WOW Jubilee


The highlight of
The W:OW Project will be
2020 – the anniversary year –
celebrating 15 years “artvideoKOELN”, 15 years “CologneOFF International Festival Network”, 20 years “The New Museum of Networked Art”, 20 years “JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art”, 20 years “A Virtual Memorial Foundation”, 20 years “Agricola de Cologne” – and many other relevant anniversaries – among them 75 years End of World War II (1945).

WOW Jubilee – thats the manifestation context for 2020.

WOW Jubilee is consisting of two components the physical manifestations in collaboration with network partner all over the world, presenting a selection from the media art content collected @ The New Museum of Networked Art, and as a second component – WOW retro – a retrospective on 20 year networked art in virtual space – http://retro.newmediafest.org

WOW Jubilee will start as a symbolical act already in December 2019 in Africa, where already the human species was starting to conquer the world, so that the Jubilee year can start on 1 January 2020.

During 2020 manifestations will take place at numerous venues, including, among others, Ethiopia, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Peru, Brasil, USA, Latvia, India – the complete list will be available at the end of 2019.

WOW.25 / Ethiopia
WOW Jubilee / Ethiopia
@ Addis Video Art Festival – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
featuring the video selection by 5 international curators
December 2019/January 2020

Simone Dompeyre (France, director & curator of Traverse Video Festival Toulouse)
Madhuja Mukherjee (India – Department of Film Studies Jadavpur University/Kolkata)
Eirini Olympiou (Greece, curator @ ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival Athens/Greece)
Tahir Un (Turkey – curator & artist from Izmir/Turkey)
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany – director & curator of artvideoKOELN, Cologne)

The programs

Je est un autre / I Am Someone Else – curated by Simone Dompeyre
– Agnès Quillet, Paysage (00:59)
– Jonas Schloesing, Je ne suis personne (05:55 / unfortunately, there is no English subtitles of this film)
– Johanna Vaude, Inner Stranger (05:00)
– Sigfried Bréger, Catleyas (07:01 / I’m currently working on the English subtitles)
– Les Sœurs H, La Vie de Fraulein Erzebeth est une sorte de chaos organisé (12:01 / subtitled in English)

City of Dread – curate4d by Madhuja Mukherjee (India)

Ansuman Chakraborty (India) – Ismail, 2018, 10.32
Madhuja Mukherjee/ Epsita Halder (India) – RE-TAKE, 2008, 02.33
Utsab Chatterjee (India) – Grain, 2018, 05:58
Sudipto Basu, Chandan Biswas, Nilim Bose, Laboni Chatterjee, Bappaditya Das (India) – Tracts of Dust, 2018, 27:00

Transitions from Public to PostFuture – curated by Eirini Olympiou (Greece)

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 Turkey curated by Tahir Ün

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

Earth Games – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Eija Temisevä (Finland) – An Attempt to be Earth, 2016, 5:15
Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Earth One Minute, 2013, 1:43
Coalfather Industries (USA) – User History, 2018, 6:02
Albert Merino (Spain) – Bestiary, 2018, 5:10
Lisa Birke (Canada) – Endgame, 2017, 7:05
Emma Zukovic (Macedonia) – Post Memory From A Lost Country, 2018, 4:33