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27 January 2010

Videoart feature
Shoah Film Collection 4

27 January 2010 – International Holocaust Commemoration Day
Wilfried is choosing this symbolical date to launch his new media art context – “Shoah Film Collection” – he wants to show that the Fascist ideology which is uprising re-animated all over the world is not bringing the righteous people to the knees.

The belief in it is genetically rooted inside, so that not even the loss of his memory caused by the coma 1998/99 was able to erase it, and in 2009, when Wilfried felt strong enough he did what he had to do following his heart – to set a sign, but differently when he initiated as a solo artist his mobile memorial “ A living Memorial” – destroyed in 1998, he was looking this time for fellow artists to accompany him.

When he released in 2009 an open call in Internet, he had just a vague idea of what kind of digital art works he would receive, so on one hand he was surprised, how many submissions arrived, but even more that most of them were videos – and only during the reviewing process the idea of a film collection slowly took shape, which should serve as an international initiative in order to encourage young artists generations to deal with context of Holocaust as an artistic topic.

Wilfried is really proud that he succeeded in creating “Shoah Film Collection” a community-based art collection which is generating as a whole a complex image consisting of a diversity of artistic concepts. Many of the included works are created to this purpose, other works were existing and included inj othe import collections like Yad Vashem.

As a video artist himself Wilfried is participating with a video he prepared especially for Shoah Film Collection after he had visited the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. This video is reflecting the way, how people living nowadays deal with memory of the collective trauma.

Probably time is not mature enough, yet, to present the films to a wider audience, but eventually it will be the best way to place Shoah Film Collection in the context of complementary interventions like a symposium, artists meetings, performances, discussions etc in order to activate the artists, as well as the audience. Time will show what will be the best way to do it in order to meet the objectives.

In 2018, Shoah Film Collection was transformed into “The d/i/light Memorial” – the online plaform for commemorating the victims of Holocaust and show face against Racism, Intolerance and ant-Semitism – incorporating more than 100 artists from 35 countries.

Visit the Memorial here

participating artists

Wilfried Agricola De Cologne (Germany) Steven Ausherman (USA), Yochai Avrahami & Karin Eliyahu (IL), Marta Azparren (Spain) , Theme Bannenberg & Nok Snel (NL), Bebe Beard (USA), Tova Beck-Friedman (USA) , Christiano Berti (Italy) , Christophe Bisson (France), Isobel Blank (Italy), Paolo Bonfiglio (Italy) , Vanane Borian (Israel), Dova Cahan (Israel), Marita Contreras (Peru) , Brian Delevie (USA), Alicia Felberbaum (UK), Jenna Feldman (USA), Alessandro Fonte (Italy), Peter Freund (USA) , Ela Goldman (Israel) , Beate Gordes (Germany) , Grace Graupe Pillard (USA), Konstantinos-A. Goutos (GR), Felice Hapetzeder (SWE), Todd Herman (USA), István Horkay(Hungary), Murad Ibragimbekov (Russia) , Arne Intveen (Switzerland) , Shelley Jordon (USA) , Mária Júdová (Czech Republik) Menachem Kaiser (USA) , Boaz Kaizmann-Peter Rosenthal-Marcus Seibert (Germany), Anetta Annetta Kapon (USA), Holger Kiess (Germany), Shon Kim (South Korea) , Lilia Kopac (Lithuania), Maria Felix Korporal (NL) , Tammy Mike Laufer (IL), Dario Lazzaretto (Italy) , Heike Liss & Thea Farhadian (USA, Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), Lukas Matejka (Slovakia), Wrik Mead (Canada) , Branko Miliskovic (Serbia) , Valerio Murat and Antonio Poce (Italy) , Jay Needham (USA), Doris Neidl (Austria) , Ben Neufeld (USA), Brigitte Neufeldt (Germany), Andrea Nevi (Italy), Miri Nishrii (IL) , Cezary Ostrowski (Poland) , Paolo Ottonello (italy),Anais Pelaquier (France) , Jacob J. Podber (USA) , Doron Polak & Uri Dushy (Israel) Isabel Pérez Del Pulgar (Spain) , Roland Quelven (France), Joseph Rabie (France), Janet Riedel, Katja Pratschke, Gusztáv Hámos (Hu) , Jean-Michel Rolland (France), Isabelle Rozenbaum (France), Nathania Rubin I (USA), Nathania Rubin II (USA) , Jens Salander & Mikael Strömberg (SWE) , Antti Savela (SWE) , Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair (Austria) , Elana Schwadron Minkow (IL), Daveed Shwartz (IL) , Maja Schweizer (Germany) , Deborah Sfez (Israel) , Boris Šribar (Serbia) , Roderick Steel (Brazil), Hadas Tapuchi (IL) , Rolanda Teicher Yekutiel (Israel), Thanut Rujitanont (Thailand) , Myriam Thyes (Switzerland), Angelina Voskopoulos (Greece), Daniel Wechsler (Israel) , Yonatan Weinstein (IL) , Susanne Wiegner (Germany, Mariusz Wirski(Poland), Ariel Yannay (Israel), Rachel Zaretzky (USA), Anna Zett (Germany).

