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ALPHABET screenings +


About Alphabet


ALPHABET Art Centre- is representing the exHibition/presentation platform of – The New Museum of Networked Art.
From April 2021 on, ALPHABET will start a new era of cultural activities online, and later in an exchange between physical and virtual space by presenting an unique and exclusive program of audio-visual art, not only video, but also sonic art @ the new soundspace – and interactive art.

04 June – 30 September 2022



Day 58 – 01 October 2022 –
Back Home in Ukraine
Back Home to Hell

The Peace Letter Marathon back in Ukraine
Lviv – Kiev – Kharkiv
are standing symbollically for all places in Ukraine
especially those illegally annexed by Russia 2014 and 2022

Go to the today’s racetrack




MWM – Marathon – World Map

Go to the yesterday’s racetracks

• Start• 12 July 2022! - new! Peace Letters 12• 11 July 2022! - Start of Peace Letters Marathon @ Alphabet Art Centre• 7 July 2022! - Launch of Peace Letters 9 to Ukraine @ Rhizome DC & Alphabet Art Centre• 4 July 2022! - Announcement - Launch of ANTHROPOCENE (3) - new program series• 3 July 2022! - Announcement - Launch of ANTHROPOCENE (2) - new program series• 2 July 2022! - Announcement - Launch of ANTHROPOCENE (1)- new program series• 22 June 2022! - Announcement - Peace Letters 9 Washington & Cologne- • 11 June 2022! - Peace Letters 2 - reached - 100 Peace Letters!• 04 June 2022! - launch of Peace Letters 7 - at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles• 04 June 2022! - launch of Retrospective Oksana Chepelyk - at Alphabet Art Centre• 04 June 2022! - launch: The 3 Francesca's (+)- at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles & Alphabet Art Centre• 04 June 2022! - official launch of TAM Darkroom @ Alphabet Art Centre • 25 May 2022! - Peace Letters 9 - from Washington DC to Ukraine - 7 July 2022• 18 May 2022! - Peace Letters 6 - from Thessaloniki to Ukraine• 15 May 2022! - Peace Letters 1 - solo feature Alexander Isaenko• 12 May 2022! - The new program structures for 2022• 8 May 2022! - Solidarity action Cologne-Rockville - Peace Letters 1 + 2• 7 May 2022! - Solo feature of Oleg Chorny - Ukrainian video artist + screening program 5 @ Peace Letters 1 - from Cologne to Rockville - Peace Letters to Ukraine 8 @ Visarts Center Rockville• 7 + 8 May 2022! - Peace Letters 8 - from Rockville to Ukraine - @ Visarts Center Rockville• 1 March 2022 - Peace Letters to Ukraine - during the Russian-Ukrainian War + call for entries!
• 14 February 2022 - The Climate Change Memorial - 14 Febuary - 31 May 2022• permament - Cinema TAM - Torrance Art Museum @ Alpha Darkrooms


Dark Summer of 2022 – screening program

04 July – 30 September 2022





Enter – Contaminated Progress
Enter – RFC – Refugee Film Collection
Enter – Pandemic

04 June – 30 September 2022

Enter – The Oksana Chepelyk Retrospective Solo
Enter – The 3 Francesca’s Feature



Hall of Fame – The Retrospective of Oksana Chepelyk – Moving Images 1998-2021
Oksana Chepelyk – leading Ukrainian media artist
Enter – The Oksana Chepelyk Retrospective Solo

The 3 Francesca’s (+) Project – is bringing together 3 leading Italian performance/video artists – the feature belongs also to the solidarity with Ukraine actions in the framework of “Peace Letters 7” @ Torrance Art Museum by launching the project simultaneously in virtual space @ Alphabet Art Centre and physical space @ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles.

Enter – The 3 Francesca’s Feature


18-20 May 2022 4-25 June 2022 7 July 2022

Peace Letters 9 from Washington DC to Ukraine

07 July 2022





Dark Summer of 2022 – screening program


The Peace Letters to Ukraine Project – has a new extension – concept/counter-concept / historical dimension – Peace Letters 12

Peace Letters to Ukraine 11 – The Peace Letters Marathon

The 11th part – sending the message of the positive creativity – via the specific solidarity screening program action of “Peace Letters Marathon” starting on 7 July 2022 at the same time at Rgizome DC in Wasgington DC and Alphabet Art Centre – continuing @ Alphabet Art Centre alone from 11 July 2022 the exactly 90 days lasting Marathon screenings. The daily changing programs include all videos and artists participating in “Peace Letters 01 – 10”.

