CologneOFF 2011 – in Finland (1)

CollogneOFF 2011 will have the first event series in Finland in cooperation with Live Herring 2011 Jyväskylä

Live Herring 2011

February 10, 2011
Vakiopaine (Kauppakatu 6, Jyväskylä)
Live Herring ’11 Video Art Club in Arctic & Fabulous Film festival
CologneOFF screening
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February 11 – March 31, 2011
Keuruu Museum (Kangasmannilantie 4, Keuruu)
As part of the Live Herring ’11 “Unreal World” exhibition
More information of the event will be available in a few weeks time at

Two different selections/compilations will be presented

CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context
CologneOFF VI – Let’s Celebrate – 5 years Cologne International Videoart Festival

CologneOFF is based on a successful concept as a festival context without a static festival location. Since its foundation in 2006, CologneOFF is conceptionally based in Internet, but conquered from this virtual place the physical world whith engaged programs of experimental film and video art. Some of the most successful young film & video artists started their career on CologneOFF before they became successful.

As a corporate part of CologneOFF 2011, the 6th festival edition includes an international jury consisting of Margarida Paiva (Oslo Screen Festival Norway), Gioula Papadopoulou (Videoart Festival Miden Greece), Macu Moran (Video Art World, Spain) Giorgio Fedeli (Visual Container /taly), Jonas Nilsson/Eva Olsson (Art Video Screening & Orebro International Videoart Festival/Sweden), Mohammed Allam (Medrar Video Festival/ Egypt), Tamas Gabeli (Budapest International Shortfilm Festival/Hungary) which made the program selections.

The 1st compilation for Live Herring 2011 is entitled:
Privat Space – Open Space? (58 minutes)
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (director of CologneOFF)
presented in Jyväskylä

What is space? Besides a scientific definition, the sensual perception is determining how people experience space as an environment for living, acting and moving. As a result of the civilisatory development of the past 50 years, using new media like “mobiles” have a revolutionary effect on how people deal with their personal and social needs . In the extreme the entire private sector can be exposed to the public, so that expecially non-initiated strangers participate in the intimacy of their fellow citizens. The meaning and perception of private and public space, and the limitis of both are changing in a dramatic way causing a new type of space, a kind of chaos which nobody can escape.
The selected videos explore how artists perceive and use space as physical and philosophical phenomena.

List of videos and artists:

1. Shota Gamisonia (Russia) – Field, Clowns, Apple, 2008, 15:00
2. Tajinder Singh Dhami (UK) – ELECTOTUNING, 2010, 03 min 46 seconds
3. Renata Gaspar & Marcin Dudek (Poland) – Axis, 2010, 3:07 min.
4. Aleksandar Grozdanovski (Macedonia) – consuming loop, 3:31, 2007
5. Karlos Alastruey (Spain) – The Shadow – La sombra, 2009, 7′
6 Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria) – [dis] connection – 2009, 1:58
7. Marianne & Daniel O’Reilly (UK) – capital’, 2008, 7min
8. Alicia Felberbaum (UK) – Undressing Room, 2009, 4:30
9. Ciento Volando Collective (Spain) – Walk away from there, 2009, 2:23
10. Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Homecoming Artist, 2008, 4:37
11 Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Without Windows, 2009, 5:00
12. Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Drawing No. 5 – , 2009, 1:02

The 2nd t compilation for Live Herring 2011 is entitled:
Imagining the Real (33 minutes)
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (director of CologneOFF)
presented in Jyväskylä and Keuruu

The most famous philosophers were discussing the question: what is real? There does not exist binding rules for people how to perceive the surrounding world. There exist in fact just a few objective basics which can be said to be accepted by all people, but rather the degree of subjectivity is determining how the real is perceived as such, consequently this is also good for the “unreal”. The artistic view is always dealing with the values of the subjective offereing the unexpected as a new “real” . The selected videos deal with the question how unreal is the real or vice-versa.

List of videos and artists:

1. Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 2010, 3:35
2. Henry Gwiazda (USA) – on the roof, 2008, 4′16″
3. Jorge Garcia Velayos (Spain) – THE BEAST / LA BESTIA, 2009, 05’ 20’’
4. Megan Daalder (USA) – Painting the Town, 2009, 5’ 42”
5. Gonzalo Cueto (Chile) – Stabilization Image, 2010, 00:04;24
6 Ocusonic aka Paul O Donoghue (Ireland) – Why Do You Have a Beard? – 2010, 6:02
7. Doug Williams (USA) – Back & Forth, 2009, 2:42

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