The complementary NewMediaFest2020 selection
is featuring the videos

Vanane Borian (Israel) – 1915-“, 2015, 2.33
Steven Ausherman (USA) – A Forest, 2012, 2:19
KirsiMarja Metsähuone (Finland) – Known Named Identified, 2014, 5:37
Murad Ibragimbekov (Russia) – Human, 2015, 8:39
Roderick Steel (Brazil) – Implementation: A Telematic Triptych, 2016, 03:30
Arne Intveen (Switzerland) – KLC, 2011, 4:58
Beate Gordes (Germany) – Been a war child / Kriegskind gewesen, 2014, 3:22
Ela Goldman (Israel) – What Has Been Will Be Again, What Has Been Done Will Be Done Again, 2013, 3:49

Yochai Avrahami & Karin Eliyahu (IL) – “From the Middle to the Start”, 2009, 5:00
Bebe Beard (USA) – Capacity, 2009, 6:05
Jenna Feldman (USA) – Holocaust Girls, 2008, 13:00
Todd Herman (USA) – I Cannot Speak Without Shaking, 2007, 5:00
Lukas Matejka (Slovakia) – E-A = sEx and wAr, 2009. 3:04
Anna Zett (Germany) – NOW vs NOW vs NOW, 2012, 5:52

Tova Beck-Friedman (USA) – At the Altar of her Memories
Jay Needham (USA) – This is a Recording, 2009, 4:29
Paolo Ottonello (italy) – Litte chronicle from the Bell Tower, 2015, 03:25

Konstantinos-A. Goutos (GR) – theFlâneu® shoots auschwitz, 2009, 29:49
Cezary Ostrowski (Poland) – The Place, 2009, 5:08

Jens Salander (SWE) – The Colossus by the Sea, 2005, 10.00 –
Maja Schweizer (Germany) – Passing Down, Frame One, 2007, 10:30
Elana Schwadron Minkow (IL) – Those I NeverKnew, 2012, 10:00
Hadas Tapuchi (IL) – Moel Yad, 2009, 6:00

Brigitte Neufeldt II (Germany) – Güterbahnhof/Freight Depot Halle/Saale, 2005/2016 , 06:26
Jacob J. Podber (USA) – Vishneva, Belarus Soviet Union Poland, 2013, 2:35
Ben Neufeld II (USA) – The Deaf Lumberjack, The Blind Potboiler, 2015, 25:25

Deborah Sfez (Israel) – A Journey to the Land of Memory, 2017, 5:30
Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece) – Behind this page but not disappearing 2015, 16:40
Dario Lazzaretto (Italy) – “Lizt”, 2015, 02:38
Felice Hapetzeder II (Sweden) – Image of a Traitor Trailer, 2017
Rachel Zaretzky (USA) – “My Visit to the Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe”, 2015, 1:55
Thanut Rujitanont (Thailand) – Teun, 2016, 4:13

Istvan Horkay II (Hungary) – “Raoul Wallenberg”, 2014, 62:00

Rolanda Teicher Yekutiel (Israel)- The Last Numbers, 2006, 20:00

Allan Siegel/Rene Lichtman (USA) – Hidden Poland, 2003, 60:00

Anaïs Pélaquier (France) – How I lost my voice – Comment j’ai perdu ma voix, 2003, 33’21”

Janet Riedel, Katja Pratschke, Gusztáv Hámos (DHu) – Fiasco, 2010, 30:00

Shoah Film Collection manifestations
Venues of screenings/presentations


• Art Museum of Arad-Romania 2011
• Szczecin 2016 – Szczecin-Poland 2011
• NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Art St.Petersburg-Russia 2011

CologneOFF 2011 Mexico – UAM – Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Mexico City 2011

A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 – Commemorative Interventions
a collaboration with Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Latvian Video Archives and Culture Project NOASS & The A Team – Artists for Chance
under the Patronage of the European Parliament
@ Culture & Arts Project NOASS
1-30 June 2012

SFC – Shoah Film Collection
@ International Conference of Holocaust Museums Riga/Latvia
4-6 June 2012

A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012
The Freedom of Memory -videoart in a global context
@ Meta House Phnom Penh/Cambodia
12-15 July 2012

A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
@ Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2012
25-30 October 2012

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius
@ Jewish Cultural Center & State Jewish Museum Vilnius /Lithuania & Regional Museum of Kedainiai- under the Patronage of the European Parliament
23 September – 29 October 2013

A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2013
@ POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews Warsaw/Poland – under the Patronage of the European Parliament
25-30 October 2013

A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014
@ I Colori della Memoria @ Box – space for videoart Milan/Visual Container Milan – under the Patronage of the European Parliament
25-27 January 2014

A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014
@ German Cultural Center Timisoara/Romania
27 January 2014

A Virttual Memorial Jaffa 2014
@ Muza Plus a space for art Tel-Aviv /Israel
25 January 2014

A Virtual Memorial Moscow 2014
@ Moscow Museum of Gulag
02-30 April 2014

CologneOFF 2016 USA
@ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles
2 April – 28 May 2016

WOW d/i/light
@ Nodccs – Videoart Festival
21 /26 October 2017 – Caracas Venezuela

WOW d/i/light
@ WOW. 18 / USA
@ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles/USA – 21 July 2018 – 14 December 2018

WOW.23 / Latvia
@ 6th International Holocaust Conference
Riga – 21-22 May 2019