Go to the daily racetrack


Peace Letters 9 from Washington DC to Ukraine

07 July 2022





Dark Summer of 2022 – screening program

Complememtary screening programe “Anthropocene” @ Alphabet Art Centre

Enter – Peace Letter to Ukraine 9

Peace Letters 9 from Washington to Ukraine – 7 July 2020
complementary Cologne program @ Alphabet Art Centre
launch of the new program series “Anthropocene” –
today listing the participants of the 3rd of 3 programs – featuring a selection from “Pandemic” – (Corona Film Collection) including videos by

Ronnie Sluik, (NL) – How to be alone, 2020, 1:00
Ebba Jahn, Germany – Stay Home, 2020, 1:00
Gili Avissar, Israel – Ganges River, 2008/2020, 8:15
Danielle Imara and Yolande Brener, UK/USA – Y&I Lockdown, 2020, 1:00
Werther Germondari, Italy – Constraint 19, 2020, 0:55
Dee Hood, USA – Chant For A Pandemic, 2020, 5:08
+ including contributions by the global artists: Finn Harvor, Maria Korporal, Sandra Bougerch, Tushar Waghela, Muriel Paraboni, Lisi Prada, Eija Temiseva, Ian Gibbons, Jutta Pryor, Sarah Bliss, Darko Duilo, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Erick Tapia, lori Ersolmaz, Sarahjane Swan, RogerSimian, Lino Mocerino, Francesca Giuliani, Luis Carlos Rodriguez, Willow Morgan
Antonio Alvarado, Spain – Cloistered, 2020, 3:27
Lorenzo Papanti, Italy – Disease, 2020, 1:02
Ulf Kristiansen, Norway – Coronavirus waltz, 2020, 1:00
Matteo Campulla, Italy – The COVID-19 Spring Breakers, 2020, 3:00
Agricola de Cologne, Germany – The Corona Video, 2020, 4:24
Alina Tofan, Romania – Ritual of the Quarantine, 2020, 0:52
Jack Williams /Uk/Poland – Entangled, 2020, 1:00
Shivkumar KV, India – Stay Home, 2020, 1:00
Isabel Chiara, Spain – A Bout Of Fever, 2020, 2:15
Tova Beck – Friedman, USA – Pregnant with the Dead, 2020, 3:36
Alireza Amin Mozafari, Iran – You were Zhkvnd, 2018, 4:00
Kenji Kojima, Japan – Techno Synesthesia: open mailbox, 2020, 3:15
Kokou Ekouagou, Togo – VICTORY AGAINST COVID-19, 2020, 1:36
Dawn Westlake/USA – Touch, 2020, 7:35
Manon Pichon, France – Quarantine Contact, 2020, 0:59
Bernhard Hollinger, Austria – “ME, MYSELF & I”, 2020, 1:56
Ellen Maiorano, Australia – Home Safe Home, 2020, 1:45
Noviki , Poland – Covid-19 Playgrounds, 2020, 1:52
Marie Bismonte, USA – Emergency, 2020, 3:36
Johannes Christopher Gérard, NL – Isolate, 2019, 2:58
Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani Togo- Social Distancing, 2020, 1:40
Robert Frankle, Luxembourg – Washing, 2020, 5:00
Amy Alexander, USA – What The Robot Saw, 2020, endless
Anja Strelec, Croatia – The Shift, 2020, 1:20
Katya Kan, KZ – Self-isolation Film, 2020, 1:00
Igor Krasik, Belarus – Love is for free, 2020, 1:40
Musical Friends, Germany – Musical Friends – Covid Who!?, 2020, 2:58
Stephan Groß, Germany – Panda Nikogda, 2020, 3:24
Jerry Galle, Belgium – The Soul, Stats and Feelings of a lockdown, 2020, 2:31
Artoldo (Sara Ferro / Chris Weil), Germany -. Vespertillio Spillover, 2020, 4:16
Katherine Sweetman, US – Weird, 2020, 1:00
Amadeu Rodrigues (Portugal) – “Cityados” (besieged) , 2020, 1:31
Kim Maree, New Zealand – MMXX, 2020, 2:27

