WOW.19 / Bulgaria

artvideoKOELN & The New Museum of Networked Art
are happy to present The WOW program series

WOW.19 / Bulgaria

@ The Quarantine Film Festival
Varna – 12-14 July 2018

the 12 screening programs are curated by

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)
Eirini Olympiou (Greece)
Tahir Ün (Turkey)
VAFT – Video Art Festival Turku (Finland)
Simo Saarikoski (Finland)
Diana Rangel & Maria Bilbao Herrera (Venezuela)
Vera Tyuleneva (Peru)

Statement

The 19th manifestation of The W:OW Project – taking place in the framework of The Quarantine Film Festival in Varna/Bulgaria in July 2018 – is featuring 12 individual programs – packed into 4 screening units of 90 minutes each – presenting 76 videos by 76 artists from 30 countries – selected by 7 curators from Finland, Turkey, Venezuela, Peru, Greece & Germany. Each one of the 12 programs is based on a different curatorial concept dealing with different aspects – generating a broad bandwidth of artistic and curatorial visions reflecting and standing for the incredible diversity of Being. The art contents is focussing on the local and individual, as well as the global and the entire Whole of everything. The screening program as a whole would like to transport fundamental artistic & philosophical ideas to an open-minded audience.

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WOW Turkey – curated by Tahir Ün

1. Gökçen Dilek Acay (Turkey) – Lenin, 2010, 3:29
2. Orhan Cem Çetin (Turkey) – Passiflora, 2016 / 04:34
3. Ali Demirtaş (Turkey) – Vision, 2018, 02’30”
4. Beste Erener (Turkey) – SATURN, 2018/ 4:24
5. Murat Germen (Turkey) – Emerging talent, 2017 / 5:03
6. Çağdaş Kahriman (Turkey) – Rear window, 2009-2013, 6:00
7. Tahir Ün (Turkey) – The Game, 2013, 00:02:56

WOW Insight – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Koorosh Asgari (Iran) – Shahrzad, 2012, 7:34
Celine Barakat (Canada) – Tallulah, 2013, 7:30
Kostia Vozniuk (Ukraine) – Woman in Her Room, 2017, 4:08
Isabel Perez Del Pulgar (Spain) – Expediente No. 0/2, 2013, 5:56
Catherine Delbiono (USA) – How to Not Get Raped, 2014, 3:09
Karin & Didi Fromherz (CH) – Happy Noon!, 2014, 5:45

WOW Babylonia – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Perry Bard & Richard Sullivan (USA) – NO FLAK, 2017, 7’23
Maria Korporal (NL/Germany) – Breaking Borders, 2017, 5:36
Marie-Paule Bilger (France) – Sweet Fight, 2017, 4:35
Lidia Starodubtseva (Ukraine) – Time Is Up, 2018, 4:00
Anca Bucur (Romania) – The confession of an aphasic writer, 2014, 3’31”
Lisi Prada (Spain) – Illuminationi Mattina, 2014, 3:14
Mani Mehrvarz (Iran) – Wistful Affection For The Past, 2013, 3:06

WOW Peru
curated by Very Tyuleneva (VideoBabel – Audiovisual Art Festival Cusco/Peru)

Maurico Sanhueza (Peru) – Paroniria, 2013, 6:36
Christian Tapies (Argentina) – Three Modern Haiku, 2010, 12:00
Fernando Livschitz (Argentina) – Buenos Aires Inception Park, 2012, 2:00
Tatyana Zambrano Cardona (Colombia) – Glitch Clutch, 2012, 2:00
Leyla Rodriguez ( Peru) – Electric Fruit, 2010, 4:00
Maia Navas (Argentina ) – Era de pan, 2013, 6:00

WOW Here Like There
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Marek Ranis (USA) – Like Shishmaref, 2016, 16:00
Viktor Brim (Germany) – monoscape, 2017, 16:00
Simon Welch (UK) – Focus, 2014, 7:37
Szymon Krzyżanowski (Pl) – VHS, 2016, 1:00


WOW Finland – Afar Alike

curated by VAFT – Video Art Festival Turku/Finland

1. Simo Saarikoski: Abandoned land, 2017, 12:15
2. Milja-Liina Moilanen: The Cleaner (Siivooja), 2017, 8:00
3. Heta Jäälinoja: Penelope, 2016, 4:08

