biggest arms dealers in the world.
Made with archive footage edited in fragments, WARdisease explore without chronology the equal posture of the people which are the toys of that economic reality.
Men women children. Run cry fall die, be armed. And start again.

Marie Magescas
Marie Magescas lives and works in Paris. She studied theater, created her own theater company and wrote and directed plays.
In 1992, Marie began to paint and draw and had her first exhibitions in1993.
Alongside her painting, she began to work with video in 2000. Today, Marie exhibits her paintings in France and her videos in festivals, biennials and galleries, across the world.

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59. Hernando Urrutia (Portugal) - TRANSGRESSION - A Post-Human Vision, 2021, 2:00
Hernando Urrutia (Portugal) – TRANSGRESSION – A Post-Human Vision, 2021, 2:00
It is the posthuman vision of transgression. Where different transgressions are placed as future conditions of the human being. Transgression of the frontiers between man/machine, time/space and life/death, with new forms of communication codes by forging new visualisations of the virtual environment.
It is the identification and means of control of each being, losing autonomy and freedom.
Transgression of the field of laboratory creations of viruses that endanger human life, like biological weapons that end up being just as lethal as physical weapons, like bombs that end up killing without distinction in the warring.
Transgression of the beings created from biological and cybernetic experiments, to face the future “Underground” world.

HERNANDO URRUTIA Born 1964.
Multidisciplinary Artist, Researcher, Designer, Curator and Cultural Manager, of Basque roots and Portuguese nationality. PhD. in Digital Media-Art. Collaborating Researcher at CIAC. Researcher invited by M-ITI. He has completed 103 post-graduate training courses and 2 artistic residencies. Curator in 31 artistic projects. He has received Awarded 219 Acknowledgements and 8 prizes. He has been special guest in several Contemporary Art Salon and International Festivals He has been exhibiting professionally since 1986, participating in several projects and more than 400 group exhibitions and 17 solo exhibitions in 36 countries. He is represented in more than 209 important Public Collections and in more than 180 Private Collections. He has been published in more than 140 books, magazines, newspapers and catalogues.

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58. Claudi Piripippi (Italy) - Homekeepers, 2022, 7:23
Claudi Piripippi (Italy) – Homekeepers, 2022, 7:23
Who is going to clean up the mess?

Claudi Piripippi (Italy)
I was born in Germany and raised in Italy. My cultural formation developed btw Italy, Germany, the UK and the US. I am currently working on personal transformation as a socially engaged project. Small intimate gestures provide the lens through which I explore the intersectionality of social/cultural constructions in relation to body and environment.

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57. Mauricio Saenz (Mexico) - Line, 2014, 5:00
Mauricio Saenz (Mexico) – Line, 2014, 5:00
Filmed in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, “Line” explores the concept of the symbolic border between what apparently exists and doesn’t, represented through the idea of the delimitation between life and death. The scene portrays and makes special emphasis in the line that separates what is alive from what has departed, of what still keeps existing confronted with what memory stopped making present.

Mauricio Saenz (Matamoros, Mexico 1977)
pursued a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas and a MA in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. In 2011 he received the purchase award from the Yucatan Biennial in the videoart category and has participated in solo and group shows in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina. His work focuses on the concept of impossibility and its relativity by means of elements that emphasize abandonment and confinement interlaced to a paradoxical factor that would revert it through disciplines as videoart, installation, and performance art.

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56. Irina Gabiani (Georgia) - Whispering for Freedom, 2022, 3:11
Irina Gabiani (Georgia) – Whispering for Freedom, 2022, 3:11
Sometimes whispers are louder than screams.
In this video, the artist conveys the idea of freedom by whispering, because freedom is an inner state that no one can ever take away from you if you do not want.
This video was made in solidarity with Ukraine in 2014, when Russia attacked Ukraine, invaded its territory and killed many people.

Irina Gabiani
Irina Gabiani, Italian artist of Georgian origin, born in Tbilisi (Georgia) in 1971.
Based in Luxembourg, she works with drawing, painting, installation, video and performance. Her works have been exhibited in more than 40 countries. In 2011, Irina Gabiani participated to the Venice Biennale.
Main solo video exhibitions: Georgian National Museum, Rustaveli Theater, Tbilisi Pantomime Theater, Conservatorio di Milano. Her videos have been shown in several video projects and festivals held at Museums and public Institutions, including Time is Love, Cologne Off, Video Dia Loghi, Festinova, Human Emotion Project, Sguardi sonori, Toronto Urban Film Festival, Artisterium, Venice Biennale etc.

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55. Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) - Silently Like a Comet, 2014, 8:14
Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Silently Like a Comet, 2014, 8:14
The revolution on Kiev’s Maidan as a close-up of the city. Recycled amateur footage from the internet offers an ironic commentary on the spectacular narratives by which the media described events in Ukraine at the turn of the year. Randomly selected and shown out of context, the various sequences break down the events into individual, slow-motion fragments before reassembling them in an emotional collage of incomprehensible unrest and random moments on the street.

Anna Kryvenko,
(1986, Ukraine) is a video and fine art photography artist. She is a student of the last year of the Centre for Audio-visual Studies at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU, Prague). Before she studied theatre directing at KNUTKT(UKR) and alternative theatre directing at DAMU (CZ).
Her films and performances were screened at Fluidum Festival, Famufest student Film Festival, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Intermedia BB (Slovakia) etc. She participated in several group exhibitions. With her found-footage film Silently Like a Comet she won the prize for the Best Experimental Act at FAMUFEST, Prague (CZ). Her last film Listen to the Horizon won prize for the Best Czech Experimental Documentary, Jihlava IDFF (CZ).

