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24 April 2007

Visions in the Nunnery 2007
House of Tomorrow
Videoart from Great Britain –
VideoChannel selection


Today, Visions in the Nunnery 2007 is starting a two days lasting video art exhibition organised by Tessa Garland, Darshana Vora and Cinzia Cremona at the Bow Trust’s Nunnery Gallery in London, including Wilfried’s video

House of Tomorrow

Visions in the Nunnery 2007

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – House of Tomorrow, 2005, 3:10
The house of tomorrow is the house of one’s identity, it does not need to be a concrete house or building, but represents a secure and protected place where people can stand for what they are and represent, a human being. And this human may have many identities in different fields, the sexual identity represents only one among many others.


Year of production: 2005
Duration: 3:10
Format : Video
Video format : PAL 4:3
Shooting format : miniDV (PAL)
Exhibition format: DVD , miniDV (PAL)
Sound: yes
Colour: yes

Director, producer, editor, script/concept, cinematography, programming: Agricola de Cologne, Sound/music: Agricola de Cologne
Title: House of Tomorrow

Magmart Award – 2006 – Magmart Video Art Award Naples (Italy)
VideoArt Award – 2006 – Bele.Arte.Lamia Video Art Award Lamia (Greece)

Festivals/Screenings (34)

Crosstalk Video Art Festival Budapest/Hungary – 25-30 June 2009

Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/France 11-30 March 2008
Les Inattendus Film Festival Lyon/F 25-28 January
Kinolevchuk Video Festival Lvov/Ukraine – 11-13 January 2008

VIP Gallery Belgrade/Serbia – 19 November 2007
1st Digital Art Festival Bahia Blanca/Argentina 2007 – 13-15 October
6th Digital Art Festival Maracaibo/Venezuela 2007 – 7-17 October
Signals 5 – INSIDE OUT Festival London/UK – 8 September 2007
Mobile Institute Brussels – Cinema Styx – 17/24 August 2007
International ShortFilm Festival Budapest/Hungary 2007
P’Silo, Festival Image contre Nature Marseille/France 2007
Enter Caravansarai Festival 2007 Istanbul/Turkey 2007
Visions in the Nunnery London 2007
CeC & CaC – India International Centre New Dehli/India 2007
Video Art Screenings Västeras/Sweden 2007
Dutch Electronic Art Festival – unDEAF Rotterdam/NL 2007
FILE – Electronic Language Festival Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 2007
VideoFormes – Int. Festival of Video & New Media Clermont-Ferrand/Fr 2007
VidFest2007 – Museum of New Art Detroit (USA) 2007

3rd Carbunari – experimental film festival Baia Mare/Romania 2006
8th CHROMA – Festival de Arte Audiovisual Guadalajarra/Mexico 2006
2nd Festival de Arte Digital Rosario/Argentina 2006
Canariasmediafest’06 – Gran Canaria/Spain 2006
FILE – Electronic Language Festival SaoPaulo/Brazil 2006
Visionaria Video Festival Siena/Italy 2006
PI 5 Video Festival – National Museum Szczecin/Poland 2006
Play IV Video Art Festival Buenos Aires/Argentina 2006
Moskow International Film Festival Moskow/Russia 2006
Pixeldance Festival Thessaloniki/Greece 2006
Bele.Arte.Lamia – International Video Art – Lamia/Greece 2006
MAGMART Video Art Festival Naples/Italy 2006
Art Gallery of Knoxville/USA 2006

Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago /Chile 2005
VAD – Video & Digital Art Festival Girona/Spain 2005
Mezipatra – Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Brno/Czech Republic 2005
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Lisbon/Portugal September 2005

Wilfried has a particular relation to Great Britain, starting already as a child when he liked to read English literature. Of course, he was a fan of the Beatles, they were accompanying him during the high school years, before he was turning to Rhythm & Blues as his favourite popular music. In the 80ies of the past century he was realising an exhibition project travelling through England and Scotland including numerous smaller museums as venues. On this occasion he was visiting Great Britain for the 1st time starting in the South in Tunbridge Wells, afterwards London, Nottingham, Glasgow and Ayr, Sunderland, Beverly, York and Durham – he was impressed by the cathedrals at these places and the landscapes lying in the innocence of the Spring sun, and unusually kind, open and supportive people, but in Scotland he felt really strange as if he had been there many times, he felt at home while looking on the deserted landscapes and, he met never before or later friendlier and more accomodating people than in Scotland – if Scotland wouldn’t be so far distant, Wilfried was thinking, he would love to live here at the perifery of Europe. At that time, Great Britain wasn’t part of the European Union, yet and a lot of mentality was changing meanwhile – to the worse, however.
Wilfried is understanding nowadays, that he was a pioneer at that time being confronted with a kind of open system, an historical moment for some years, but sometimes the doors were closed.
Great Britain became relevant only again in the new millenium, some of the successful netartists are British- and later, when he started curating videoart many British video artist were participating in his projects – it was again a kind of open time, and again after some years, the doors were closing slowly again. There seems to be a kind of wave movement of hate and love up and down relationenship in the relation between the British ande the others.

All these considerations are now the occasion to show a selection of videos by British artists from the years 2007-2014, these years when Wilfried was realising during 10 years Cologne International Videoart Festival.

Video Art from UK - a selection by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Kristian de la Riva (UK) – Cut, 2009, 3:00
Ben Fox (UK) – Nature of Things, 2012
, 03:05**
Magnus Irvin (UK) – Cake, 2013, 2:48
Peter Spiers (UK)- Mimicking Frame By Frame, 2010, 06:17 **
Ben Skea (UK) – Sleep Vessel, 2013, 2:43
Tessa Garland (UK) – Not far from Here, 2013, 5:00

Dustin Morrow (UK) – Ground London, 2013, 7:41
Laura Brocken (UK) – TELL, 2008, 2:35
Michael Murnau (UK) – Hanging On Me, 2012, 7:26
Marianna and Daniel O’Reilly (UK) – Delivery, 2008, 14:00
Conor McFeely (UK) – “The Testing Rooms- smashing forms”, 2008, 10:00

Bill Aitchison (UK) – Proletarian Dance 1, 2012, 4:50 ***
Zoe Hough (UK) – Smile, The Fiction had Already Begun, 2014, 3:30
Jo Parkes, Rachel Davies, Rosie Whitney-Fish (UK) -Real Taste, Mile End, 2012, 1:36
Kate Ogley (UK) – Scallop Cutters, 2007, 14:33
Robin Kiteley (UK) – “Test Phantom” by (2007, 5:03, UK)

Schedule for 24 April

  • •MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (5 March- 30 April 2004) – RRF
  • •Japan Media Arts Festival 24/03 – 05/05 2006
  • • *Museo National Arte Contemporanea Reina Sofia – 31 March – 8 May -“Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •CologneOFF 2016 USA @ Torrance Art Museum – Los Angeles/CA – 2 April – 28 May 2016
  • •“Bivouac Project – The Big Switch: New Media, Film and Video” – Sumter County Gallery of Art (USA) – 2 April- 22 May 2009
  • •Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 2-30 April 2014
  • •The Hong Kong Artists Biennale 2005 – 1-30 April
  • •Emergenzaarte – videoart festival – Santa Maria die Sale (Venice) – 10 -25 April – 2010
  • •Versionfest>04 Festival Chicago (USA) – 16 April – 01 May 2004 – The RRF Project
  • •Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon/Israel – 16 April – 16 July 2005