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The W:OW Project


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The W:OW

About

The W:OW Project
The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival

The W:OW Project is dealing thematically with the Present and Future of planet Earth under the influence of the human species. WE ARE ONE WORLD is not just another artistic
topic, it is the complex reality and at the same time an Utopia that matters.
The „world“ is not just planet Earth as an all encompassing whole, but also the „world“ in terms of the environment or place the individual is living in: family, circle of friends, society, city,
region, country or continent, or other sortlike unities marking the individual and collective identity, their relation between each other, and the responsibility of the individual for each other and the Whole.

THE W:OW PROJECT, respectively THE W:OW ART FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

initiated by artvideoKOELN & The New Museum, of Networked Art – directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – is representing such a sample world on a small scale, in which artists, curators and
worldwide networking partners and, not to forget, the audience are acting in mutual respect, demonstrating the diversity of artistic and curatorial concepts. The festival project is consisting of three (3) basic program components, the general festival selection, the contributions by invited curators from all over the world and curated selections from associated art film collections like artvideoKOELN Collections,The Refugee Film Collection or Collective Trauma Film Collections, they form the fundament for a wide range of presentation formats like screening, projection and installation (exhibition). According to its concept, the W:OW Project – incorporating different levels on a local and global scale – will manifest at many venues all over the world,

Before the official launch of The W:OW Project in 2018, The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival has been presented in 2017 in different constellations in India (Kolkata & Kochi Muziris Biennial Kerala), Ecuador (Quito), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), Greece (Athens), Cyprus (Nikosia), Venezuela (Caracas) & Ethiopia (Addis Abeba).

The temporariy limited W:OW Project had its highlight in is one year lasting finaliation – 2020WOW retro – the NewMedoAFest 2020 – a retrospective view on 20 years networked art creations
by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – networked art by networked curating – symbolizing “We Are One World” as the essential curatorial/artistic concept.


The curators

  • chief curator
  • Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany, director of artvideoKOELN & THe New Museum of Networked Art – chief curator of The W.OW Project)
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  • associated curators
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  • Antonio Alvarado (Spain – media art curator Madrid)
  • Yarina Butkovska (Ukraine- independent curator)
  • Simone Dompeyre (France, director & curator of Traverse Video Festival Toulouse)
  • Marina Fomenko (Russia, director and curator of Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow)
  • Diana Rangel & Maria Bilbao Herrera (Venezuela – curators of nodoccs Videoart Festival Caracas/Venezuela)
  • Georgi Krastev (Bulgaria, director of Quarantene Film Festival Varna)
  • Rainer Krause (Chile – soundart curator)
  • Paulo B. Menezes (Portugal – curator Obliqua- experimental video Lisbon/Portugal)
  • Madhuja Mukherjee (India – Department of Film StudiesJadavpur University/Kolkata)
  • Eirini Olympiou (Greece, curator @ ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival Athens/Greece)
  • Gioula Papadopulou (Greece- director of Video Art Miden)
  • Simo Saarikoski (Finland – curator Tampere/Finland)
  • Ynin Shillo (Israel, curator of AVI – Art Video Festival Jerusalem)
  • Erick Tapia (Mexico, director and curator of Códec – International Festival of Video and Experimental Film Mexico City)
  • Maurizio Marco Tozzi (Italy, Art director of Over The Real, Festival Internationale Videoarte Viareggio-Forte Del Marmi)
  • Vera Tyuleneva (Peru, director & curator of VideoBabel – International Audiovisual Art Festival Cusco/Peru)
  • Tahir Un (Turkey – curator& artist from Izmir/Turkey)
  • Parya Vatankah (Iran – videoartist and curator of Iranian videos)

  • Roland Wegerer (Austria, director and curator of Danube International Videoart Festival)
  • Ezra Wube (Ethiopia – curator of Addis Videoart Festival)
  • VAFT (Video Art Festival Turku/Finland)
  • The venues