Pandemic- is the new exhibition format of Corona Film Collection @ The Wake-Up Memorial – http://wake-up.engad.org

Peace Letters 9 from Washington to Ukraine – 7 July 2020
complementary Cologne program @ Alphabet Art Centre
launch of the new program series “Anthropocene” –
today listing the participants of the 2nd of 3 programs – featuring a selection from Contaminated Progress

Paul Turano (USA) – Toxic Red Sludge, 2010, 5:00
Ben Fox (UK) – Recent Tactile Nonsense, 2012, 2:17
Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova (Spain/Slovakia) – Irreal Time, 2012, 3:30
Diego de Los Campos (Uruguay) – Still Life, 2012, 2:28
Luis Patino (Spain) – Echoes of the Forest, 2012, 6:52
Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Earth One Minute, 2013, 1:42
Javier Velasquez Cabrero (Spain) – My City a Bit Cleaner From Advertising, 2012, 6:00
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – A Dirty Holiday, 2005, 7:00
Claudia Borgna (Italy) – L’ultimo Accordo I, 2016, 06:05
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – Plastic, 2012, 5:00
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
Xiaowen Zhu (China) – Terminal island, 2013, 10:50
Gabriele Stellbaum (Germany) – Shame, 2019, 1:11

The 2019 initiated Contanimated Progress collection is part of The Wake Up Memorial http://wake-up.engad.org/


Peace Letters 9 from Washington to Ukraine – 7 July 2020
complementary Cologne program @ Alphabet Art Centre
launch of the new program series “Anthropocene” –
today listing the participants of the 1st of 3 programs – featuring a selection from Refugee Film Collection

Paolo Bandinu Italy) – No Country, 2015, 2: 21
Abe Abraham (USA) – Salt Water, 2017, 5:52
Beate Hecher/Markus Keim (Austria) – Mare Mediterraneum, 2015, 9:00
David Gutema Gamatchis (Hungary) – Traffickers, 2015, 4:18
Amir Kabir Jabari (Syria) – Domiz Camp, 2015, 3:11
Sonia Guggisberg (Brazil) – Meeting Point, 2017, 9:00
The Unstitute (UK/Spain) – ‘Immigranta’, 2017, 6:24
Paul Barrios (Colombia) – Outside As Insidee, 2018, 14:00
Alessandro Inglima (Italy) – Breathe, 2014, 2:41
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Home World Home, 2018, 01:10
Mohamed Thara (Morocco) – As Long As I Can Hold My Breath, 2016, 9:40
Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece) – Blind Travelers, 2017, 1:27
Jake Martin Graves (UK) – On the Road to Relief, 2016, 23:00
Daniela Lucato (Italy) When I dance, 2016, 67:00

The Refugee Film Collection, initiated on occasion of the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe is including 120 videos by 110 artists. The collection is forming the basis of The Refugee Memorial – http://refugee.engad.org/

22 June 2022




Announcement

10 June 2022
Announcement

Peace Letters to Ukraine – The Dark Summer of 2022
Today, 22 June – The New Museum of Networked Art
is happy to announce the great
Dark Summer 2022 launch simultaneously on 7 July 2022 – in

Washington DC, the US capital
and
Cologne, once even the capital of the Roman empire before its decline.

In Solidarity with Ukraine
The New Museum of Networked Art
Alphabet Art Centre

11 June 2022

Peace Letters 2 – reached the magical mark of 100 Peace Letters (submissions)


Turmoil & Error

Ukrainian videoart curated by Yarina Butkovska & Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

international videoart curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Physical launch of The 3 Francesca’s (+) Project via a representative selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Enter – Peace Letters 7 @ Alphabet Arts
Enter – Peace Letters 7 @ Torrance Art Museum

Peace Letters 7 from Cologne to Ukraine
simultaneous action – launch on 4 June 2022

Hall of Fame –
The Retrospective of Oksana Chepelyk – Moving Images 1998-2021 –
is honouring Oksana Chepelyk as a leading internationally renown Ukrainian media artist.
The feature @ Hall of Fame is at the same time corporate part of Peace Letters to Ukraine 1 – dedicated to Ukrainian videoart

Enter the Retrospective
Enter – Peace Letters to Ukraine 1

The 3 Francesca’s (+) Project – is bringing together 3 leading Italian performance/video artists – the feature belongs also to the solidarity with Ukraine actions in the framework of “Peace Letters 7” @ Torrance Art Museum by launching the project simultaneously in virtual space @ Alphabet Art Centre and physical space @ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles.