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54. Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) - Summer 2014, 2014, 7:25
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – Summer 2014, 2014, 7:25
How does the WAR sounds? – Somewhere on the East of Ukraine, the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Now we hear the sounds of war not only in the East of our country, but in the most big cities, towns and villages of Ukraine.

Oleg Chorny
Born in 1963, Graduated from the film director’s department of the State Institute of Theatre and cinema in 1985. Worked at the Olexander Dovzhenko State Film Studio in Kyiv, various governmental and non-governmental film and video studios. Shot a number of feature shorts, documentaries, ecological and promo films, musical video clips and art videos. His short feature movies, documentaries and art videos participated at the programs at the Ukrainian and international festivals. He is member of the Ukrainian Filmmakers Union and Ukrainian Film Academy.

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53. Oleksiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) - Children, 2022, 1:17
Oleksiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) – Children, 2022, 1:17
The small but strong community of the Lesya’s Theater (Lviv, Ukraine) gathered altogether in a large theatre hall. 88 people took out their phones and turned the volume up so the word “children” could be heard in many languages. This is how this video got made – a reflection on the events of the Russian-Ukrainian war at this moment.
The war is going on. We do not know what will happen next, but we know that Baba Prisya’s quotation from eponymous play directed by Oleksiy Kravchuk, who is defending Ukraine at the front line – “Inaction is the worst sin” – is a laconic and undeniable credo for each of us. We would like to share it with as many people around the world as possible.

Oleksiy Khoroshko
Was born in 1985.
-1993 – 1998 – Studying in Luhansk college of Culture and Art (faculty of easel painting).
-1998 –2003 – Studying in Lviv Academy of Arts (faculty of monumental painting).
Participates in many group exhibitions, plein-airs and projects in Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Odesa), and abroad (Poland, Russia, Slovakia, France).
Sphere of interests: vidoart, installation, experimental graphic arts, monochromatic painting, (theatre) set design.

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52. Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) - Approaches, 2015, 6:00
Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Approaches, 2015, 6:00
“Approaches” contains the symbolic experience of approaching the own death, to gradually stripping the abstract, the anonymous, fear and concealment that our culture has instilled us. It is a poetic relationship with the own skull. Meditation, feeling, intuition and action open to subjective interpretation.

Laura Cabrera Díaz and Sira Cabrera Díaz
were born in Cáceres, Spain, in 1947. They are twins. Both have degrees in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of
Madrid. Laura also studied sculpture and engraving in Buenos Aires at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón and La Cárcova Schools. And they have dedicated themselves to the teaching of Plastic Expression in Institutes and in Teaching at the same time that they made exhibitions of painting, sculpture and engraving. Since 2009 they have made 38 pieces of video art and have participated in more than 100
international video art festivals.

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51. Neil Ira Needleman (USA) - The Great Gate of Kiev, 2013, 02:15
Neil Ira Needleman (USA) – The Great Gate of Kiev, 2013, 02:15
A little video by a weary cynic about an insane world battered by constant revolt, armed conflict, and terrifying tumult. I use news footage from the recent strife in Ukraine only because those events were unfolding at the moment. But this isn’t really about that one particular war (though I do name one particular villain). You can even substitute your own image of evil at the conclusion. Where did I put the key to the bomb shelter my dad built during the (last) cold war?

Neil Ira Needleman
born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957, he began shooting 8mm movies shortly after that. “When I was young, I thought that it would be fun to try to develop a sense of vision. Then I got married, started a career (in advertising), and raised a couple of kids. Now that an unreasonable amount of time has passed, I’ve rededicated myself to trying to develop a sense of vision. I hope it’s not too late.”

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50. Belinda Subraman (USA) -Night, 2022, 3:17
Belinda Subraman (USA) -Night, 2022, 3:17
This video contains poetry, art and music by Belinda Subraman. It is a contrast of light and dark, peace and turmoil in an effort to show that even though one is not physically being destroyed by war in some ways we all are as we are all connected.

Belinda Subraman
is a poet, artist and musician living in El Paso, Texas on the border of Mexico. She is a widely published poet and edits a journal and video show called GAS: poetry, Art and Music.

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Wheeler Winston Dixon (USA) – PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL PEACE, 2022, 5:00
“A short film about the futility and brutality of war.”- WWD
“I sense a period ending. I am now deeply afraid that Putin’s recklessness may cause the years between the Cold War and the Covid-19 pandemic to seem a halcyon period to future historians, compared with what came after. I fear we may find ourselves missing the old Cold War.” – Mary Elise Sarotte

Wheeler Winston Dixon
is an US American filmmaker. Dixon’s films have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, Filmhuis Cavia (Amsterdam), Studio 44 (Stockholm), La lumière collective (Montréal), The BWA Katowice Museum (Poland), The Microscope Gallery, The National Film Theatre (UK), The Jewish Museum, The Millennium Film Workshop, The San Francisco Cinématheque, LA Filmforum (Los Angeles), The New Arts Lab, The Collective for Living Cinema, The Kitchen, The Filmmakers Cinématheque, Film Forum, The Amos Eno Gallery, Sla 307 Art Space, The Gallery of Modern Art, The Rice Museum, The Oberhausen Film Festival, Undercurrent, Experimental Response Cinema and elsewhere.

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Shelley Jordon (USA) – Surge, 2022, 2:28
Music by Kurt Rohde based on poetry by Donna Masini in 4:30 Movie. Stephanie Lamprea, Soprano. Meditation on life cycles and the futility of war.

