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Predecessors in Greece

*Medi@terra – Festival 2002 – Fournos Cultural Centre Athens (Greece)
*e-magic – cybermedia events – 43th International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (Greece) 2002
*2nd Synch Festival – Electronic Music & Digital Arts – 1-3 July 2005 – Lavrio Technological & Science Park Athens/Greece
*MICROPOLIS – International contest for Digital Film & Video Athens/Greece- 30 November -20 January 2006
Intro Out – Digital Art Festival Thessaloniki/Greece digital videos – 1-8 June 2006 –
Pixeldance Festival Thessaloniki /Greece 12-15 May 2006
International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Patras/Greece – 23 – 30 September 2006
Bele.ArteLamia 2006 – Lamia (Greece) videoart – 7-16 April 2006
International Film Festival Naoussa/Greece 8-11 May 2008
2nd AZA Digital Cinema Festival Thessaloniki/GR – 25-27 September 2008
International Film Festival Naoussa/Greece 30 Sep – 3 Oct 2010 – Silent Cry

Ionian International Digital Film Festival – September 2012
Ionian International Digital Film Festival Levkas- 9-12 Oct 2013
Ionian International Digital Film Festival – September 2012
Ionian International Digital Film Festival Levkas- 9-12 Oct 2013

Ionian International Digital Film Festival Levkas- 9-12 Oct 2013

Be There! – Corfu Animation Festival- 4-7 April 2013
Be There! – Corfu Animation Festival- 4-7 April 2013

Eyes Walk Digital Festival Syros/Greece – 27-29 July 2018
Eyes Walk Digital Festival Syros/Greece – 27-29 July 2018

artvideoKOELN & The New Museum odf Networked Art
are happy to announce

WOW.17 / Greece 3.0
@ Eye’s Walk Digital Festival
27-29 July – Syros/Greece

featuring a selection of videos from
The Refugee Film Collection

1. Cristobal Catalan (Spain) – Res Nullius, 2014, 3:46
2. Amir Kabir Jabari (Iran) – Domiz Camp, 2015, 3:11
3. Florentia Ikonomidou (Greece) – Heart Attack, 2016, 02:44
4. Felice Hapetzeder (Sweden) – Voyage, 2017, 2:30

5. Daniel Wechsler (Israel) – Exi(s)t, 2016, 01:45
6. Yovista Ahtajida (Indonesia) – Re-Interpreting Trump, 2016, 1:15
7. Aline Biasutto (France) – The Sirens Chant, 2013, 11’02
8. Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Shatila-Lost Island, 2016, 20:00

Video created on occasion of Eye’s Walk Digital Festival
9. Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – What If Europe Would Be An Human Being? How Would it look like?, 2018, 1:00

PDF catalogue for download

Video Art Miden Kalamata - 2008-2022

Festival Miden (2009-2022) – Kalamata/Greece

All programs are curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and can be reviewed @ Video Art Miden Darkroom @ Alphabet Art Centre
Kalamata/Greece – 4-6 July 2008
Kalamata– 12 July 2009
Kalamata/Greece – 10-12 July 2009
Kalamata – 8-10 July 2010
Kalamata – 14-17 July 2011
Kalamata – 5-7 July 2012
Kalamata – 4-7 July 2013
Florina School of Visual art – 3 December 2013
Florina School of Visual art – 19 January 2014
Kalamata – 3-5 July 2014
TWIXTlab Athens – Athens/Greece – 6-7 May 2017 –
Kalamata/Greece – 1-31 January 2021
Thessaloniki School of Visual / Applied Arts 18-20/05/2022

Video Art Miden welcomes the new year with 3 new online programs, which will remain accessible to all friends and video art lovers during January: 2 programs dedicated to contemporary Greek video art (“Occupants” and “Carry on”, curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou) and the selection “Time quarantined” presented in collaboration with The New Museum of Networked Art & ALPHABET Art Centre by invited curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.
The programs will remain open 1-31 of January 2021 at Video Art Miden youtube channel zo be presented afterwards @ Alphabet Art Centre

Time Quarantined

Karin & Didi Fromherz (Switzerland) – Handshake, 2014, 4:30
Ronnie Sluik (Netherlands) – Ronnie Likes to Know, 2017, 1’13
Jason Jenn (USA) – We Wear Many Different Masks, 2020, 3:00
Alexandra Anikina (Russia) – Some Entropy in Your Tea, 2013, 8:15
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Pillard of Cloud, 2016, 4:00
Johannes C. Gerard (Germany) – Isolate, 2019, 2:58
Louise Coetzer (RSA) – Dead Air, 2011, 5:12
Arie Sigal & Ben-David Sigal (Israel) – Perlite, 2018, 4:17
Lisi Prada (Spain) – State of Emergency, 2020, 3:30
Shahar Marcus & Hagit Grossman (Israel)- Johanna and Me, 2020, 9:58
Farid Hamedi // Rohina (Iran) – A Chair For All, 2019, 7:44
Vojislav Radovanovic (Serbia/USA) – Suburbia, 2020, 11:00
Katya Yakubov ( Uzbekistan) – Migration, 2014, 1:33

