Peace Letter to Ukraine 5

This video program us documenting the networked collaboration with Ukrainian artists, curators and institutions since 2008.
Cultural and artistic networking is representing one way how art can serve as a tool to show and confirm solidarity with the Ukrainian people not just on times of war. 12 international curators – against the Russian-Ukraine War – for Peace and Freedom.
But it’s freedom, of course, as it is understood in a liberal democracy – the freedom of the word, expression and movement- as it is possible only through the diversity as a result of networking.

Solidarity screenings

The WOW Curators 1
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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

WOW about human nature
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, chief curator

Stine Gonshold (Norway) – Human Nature, 2008, 1:50
Roland Quelven (France) – Harey Solaris, 2015, 4:51
Gregg Biermann (USA) – Crop Duster Octet, 2013, 5:32
Sándor M. Salas (Spain) – De cara a la muerte, 2013, 03:52
Theresa Khalil (Egypt) – It goes on, 2013, 5.40
Istvan Horkay (Hungary) – The Lords Prayer, 2014, 5:04
Laurent Pernot (France)- Still Alives, 2005, 2.34

The WOW Curators 2
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Antonio Alvarado

Antonio Alvarado @ http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=301
Digital, cybernetic and multimedia artist. He has been working for 40 years, having performed multiple solo and group exhibitions. More than 20 years ago he began to work with computers, since then he mixes in his works the electronic, the digital and the plastic.
My ideas, close to Theory of Strings and other contemporary theories, I do not use them as absolute truth but as an excuse to uncover worlds that hide under the layers of what is called reality, expanding it.
Having knowledge of software and hardware, I am in favor of working in collaboration with other people. I am currently developing works, which combine plastic and electronics, with the Weber-Lutgen
Gallery in Seville, the Museo La Neomudejar in Madrid and some members of Makespace Madrid.
Some recent activity:
– Past & Future. Gallery Weber-Lutgen · Seville.2017.
– Nave Escopica. La Neomudejar Museum. Madrid. 2016
– Movilforum IoT Hackathon. School of Industrial Organization. Madrid. 2015.
– Encuentro en Zona de Moraña 2015. Ávila. Spain. 2015.
– 5th International Videopoesia Festival. VideoBardo.Buenos Aires. 2014.
– Art and Technology.UOC (Open University of Catalonia). Madrid. 2014.
– Liberated Words III, COUNTDOWN. The Arnolfini Art Gallery. Bristol board. United Kingdom. 2014.
– Cibernetica. Gallery Weber-Lutgen. Seville. 2013.
– Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival. Festival of videopoesía. I participate with the collective Videobardo. The Arnolfini Art Gallery. Bristol board. United Kingdom. October 2013.
– IV International Festival of Videopoesía. Videobardo & Flux Club. Antic Teatre. Barcelona. 2013.
– AR¯TE¯CNICA. Gallery Weber-Lutgen. Seville. 2012.
– IV International Festival of Videopoesía. Centro Español de Buenos Aires, MALBA, Biblioteca Nacional. Buenos Aires. 2012.


WOW Spain
Curated by Antonio Alvarado (Madrid/Spain)

Marta Azparren (Spain) – Peso minuto, 2008, 1′.
Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) – Opus Nigrum, 2014, 7′ 32”.
Jesús de Frutos (Spain) – Volemos juntos, 2017, 2′.
Francisco Brives (Spain) – Tebras, 2015, 3′ 15”.
claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) – Fragmented Memory, 2013, 3′ 04”.
Magali Berenguer (Spain) – Ludmila., 2017. 3′.
Julia Juaniz (Spain) – Besos, 2016., 3′ 21”.


The WOW Curators 1 - Rainer Krause curates soundMIGRATION Chile 2018
01. Ephemeral collective of sound art – Vagrancy [excerpt], 2015, 8’53’’