Shelley Jordon is a Portland Oregon based painter and moving-mage artist who explores the intersection between interior and exterior worlds and connections between past and present experiences. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous venues nationally and internationally.

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Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo) – Resilience”, 2022, 1:49
The video “Resilience” is about the ability of humans to face life´s challenges.

Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani
was born in Togo and currently lives in Stuttgart (Germany).
Graduated from the College of Arts and Crafts in Kpalimé (Togo), his artistic practice encompasses painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and video. His exhibitions include the IV Bienal del Sur in Caracas, Venezuela (2021); OSTRALE Biennale O21 in Dresden, Germany (2021); 7 th International Biennial of Performance in Bogota, Colombia (2020-2021); LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria (2020); 13 th Havana Biennial/ FIVAC Festival in Cuba (2019); 18 th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in Dhaka (2018); NSK State Pavilion at the 57 th Venice Biennale in Italy (2017); Time is Love.10 at ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Ephesus Video Art Program at Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey (2016), among others.

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Linda Rae Dornan (Canada) – Hellos, 2020, 3:50
A video performance trying to connect with the natural world in many languages—ephemeral in action and leaving no trace.

Linda Rae Dornan
is a visual artist creating video, performance and installation art, sound and writing. Her art practice explores the body, language and performativity about place, memory and being. She has shown/screened her work across Canada, and in the United States, China and Europe.

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Johannes Christopher Gerard (NL) + Jana Schmück (D) – “View behind the curtain”, 2021/2022, 6:05
The metaphorical work focus on subjects related to feelings, changes, dreams, goals, staying, connectedness, departure, changes, experiences in the context of a place we call home. Reflecting personal and cultural experiences shaped by the social and political conditions and the environment.

Johannes Gerard (The Hague,NL)
is an interdisciplinary artist. In recent years his work has concentrated on international cooperation projects.
Jana Schmück (Bautzen Germany) is a qualified dance teacher and freelance dancer and choreographer. She completed her training through intensive dance studies in Cunningham Technique in New York City, Gaga and the work of Anna Halprin.

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Antonio Alvarado (Spain) – Марнославство бенкет хвороба Ніч / Vanitas banquete enfermedad LaNoche / Vanitas Banquet Disease TheNight / Суета, Банкет Болезнь Ночь, 2022, 3:17
Реальність – це лише погане відображення того, що відбувається / La realidad es solo un mal reflejo de lo que ocurre / Reality is just a bad reflection of what happens / Реальность – это просто плохое отражение того, что происходит

Antonio Alvarado
is a multimedia artist and curator. He has works in virtual and physical museums in various parts of the world.

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Katina Bitsikas (USA) – In Memoriam, 2021, 5;33
Synopsis: In Memoriam celebrates the life of my father, by giving him the funeral he was never able to have due to COVID-19. The preserved flowers were formally living, but still look alive, and represent the memories of those we’ve lost, which are sometimes so vivid that you think they are still alive. This sometimes happens when waking up from a dream about your deceased loved one, thinking they are still alive and then it suddenly hits you that it was all a dream. The red threads represent a connection to the dead, and back to the earth. The earth-like materials of the casket and flowers are representing the dead. The strings pulling me into the earth to be with loved ones show that we are always connected with those we have lost. I wear modernized funeral garb as I decorate the three caskets, one for each member of my family. The pattern references the skeletal structure of the body.

Katina Bitsicas is a new media artist who utilizes video, photography, and performance in her art works. She uses these mediums to explore personal loss and trauma and the theme of bringing back to life, while the afterlife is still looming near. She has exhibited worldwide, including The Armory Show in New York, PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach, HereArt in New York, and Art in Odd Places in Orlando. She received her BA from Kalamazoo College, Post-Bacc from SACI in Florence, Italy, and MFA from the University of South Florida. She is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Digital Storytelling at the University of Missouri, where she also conducts research with the MU School of Medicine on utilizing digital storytelling as a meaning making intervention for bereaved family members.

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Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo) – “How to make a better world?”, 2018, 1:02
This video shot next to a window, shows the artist saying the words: love, tolerance, solidarity and peace.
The video “How to make a better world?” is a reflection on values that help build a better world.

Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani
was born in Togo and currently lives in Stuttgart (Germany).
Graduated from the College of Arts and Crafts in Kpalimé (Togo), his artistic practice encompasses painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and video. His exhibitions include the IV Bienal del Sur in Caracas, Venezuela (2021); OSTRALE Biennale O21 in Dresden, Germany (2021); 7 th International Biennial of Performance in Bogota, Colombia (2020-2021); LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria (2020); 13 th Havana Biennial/ FIVAC Festival in Cuba (2019); 18 th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in Dhaka (2018); NSK State Pavilion at the 57 th Venice Biennale in Italy (2017); Time is Love.10 at ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Ephesus Video Art Program at Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey (2016), among others.

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David King (Australia) – Mansions In Eternity, 2021, 03.43′
Synopsis: “The ruins of time build mansions in eternity’ (William Blake).

David King
is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and video artist who also curates the international ‘Eclectic Dreams’ video art program and the ‘Exploratory Visions’ animation + experimental + avant garde film program. He lives in the Australian seaside town of Portarlington, with his partner and daughter.

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Dee Hood (USA) – To Bridge Or Not To Bridge, 2022, 3:48
We can choose to build bridges that unite us or construct barriers and bombs.

Dee Hood ‘s
experimental videos have shown in over 30 countries around the world. She has received numerous awards for art videos and her political videos have been featured in The Nation Magazine’s Opp-Art section. She is a Professor Emerita, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota Florida where she taught time-based media and other studio art courses. Hood received an M.F.A. in Visual Art from the University of South Florida in 1990.

