[spectre] FAMILY PORTRAIT - Mosaica Award winner 2005
nc-agricowi at netcologne.de
Fri Sep 30 10:15:38 CEST 2005
is proud to present the third and final version of
---> "Family Portrait"
- winner of the MOSAICA Award 2005 - Jews and Diaspora: Web Culture New Culture Jewish Culture -
an Internet based hybrid between an art project and a documentary
created by Agricola de Cologne, media artist and New Media curator from Cologne/Germany
Agricola de Colognes collaborative project "Family Portrait" portrays three generations of the Partnoy family from Argentina in a triple diasporic tale of survival and artistic creativity. The Partnoys escaped persecution in Europe, fleeing to Argentina where they were once again persecuted during the so-called Argentine holocaust during the military dictatorships. After being "disappeared" and imprisoned in Argentina, Alicia (Raquel's daughter) and her family found asylum in USA, where later in 1994 also Raquel and her husband Salomón emigrated to, and they all live now as visual artists, writers and poets.
In the framework of MOSAIC AWARD 2005, Agricola produced a third and final version of Family Portrait including new aspects of the story and a chapter about the lost son of the Partnoy Family. Agricolas project spotlights poignant aspects of Jewish diasporic history (Argentina) as well as artists whose identity and work is formed by this Jewish history.
"Family Portrait" is also part of the curatorial Internet based environment
"Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina"
which represents again an integral part of the global networking project
This final version of "Family Portrait" is launched online
on Friday, 30 September 2005
on occasion of the [R][R][F]2005--->XP installation
in the framework of the exhibition
Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art
14 October - 11 December 2005
at Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburg/USA,
the Biennale of Video and New Media Santiago/Chile 18 - 28 November - www.bienaldevideo.cl
and the IMPACT - events series in South America in October/November 2005 -
detailled info on http://impact.newmediafest.org
The MOSAICA site - www.mosaica.ca - will launch the works of the Mosaica Award winners
Agricola de Cologne ("Family Portrait") and Nick Fox Gieg ("A good joke") online later in October,
the exact date to be announced, yet.
These info can be found also on NetEX - networked experience
the experimental platform for New Media art from Cologne.
Contact. info at nmartproject.net
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