Launch of NewMediaFest2007

On 1 November, NewMediafest2007 is launched online.

NewMediaFest2007 is the 1st common festival of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne – www.nmartproject.net – developed, organised and directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, founder and director of this global network.

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NewMediaFest2007 consists of 2 components:

1. the online showcase including the common festival interface on –>> 2007.newmediafest.org

2. NewMediaFest2007 Blog – www.newmediafest.org/blog/ which is publishing all news and program schedules.

presentation of the featured festival contributions includes program available as PDF for free download: downloads.nmartproject.net/NewMediaFest_2007.pdf

a) CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival –
–> CologneOFF III – Cologne Online Film Festival 2007
“Toon! Toon! – art cartoons and animated narratives

b) JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
5 features–>
—> “Seven Ways of Saying Internet Through Netart” curated by Elena Giulia Rossi (Italy)
—> “a+b=ba?” – a showcase about blog art curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
—> solo feature: 10 years netart by the US artist Jody Zellen
—> net.NET – 1st of a series of netart features
–> re-launch of JIP – JavaMuseum Interview Project

c) VideoChannel – video project environments
4 features–>
–> solo feature: 7 videos by the Icelandic video artist Unnur. A. Einarsdottir
–> selection: “art cartoons and animated narratives”
–> Women Directors Cut – Edition III
–> official launch of VIP – VideoChannel Interview Project

d) SoundLAB – sonic art project environments
4 features—> SoundLAB Edition V
—>soundSTORY – sound as a tool for storytelling
–> special feature: soundart from South Africa curated by Julian Jonker
–> special feature: soundart from Spain curated by Ruben Garcia
–> ofiicial launch of SIP – SoundLAB Interview Project

e) Cinematheque – streaming media project environments
two features—>
–>Slowtime2007? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
1st program of a six months lasting series
–> a series of web performances by the Israeli artists duo
Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry

f) official launch of “AND – Artists Network Database”
incorporating the biographies of more than
1400 media artists and curators from 70 countries
collaborating with [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne.

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NewMediaFest2007 is launched and organised on two levels:
1. online on 2007.newmediafest.org
2. in physical space generally via cooperations, in this special case NewMediaFest2007 becomes physical in cooperation with 3rd International Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina – 15-17 November 2007
–>additional physical manifestations are planned in sequence.

NewMediaFest2007 is further linked in November to FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Coimbra/Portugal and will be connected to numerous media art events during the coming months.

It is planned to run NewMediaFest2007 actively until May 2008 to be replaced by a new festival edition later on – whereby all online components remain for permanent online afterwards.
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NewMediaFest2007 is planning to issue in sequence PDF catalogues of the presented festival components. Two basic publications are issued as PDF for free download on occasion of the festival launch:

1. general program – NewMediaFest2007
downloads.nmartproject.net/NewMediaFest_2007.pdf

2. catalogue –> CologneOFF III – 3rd edition of Cologne Online Film Festival
downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF_3rd_edition_2007.pdf

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NewMediaFest2007 is a free cultural production powered by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
the experimental platform for art and new media from Cologne/Germany)

Technical note–>
All browsers welcome, but they need to be Flash enabled – Flash 9 plug-in required –

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This press release is issued by
netEX – networked experience
netex.nmartproject.net
powered by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
info (at) nmartproject.net

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