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Monika K.Adler (UK) – NOSTALGIA, 2022, 7:30
NOSTALGIA tells the story of an immigrant’s remembrance of a life disrupted by war. Cold earth and blackened gun-metal. Taking with you only the most precious and essential. Cast alone amongst thousands; forced, overnight, to leave their home, their family, their animals, and the places they love; fractious, precarious, putting their lives in the hands of strangers. You still feel it, every moment. It’s hard to forget who you used to be, and what was once yours. The new identity is painful, one described by your nationality, an absence, and the place where your heart still lies.

Monika K. Adler
is a photography artist and avant-garde filmmaker based in London, The United Kingdom, known for her challenging and provocative photography and experimental films. Her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions, photography, video art and film festivals internationally. She is currently working on her debut feature film SICK BACCHUS.

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Hans Overvliet (NL) – DISTANT SUFFERING XXI | i.d. of a shared bullet, 2021, 2:09
i.d. of a shared bullet is made from the magazine of an AK-47 Kalashnikov. This letter/number combination ‘AK-47’ is the most used abbreviations in conflict reporting. The bullet, one rarely sees. The results on the other hand . . .
Dedicated to Oleg Kharchenko and his beloved ones . . .

Hans Overvliet
Since 2013, by means of the ongoing art-series DISTANT SUFFERING, the Dutch artist Hans Overvliet (Leiden, 1952) investigates the role of the media in their (re)presentation of (military) violence.
Overvliet uses a various range of media, symbols and codes, bringing together dichotomies like beauty and violence, subtle sophistication and brutality, the sublime and the utter vulgar.

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Karin Till (Australia) – ‘Wash me throughly…’ / 2021-22 / Duration 1’04
‘Wash me throughly from my wickedness’ (Psalm 51)
Purification by water is a part of the rituals of many cultures. It can serve to promote peace, affinity, reflection and respect in any society, especially important in time of war.

Karin Till
Born in Germamy, has show here videos in exhibitions and festivals in Australia and abroad.

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AnimaeNoctis (Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli) – Roots/Kоріння / 2022 / 03:25
Synopsis – 2 performers have their hands tied in an abandoned cemetery. They struggle for bringing back vegetal life in this waste land. The music is an original remix of Ukrainian anthem.

AnimaeNoctis
is a multimedia duo: www.animaenoctis.com. Keywords: avantgarde, nonbinary, antispecism, Fluxus-like attitude, performance, body possibility. This duo is called AnimaeNoctis e.g. Souls of the Night, referring to a wide time/space of severe pain we escaped. Being multimedia means that quiet life is a pun. That’s why AnimaeNoctis is a life project.

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Barry Whittaker (USA) – Neither Here Nor There, 2021
Synopsis: Daily commutes and intersecting paths remind us of the constant movement toward places where we currently are not. The overlapping paths create echoes of the tapestry we all weave collectively.

Barry Whittaker
is a multi-media artist, designer, musician, and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Toledo. His work explores mythology, language, miscommunication, cultural hybridization, and play through a variety of technology and collaboration-based projects.

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Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Elans, 2012, 2:00
Synopsis: Abstract explorations of water and light.
Water and light as essential elements of life impact the human psyche. Individual streams of light reflecting upon water produce an energy flow structured in new dimensions. Illuminated realizations of the simplicity found in the frame and spaces in which daily life takes place evoke the impulse of life, élan vital.

Zlatko Cosic
Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist whose interdisciplinary work includes short films, video installations, and live audio-visual performances. His work relates to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexities of living in unfamiliar cultural environments. Ćosić’s artwork has been shown in over fifty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition.

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Pierre Villemin (France) – In the heart of time, 2022, 10′
SYNOPSIS
Life course, linked to the yardstick of a future already realized…

Pierre Villemin
Since 1998, interested in experimental filmic practices related to reality. Currently, explores authors who are part of the field of philosophy, to explore new narrative processes.

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Bruno Pavić (Croatia) – The Message, 2022, 01:03
synopsis:
Found footage video composed of speeches by the presidents of all 195 countries. Their messages become one global message. That message is vague, disturbing and does not guarantee a bright future.

Bruno Pavić (1988)
was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Graduated from the Film and Video department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Split and afterwards took his master`s degree at the same Academy – Department of Film, Media Art and Animation. Deals with fiction and documentary films and videoart.

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Frédéric Iriarte (France/Sweden) – Soul Train, 2022, 4:52
Los Angeles poet/musician Rich Ferguson, CA Beat Poet Laureate (2020-2022), multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Frédéric Iriarte come together to create a “Library of Words and Sounds”. This film is based on a very long graffiti train (approx 2 km long) or is it the train to Auschwitz, Gulag, Guantánamo, labor camp in Artux etc…

Frédéric Iriarte,
born in 1963 in Paris, is a contemporary plastic artist. – He lives and works in Sweden since 1986. Contemporary “Irrealist Eclectic” – visual artist , sculptor, designer, musician, composer, filmmaker, publisher, research & development (R&D) with holistic approach and methods…

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Frédéric Iriarte (France/Sweden) – A Tribute to The Ukrainian People, 2022, 6:08
Those photos are from my road trip from Lviv to Ivano-Frankivsk. Peace in Ukraine – Ukraine Forever – Peace & Love – Please No More War – Salvation..
« Tzar Time » Transgressive ~ Experimental ~ Elevation Music & Film composed by Frédéric Iriarte from the 9 tracks Album/LP “The Voice of the Spirit Transgressive ~ Experimental ~ Elevation” by PHRASEJAZZ/Frédéric Iriarte.
In such difficult times where humanity, politics, religion, obviousness, reason and belief in the future no longer matter. Perhaps a deeper conversation with the spiritual world feels necessary.
A call for a wise and peaceful unity.