WOW.04 / Greece @ TWIXTlab Athens 6-7 May 2017 – Athens/Greece

No Return
The Refugee Film Collection
selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Luca Nanini (Italy) – A Hope – a Perpetuum Mobile, 2012, 2:00
Simone Stoll (Germany) – FAREWELL – ABSCHIED, 2016, 06:08
Theodoris Trampas (Greece) – Scorched Earth, 2015, 14:53
Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) – Línea Imaginaria , 2016 , 06:39
Mo’ Mohamed Benhadj (Algeria) – GOD WILL KNOW HIS OWNS, 2014, 08:32
Fenia Kotsopoulou (Greece) – Borderline, 2015, 3:06
Florentia Ikonomidou (Greece) – Heart Attack, 2016, 02:44
Daniel Wechsler (Israel) – Exi(s)t, 2016, 01:45
Panagiotis Kalos (Greece) – Gasping for Air, 2015, 1:36
Anni Kaltsidou (Greece) – The Refugees, 2015, 2:48
Monika Zywer (Poland) – Golden Life Jacket, 2016, 01:00
George Symeonidis, Artemis Stathakou (Greece) – “Refugee”, 2015, 04:08
David Gutema Gamatchis (Hungary) – Traffickers, 2015, 4:18
Lucija Konda Labas (Croatia) – We are the dogs – Wir sind Hunde, 2016, 1:11
Max Hattler (Germany) – Stop The Show, 2013; 1:00

2014 – CologneOFF 2014 – Total Art
10 Years Cologne International Videoart Festival

CologneOFF XP – “ Total Art – Alienated Time”
selected by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
list of videos
Heidi Kumao (USA) –Swollowed Whole, 2014, 3:53
Maurizio Sanhueza (Peru) – Copycat, 2013, 8:12
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Little Pills Blues, 2013,
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – Forbidden Fruit, 2009, 4.40
Giulia Giannola (Italy) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, 2012, 04:58
Karolien Soete (Belgium) – Tempus Fugit , 2013, 3:53
Albert Merino (Spain) –Visàvis, 2013, 5.05
Stephen John Ellis (USA) – Aus dem Kinder , 2011, 5:14
Brit Bunkley (NZ) – By Blood and Water, By Blood and Sand, 2014, 5:37
Ben Skea (UK) – Sleep Vessel, 2013, 2:43
Vojtìch Žák – (CZ) – Svetovar Brewery, 2013, 03:18
Gavin Hoffman (Ireland) – Complicit, 2013, 4:08
Mani Mehrvarz (Iran) – Wistful Affection For The Past, 2013, 3:06

As a unity and totality, the selection to be presented in Kalamata would like to celebrate the diversity of contemporary artistic creations in times of the merging arts on occasion of the 10th anniversary of CologneOFF.
2014 – Florina School of Visual Art – 19 January 2014

On 19 January 2014, such a “common attempt” was presented at Florina Art School in Florina (Greece), entitled “Art & Nature”. The venue was initiated by Gioula Papadopoulou from Videoart Miden and networking partner since many years already.

List of videos

Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova (Spain/Slovakia) – Irreal Time, 2012, 3:30
exDoc – experimental documentary film festival -curator Agricola de Cologne

Claudia Borgna (It) – Sweep and weep, Weep and sweep, Under, Over, In, Out, Away, 2010, 11:09
CologneOFF VII (Gwermany) – curator: Agricola de Cologne

QNQ/AUJIK (SWE) – A Forest within a Forest, 2010, 5:10
animateCOLOGNE – curator: Agricola de Cologne

Adele Rackövi (Austria) – Croax – Evolution Errors, 2012, 4:00
VideoChannel (Germany) – curator: Agricola de Cologne

Wei Ming Ho (Taiwan) – The Art Qaeda Project, 2010, 4:11
Manipulated Image (Los Angeles/USA) curator: Alysse Stepanian

Louise Coetzer (RSA) – Dead Air, 2011, 5:12
Letters from the Sky Festival Capetwon (South Africa)- curator: Kai Lossgott

Derek Larson (USA) – Landscape, 2011, 10:34
STRATA Foundation (Finland) – curator: Pekka Ruuska