Enter The 3 Francesca’s (+) Project at Hall of Fame


This Darkroom is hosting the permament exhibition of the 32 video art programs which Wilfried Agricola de Cologne was curating @ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles 2014-2022, honouring Torrance Art Museum, its director Max Presneill and his team, as well as the participating artists and curators.

Enter TAM @ Alpha Darkrooms

New!

Today, the page hosting Peace Letters 9 – sending Peace Letters from Washington to Ukraine on 7 July 2022, is based on the screening program premiere of videoworks which did not gather in this constellation before!


On occasion of Peace Letters to Ukraine 6 to be presented @ Thessaloniki Munipical Art Gallery 18-20 May 2022 –
The New Museum of Networked Art is releasing the screening programs as they were shown @ Visarts Center Rockville on 7-8 May 2022 – now streaming online on – @ Cinema U 8

18-20 May 2022 @ Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery

Peace Letters to Ukraine 6

In Turmoil
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Laura & Sira Cabrera Diaz (Spain) – Between Species, 2021, 9:16
Ian Gibbins (Australia) – Colony Collapse, 2019, 3:54
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Pillar of Fire, 2021, 6:59
Kokou Ekouagou (Togo) – Stand Up, 2020, 1:46
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – SODA – Song of Day After: I Am My Father, 2017, 4:26
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Peaceful Protest, 2020, 5:00
Manon Pichon (France) – Quarantine Contact, 2020, 1.00
Bernhard Hollinger (Austria) – Me, Myself & I
Dimitris Argyriou (Greece) – 5 Minutes Silence, 2018, 10:52
Vito Alfarano (Italy) – I Have A Dream, 2019, 11:30

Enjoy this program on Cinema U 6
from 22 May 2022 also streaming online



The solo feature – Alexander Isaenko – is including videos from the years 2010-2015

Alexander Isaenko – THE WHITE AIR, 2010, 5:36
Alexander Isaenko – ECLIPSE, 2010, 5:13
Alexander Isaenko – RING / CHANGE POINT, 2011, 10:11
Alexander Isaenko – WASH BY FIRE, 2011, 1:10
Alexander Isaenko – TURNS, 2011, 3:44
Alexander Isaenko – THE NEGATIVE SELECTION, 2012, 3:30
Alexander Isaenko – VOID X, 2014, 9:44
Alexander Isaenko – EXCLUSION ZONE, 2015, 8:43

Enjoy this streaming program on Cinema U 1



The global crisis as it is manifesting itself also in the Russian-Ukrainian War or the Climate Change is leaving its traces also on the program structures @ Alphabet Art Centre.
While the war is overwhelming everything, i.e each program component can be understood as a part of the solidarity program while the war is actively running (open end), the complementary programs are standing under the motto of “Anthropocene” – promotimg the internal artfilm collections @ The Wake-Up Memorial, for instance, and “Hall of Fame”, featuring internally and externally international artists who are successfull due to their particular individual artistic language.

Solidarity action Cologne-Rockville







Simultaneously with the Peace Letter 8 screenings in Rockville (USA) an 7 & 8 May 2022,
the solo feature of Oleg Chorny including 6 videos from the years 2001-2019 is representing a way how networked art can support and encourage Ukrainian artists included in the spectrum of The New Museum of Networked Art. The videos take a critical view on Ukraine’s Past and the living circumstances of the Present. The videos are partially created in partnership with Gennadi Khamruk, together they form – Sample Pictures.