Frédéric Iriarte,
born in 1963 in Paris, is a contemporary plastic artist. – He lives and works in Sweden since 1986. Contemporary “Irrealist Eclectic” – visual artist , sculptor, designer, musician, composer, filmmaker, publisher, research & development (R&D) with holistic approach and methods…

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Hagit Kastel Nachsholi (Israel) – Ukraine, 2022, 3:01
Music by David Fesliyan -song dont cry Video art by Hagit Kastel Naachsholi

Hagit Kastel Nachsholi
is dealing with video production for many years. A winer of the near nazareth film festival 2018 2019 2020 2022- a winer of the christian film festival 2018. Nominated for the girona film festival 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022. Nominated for the josie music award 2018 usa – Nominated for the ratma film festival 2018 2019 2020 and 2022-in yorkshir uk.

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Kent Tate (Canada) – Spark, 2021, 1:32
When the universe began it erupted into a vast array of fundamental particles such as neutrons, electrons and protons. These particles decayed or combined over time to create everything that our senses perceive today while framing all that we desire and feel.

Kent Tate
is an award winning Canadian artist/filmmaker whose work explores the dichotomy between tranquility and activity in our natural and manufactured worlds. Time, motion and stillness are intertwined through Tate’s work to act like a fulcrum upon which the environmental, social and philosophical aspects of his projects are held in dynamic balance.

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Susanne Layla Petersen ( Denmark ) – Echoes”, 2022, 02:33
video including traffic, streets, child on swing, woods, landscapes, olive tree, VFX, hashtags, sound, light and glass

Susanne Layla Petersen
is an interdisciplinary artist based in Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Danse Macabre, 2022, 6:30
War! (in Ukraine) – dancing the annihilation

Agricola de Cologne,
is a multidisciplinary media artist and creator and founder of The New Museum of Networked Art.
He is the director & producer of numerous short films and videos, many of them were presented on festivals and received prices & awards. He is participating since 2000 in numerous media exhibitions and festivals including Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo Biennale of Video and New Media Santiago/Chile ZKM Karlsruhe/G, National Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia Madrid/Spain, Biennale de Montreal, Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia, Venice Biennale, FILE Sao Paulo, Videoformes Clermont-Ferrand /F), Ex-Teresa Arte Actual Mexico City.

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Maria Korporal (NL) – WANDEL (English: CHANGE), 2022, 3:38
Erich Fried wrote: Those who want the world to remain as it is, do not want it to remain. This timeless statement is written at my feet on an infinite asphalt planet. When I begin bicycling, a transformation takes place. Animated images emerge and the asphalted planet begins blooming again.

Maria Korporal
born in 1962 in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. She studied Fine Arts in Breda. After her studies, in 1986, she moved to Italy, where she lived until 2013. Since 2014 she has settled in Berlin. Her works have been shown in many exhibitions and festivals all over the world.

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Anjella Gieneena Cruz (Philippines ) – The Loud Quietude / 2021 / 30 seconds
The Loud Quietude is a silent film depicting the excruciating pain of bearing the struggles of the self, the others, and the world in solitude.

Anjella Gieneena Cruz
Anjella is a 20-year-old visual artist from Philippines, currently studying Fine Arts at University of the East – Caloocan, a youth volunteer, and a human rights advocate. /

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Alina Vasilchenko (RU), “Open the Door!”, 2022, 35 sec.
In this surrealistic video we can see a bus moving in a strange place, and it doesn’t stop, thus people can’t get off it. Somebody asks to open the door, but its route becomes more unpredictible instead.

Alina Vasilchenko
is an artist and filmmaker based in Moscow. In her short films and videos she tries to make a portrait of a modern person in the rapidly changing world, looking for something that will always remain constant. She studied filmmaking in the oldest Russian film studio at “Mosfilm Filmmakers Course”, which gave her the possibility to learn from professionals who worked with such masters as Tarkovsky, Konchalovsky, Paradjanov. Having worked as a film producer assistant for several years, she decided to try to make her own experimental films using the experience and the simple technical equipment that she had. Alina has shown her works in the cities of Russia, Germany, the USA and many other places around the world, she has participated in numerous international projects including The Wake Up! Festival and many others curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. In 2013, she had two solo shows in Berlin, in 2015 she became one of the finalists of the “Lichter Art Award” in Frankfurt. In 2021 her works have already been selected for the “Sustainability Shorts Film Competition” at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Experiments in Cinema v16.1 film festival in the USA.

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Francesca Ruth Levi (UK) – Lazarus, 2021, 5:34
The video is a collaboration between me and musician Cato using lost footage from a couple’s everyday routine in 1960’s Messingham.

Francesca Ruth Levi
is a video artist and filmmaker specializing in live cinema and site-specific pieces.

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Jean-Michel Rolland (France) – Sabotage, 2021, 02:34
The character presented in this video is not wearing a uniform and yet behaves like a soldier.
With his fellows, he ends up building an army where everyone seems to obey different orders, a disorganized army which pretends to obey but which in reality does as it pleases.
When disobedience seems out of reach, “misobedience” may be the solution.

Jean-Michel Rolland
is a French artist born in 1972. Through video art works, generative art, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, he questions the temporality, a genuine fourth dimension inherent to moving image, as well as the duality between his two favorite mediums, the sound and the visual.

