ALPHABET

WOW Jubilee XI November 2020
>Week 21 – 27 November 2020

Cinema XCinema HCinema CCinema LCinema KCinema F
prolonged 21-27 November 2020

Mediafest CologneOFF 2011 Mexico

The new ‘Cinema X – is reserved for the new “XTeresa DarkRoom” – dedicated to MediaFest CologneOFF 2011 Mexico – taking place between 10-18 November 2011 in Mexico City at ExTeresa Art Actual – The Museum for experimental Art and UAM – Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and in 2012 – CologneOFF 2012 at Exteresa Arte Actual – in total 26 screening programs based on the CologneOFF VII and CologneOFF VIII festival collections. XTeresa DarkRoom will be in 2021 accessible online as an individual exhibition unit.
Enter – Cinema X


Enter – Cinema X

presenting the programs –

Disturbed Beauty – Landscape in Videoart

Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Hans Gindlesberger (USA) – Liu Haping (China) – Dan Hudson (Canada) – Miriam Thyes (Switzerland) – Jonas Nilsson (Sweden)
Andreas Papadopoulos (Greece) – Eva Marosy-Weide (Australia) – Lois Patino (Spain) – Xi Feng (China) – Pierre & Jean Villemin (France) – Claudia Borgna (Italy)

Still Reflecting: – videoart from China – featuring – Lily & Hong Lei

Lily & Hong Lei (China) Bijing Zhang (China) Xiaowen Zhu (China) Jing Zhou (China) – Inner Shrine, 20111, 2:30 – When Zhu (China) – I-Chun Chen (Taiwan) – Yu Cheng Yu (Taiwan) – Ling-Yin Chen (Taiwan) – Tubie Tsai (Taiwan)

02 – 30 November 2020
Feature: Videoartist of the Month November 2020
Marcantonio Lunardi

Enter Cinema H

07 – 13 November 2020

CologneOFF IX @ NewMediaFest2020
Beyond All curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
2nd + 3rd program

Enter Cinema C

Enter Cinema C

16 October – 31 December 2020

Gandhi! – PPNRCD

PPNRCD – stands for “Peaceful Protest – Nonviolent Resistance – Civil Disobedience”
a new film collection initiated on occasion of the 151st anniversary of Mathatma Gandhi’s birthday
and the collaboration with Birla Academy of Art & Culture and Culture Monks India both located in Kolkata India
and the exhibition @ Birla Academy of Art & Culture –
SPEAKING GANDHI : Visual journeys of Gandhi@150 & beyond
16 October – 22 November 2020

ALPHABET is complementing the selection of the physical show by presenting the complete Gandhi PPNRCD Film Collection until 31 December 2020 online–>

Enter Cinema L

07-13 November 2020

Program 7
Corona! Shut Down!
including

Brit Bunkley, New Zealand – Bush Dance, 2020, 4:27
BerroDark/Express, Brazil – Pensa, 2020, 3:51
José Cruzio + Nuno Sà Pessoa, Portugal – (SELF) Insertions |the End , 2020, 1:00
Laura & Sira Cabrera Diaz, Spain – Monologue, 2020
Tushar Waghela, India – SUTAK – The time of impurity, 2020, 2:24
Irina Gabiani, Georgia – “Samaia or Triamazikamno”, 2007, 6 :21
FBI + A , Uk – Bringing out the Dead Within, 2020, 3:00
Konstantin S, Russia – They Will Be Back’, 2020, 0:44
Oleg Kharch Group, Ukraine – Corona Quercus, 2020, 2:59
Angelina Voskopoulou, Artemis Skoulika, Vassiliki Nomidou (Greece) – Blurring The Boarders – A film collective, 2020, 3:29
Nenad Nedeljkov, Serbia – F_Station”, 2020, 1:14
Mary Campbell, USA – They Say This Helps”, 2020, 2:46
Cody Healey-Conelly, USA – Pause, 2020, 1:46
H.Paul Moon, US – Corona, 2020, 22:28


The Corona crisis is demanding from people around the globe to reduce their social contacts in order to avoid a rapid spread of the virus. The Wake-Up! Memorial was inviting audio-visual artists to submit one work – video and/or soundart – dealing with this – hopefully temporarily limited shut down . The new show case is representing an act of solidarity for the victims of the pandemic and a warning alike addressed to the human population on Earth to rethink the current values of the individual and the society as a whole. Corona! Shut Down? is representing a new exciting film collection including more than 180 audio-visual works.