Yuliya Lanina (USA) – Dodo Valse, 2010, 2.46
Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece) – curator: Gioula Papadopoulou

Juliana Alvarenga (Brazil) – Winter Garden”, 2010: 03:56
VideoBabel – Videoart Festival Cuzco (Pru) – curator: Very Tyuleneva

Andre Scucato & Cristina Pinhero (Brazil) – Mago, 2005, 3:26
FONLAD – Digital Art Festival (Portugal) – curator: Sergio Gomes

Dan Hudson (Canada) – River, 2011, 3:00
CologneOFF VIII (Germany) – curator: Agricola de Cologne

2013 CologneOFF 2013

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
is happy to announce

CologneOFF 2013 Greece III
@ Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 4-7 July 2013

Trace of Transformation
animateCOLOGNE – Cologne Art & Animation Festival
selection coordinated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Part I
Curated by Agricola de Cologne
Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain)- Pigman, 2012, 3:00
Albert Merino (Spain) – Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:50
Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Take to the woods, 2011, 6:01
Sarah Mock (Germany) – Is there a Way Out, 2011, 3:47
Karolien Soete (Belgium) – Prolegomena, 2011, 7’32″
Todd Fuller (Australia) – Tin Man, 2010, 4:37

Part II
Curated by Myriam Thyes
DoDomani Studio (Italy) – The Box, 2012, 3:00
Andrea Ferri (Italy) – Satura, 2008, 2:30
Natalia Biegaj (Poland) – For Katy, 2012, 3:26
Karolina Glusiec (Poland) – Velocity, 2012, 6:00
Shuai Cheng Pu (Taiwan) – Ferry Paradise, 2012, 3:48
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – At the Museum, 2012, 3:00
Arjan Brentjes (Netherlands) – Il était une fois un Artiste, 2011, 6:34
David Clark (UK) – Odd Jobs, 2010, 4:16

2012 – One Minute Cologne

CologneOFF 2012 Greece II
@ Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata (Greece)
5-7 July 2012

CologneOFF2012 Spain II PDF catalogue CologneOFF2012 Greece II

1#minuteCOLOGNE -Cologne One Minute Film Festival
60×60 – a special selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