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Dwayne Jahn (Germany) – Primordial Enchantments, 2021, 4:13 minute
The six stanzas are based on six different ideas for poems conceived over the course of several years.
The original music comes with the permission of the international trio Sverdrup Balance consisting of experimental vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg from Belgium, pianist Yoko Miura from Japan, and signal processor instrumentalist Lawrence Casserley UK.

Dwayne Jahn
studied visual art & vocal music at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts in New York City, and afterwards at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson until 2006. Now he lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His artworks participated in the 2017-2019 travelling group exhibition PAPER PAIRS. To short film CELESTIAL PARTICULAR 3’13, 2021 he contributed a poem. Primordial Enchantments 4’13, 2021, is his first video poem

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Muriel Paraboni (Brazil) – Let Them Laugh, 2022, 4:00
A face approaches the surface of the water. The deeper it looks inside, the more the water stirs. Passages of tension, fear, despair and relief soon emerge, revealing its own image (and reality) as nothing but reflections.

Muriel Paraboni
is a multimedia artist. Trained in visual arts and cinema, with a master’s degree in the field of Art and Technology, his production involves supports such as film and video, installation, photography, painting and objects, which often appear combined in environmental and sensory proposals. Has been exhibiting regularly, in solo and group shows, in various parts of the world since 2010. His films and videos have been screened in festivals, museums and galleries in more than 20 countries, such as the United States, England, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Mexico and Argentina, receiving several awards.

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Matteo Campulla (Italy) – It’s Me, 2019, 1:48
Borns and develops as an unconscious psychoanalytic experience in defining oneself starting from the Lacanian concept of the “other” as a mirror and counterpart. Through the use of the datamosh technique, a digital artifact that becomes language, the various scenes that make up the work merge and break down with one another, eliminating the barriers imposed by bodies, social status and language itself . The liquid and fluid rendering of the images itself becomes the mirror of the great Other, that of contemporary society, a saturated overexposure with false needs in which to get lost, where what remains of us is only the certainty of our name.

Matteo Campulla (Iglesias, Sardinia – 1982)
is an interdisciplinary artist, influenced by contemporary culture and the contamination between languages. He works mainly through digital and new media, mixing his artistic training with what he learned as a television production technician, who therefore finds his greatest expression in sound and video. He immediately uses the glitch and the error as an aesthetic description of the contemporary crisis of the individual and his perception of reality, in the loop of the hyper-connected everyday life. Lives and works in Milan.

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Claude Ciccolella (France) – Under the ground, 2022, 6:30
Vulcanologists discover that a “highway to hell” would circulate a few hundred meters from our feet in an immense underground network with multiple branches and at each end a volcano.
Shouldn’t knowledge of the inherent risks of natural disasters be one of the reasons for the end of war, war which always finds justification, fallacious justification of its right to destroy a people. So our values of solidarity and fraternity should be exercised, both in the private sphere and in the public sphere so that peace and security are maintained.

Claude Ciccolella (France) – bio http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5803
Realization of 31 videos with themes : disappearance, color, video material, entropy, antimatter, String Theory, improvisation, existentialism

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Brigitte Neufeld (Germany) – For Ukraine – 2022, 1:26
solidarity – I’m running in the colors “blue and yellow” and express my solidarity with Ukraine. – that’s my statement.

Brigitte Neufeld (Germany)
Studied fine arts 1996-2001, Hbk Saar, Saarbrücken Diploma 2001, Master of Arts 2003-2005, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberge, exhibitions in Germany and abroad since 1997, Korea, Italy, Canada, France,

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Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Bloody River, 2021, 6:51
Immediately following the military coup which sparked the 1936 Spanish civil war anarcho-syndicalist CNT militias took up arms. The people gained control of workplaces. Peasants took over the farmlands. The Russian Stalinists forcefully dismantled their experiment during the war, purging their leaders. Franco’s Nationalist repression during and after the war even shocked Heinrich Himmler in its brutality.

Brit Bunkley (New Zealand)
International screenings include the White Box gallery in NYC and the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. He took part in the Athens Digital Arts Festival and File Sao Paolo 2017, 2018, and 2019 and Kasseler Dokfest also in 2019. Bunkley screened his video, Ghost Shelter/6 at The Federation Square Big Screen, Channels Festival 2017, Melbourne, and at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany in 2018, Docfest Kassel 2019 and Jihlava IDFF 2021, Czech Republic. Recent group exhibitions include the “Stories of Rust”, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ, and “Green Around” at Taipei, Taiwan, “Sculpture on the Gulf 2019”, Auckland , NZ, the 2021 National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Waikato, NZ and at the Auckland Botanic Gardens 2021.

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Richard Soriano Legaspi (Philppines) – Job Order, 2022, 1:11
An experimental film reflecting on the daily journey of migrant workers in Taiwan. The geography and culture of the Island seen through a fast-moving narrative, and a reflection of their limited time.

Richard Soriano Legaspi
is an interdisciplinary artist from the Philippines; He received the prestigious UNESCO Laureate scholarship and eventually became a resident artist of the Università delle Idee where he also won the ILLY DESIGN PRIZE – Art for Social Change. His films were screened in different festivals and exhibition spaces in Asian and Europe.

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James Benedict Calleja (Philppines) – I wanna be a Tutubi (I wanna be a Dragonfly), 2022, 1:03
“I Wanna be a Tutubi” is based from a Filipino children’s game that involves hiding a small object in their palms. The game’s mechanics and chant are a metaphor of how it feels as a queer hiding in the closet, and how hiding their sexuality hinders them to be free.