02. Felipe Otondo – Wetland soundscape, 2016, 5’01”

03. Raúl Díaz Ojeda& Fernando Godoy – W [excerpt], 2015, 13’42’’

04. Claudio Fernandez Sini – Traccia, 2017, 15’01’’

05. Alejandro Albornoz – Listening Animals, 2016, 8’00”

06. Monica Bate – The Life of Crystals, 2016, 1’39’’

07. Pablo Schalscha – Electromechanical Sirens + The Bullet, 2016, 1’33’’

08. Federico Schumacher Ratti – Danza de la Protesta [Dance of Protest], 2011, 5’41’’

09. Felipe Cussen – We are not one world, 2017, 2’50’’

10. Gregorio Fontén – El lugar que habito [The place I live in], 2017, 10’05’’

11. RadioRuido.2 – n [excerpt], 2015, 7’57’’

12. Mario Z – think a song (créditos bonuz track), 2016, 4’33’’

13. Barbara González Barrera – Abstract from metronome 40, 2016, 2’43’’

14. Christian Delon – Residencia Melosilla [excerpt], 2016, 7’38’’

15. Renzo Filinich – We do not have a body, but we are a Body, 2015, 11’08’’

16. Rainer Krause – Captcha piece [excerpt track 4], 2015, , 4’40’’

Rainer Krause


Rainer Krause @ http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5809
was born in Hoyerhagen, Germany, in 1957.
Since 1987 he lives and works in Santiago de Chile as a visual and sound artist.
He has a Visual Arts master’s degree from Universidad de Chile, where he currently has a teaching position and is the coordinator of the postgraduate program in Sound Art
Krause has had solo exhibitions in Germany, Chile, Spain, and Canada; and has exhibited in group shows in Latin America, Europe and USA.
Since 2005 he has also worked in curating exhibitions, events and sound art projects.
http://www.rkrause.cl

List of works

01. Ephemeral collective of sound art – Vagrancy [excerpt], 2015, 8’53’’
02. Felipe Otondo – Wetland soundscape, 2016, 5’01”
03. Raúl Díaz Ojeda& Fernando Godoy – W [excerpt], 2015, 13’42’’
04. Claudio Fernandez Sini – Traccia, 2017, 15’01’’
05. Alejandro Albornoz – Listening Animals, 2016, 8’00”
06. Monica Bate – The Life of Crystals, 2016, 1’39’’
07. Pablo Schalscha – Electromechanical Sirens + The Bullet, 2016, 1’33’’
08. Federico Schumacher Ratti – Danza de la Protesta [Dance of Protest], 2011, 5’41’’
09. Felipe Cussen – We are not one world, 2017, 2’50’’
10. Gregorio Fontén – El lugar que habito [The place I live in], 2017, 10’05’’
11. RadioRuido.2 – n [excerpt], 2015, 7’57’’
12. Mario Z – think a song (créditos bonuz track), 2016, 4’33’’
13. Barbara González Barrera – Abstract from metronome 40, 2016, 2’43’’
14. Christian Delon – Residencia Melosilla [excerpt], 2016, 7’38’’
15. Renzo Filinich – We do not have a body, but we are a Body, 2015, 11’08’’
16. Rainer Krause – Captcha piece [excerpt track 4], 2015, , 4’40’’

The WOW Curators 5
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Paulo B. Menezes

Paulo B. Menezes @ AND – Artists Nerwork Database
http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5021

Born in Portugal in 1976, he became interested in arts in childhood, particularly in cinema, which would lead him to cinema, literature, music and to, later on, continued practices in several areas. Later, he published experimental music through the Plancton Music label , studied filmmaking, created video art and experimental cinema and, more recently, curated video art and experimental cinema programs through Oblíqua / Videoarte & Cinema Experimental.

WOW Portugal
curated by Paulo B. Menezes

Marta Alvim (Portugal) – The death of an owl, 2012, 9’45”
Inhabitants (Portugal) – Beams of Cathodic Rays Shooting, 2013, 7’35”
cul:pa (Portugal) – The fox, 2015, 5’39”
Paulo B. Menezes (Portugal), 2016, 6:00

The WOW Curators 7
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Gioula Papadopoulou

Gioula Papadopoulou @ AND – Artists Network Database
http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=1802

Gioula Papadopoulou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1974. She studied Painting at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and also holds an MA in Digital Arts (ASFA).
Her artistic practice focuses on video art. As an artist, she has presented her work in several group exhibitions, site-specific projects and video art festivals in Greece and abroad.
Also, she is a founding member, co-director & curator of Video Art Miden (Miden means “zero” in Greek), an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art, founded in 2005. Video Art Miden started as an international video art festival in Kalamata, Greece, and gradually became a platform for international videoart, creating a broad network of collaborations and exchanges with major international festivals and organizations all over the world (www.festivalmiden.gr).
As a curator of Video Art Miden, she has curated numerous screenings, exhibitions & events in Greece and has collaborated with various other festivals, artspaces & organizations around the world as a guest curator.

