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  • NewmediaFest 2007 > 02/11/07

    Press Release
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    On 1 November,
    NewMediafest2007 is launched online.

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

    This press release is the first and general one,
    individual press releases will follow during the 1st November week,
    each day featuring another festival aspect.

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    NewMediaFest2007 consists of 2 components
    1. the online showcase including the common festival interface on
    —>>
    2. NewMediaFest2007 Blog -
    which is publishing all news and program schedules.

    ad 1)
    presentation of the featured festival contributions includes
    programm available as PDF for free download

    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
    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
    —->http://downloads.nmartproject.net/NewMediaFest_2007.pdf
    2. catalogue—> CologneOFF III - 3rd edition of Cologne Online Film Festival
    —>http://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

    powered by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
    info (at) nmartproject.net

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