James Benedict Calleja
is a visual artist from the Philippines. His body of work usually composes of illustrations and painting but just recently he got into writing and film making, he is looking forward to write and direct more films in the future.

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Maria Ysabella Santos (Philppines) – Station of Anxiety, 2022, 1:03
As we try tuning out and reconnecting, we are transported into different places that are in contrast to where we should be, signifying what anxiety feels when you are being swept away in wrong destinations leaving you to be unfocused.

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Yssa Marie Flores (Philppines) – Painting the Light, 2022, 1:00
Some people don’t want to be in the dark because it scares them, some people don’t like the black color because for them it symbolizes sadness and death.

Yssa Marie Ligon Flores
is a college student taking up Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Visual Communication, at the University of the East-Caloocan (Philppines). She is an aspiring graphic designer who is also interested in telling stories through different art forms such as illustrations, photography, and film.

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Milan Zulic – Infinity, 2021, 6:00
I have found the sea

I have found the sea,
An ocean limitless.
I have opened a treasury unending,
Its jewels blaze with the luster of a thousand thousand suns,
And they blaze here, in my soul.
Of a sudden,
Without any effort of mine own,
I have heard the eternal Secret,
I have learned to know God.
Here in my life hath blossomed
The flower of perfect union.

Text: Sant Tukaram – 17th century – (English version by John S. Hoyland – Original Language Marathi)
Voice: Samaneri Jayasāra – Photographer: Unknown artist (Budapest, around the 1930)

Milan Zulic (CH)
Multi-disciplinary artist based in Switzerland. Through a variety of media his work explored possibility for creativity out of silence and emptiness of heart. Over the past 30 years he has been receiving many international awards and recognitions. His paintings, sculptures, photography, video, extended media has been shown on 35 solo exhibitions and more than 300 collective exhibitions in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Podgorica, Rijeka, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Napoli, Trieste, Piran, Gdansk, Varna, Sofia, Athens, Skopje, Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Marseille, Zürich, Warsaw, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Shillong, Kochi, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Leon, Toluca, Coventry, Cairo, Walparaiso, Camagüey, Coimbra, Newark, Vancouver, Long Island City, Miami, Sao Luis, Rennes, Nantes, St Malo, Maubeuge, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Antwerp, Liège, Nenagh, Luxembourg, Moscow, Amorgos, Sikinos, Kalamata, Zanjan, Guadalahara, Monterrey, Mexico City, Rome, Milan, New York City, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur …

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Fran Orallo (UK) – How does it feel to be punched in the face?, 2021, 3:00
The video consists of a loop of a guy being punched in the face in slow motion. The work is a glitch inspired in B movies and in the absurd theory. Like Sisifo with the stone, this guy is condemned to be punched for eternity.

Fran Orallo
was born in Badajoz (Spain) in 1979. In 2001 he moved to Valencia where he graduate in art from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). During this period he moved with an Erasmus scholarship to Bordeaux College of Art Bordeaux (France) the second semester of the year 2004/05 and participate in different collective expositions organized by the university.
He currently resides in Glasgow, Scotland and his work has been shown in several exhibitions, biennales, ferias, and international festivals all over the world, having projected in more than 30 countries. Also, his work appears in several catalogs published by different institutions.

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Paulo B. Menezes (Pt) – Song for Chechnya, 11’52”, 4:3, PAL SD, 2007
In 2004 ARTE TV brodacasted a documentary by Nino Kirtadze on Chechnya’s occupation by the Russians. At that time, I recorded the documentary and watched it again, moved by its humanism and courage in exposing something so very wrong. Several years later I started working on the piece using both analogue and digital techniques to degrade the image so that, together with the 1964 electronic music by Robert Ashley, it would illustrate the hell Chechen people lived in under Russian imperialism and oppression. The year after the release of the documentary, Chechen radical separatists took the Moscow theatre and held hundreds of hostages for two-and-a-half days, demanding the Russian withdrawal from Chechnya, i.e. continuous imperialism oppression leading to despair and religious fundamentalism. Image distortion and editing went on and off through 2007.
Footage:
– Il était une fois la Tchétchénie, Nino Kirtadze, 2001
Soundtrack: – The Wolfman, Robert Ashley, 1964 / – Rub with Ashes, Harold Budd, 1981

Paulo B. Menezes (Pt)
Born in Portugal in 1976, he enrolled in Film Studies at the Portuguese national film-school, Escola Superior de Teatro & Cinema where he would obtain a bachelor degree in editing and narrative.
His incursions into experimental cinema and video art work began in 2004, with his work being se-lected for international exhibitions at art galleries and film festivals in countries like Great-Britain, Spain, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Mexico, Peru, France, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, China and Italy. Among them, the 2016 video art piece ‘She got the idea’ which was selected for the the Spanish international videoart festival Proyector.
In 2015 he produced and directed ‘O último guerreiro romântico’, a piece commissioned for theatre, and was subject of the ’10 years video art retrospective’ at Lisbon’s Adamastor Studios art gallery.
In 2018 he premiered ‘O que a Noite rouba ao Dia’, produced with the support of the Calouste Gul-benkian Foundation, a film that would later win the Maracay International Film & Video Festival ( Venezuela) the prize for the Best Experimental Fiction Feature.

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Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – Jealous Guy, 2014, 4:35
A 3d animated short film. Vladimir Putin has seen the error of his ways, and is genuinely repentant of his anti-gay policies. Together with “The Pussy Bears” he has organized a concert on the Red Square. Musical score arranged and performed by Michael Chang.