01. Antony Rousseau (France) – Climax, 2005, 1:00
02. Sonja Vuk (Croatia) – Title: My Way, 2005, 1:00
03. AngelaWashko (USA) – Title: Give Stripes, Pretty Khaki, 2010, 1:00
04. Unity Art Nabiha & Thom (Germany) – Yellow Chain Dance, Penang Malaysia 2009, 1:00
05. Sahra Bhimji (USA) – Title: “La Ghost”, 2008, 1:00
06. Sreedeep (India) – 1 minute crash-course on SEDUCTION, 2009, 1:00
07. Ron Diorio (USA) – Title: Night Light, 2008, 1:00
08. Bill Domonkos (USA) – Title: Wormwhole, 2008, 1:00
09. Lukas Mateijka (Slovakia) – Title: 20m, 2008, 1:00
10. Simone Stoll (Germany) – Video title. The Crow, 2009, 1:00
11. Kika Nicolela (Brazil) – Title: Windmaker, 2009, 1:00
12. Harriet Macdonald (UK) – Title: Another Year Gone, 2008, 1:00
13. Alex Lora (Spain) – Video title: So Much Love, 2009, 1:00
14. Katherine Sweetman (USA) – Title: Dating in LA, 2009, 1:00
15. Kriss Salmanis (Latvia) – The Shower, 2007, 1:00
16. Mores McWreath (USA) – Title: The Egg, 2008, 1:00
17. Diogo Pessoa de Andrade (Portugal) – Gesture of Love, 2011, 1:00
18. Junho Oh (South Korea) – My identity by web application, 2010, 1:00
19. Ana Brotas/ Joana Gomes dos Santos (PT) – ABC whistling, 2012, 1:00
20. Karlos Alastruey (Spain) – Video title: S1-S4 reflections, 2010, 1:00
21. Jack Brandtman (Australia) – Title: Nightlife (2010, 1:00)
22. Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – The Hope of Enduring Long, 2010
23. Antti Savela (Sweden) – Title: Mother, 2007, 1:00
24. Andrea Zrno (Croatia) – video title: Is this your language?, 2009, 1:00
25. Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Title: Burning Phantom, 2009, 1:00
26. Victoria S. Weible (USA) – Title: Memory, 2009, 1:00
27. Helena Alvesalo (Sweden) – Microfilm 5, 2012, 1:00
28. Lilia Perez Romero (Mexico) – video title: “Pills”, 2010, 1:00
29. Minso Kim (South Korea) – video title: Is this mine?, 2009, 1:00
30. Filip Jacobson (Poland) – Is it the end?, 2012, 1:00
31. Lemeh42 (Italy) – Title: Image de la Plaine, 2009, 1:00
32. Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Death tunnel, 2011, 1:00
33. Kaspars Groshevs (Latvia) – Title: Tomorrow, 2007, 1:00
34. Adam Dragojevic (Serbia) – Title: Sweet Memory (2010, 1:00)
35. Gergely Erdely (Hungary) – Title: Myth (2010, 1:00)
36. Nikesh Shukla (UK) – Title: The Great Identity Swindle, 2009, 1:00
37. Nitin Das (India) – Title: Benefits of War, 2008, 1:00
38. Nenko Genov (Bulgaria) – Tomates Eat You, 2010, 1:00
39. Vera Todorova (Bulgaria) – video title: Video – II., 2010, 1:00
40. Alison Beda (USA) – Title: Just a Minute (2008, 1:00)
41. Hervé Constant (UK)- Title: 59 Steps (2006, 1:00)
42. Xiaowen Zhu (China) – Caroussel Travel, 2010, 1:00
43. Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Title: Claudia & Paul 4:55 p.m, 2009, 1:00
44. Fabrizio Bellomo (Italy) – The Most Beautiful View of Milan, 2011, 1:00
45. Olga and Tatiana Poliektova (Russia) – Inspiration, 2010, 1:00
46. Pramod Saahoo (India) – Video title: Wake Up Call, 2011, 1:00
47. Gruppo Sinestetico (Italy) – Title: anche un parole uccidona, 2007, 1:00
48. Veena Shekar (India) – We are different because we were made differently, 2009, 1:00
49. Myriam Thyes (CH) – Janus Goddess Flies over Malta , 2011, 1 :00
50.Hamza Halloubi (Morocco) –Title : Untitled, 2009, 1 :00
51. Basir Mahmood (Pakistan) – Dot in The Line, 2011, 1 :00
52. Pierre-Laurent Cassière (France) – Title: Mimnemesis, 2006, 1:00
53. Lin Fangsuo (China) – Title: White, 2008, 1:00
54. Katherine Oggier Chanda (CH) – Squeaky Clean, 2010, 1:00
55. Johanna Reich (Germany) – Blast, 2008, 1:00
56. Adrian Zalewski (Poland) – Title: I Once Wasn’t Dead, 2010, 1:00
57. Yin-Ling Chen (Taiwan) – Title: A Face, 2009, 1:00
58. Baptist Coelho (India) – Title: Crosslegged, 2008, 1:00
59. Drew Hamilton (USA) – Street Corner project, 2012, 1:00
60. István Rusvai (Hungary) – TitlE. Pass, 2009, 1:00

2011 – Lines, Colours & Emotions

CologneOFF 2011 Greece (II)

Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece

CologneOFF 2011 Greece (II)
Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata (Greece) – 14-17 July 2011

Lines, colours & emotions
– videoart from Latin America –
curated by VideoChannel Cologne

List of participants
Marita Contreras (Peru) – Via Crucis, 2008, 4:00
Javier de la Torre (Mexico) – Suennos Y Sustitutes, 2002, 6:34
Julio Orta Villarreal (Mexico) – Elena in the Prison of Herself, 2006, 6:58
Carlos Ruiz-Valarino (Puerto Rico) – Hosts / Guests, 2004, 7:50
Christian Bermudez ( Costa Rica) – Dear Neigbour, 2006, 7:00
Alejandra Villasmil (Ecuador) – Fanesca, 2010, 1:00
William Peña Vega (Colombia) – Zero Degrees, 2010, 3:00
Juan David Gonzalez Monroy (Colombia) – How To Catch A Mole, 2009, 9:00
Henrique Roscoe (Brazil) – Love Rules, 2007, 1:16
Silvia Cacciatori Filloy (Uruguay) – Prostituto, ta., 2005, 4:40 (Argentina) – Siembra: Videocode03 (2006, 4:09)

2010 – Found Footage

Curated by: WilfriedAgricola de Cologne

1. BillDomonkos–Ludeuxfois(2006), USA, 3:11
2. DeinseHood–RealLife(2008), USA, 3:08
3. Dr. Boston-I wish I had a date(2006), USA,3:15
4. Alexander Mouton–Stare(2009), USA, 1:40
5. James Woodward–The Annihilation of Michael Phelps(2008), USA, 0:30
6. Constantin Hartenstein–LIFTN(2008), Germany, 1:20
7. Dennis Summers–The Whipping Off Moss Distinction Blues(2005),USA, 4:45
8. Jennifer Schwed–How do you love(2009), USA, 4:33
9. Rajorshi Ghosh–Pig(2009), USA, 1:00
10. Johanna Reich–Blast(2008), Germany, 1:00
11. Toban Nichols–Battlestations!(2008), USA, 6:28
12. Maria Cañas Reyes–The Toro’s Revenge(2006), Spain, 2:00
13. Larry Caveney–In the Defence of An Old Bank Robber(2008),USA, 2:09