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – Still Alive, 2012, 1:00
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – OLEXA HIRNYK STAIRS, 2012, 14:00
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – Summer 2014, 2014, 7:10
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – The Tree, 2019, 6: 40
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – FON, 2021, 27: 54
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – BOLERO MUSHROOM, 2001, 11: 14

Enjoy Oleg Chorny’s solo feature @ Peace Letters 1 @ Ukrainian Darkroom – http://cinema.nmartproject.net/cinema-u-1/

New @ Peace Letters 1 is also the 5th screeing program

including the videos by these Ukrainian artists
Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Silently Like a Comet, 2014, 14:00
Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Tomorrow the sun was different, 2014, 16:42
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Corona Quercus, 2020, 2:59
Olexiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) – Lost Angels, 2010, 2:01
Tatiana Nikolaevna (Ukraine) – Genus. Code Unsealing, 2019, 3.15
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Evacuation (Part1) – 2022, 2:08



On 7 & 8 May 2022 – solidarity screenings of Peace Letters 8 @ Visarts Center Rockville MD/USA in the Frame work of the videoart screening series of “Frame & Frequency” and Rockville Arts Festival 2022

Enter – Peace Letters 8 – for reviewing the Visarts Center screening program now streaming

since 1 March 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War

Peace Letters to Ukraine

Violence and war as destructve matter are standing against culture, art and creativity. The Russian-Ukraine War is barbarian und destructive, an incredible act of agression erasing 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 audio-visual art project including more than 250 Ukrainian and international artists started on 1 March 2022 – representing one way how art can serve as a tool to show and confirm solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and defend freedom – the freedom of the word, the freedom of expression, the freedom of movement – that kind of freedom which is representing the fertile soil for the arts – freedom through intercontinental networking.

If your are an artist creating videos- please consider to submit a suitable video –>

Open Call for entries - 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

Venues
VisArts Center Rockville (MD/USA) – 07-08 May 2022
Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery (Greece) 18-20 May 2022
Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles (CA/USA) – 04-25 June 2022
Rhizome DC Washington DC (USA) – 07 July 2022

Peace Letters to Ukraine 1-8

Cinema U 1 – Ukrainian Videoart 2007-2020
Cinema U 2 – International Videoart 2022
Cinema U 3 – Solidarity screening programs 2018
Cinema U 4 – Solidarity screening programs 2011
Cinema U 5 – International curators against war- for peace & freedom
Cinema U 6 – Peace Letters 6 @ Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery (Greece)
Cinema U 7 – Peace Letters 7 @ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles (CA/USA)
Cinema U 8 – Peace Letters 8 @ VisArts Center Rockville (MA/USA)


14 Febuary – 31 May 2022

The Climate Change Memorial 2022

is based on its launch @ LA Art Show 2022 and “The Memorial to the Future” curated by Max Presneill/Torrance Art Museum LA and the new “Climate Change Film Collection” featuring videos by Tova Beck-Friedman, Laura & Sira Cabrera Diaz , Wilfried Agricola de Cologne , Renata Padovan , Ian Gibbins , Mikey Peterson, Claude Ciccolella , Ebba Jahn, Oliver Ressler , Elena Vertikova , Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani , Susanne Wiegner , Kim Maree, Susanne Layla Petersen , Jean-Michel Rolland , Natalia Ludmila , Oleg Kharch, Yossi Galanti , Barry Whittacker , Kokou Ekouagou , Irina Paskali , Shivkumar K V , Marcus Keim/Beate Hecher , Pierre Ajavon , Dee Hood, Alina Vasilchenko , Aaron Oldenburg , Vanessa Cardui , Zlatko Cosic , Brit Bunkley , Gioula Papadopoulou , Albert Merino, Jeremy Newman, Moshe Vollach , Caspar de Gelmimi, Maria Korporal


Enter – the new film collection

permanent
TAM Darkroom – Cinema T
– the screening space at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles has a particular relevance in the context of ALPHABET.
In 2020, the 4th collaboration between Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and Torrance Art Museum was taking place. It started 2014, and was continued in 2016 and 2018. This collaboration was a particular curatorial challenge because as a curator, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne created each time exclusive screening programs, which hadn’t been presented in the constellation of filmic works ever before. In 2014, he was presenting 4 programs, in 2016, 5 programs, in 2018 18 programs, and in 2020 another 7 programs, in total 34 programs, at no other place Wilfried was presenting more videoart programs. So, it is more than justified to dedicate an extra virtual darkroom for the videoart programs Wilfried Agricola de Cologne was presenting at TAM – Torrance Art Museum.
At the same time, the artists included in these programs are honoured in a particular way.
ALPHABET is installing CINEMA T exclusively for screening programs shown previously at Torrance Art Museum LA since 2014.

Enter the TAM DarkRoom @ Cinema TAM


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