[rohrpost] NetEX_December news

{e-art} agricola-w at netcologne.de
Don Dez 1 13:49:54 CET 2005

December 2005  - Christmas release
NetEx--->:||nmapn||:Cologne ~ networked experiences
--->NetEX - internal calls
--->NetEX - external calls
--->2005 - A review -
       IMPACT'SA and more

NetEX - internal calls
1. [R][R][F]2006--->XP
on 31 December 2005, [R][R][F]2005--->XP
will expire and will be reborn on 1 January 2006 as [R][R][F]2006--->XP.
For the new season 2006, [R][R][F]2006--->XP
is looking for Internet based projects and works
dealing with the thematical complex of "memory"
in all its aspects and components.

The call and entry form can be found on

Deadline 1 March 2006
2. The "Memorial for the victims of AIDS"
is waiting for your solidarity on occasion of WORLD AIDS Day on 1 December.
Dear artist, the recent call invites you to make a submission

Deadline 31 December - afterwards ongoing
3. VideoChannel is looking for video works on the themes
"gender identity", "identity of colour" and " totalitarism"

The calls and the forms can be found on

Deadline 31 December 2005
NetEX - external calls

There are currently these calls posted for

1. Next Festival Vilnius/Lithuania (video) - deadline: 10 January 2006
2.Arizona Short Film and Video Festival - deadline 10 February 2006
3 Con-Can Movie Festival Japan - deadline: 28 February 2006
4.Blue Room - Open Video projects - deadline: ongoing
5. globale06 Berlin  - deadline 31 December

Please find all calls and submission information on

---> 2005 - A  review

Dear friends in art,

in 2005, [R][R][F]2005--->XP continued its sucessful development,
and nearly 50 events were organised focussing on [R][R][F]2005--->XP
or its components since its start in March 2004
At the end of the second year, it is time again to thank all you,
whether you are participating as artists, curators or corporate instances like organisations or institutions,
or whether you belong "just" to the audience, a very large audience fortunately,
for all the confidence in what I was initiating by realizing the RRF project.

The year 2005 was very turbulent and allowed me to extend my activities in physical space,
my project related travels to Israel and Palestina in February/March 2005, to Italy in June 2005
and most of all the most recent travel to  South America (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Brazil)
in October/November 2005, see also the event series project IMPACT http://impact.newmediafest.org
They were the results of the sucessful ideas of networking,
thanks to all who followed them.

By attending also a lot of prominent and less prominent festivals,
I got an idea of the current stand of media art on a global level,
and not all what I could see made me really enthusiastic, unfortunately.

I recognised a certain stagnation in nearly all fields of New Media art,
especially in what is called "electronic art".
In "net based art", the stagnation became visible already earlier,
and at the end of 2004, I stopped my activities for developing JavaMuseum
www.javamuseum.org further on, as you know.
Although I see an unexplored potential especially in "Internet based art",
most artists working in this field however reduce the thematical aspects
just to reflecting the Internet, thus themselves, and following this during many years,
it is just boring and no audience in the world will give such a direction any chance.
Of course, this ideological restriction is also supported by certain curators
and other people who follow personal interests in this field of art.

Something similiar can be also observed on other areas,
but eventually not the art and the artists as such are in a certain crisis,
but the system itself.

I would wish that artists would use their creative potential much more and experiment
and would determine the course of an art development by themeselves, this way.

The most promissing and developing fields in the framework of  RRF project
became in 2005 SoundLab Channel ( three editions) and
VideoChannel (meanwhile more than 16 curators and 150 artists)
especially VideoChannel included a lot of new exciting artists and artworks,
and was beyond that very successful in presenting  numerous selections in media exhibitions and mediafestivals
see also list of RRF venues.

By posting a call for [R][R][F]2006--->XP
I would like to invite artist working with New Media, especially the field of "Internet based art"
to overcome ideological limitations in this unique project environment,
and I would wish they would use the networking potential of this environment more consequently
than in 2004 or 2005. The deadline of 1 March 2006, gives even time and space
to consider the creation of completely new works.

Many thanks again to all of you.
I wish you a "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy and Successful New Year",
yours sincerely,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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