Selected, curated, programmed by Wilfried AgricoladeCologne
Participating artists:AaronOldenbourg(USA), MyriamThyes(Switzerland), BillDomonkos(USA), RenaudVercey(France), DavidClark(Canada), RoderickCoover(USA), RitaSá (Portugal), CynthiaLawsonJaramillo& StephanieStrickland(USA), AlexanderMoton(USA), AlanBigelow(USA), ChrisJoseph(U.K.), EdmondSalsali(USA), HermesMangialardo(Italy), MatthewRandall(U.K.

2009 – Women Directors Cut – 13:13:13

VideoArt Festival Miden/Kalamata-Greece – July 2009 – CologneOFF IV – VideoChannel-WDC 13:13:13


Women Directors Cut – 13:13:13

2008 – 2009

2009 – Burning Phantom
2008 – En (coded) ed

Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 10-12 July 2009 Burning Phantom
Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 4-6 July 2008 Encoded

Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 10-12 July 2009
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Burning Phantom, 2009, 1:00
Love is a burning phantom – it appears unexpectedly and is vanishing without any warning.

Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 4-6 July 2008 Encoded
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – En[code]ed, 2008, 5:00
Digital video inspired by a visit of Thessaloniki.
The work describes the principle of “code” or “coding” in form of an allegory, a metaphoric story as a ritual of meeting, dominating and resigning. The code is identified as a state of the static, dogmatic and conservative, which asks for obedience, but gives no chance to escape.

Video Art Miden Kalamata - curator

Video Art Miden 1 April – 31 May 2021

Video Art Miden::
Curated by Margarita Stavraki, Nikos Podias, Maria Bourika, Olga Papadopoulou & Gioula Papadopoulou

A selection curated collectively by the 5 basic curators of Video Art Miden’s latest edition, “Manifestations” brings together 10 video art works that explore different aspects of life and the subtext behind common and seemingly ordinary actions, movements, thoughts and things that surround us. The works follow and record discretely human psychological and behavioral routines, intersecting with great sensibility various human transactions and social interactions, from personal to collective and ultimately to universal.

Fu LE (France) – MASS, 2019, 10.00
Caroline Rumley (USA) – Right Turn, 2018, 6.00
Iwona Ogrodzka (Poland) – Submission, 2019, 4.40
Tseng Yu Chin (Taiwan) – Scenery other end, 2018, 9.10
Gerald Habarth (USA) – Trees and Ice, 2019, 3.53
Allison Beda (Canada) – All about you, 2017, 3.45
Yiorgos Drosos (Greece) – Black Sheep Escape, 2018, 3.20
Hana Yoo (Germany) – Anthropology of Dead Body, 2019, 11.00
Oliver Poppert (Australia) , Cogs, 2019, 3.44
Nikos Giavropoulos (Greece) – “Quarantine Self-portrait” No2, 2020, 3.18

Program unit 14

WOW Greece – Down to Earth
curated by Gioula Papadopoulou

List of videos:

Anna Vasof (Gr/A) – Down to Earth, Greece-Austria 2014, 4.01
Alexandros Kaklamanos (Gr) – A Minor, Greece 2014, 2.11
Panos Mazarakism (Gr) – Virtual Vanity, Greece 2016, 1.21
Yiannis Kranidiotis (Gr) – Ichographs MdelP, Greece 2015,4.13
Alex Karantanas (Gr) – Untitled, Greece 2015-16, 6.38
Katerina Athanasopoulou – Branches of Life, UK 2016, 4.14
Vasilis Karvounis – Dancing with Thanatos, Greece 2015, 3.45

Experimental I
VideoChannel – Found Footage
Coordinated by Agricola de Cologne

selection -curated by Gioula Papadopoulou
curator – Videoart festival Miden (Greece)

Alexander Mouton (USA) – Stare, 2009, 1:40
Bill Domonkos (USA) – Lu Deux Fois, 2008, 3:11
Maria Canas (Spain) – The Toro’s Revenge, 2006, 2:00
Enrique Freaza (Spain) – Fictional Recall: Episode I, 2007, 1:09
Joshua Rosenstock (USA) – Dance of the Computer Lab, 2009, 1:18
Mundy Owen Mundy (USA) – Through a Glass Darkly, 2008, 12:30
Andreas Zingerle (Austria) – EXTENSION OF HUMAN SIGHT, 2008, 3:10
Rajorshi Ghosh (USA) – pig, 2009, 1:00
Angie Eng (USA) – Endings, 2008, 2:39