WOW Greece
Anna Vasof (Greece/Austria) – Down to Earth, Greece-Austria 2014, 4.01
Alexandros Kaklamanos (Greece) – A Minor, Greece 2014, 2.11
Panos Mazarakism (Greece) – Virtual Vanity, Greece 2016, 1.21
Yiannis Kranidiotis (Greece) – Ichographs MdelP, Greece 2015,4.13
Alex Karantanas (Greece) – Untitled, Greece 2015-16, 6.38
Katerina Athanasopoulou (Greece) – Branches of Life, UK 2016, 4.14
Vasilis Karvounis (Greece) – Dancing with Thanatos, Greece 2015, 3.45

The WOW Curators 9
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Simo Saarikoski

@ AND – Artists Network Database http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5812
Simo Saarikoski (b.1980 in Finland) is multidisciplinary artist who works extensively in different fields of visual art. In his work he explores time and it’s phenomena, as well as human impact on the environment and how to find mercy for yourself in the era of social media. Saarikoski uses video, sound and watercolor painting separately or in the form of installations. He has performed with the group – Messianic Research Centre for Visual Ethics (MRCVE, funded in 2002) around Europe and US. The group’s modus operandi is to openly incorporate both scientific and artistic methods in its works. With the Finland’s state art price winner, art collective – T.E.H.D.A.S. he has realized several projects and exhibitions (e.g. “Live and Dead Art” in Pori Art Museum, 2014) and worked as a performance art event organizer and curator in Pori, Finland.


WOW Finland
curated by Simo Saarikoski (Finland)
ist of videos

Linda Jasmin Mayer (Finland) – ”Dove Fermarsi? (Where to Stop?)”, 2017, 6:45
Liisa Ahola & Veera Salmio (Finland) – ”Dictator”, 2017, 3:10
Anna Knappe(Finland) – ”Camp Europe”, 2017, 6:45
Taina Valkonen (Finland)- ”Forest Poem”, 2017, 1:13
Veera Nelimarkka (Finland) – ”Medical Record”, 2017, 3:55
Sabotanic Garden (Finland) – ”Uuno Turhabuto/King of Dance vol.2”, 2007, 8:16

The WOW Curators 08
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Erick Tapia

Erick Tapia @ AND – Artists Network Database – http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5010
http://ericktapia.weebly.com/
Multidisciplinary artist, cultural manager, focused in audiovisual arts through exploring different formats from analog to digital. His videos have been exhibited nationally and abroad. Currently he is founder and director of CÓDEC Festival de Video y Creaciones Sonoras. He occasionally writes about cinema and collaborate at movie festivals in Mexico

WOW Mexico
Curated by Erick Tapia

Sergio Hibrain Bañuelos (Mexico) – San Pedro: el Libre / 2015 / 8:51 / México
Adán Salvatierra (Mexico) – Narké / 2015 / 3:15 / México
Juan Pablo Romo Álvarez (Mexico) – Postdata / 2016 / 7:00 / México.
Erick Tapia (Mexico) – TERRITORIUM / 2016 / 3:00 / México
Julio Valdez (Mexico) – Sickness / 2016 / 7:00 / México

The WOW Curators 09
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Maurizio Marco Tozzi

Maurizio Marco Tozzi @ AND – Artists Network Database
http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5008

is a curator of contemporary art. He has focused his research on the audiovisual language and the relationship between creativity and new technologies. He has a degree in Cinema and Image Electronics from the University of Pisa (Italy), and a Master in Net Art and Digital Cultures from the Fine Art Academy of Carrara (Italy). He is the founder and director of Over The Real – International Videoart Festival (GAMC Lorenzo Viani – Viareggio and Villa Bertelli Foundation – Forte dei Marmi), and he has curated many exhibitions in important galleries and museums. He regulary takes part in lectures and talks about contemporary art (La Sapienza University Roma, 900 Museum Florence). His last essays are: Gianni Melotti art/tapes/22 (Giunti, 2017) The Italian Video Art (Danilo Montanari, 2016), and Seamless Interaction with Works of Art published in Media Art Towards a New Definition of Arts in the Age of Technology (Gli Ori, 2015). Since 1993 he is a member of the Order of Journalists and worked for various publications.