30 October – 06 November 2020

6 – WOW – Transcendental Roots / WOW Babylonia
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Enter the TAM DarkRoom @ Cinema F

07 – 13 November 2020

7 – WOW – Switching the Change
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Enter the TAM DarkRoom @ Cinema g

82 minutes

1h 50 min
[alpha_spacer size=”20″ class=””] Uri Kloss (Israel) – Word, 2017, 1:29
Fran Orallo (Spain) – Death Dance, 2017, 1:00
James Murphy (Ireland) – Moving Water, 2019, 1:59
Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Even The Birds Know It, 2017, 2:55
Alan Sondheim (USA) – American Life, 2018, 6:03
Dmitry Kmelnitsky (USA) – URTH LING, 2019, 3:43
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Pillard of Cloud, 2016, 4:00
Oleg Kharch (Ukraine) – Fakemet, 2019, 3:46
Lana Z. Caplan (USA) – Canaries in the Mine, 2015, 8:19
Kristina Frank /Mervi Kekarainen (Sweden) – 2Rabbits in Purgatorio, 2019, 05:11
Arie Sigal & Ben-David Sigal (Israel) – Perlite, 2018, 4:17
Marcha Schagen (NL) – Melt Less CO2, 2019, 3:48
Adrien Gaumé (France) – Dry by innocence, 2018, 4’53”
Kate Walker (USA) – Cloudship, 2018, 14:33
Xia Han (China) – The Gift, 2019, 14: 23
Michael Carmody & Elissa Goodrich (Australia) – Common Time, 2018, 12:23
Boris Marinin (Israel) – Greenhouse, 2019, 3:19
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Today, 2019, 5:00
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Sunrise, 2019, 5: 46
Gabriele Stellbaum (Germany) – Shame, 2019, 1:11

TAM @ Alphabet
WOW Jubilee VII DarkRoom 2020
Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles
was presenting between 18 July – 20 September 2020

7 – WOW – Switching the Change
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Enter the DarkRoom @ Cinema F

The 7 Memorials for Humanity
7 screening programs curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

NewMediaFest2020 celebrates numerous anniversaries this year, including the foundation in Cologne in 2000.

WOW Jubilee VII Los Angeles – (WOW stands for “We Are One World”) is the 7th anniversary program in a row, this time with the focus on the 7 video program units with their 11 programs in total, which Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, the director, main curator realized NewMediaFest2020 for the screenings at TAM – including 150 videos by 150 artists from 30 countries on topics that concern artists and society alike – violence, migration, climate change, environment and identity – as they are manifested in “The 7 Memorial for Humanity” , a commemorative context of media art developed during the past 20 years since 2000.

NewMediaFest2020 is an event structure with a retrospective character, which is carried out in an exchange between virtual and physical space throughout 2020, starting on December 26, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2020 with network partners around the world.

In addition to the 12 monthly festival programs, the daily features are of particular importance with the publication of new media art programs from “The 365 Days Diary” online.

After Addis Ababa and Cologne before the Corona crisis, which forced NewMediaFest2020 to continue its activities exclusively online as the 1st Corona Festival, Berlin is now the first physical venue starting on 9 July followed Los Angeles (USA) on 18 July online, and depending of the Corona developments worldwide additional events are scheduled in Cusco (Peru), Athens (Greece), Lucca (Italy), Beirut (Lebanon) and Calcutta (India) – either offline or online.

Cinema H Cinema S Cinema G
Solo Feature: Marcantonio Lunardi Shoah Film Collection 6 – Night of Broken Glass TAM @ Alphabet 7
WOW – Switching The Change
Open – until 30 November 2020 Open – until 22 November 2020 Open – until 13 November
Cinema L Cinema K Cinema C
Gandhi – PPNRCD Corona! Shut Down? 7 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival – 2+3
Open – until 31 December 2020 Open – until 13 November 2020 Open – until 31 December 2020

ALPHABET @ The New Museum of Networked Art

is the new name of Cinematheque @ Le Musèe di-vistioniste, launched in 2001 as a forum for streaming media at a time when streaming media in the actual sense did not exist, yet, because the technological conditions, for instance, broad bandwith Internet did not exist, yet. At that time, only FLASH & Shockwave by Macromedia, the famous vector based multimedia software allowed low bandwidth streaming, but meanwhile the technology is obsolete and since some time “Cinematheque” was out of date.

Cinematheque realized until 2010 numerous projects developed in FLASH, which were available for the users until 2015, when the entire project context of The New Museum of Networked Art was re-structured – but streaming media had become usual meanwhile due to new technologies, so that the actual concept of “Cinematheque” was obsolete, as well.
Only in 2020, “Cinematheque” got a new relevance during the Corona pandemic, when suddenly all cultural institutions which had refused to go online before, saw their future in realising their projects in virtual space.

On occasion of the collaboration of The New Museum of Networked Art with Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles – starting on 18 July 2020 – Cinematheque. now renamed simply to Cinema @ The New Museum of Netwoerked Art, started hosting the 7 streaming video programs to be presented at the Darkroom of Torrance Art Museum (18 July – 20 September).
Now, after 20 September 2020, Cinema is renamed to ALPHABET Cinema @ The New Museum of Networked Art, because ALPHABET will be serving from 23 September 2020 on as the cinema platform of the museum, hosting 26 spaces for 26 individual program structures.

ALPHABET will promote the already existing and future film collections of The New Museum of Networked Art in the public space of the Internet via curated programs, individual filmic works and their creators, as well as in an excange between virtual and physical space via networking partners.

Until 31 December 2020, ALPHABET will serve as the cinema space for NewMediaFest2020, afterwards act as the independent event structure of The New Museum of Networked Art.

ALPHABET
directed & curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The New Museum of Networked Art