CologneOFF 2013 Georgia
is a collaboration with CCA Tbilisi/Georgia
VideoChannel – Found Footage
curated by Gioula Papadopoulou – Videoart Festival Miden

01. Ran Slavin (Israel) – Facial Witness, 2006, 2:00
02. Andreas Zingerle (Austria) – EXTENSION OF HUMAN SIGHT, 2008, 3:10
03. Rajorshi Ghosh (USA) – pig, 2009, 1:00
04. Borja Alexandre (Spain) – “Suicide”, 2007, 8:00
05. Alexander Mouton (USA) – Stare, 2009, 1:40
06. Constantin Hartenstein (Germany) – LIFTN, 2008, 1:20
07. Maria Canas (Spain) – The Toro’s Revenge, 2006, 2:00
08. Bill Domonkos (USA) – Lu Deux Fois, 2008, 3:11
09. Clint Enns (Canada) – winnipeg stories: sacrificial memories, 2008, 4:38
10. Enrique Freaza (Spain) – Fictional Recall: Episode I, 2007, 1:09
11. Andrea Huyoff (Germany) – On the Waterfront, 2008, 2:30
12. Owen Mundy (USA) – Through a Glass Darkly, 2008, 12:30
13. Renata Padovan (Brazil) – ONCE, 2009, 2:11
14. Jonas Nilsson (SWE) – The Choice, 2009 2:15
15. Joshua Rosenstock (USA) – Dance of the Computer Lab, 2009, 1:18
16. Dr. Boston (USA) – I wish I had a date, 2006, 3:15
17. Lobo Pasolini (Brazil) – The Art of Videoart, 2007, 2:18
18. Angie Eng (USA) – Endings, 2008, 2:39

Videoart Festival Miden
Everywhere I go, I find me
curated by Gioula Papadopoulou / Festival Miden

1. Riccardo Muroni, LISIRI, Sardinia 2013, 7.34
2. Jan Brand, Viva Grupetto Messanggeri, Germany 2013, 4.44
3. Ines von Bonhorst, Standing Silence, UK 2012, 10.00
4. Jan Brand, Rosenthal, Germany 2009, 6.04
5. Shahar Marcus, 1,2,3 Herring, Israel 2011, 2.27

[Inter]mission possible | curated by Gioula Papadopoulou
Videoart Festival Miden, Kalamata/Greece

1. Pask D’Amico, L’ Homme Grotesque, Italy 2012, 2.43
2. Ben Oren, Full English, UK 2012, 2.16
3. Yuliya Lanina, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, USA, 2012, 3.04
4. Anno Bergmann, Liebe, Germany 2012, 0.26
5. Paul Freeman, An Inside Story, Canada 2012, 6.35
6. Nadine Arbeiter, “9 Variationen ohne Thema” / “9 variations without theme”, Germany 2012, 5.45
7. Shon Kim, Oloc Boloc, S.Korea 2013, 2.16
8. Mauricio Sanhueza, My Old Manís Pistol, Peru 2012, 2.33
9. Tommi Matikka, Small Heroes, Finland/Senegal 2013, 2.17
10. Neno Belchev, Negative message (Middle finger), Bulgaria 2012, 1.15

Curators: Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Gioula Papadopoulou

presented on 19 March 2011 at Kharkiv City Art Gallery (Ukraine)

CologneOFF2011_press_release CologneOFF 2011 UKRAINE
14-20 March 2011 – Kiev-Kharkiv

Curatorial statement:
“Less-Time-Less” is a selection of videos from Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece. It presents 15 videos by 15 contemporary artists from Greece, Italy, Germany, Israel, Slovakia, Belgium, Norway, France, Slovenia and Canada. All videos deal with the perception of time and the fluidity of
this perception. They approach various aspects of life and human experience, capturing time, alternating and transforming time, stretching time, bending time, blending time, visualizing memories, histories, thoughts and desires. Creating “time choreographies”, the works included in this unit lead us into a poetic universe of parallel time flows, in a “time-less” or “less-time-less” video journey.

