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27 February 2011

Videoart feature
CologneOFF VI

Today, 27 Februay is the middle of the show “Unreal World” which was starting on 11 February @ Keuruu Museum (Kangasmannilantie 4, Keuruu/Finland) as part of the Live Herring 2011 Jyväskylä exhibition organized by Päivi Hintsanen ( until 31 March 2011)

CologneOFF VI – Let’s Celebrate – 5 years Cologne International Videoart Festival
CologneOFF is based on a successful concept as a festival context without a static festival location. Since its foundation in 2006, CologneOFF is conceptionally based in Internet, but conquered from this virtual place the physical world whith engaged programs of experimental film and video art. Some of the most successful young film & video artists started their career on CologneOFF before they became successful.
As a corporate part of CologneOFF 2011, the 6th festival edition includes an international jury consisting of Margarida Paiva (Oslo Screen Festival Norway), Gioula Papadopoulou (Videoart Festival Miden Greece), Macu Moran (Video Art World, Spain) Giorgio Fedeli (Visual Container /taly), Jonas Nilsson/Eva Olsson (Art Video Screening & Orebro International Videoart Festival/Sweden), Mohammed Allam (Medrar Video Festival/ Egypt), Tamas Gabeli (Budapest International Shortfilm Festival/Hungary) which made the program selections.

The compilation for Live Herring 2011 @ Keuruu Museum is entitled:
Imagining the Real – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

The most famous philosophers were discussing the question: what is real? There does not exist binding rules for people how to perceive the surrounding world. There exist in fact just a few objective basics which can be said to be accepted by all people, but rather the degree of subjectivity is determining how the real is perceived as such, consequently this is also good for the “unreal”. The artistic view is always dealing with the values of the subjective offereing the unexpected as a new “real” . The selected videos deal with the question how unreal is the real or vice-versa.

List of videos and artists:

1. Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 2010, 3:35
2. Henry Gwiazda (USA) – on the roof, 2008, 4′16″
3. Jorge Garcia Velayos (Spain) – THE BEAST / LA BESTIA, 2009, 05’ 20’’
4. Megan Daalder (USA) – Painting the Town, 2009, 5’ 42”
5. Gonzalo Cueto (Chile) – Stabilization Image, 2010, 00:04;24
6 Ocusonic aka Paul O Donoghue (Ireland) – Why Do You Have a Beard? – 2010, 6:02
7. Doug Garth Williams (USA) – Back & Forth, 2009, 2:42

a complementary video selection

Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain) – Renata Gaspar & Marcin Dudek (Poland) -Tajinder Singh Dhami (UK) – Jorge Garcia Velayos (Spain) – Doug Williams (USA)

Schedule for 27 February

  • •FILE – Electronic Language Festival Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 26/02-29/03 2008
  • •Art Of Emergency – Artneuland Gallery Berlin/G – 5 Feb-15 March 2009
  • •Fundación Luis Seoane, La Coruña: 20 February – 20 March –“Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •Mediateca -CaixaForum-, Barcelona 14 February – 7 April – “Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •(6th) Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 27 Feb to 9 March
  • •Al Kahf Art Gallery Bethlehem/Palestine – [R][R][F] 2005–>XP 17 February – 14 March – 2005
  • •Guildford Lane Gallery. Melbourne, Australia – 25 Feb – 8 March 2009
  • •Keuruu Museum /Fi – CologneOFF 2011 “Imagening the Real” – 11 Feb – 31 March 2011
  • •India International Center New Dehli/India–CeC & CaC –> VideoChannel –> SELECTION’03 27-28-29 January