    WOW Jubilee 2020

    WOW Jubilee 2020 Cologne
    @ Halle Zollstock 1 March 2020

    WOW Jubilee 2020 Berlin
    @ Institute für Alles Mögliche 12 July – 26 August 2020

    WOW Jubilee 2020 Los Angeles
    @ TAM Torrance Art Museum – 18 July – 20 September 2020

    WOW Jubilee 2020 Athens
    @ ADAF – Athens Digital Art Festival 12 July – 5 August 2020

    WOW Jubilee 2020 Lucca
    @ Over The Real Videoart Festival – 30 September – 04 October 2020

    WOW Jubilee 2020 Kolkata
    @ Birla Academy of Art & Culture Kolkata – 15 October – 22 November 2020


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    WOW.22 / Russia
    @ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 17 April – 12 May 2019

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

    WOW.24 / Malta
    @ 12th Video Vortex Conference – K-Spazju Kreattiv- Valletta – 26-28 September 2019

    WOW.25 / Ethiopia
    @ Addis VideoArt Festival Addis Ababa /Ethiopia – 26 December 2019-1 January 2020

    WOW.26 / India
    @ Alliance Francaise du Bengal Kolkata/India – 12 September 2019

    WOW.27 / Tunisia
    @ 8th MasterPeace Monastir (Tunisia) – 7-11 October 2019

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    WOW.12 / India 5.0
    @ TransArt ” Kolkata/India -21 January 2018

    WOW.13 / Russia
    @ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 7-16 February 2018

    WOW.14 / Ukraine
    @ National University Kharkiv/Ukraine 10-12 April 2018
    National House of Cinema/Say By Body Art Festival – Kiev/Ukraine 13-15 April 2018

    WOW.15 / Greece 2.0
    @ ADAF – Athens Digital Art Festival – 24-27 May 2018

    WOW.16 / Finland
    @ VAFT – Videoart Festival Turku/Finland – 23 – 27 May 2018

    WOW.17 / Greece 3.0
    @ Eyes Walk Digital Festivakl syros/Greece – 27-29 July 2018

    WOW.18 / USA
    @ Torrence Art Museum (Los Angeles/CA) – 21 July – 14 December 2018

    WOW.19 / Bulgaria
    @ Quarantine Film Festival Varna/Bulgaria – 12-14 July 2018

    WOW.20 / Mexico

    @ Codec International Video Art Festival Mexico City – September 2018

    WOW.21. /India 6.0
    @ Alliance Francaise du Bengale Kolkata/India – 10 November 2018

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    2017

    WOW.01 – India
    @ Video Vortex XI @ Kochi Muziris Biennial 2016/2017
    23-26 February 2017 – Kochi/Kerala/ India

    WOW.02 / Brazil
    @ TimeLine Video Art Festival
    5-7 May 2017 – Belo Horizonte/Brazil

    WOW.03 / India
    @ Alliance Francaise du Bengal
    28 April 2017 – Kolkata/India
    5-7 May 2017 – Dharmasala/India

    WOW.04 / Greece
    @ TWIXTlab Athens
    6-7 May 2017 – Athens/Greece

    WOW.05 / Cyprus
    @ 4th International Motion Festival Cyprus 2017
    11-14 May 2017 – Nicosia/Cyprus

    WOW.06 / Ecuador
    @ MIVA – Muestra Internacional de Videoarte
    @ Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Quito/Ecuador
    23-25 August 2017

    WOW.07 / India
    23 September – Kolkata/India

    WOW.08 / Venezuela
    @ 3rd NodoCCS – Videoart Festival Caracas
    21 & 26 October 2017

    WOW.09 / Ethiopia
    @ Addis Video Art Festival – Addis Ababa/Ethiopia
    24 Dec 2017 – 4 Jan 2018

    WOW.10 / India 4.0
    @ 4th TENT Little Cinema International Festival
    8-10 December 2017 – Kolkata/India

    WOW.11 / Ukraine
    @ @ International BarCamp – KARAZIN MEDIA SYMPOSIUM – December 16, 2017
    V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

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