WOW the way it was
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Alex Anikina (Russia) – Some Entropy in Your Tea, 2013, 8:15
Collin Bradford (USA) – Deep Horizon, 2013, 6:35
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – Forbidden Fruit, 2009, 4.40
Marek Ranis (USA) – Hold On, 2010, 3:00
Muriel Montini (France) – Constellation, 2011, 5:00
Mickey Petersen (USA) – Slip Away, 2014, 2:24

WOW Finland II

curated by Simo Saarikoski

Linda Jasmin Mayer (Finland) – ”Dove Fermarsi? (Where to Stop?)”, 2017, 6:45
Liisa Ahola & Veera Salmio (Finland) – ”Dictator”, 2017, 3:10
Anna Knappe(Finland) – ”Camp Europe”, 2017, 6:45
Taina Valkonen (Finland)- ”Forest Poem”, 2017, 1:13
Veera Nelimarkka (Finland) – ”Medical Record”, 2017, 3:55
Sabotanic Garden (Finland) – ”Uuno Turhabuto/King of Dance vol.2”, 2007, 8:16

WOW Wake Up! – ://self~imaging for Peace
artists against Racism & intolerance
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo) – Hands Up! – Don’t Shoot, 2016, 2:12
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Passport, 2015, 4:34
Badr El Hammani (Morocco) – Autoportrait, 2015, 3:14
Jana Wisniewski (Austria) – Self-imaging as a flag, 2015, 2:13
Christian Immonen (Sweden) – Pulse, 2015, 3:36
Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Re-Birth, 2013, 4:30
Ahmed Kavas (Turkey) – Purification, 2’22, 2014
Carla Della Beffa (Italy) -A Tribute to the People, 2015, 30″
Shelley Jordon (USA) – Holding My Breath (For Peace), 2015, 1:11
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – The fathers have eaten sour grapes, 2012, 4:40
Ananthakrishnan B. (India) – My internal and external world , 2014-2015, 3:00
Silvia Gennaro (Italy) – My name Is Franco & I like Chocolate, 2015, 7:00
Roy Harary (Israel) – Blend, 2014, 1:00

WOW Greece ADAF
Transitions from Public to PostFuture
curated by Eirini Olympiou (Athens Digital Arts Festival)

Gianluca Abbate (IT) Panorama (2015) 07:00 min
Cerezo Azahara (SP) Slopes (2013) 04:37 min
Panagiotis Tomaras (GR) 165 (2009) 02:45 min
Marcantonio Lunardi (IT) Unusual Journey (2017) 03:22 min
Neno Belcev (BU) Sectral Promenade (2013) 03:54 min
Maria Fernanda Bertero (EC) Technolapse (2017) 06:21 min
FIELD (UK) Hidden Layer (2017) 02:54 min
Thomas Valianatos (GR) Fractus machine_Cosmos (2017) 03:34 min
Giada Ghiringhelli (CH/UK) Rhythm of Being (2017) 06:26 min

WOW Venezuela –
curated by Diana Rangel y María Bilbao-Herrera (nodoCCS Festival Caracas)

curElena Pastor (Venezuela) – So it was: transit in the city of shortage, 1’58” 2014
Raúl Rodríguez (Venezuela) – R E D .gif (2014), 30″ loop
Yenimar López (Venezuela) – Invisible, 2’34” (2015)
Manuel Eduardo González (Venezuela)– Miramar (From the series “La Siembra del hito piedra”) (2015), 7’47”
Max Provenzano (Venezuela)– Lech, 2014 , 1’40”
Andrés Rodríguez Decena (Venezuela)– Unitario n13 (2017), 1’1”
Kiari Bastardo (Venezuela)– A brief visual story about the embezzlement in Venezuela , (2016) 0,11”
Abraham Araujo (Venezuela)– “A post it written to God. Even though he may never read it. Titled: Big tectonic movements happenings”, 4’52” (2016)

WOW Internments (The Refugee Film Collection)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
28 minutes

Elena Knox (Australia) – Radical Hospitality, 2014, 6:16
Alessandro Inglima (Italy) – Breathe, 2014, 2:41
Susan Bruce (Australia) – We Design For People, 2017, 3:54
Sonia Guggisberg (Brazil) – Skaramanga Camp, 2017, 9:00
Piotr Filipiuk (Pl) – Hotel Paraiso, 2017, 6:16
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – No country for everyone, 2015, 01:52

Thanks to:
the participating artists & curators &