[spectre] Project launch: CologneOFF X - 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival

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Thu Sep 4 08:35:22 CEST 2014

artvideoKOELN international
is happy to launch on Thursday, 4 September 2014

CologneOFF X
10th Cologne International Videoart Festival

under the motto - "Total Art " (Gesamtkunstwerk)

On occasion of the collaboration with Institut fuer Alles Moegliche Berlin on 4 September 2014,
CologneOFF is launching in 2014 its 10th festival edition.

Founded in 2005 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, director of artvideoKOELN international, the characteristics of CologneOFF were from the beginning to be an experimenting platform for finding the ideal concepts for preseting "art & moving images" to an audience.

As a festival travelling to most different venues in an exchange between virtual and physical space, CologneOFF is a global networking project
to be realised in cooperation with international cooperating partners all over the world.
The festival is not reduced to the usual running time of 2 or 3 days at a single venue, but running all over the year including up to 32 physical venues, and 7 days a week and 24 hours a day via the online component offering viewers/users the videos of the complete festival programs for review.

CologneOFF X is standing under the motto of "Total Art" (Gesamtkunstwerk) featuring 175 works by audio visual creators from 30 countries
who follow the ideas of "Gesamtkunstwerk"  in most individual ways, demonstrating the richness & diversity of digital video as an artistic medium in the progrms, entitled:
Alienated Territories, Alienated Memory, Alienated Identities, Alienated Timelines, One Minute Wonder, Brave New World.

While the festival started 2014 already during the submission phase in July in Greece @ Videart Festival Miden,
today, the official launch of CologneOFF X will take place on occasion and in the context of the collaboration with Institut fuer Alles Moegliche in Berlin
under the topic "Brave New World" - http://bnm.i-a-m.tk  - 4 September 2014, 19h.
Additional venues in 2014 -  Tel-Aviv/Israel, Duesseldorf/Germany, Cuszo/Peru, Quito/Ecuador, Warsaw/Poland, Madrid/Spain, Los Angeles/USA.

After an exciting decade of an incredible media development and curatorial experimenting,
the 10th festival will be the final edition of this unusual festival project from Germany, running at least until 2016.
But it is not the end of CologneOFF, because it will be maintained as a curatorial format by artvideoKOELN international.

At this stage, CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival would like to thank
all artists and video makers, cooperating curators and networking partners all over the world
for the confidence in the project and its continuously changing concepts, which made the festival so successful.
Thanks to all! It was such a great time!

CologneOFF X - 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
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