W:OW Project 2018 –
We Are One World
Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles
21 July 21 – 14 December 2018
Encore Screenings: December 1 – 14, 2018
Program units 16-18
The W:OW Project - We Are One World
The W:OW Project
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.
WOW.18 / USA is the 18th and so far most comprehensive manifestation of „The W:OW Project – We Are One World“ and the 1st one in USA @ Torrance Art Museum.
Running between 21 July and 14 December 2018 @ TAM, the screening program series of „The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival“ are presenting the entire artvideo program as it was presented at 10 the venues in 2017 including more than 125 art films & videos by 125 artists from about 30 countries selected by 10 guest curators from Mexico, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Austria & Russia and the German Wilfried Agricola de Cologne as a chief curator and director of „The W:OW Project“ – packed into 20 curated, conceptual programs.
According to its concept of and reflecting the diversity of life, in general, and human existence, in particular, „The W:OW Project“ program would like to present a diversity of artistic and curatorial concepts, as well as a variety of topics affecting human individuals whereever they live on the globe. The project is using the technology of video and the medium of „moving images“ as a contemporary audio-visual language of art, addressed to an open minded audience who is eager to learn new ways of viewing following the new rules of „artvideo“, differently than the mass of static and moving images overwhelming people in daily life permanently like in cinema, television or Internet – giving the individual image or „frame“ back its individuality, and time another relevance and perception.
About the curator
As a cultural activist, new media artist und curator, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)
Is also the director and founder of The New Museum of Networked Art and its associated platforms of static, interactive and moving images, including as huge collection of art videos created by international artists between 2000 and 2020. Since 2000, his artistic and curatorial works have been presented on a wide range of festivals and media art exhibitions all over the world including, Venice Biennale, Biennale de MONTREAL, Biennale of NEW MEDIA and VIDEO Santiago de CHILE, Biennale of Electronic Media PERTH (Australia), FILE Electronic Language FESTIVAL Sao Paulo. There have been successful collaborations with TAM – Torrance Art Museum in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 und now recently in 2022.
Program unit 16
WOW – We Are One Place II
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Paolo Bandinu (Italy) – Meandro Rosso, 2015, 00:03:05
Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – CAPE MONGO – Metal, 2015, 5:00
Muhammad Taymour (Egypt) – The Caller, 2017, 9:29
FONTE & POE (Alessandro Fonte, Shawnette Poe)(Italy) – The Trial Loop, 2016, 4:24
Albert Merino (Spain) – The White Rain, 2010, 8:10
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Home, Sweet Home!, 2014, 2:59
Program unit 17
Curated by Georgi Krastev
Valeri Chakalov “The Way”, Bulgaria 2:24
Valeri Chakalov “Hromel“, Bulgaria 2:01
Georgi Krastev, “The Journey of a Melody”, Bulgaria, 2:48
Viktor Petkov “I love Guzlemi”, Bulgaria, 7:06
Cvetan Krastev “The Long Journey of a Snail to the Ocean”, Bulgaria, 9:52
Cvetan Krastev “Digitalization of analogue message to the moon”, Bulgaria, 02:12
Venelin Shurelov, “Je Suis Je”, Bulgaria, 3:09
Program unit 18
Curated by Paulo B.Menezes (Oliqua experimetal video)
Marta Alvim (Portugal) – The death of an owl, 2012, 9’45”
Rita Macedo (Portugal) – Implausible things, 2014, 9’00”
Inhabitants (Portugal) – Beams of Cathodic Rays Shooting, 2013, 7’35”
cul:pa (Portugal) – The fox, 2015, 5’39”