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5 June 2007

video feature
Desert Generation 2007
Outvideo Festival

Desert Generation

After Wilfried had been visiting Palestine and Israel in 2005 and 2006, where he realized in Bethlehem two media art projects, he was using the unique opportunity to explore the Bethlehem area of the incompleted wall separating Israeli from Palestinian territory by recording a lot video material and shooting photos, he was using afterwards for new video and photo projects. In 2007, he was invited by an Israeli organiser at the Jerusalem Artists’ House to participate in 2007 in an exhibition, entitled “The Desert Generation” focussing on 40 years of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

It was typical, that this initiative started an Israeli, and today on 5 June 2007 the inauguration is scheduled at The Jerusalem Artists’ House, which Wilfried had been visiting already in 2005 once. The same exhibition will be presented some days later also in Tantur, a place close to Bethlehem und Jerusalem, and later, the exhibition will move to Ha´Kibbutz Art Gallery in Tel-Aviv
and in November 2007 to Meneer De Wit Gallery in Amsterdam and in 2008 to Manchester/UK at the School of Art Gallery.
Wilfried is very glad to participate in the exhibition planned and organised by an Israeli, showing there are more Israeli who do not follow the official line of the government – looking for a peaceful co-existence with their brothers and sisters from Palestine instead of a confrontation. It is good, that there are artists and their Utopean ideas!

Ha´Kibburtz Art Gallery Tel-Aviv
Tantur – Jerusalem/Bethlehem boarder – IPCRI event 8/9 June 2007 – The Desert Generation
In December 1987, after 20 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian territories erupted in a mass popular revolt (the First Intifada) for freedom and for internal social and political reforms. It was in this political and social climate that the idea behind IPCRI, to build bridges of communication and cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian civil society, arose.

Kibbutz Art Gallery Tel-Aviv/Israel – The Desert Generation – opening 26 June 2007

Jerusalem Artists’ House Jerusalem/Israel

Jerusalem Artists’ House Jerusalem/Israel – The Desert Generation – 5-11 June 2007

Galerie Meneer De Wit Amsterdam - 22 November - 2 December 2007

Galerie Meneer De Wit Amsterdam – 22 November – 2 December 2007

Manchester School of Art - Holden Gallery - 11.04.08 - 14.05.08


And today in 2005, Outvideo Festival starts in Ekaterinburg, a city situated in the Ural area in the East of Russia, including two videos Wilfried was submitting. It is the third time that Wilfrierd is participating in this festival, and he will take part after 2005 also in 2006 and 2007, afterwards the festival will be discontinued and also reactivited at a later stage.
Outvideo Festival was initiated at a time when Russian cultural activists living outside of the metropoles Moscow and St.Petersburg were looking for international connections, they were feeling to be part of the world and did not want to be separated via new nationalism. So, it is no surprise, that between 2000 and 2010 many initiatives came from Russia where Western artists liked to participate in.

Outvideo Festival 2003-2004-2005-2006-2007

Outvideo Festival @
National Center for Contemporary Art Ekaterinburg
Ulitsa Dobrolyubova, 19А, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russland, 620014


Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia – 5-25 June 2003
Wilfried Agricola De Cologne / Diagonal / Cologne_Germany
Wilfried Agricola De Cologne / e-male / Cologne_Germany


2004 Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia – 5 May – 5 June 2004
Wilfried Agricola De Cologne / Message to Our Neighbour


Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia – 5 June – 5 July 2005
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Firebird, Message from behind a Wall


*Outvideo Festival – Ekaterinburg/Russia 2006 26 June – 5 July 2006
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Orfeo Negro, video, 2006, 4:30 –


Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Truth – Paradise Found, 2005, 3:00

Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia – 5 July – 7 August 2007

4th International video-art festival in public spaces
Organizers & festival team invite artists working with video, animation and new media to participate in the project:

Festival places Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan’, Samara, Sochi, Ufa,Yaroslavl’, Yekaterinburg and Surgut [Russia] The idea of the festival is to integrate contemporary video art into the public spaces.

International Festival of Videoart in public spaces ³OUT VIDEO Œ07² is theonly one around the world shown on large-sized LED video screens within the urban environment. For two years it was held in Yekaterinburg (in 2004-2005). In 2006 ³OUT VIDEO² is for the first time emerging the All-Russian stage and is to be demonstrated in 16 cities by the outdoor video network consisting of 39 large screens. This festival aims at full-scale integration of actual videoart into the urban environment and promotion of public art strategies in Russia.

Within the framework of the festival, the programme includes lectures, workshops, presentations and round tables of experts from Europe & Russia. These activities are intended to share experience and update possibilities and problems of interaction between actual art and urban electronic media, aspects of actual art integration into general audience and topical art practices of this field.

The festival public screenings will happen on outdoor video screens networks of CityVision & “IgRek Cinema” companies, 39 city screens located in the most busy spots. Selected video art works will be shown during one month each day in the pauses between commercial blocks, altogether around 240 screenings per day on each screen.

There are only two formal requirements to video works: LENGTH – 30 SECONDS, NO SOUND.
The festival will end with two nights video screenings of the entire festival program on all 39 city screens.

Machinista Media Art Festival Perm 2003

Schedule for -5 June 2020

  • •Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon/Israel – 16 April – 16 July 2005
  • •SENEF – Seoul Festival for Internet & Film – 01 May -01 July 2005
  • •Fonlad – Digital Art Show – Quarteirão das Artes Montemor-o-Velho (Portugal) – 5 May – 15 July 2007
  • •Electrocuciones – El Foro de Pozuelo Madrid – 18 May – 5 June 2010
  • •A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 – 1-30 June 2012
  • •Intro Out – Digital Art Festival Thessaloniki/Greece digital videos – 1-8 June 2006 –
  • •“Proceso de Error” – 3rd International Experimental Video Festival Valparaiso/Chile – 31 May – 4 June 2016
  • •Detmold International Shortfilm Festival – 31 May- 9 June 2013
  • •Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia – 5-25 June 2003
  • •2004 Outvideo Festival Ekaterinburg/Russia -www.uralncca.ru/47/ 5 May – 5 June 2004