Ulf Kristiansen (Norway)
is a painter and video-artist. Ulf Kristiansen is currently living in Halden, Norway. While starting out as a figurative painter, Ulf is now mainly focusing on 3d animation and machinima. His films have partaken in numerous international video festivals and exhibitions.

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Ian Gibbins (Australia) – homeless , HD video, 04:18
video / text / music / performance: Ian Gibbins
“this is… this is not… my home…” Behind the fencing wire, the barbed wire, the razor wire, we search for some kind of relief, some semblance of lasting normality. But everything passes, like trains in the night, like flowers’ brief bloom.

Ian Gibbins
is a poet, video artist and electronic musician living in South Australia. His videos have been shown to acclaim at festivals, exhibitions and installations around the world. Until he retired in 2014, Ian was an internationally recognised neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy at Flinders University, South Australia.

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Delphinus Inspirations (USA) – Ukraine / 2022 / 0:38
Delphinus Inspirations takes everyday video and makes abstract video paintings from them. In Ukraine, Delphinus Inspirations expresses solidarity with the Ukrainian people and stands against the war crimes and atrocities being carried out by The Putin regime. /
The blue topaz sky and the yellowed bones of their ancestors make up the Ukrainian flag. The sunflowers are fed by the blood of Ukrainians under attack time after time as the drumbeat of Putin’s military march across the country. Still, Ukraine lives on and the sunflower blooms.

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Ebba Jahn (Ger) – RIGHT HERE – CHARLOTTE KEEFFE, 2022, 4:40
Charlotte Keeffe is a multi-sided, very inventive and inspired musician in London, who shares her music and a poem she wrote about her relationship to the instrument she grew up with, and how playing music helped her overcome difficult situations. She now has a band and conducts a large community of players…

Ebba Jahn /´Germany
graduated from the German Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB) and has worked as a 16 mm filmmaker and cinematographer. In New York City from 1991 until 2010, she a.o. studied towards a BA in Fine Arts (CUNY). Since 2018 she is focused on the creation of short videos, made with her own and given footage, combined with original sound and contemporary music, artworks, photos and poetic texts – shown at short film festivals, art programs, and exhibitions.

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Kokou Ekouagou (Togo) – BE WELL, 2022, 01:00
Be well in a lasting state of fullness, of pleasant, balanced satisfaction of mind and body. Absence of pain, worry and trouble… Everybody need to have happiness , to be well to have freedom to live far from war. We need peace and freedom for our world.

Kokou Ekouagou (Togo)
graduated from the University of Lomé and studied Cultural Management at Goethe-Institut. He develops strategies based on multicultural principles, identity and affect through which he suggests critical approaches to dominant historical narratives and attempts to decentralise them. His projects reflect the classifications and constructs of everyday reality.

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Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – We Are Bind, Because We Don’t Want to See, 2022, 6:18
The war in Ukraine as the result of blindness on all levels

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=82
is a multidisciplinary media artist and creator and founder of The New Museum of Networked Art. He is the director & producer of numerous short films and videos, many of them were presented on festivals and received prices & awards. He is participating since 2000 in numerous media exhibitions and festivals including Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo Biennale of Video and New Media Santiago/Chile ZKM Karlsruhe/G, National Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia Madrid/Spain, Biennale de Montreal, Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia, Venice Biennale, FILE Sao Paulo, Videoformes Clermont-Ferrand /F), Ex-Teresa Arte Actual Mexico City.

About the curator - Agricola de Cologne


Agricola de Cologne @ http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=82
chief curator of The Peace Letters to Ukraine Project

curator of media art, designer of culture, interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos
founder and director of
– The New Museum of Networked Art – the experimental platform for art and new media (2000)
– The Audiovisual Art Collections @ The New Museum of Networked Art (2005)
– artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2005)
– CologneOFF – The New Institute for Contemporary Art & Moving Images 2005/2020
– creator/curator of The W:OW Project – We Are One World – global networking project (2017) & The 7 Memorials for Humanity (2018)

Besides for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical & virtual space like JavaMuseum (2001), NewMediaFest (2002), Violence Online Festival (2003), SoundLAB & VideoChannel (2004), CologneOFF (2005), netEX (2007), AVMCI (2012), Agricola de Cologne is standing also for the co-curator & co-organiser of events like festivals & exhibitions of contemporary art, but also for the jury member of divers festivals.

Since its introduction in 2000, Agricola de Cologne is represented as an artist & curator on more than 800 festivals and media art exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Merida, Caracas, Maracaibo, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Bogota, London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Madrid, Gijon, Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tampere, Kopenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Nagoya, Seoul, Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jakarta, Perth, Melbourne, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Addis Abeba, Istanbul, Ankara, Yerewan, Tblissi, Damaskus, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, Gaza, Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Kiev, Kharkiv, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kansk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Sofia, Varna, Bukarest, Arad, Timisoara, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Lubljana, Rome, Naples, Milan, Pescara, Venice, Torino, Bologna, Berlin, Cologne, Münster, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg & elsewhere, but also on Biennials like Venice Biennale 2003, 2005, Biennale of New Media Art Merida/MX 2003, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth/Australia (2004), Biennale de Montreal (2004), Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile (2005), ISEA Nagoya (2002), ISEA Singapur (2008), ISEA Belfast (2009), Kochi Musziris Biennial (2016/2017)

Agricola de Cologne –> http://agricola-de.cologne
artvideoKOELN –> http://artvideo.koeln
CologneOFF NICAhttp://coff.newmediafest.org
The New Museum of Networked Art –> http://www.nmartproject.net