WOW Italy – curated by Maurizio Marco Tozzi

Angelica Bergamini (Italy) – Will you fight or will you dance, 2012, 6:48
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – The Cage, 2016, 5:46
Valeria Lo Meo & Michele Manzini (Italy) – Moving Africa, 2016, 5:02
Lino Strangis (Italy) – A strange earthquake of the mind, 2016, 6:45
Paolo Bandinu (Italy) – No Country, 2015, 2:21

The WOW Curators 10
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Tahir Un

Tahir Ün @ AND – Artists Network Database
http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=5004

Tahir Un was born in Turkey. He holds a BA degree from Language and History-Geography Faculty of Ankara University, where he studied History of European Arts.
He gives lectures in photography and multimedia essay in the Communication Faculty of Yasar University, Turkey. Tahir Un is currently active in photography, moving image and curatorial works. He lives in Izmir.

Some Video/Film Awards & Distinctions:
2017 – FATHER TONGUE, awarded for “The Film With Most Profound Message”, Uhvati Film Festival, NOVI SAD.
2014 – THE GAME, TOP 10 Selected by jury of the Facade Videoart Festival, PLEVEN.
2012 – POSE, best videoart prize, 14th. International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers, PATRAS.
2012 – FACIAL PERCEPTION, 2nd prize for experimental video section, International SnapFilm Festiwal, KRAKOW.
2006- DISTRESS IN THE CITY is selected for Rhizome Artbase Collection, NEW YORK.

WOW Turkey curated by Tahir Un

List of videos

1. Gökçen Dilek Acay – Lenin, 2010, 3:29
2. Orhan Cem Çetin – Passiflora, 2016 / 04:34
3. Ali Demirtaş – Vision, 2018, 02’30”
4. Beste Erener – SATURN, 2018/ 4:24
5. Murat Germen – Emerging talent, 2017 / 5:03
6. Çağdaş Kahriman – Rear window, 2009-2013, 6:00
7. Tahir Ün – The Game, 2013, 00:02:56

We Are One World

The W:OW Project

The W:OW Project
The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival

The W:OW Project is dealing thematically with the Present and Future of planet Earth under the influence of the human species. WE ARE ONE WORLD is not just another artistic
topic, it is the complex reality and at the same time an Utopia that matters.
The „world“ is not just planet Earth as an all encompassing whole, but also the „world“ in terms of the environment or place the individual is living in: family, circle of friends, society, city,
region, country or continent, or other sortlike unities marking the individual and collective identity, their relation between each other, and the responsibility of the individual for each other and the Whole.

THE W:OW PROJECT, respectively THE W:OW ART FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

initiated by artvideoKOELN & The New Museum, of Networked Art – directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – is representing such a sample world on a small scale, in which artists, curators and
worldwide networking partners and, not to forget, the audience are acting in mutual respect, demonstrating the diversity of artistic and curatorial concepts. The festival project is consisting of three (3) basic program components, the general festival selection, the contributions by invited curators from all over the world and curated selections from associated art film collections like artvideoKOELN Collections,The Refugee Film Collection or Collective Trauma Film Collections, they form the fundament for a wide range of presentation formats like screening, projection and installation (exhibition). According to its concept, the W:OW Project – incorporating different levels on a local and global scale – will manifest at many venues all over the world,

Before the official launch of The W:OW Project in 2018, The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival has been presented in 2017 in different constellations in India (Kolkata & Kochi Muziris Biennial Kerala), Ecuador (Quito), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), Greece (Athens), Cyprus (Nikosia), Venezuela (Caracas) & Ethiopia (Addis Abeba).

More about the
W:OW Point of View

About the chief curator - Agricola de Cologne


Agricola de Cologne @ http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=82

was launched on 1 January 2000 as an artist brand, standing for the

  • 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), a global network on different virtual and physical levels
  • founder & curator of The Audiovisual Art Collections @ The New Museum of Networked Art including several thousand of art films & videos on the topics “memory” & identity”- a big share has “The Collective Trauma Film Collections – including Shoah Film Collection, The Refugee Film Collection and Never More! Hiroshima/Fukushima
  • founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2005)
  • founder & director of CologneOFF – International Festival Platform (2005), including CologneOFF International Videoart Festival, animateCologne – Cologne Art & Animation Festival, 1minutCOLOGNE – Cologne One Minute Festival, exDox – experimental documentary festival, diLight – Darkness Into Light Festival, The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival
  • founder & curator of The W:OW Project – We Are One World – global networking project (2017)

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 500 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)

His media art context “CologneOFF nomadic – videoart in a global context” is travelling since 2010 as a nomadic festival project around the globe with permanently changing programs.

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