Selected videos

1. Ioanna Myrka, Frustration, Greece-2006, 1.55
2. Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Tiga Nekra, Greece-2009, 4.45
3. Lukas Matejka, 20m, Slovakia-2008, 1.00
4. Dimitris Gakis, Four Elements Groove, Greece-2009, 3.11
5. Guy Yitzhaki, Liquidation, Israel-2009, 3.00
6. Claudio Stellato, The Attic, Belgium-2008, 2.40
7. Tilman Kuentzel, Dave, Germany-2008, 4.00
8. Alessandro Vitali, Genesis, Italy-2007/08, 8.35
9. Ivar Smedstad, mekanisk ↔ organisk, Norway/Germany-2009, 5.06
10. Jean-Gabriel Periot, Nijuman no borei (200 000 Phantoms), France-
2008, 7.30
11. Nicolas Wiese, Luftkreuz Lullaby, Germany-2007/08, 6.50
12. Gioula Papadopoulou, Brown study portraits #1: Maria, Greece-2009,
13. Bryan Lauch & Petra Pokos, X, OM, Slovenia-2009, 1.53
14. Makis Faros, LEBENSWEISHEITSPIELEREI (from Wallace Stevens’
poem), Greece-2009, 3.13
15. Anna Woch, Last message from Mr Cogito, Canada-2009, 4.30

CologneOFF invites –> Video Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece
consists of 2 selections curated by Gioula Papadopoulou

1. Inner dialogues: sounds of silence – Greek video art (I)
2. Realities, surrealities and other crimes… Greek video art (II)

2. Realities, surrealities and other crimes…

1. Nikos Pastras, for j.g. ballard, (Greece-2008) 2.46
Nikos Pastras was born in 1982 in Athens, Greece. He has been involved with painting, theatre (Theatre Lab “Mythology”) and film direction. He has collaborated with SFENDONI theatre and the Municipal Theatre of Chios. Since 2005 he lives and works in Thessaloniki.
Filmography: 2008 THEREMIN (Short Film Corner on Festival de Cannes, Winnipeg International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Cyprus International Film Festival (Best Short Film Award), Corinthian International Film Festival) / 2008 FOR J. G. BALLARD (Athens Video Art Festival, Video Art Festival Miden)

2. Yiannis Konstantinou, Real Dream[e]scape, (Greece-2004) 1.15
Yiannis Konstantinou was born in 1963. He studied Graphic Arts at the School of Graphic Arts and Art Studies, TEI of Athens (1982-87), and painting/photography at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki (1988-94). He also holds an MA in “Digital Arts” from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2002-04). His work involves painting, photography, video, digital imaging and game-art. He has received 3 awards for his photographic work in Greece (1993, 1998, 2003) and a National Scholarship from Greek State Scholarships Foundation for postgraduate studies in Painting. He has presented his work in 3 solo exhibitions in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece, and in many group projects, exhibitions and festivals in Greece, Germany, France and China. He lives and works in Athens.

3. Giorgos Nasios, Imprint of the Right Forefinger, (Greece-2005) 2.07
Giorgos Nasios was born in 1967 in Preveza, Greece. He is a graduate in Graphic Arts. His work encloses sculptures, silk-screen printings, digital images, video and animation projects. His project “The imprint of right forefinger”, an animated movie concerning identity, participated in 2nd Athens Video Festival, Festival Miden and Micropolis internet competition. At present he lives and works in Athens, Greece and he keeps on creating audiovisual and animated projects.

4. Martha Koumarianou, Pixel trilogy: why? (Greece-2006) 0.40
Μartha Koumarianou was born in 1971. She studied multimedia/programming applications and has a Masters’ degree in Digital Art from the Arts University of “Camberwell College”, London. Fascinated with Pixel Art, she decided to apply this technique in various artistic areas. Starting with this minimalistic way of expression she moved on to creating a series of digital pieces of art (Video Art, Installations, V.J etc). She has presented her work in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad and she was awarded distinctions such as in “Film Challenge 06” – onedotzero/Bios, Athens, “Medi@terra International Art + Technology Festival Gaming Realities” -Fournos, Athens, “DJPA: Colour” – DJPA Partnership, London, “Platforma Video6 International Film Festival”, Athens, etc.

5. Eva Poulopoulou, The Grid, (France-2006) 3.40
Eva Poulopoulou was born in 1980 in Greece. She studied at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, NTUA (1998-2005). She completed her postgraduate studies in digital arts at the AII department of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD), Paris, France (2005-06). Her 3D animation film “The Grid” is her postgraduate project.

6. Leonidas Konstadinidis, Ants, (Greece-2005) 2.10
Leonidas Konstadinidis was born in Athens in 1965. He studied Physics in Athens University. He holds an MA in Electronic Engineering and Automatisms with specialization in digital editing (1997) and an MA in “Digital Arts”, Athens School of Fine Arts (2004). He has worked as a 3D animator from 1992 to 1996. He has taught engineering, photography and physics in many schools (Secondary and Superior education). He has presented his work, mainly video, in group shows and festivals in Greece and abroad.

