On occasion of 27 January 2015, the International Holocaust Memorial Day, SFC Shoah Film Collection is releasing its annual call in order to continue the success story which started 5 years ago on 27 January 2010 – commemorating the 65th liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz, when this unique media art and peace initiative was laucnhed in the context of “Draft Title: Shoah” – http://dts.engad.org and “A Virtual Memorial Foundation” – http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org
This media art and peace initiative by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, media artist and curator from Cologne (artvideoKOELN international, Cologne International videoart Festival) is addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of Shoah and collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new (audiovisual) technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the memory of the collective trauma by senstizing people via art. During the past years, a collection of 70 outstanding art film and videos by artists from 15 countries developed, from the experiment to the documentary.
In order to make the videos available to a wider public, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne set up an experimental event structure, named: “AVMCI – A Virtual Memorial Commeorative Interventions” – http://avmci.a-virtual-memorial.org/ – placing Shoah Film Collection into complementary interventions like the screening, projection and installation of the videos, a symposium with an international artists meeting, lectures, exhibitions, artistic performances of different kind, artists talks, discussions ansd much more, in order to activate the artists, as well as the audience.
After pilot projects in Latvia 2012, Lithuania and Poland 2013 und Italy 2014, in 2015 the next manifestation of Shoah Film Collection is planned in Germany – A Virtual Memorial Duesselödorf 2015 in November this year.
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