7. Ioanna Myrka, Weather, (Greece-2005) 1.00
Ioanna Myrka studied graphic and fashion design (1984-1991) and sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1993-98). She continued her studies with an MA in “Digital forms of Art” in Athens School of Fine Arts (2005-07). She has presented her work (sculpture, painting, video, installations) in various group shows in Greece and abroad. Solo exhibitions: S. Makris gallery, Athens, 2001 / “Common stories” in private place, Athens, 2004. Artworks are included in Dakis Ioannou collection, and other collections. She lives and works in Athens.

8. Anastasia Diavasti, Street Life, (UK – 2006) 8.20
Greek artist Anastasia Diavasti graduated in 2004 from the University of East London, UK, receiving an MA in Film, Video and New Screen Media. In her videos she depicts ordinary life scenes in a documentary-style form. “Street life” is a silent but vividly expressive video, in this concept and context. It was presented in Festival Miden, Kalamata, GR, in 2007.

9. Andreas Voussouras, Kafka’s Dick, (Greece-2006) 0.30
Andreas Voussouras was born in Athens in 1957. From 1979 to 1982 he lived in Paris, where he studied sociology. His artistic interests, apart from visual arts, include radio shows and set design.
Since 1990 he has collaborated with various dance and theatre companies as set designer and musical supervisor. He has exhibited in Greece, Austria, Germany, Portugal and Turkey and works of his can be found in the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, and private collections in Greece and Europe, including the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. Voussouras’s work usually consists of environments and constructions. Among his favorite themes are the relationships between time and matter and individual and collective memory.

10. Nina Kotamanidou, Figs, (Greece-2007) 4.08
Nina Kotamanidou was born in 1966. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki and continued her studies in UK with an MA in Painting Dep. of Winchester School of Art, Southampton University, London and a PhD on video art at Wimbledon School of Art, University of Surrey (2003). Nina Kotamanidou works with pop video culture using the medium’s dynamics as the present-day opportunity to portray oneself immersed in contemporary status and has coined the neologism “videoscopic” in order to delineate this possibility of seeing oneself through video culture generated manipulations and attitudes. She has also worked with painting and handmade objects, always verging on areas where art meets the “ordinary extraordinariness” of the everyday. Her work has been exhibited in Greece, UK, Spain and USA. She lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.

11. Eileen Botsford, Cycle, (UK-2005) 9.13
Eileen Botsford was born in 1979 in Athens, Greece. She received a B.A. Hon’s in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art and an M.F.A. in Theatre Design from The Slade School of Fine Art. She is the Founder and Creative Director of EBnefsi Design, a New Media Public Art Collaborative based in London and working internationally. She works as a New Media Public Artist, on vast spectrum of on-site and on-line projects and commissions. Her projects include VJing for a number of prestigious events, using original video pieces; new media window displays, such as for Vivienne Westwood at Selfridges, London; and Net Art pieces such The Journey, exhibited in Art Athens 2005, The International Interdisciplinary Conference Science and Art 2005, Eugenidis Foundation, Athens, and Cyber Arts 2005, Prix Ars Electronica, Austria. She has received sponsorship for her work, such as from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation of Athens, and in 2006 she won 2nd Best Experimental Video Award 05 at Strange Screen VI, Salonica Cinema Museum, GR, for her piece Cycle. She lives and works in Athens and London.

12. Kiki Petratou, …to be familiar with…, (Netherlands-2002) 1.00
Kiki Petratou was born in 1971 in Patras, Greece. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1993-99) and continued her studies with an MA in Fine Art (awarded with Distinction) at the Piet Zwart Institute/Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam, NL and Plymouth University, UK, (2004-2004) and a Research Masters in Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, NL (2005-07). She has presented her work in several group exhibitions and festivals in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Yugoslavia, Russia, Australia, etc. Her work focuses mainly on photography. She is based in Rotterdam, NL.

13. Konstantinos Vaviloussakis, TOO.14.29.01, (Greece-2003) 8.10
Konstantinos Vaviloussakis was born in Chios, Greece, in 1971. He studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2001) and Magazine production and design at Central Saint Martins, London, UK (1995). He has presented his work in a solo exhibition at Thanassis Frissiras Gallery, Athens, Greece (2008) and in many group shows and festivals in Greece, Spain, Australia, France and Holland. Collections: Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece / Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece / Musée de la Publicité, Louvre, Paris, France.

14. Katerina Gaka, TV project, (Greece-2005) 2.40
Katerina Gaka was born in 1975 in Greece. She studied painting and photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1994-1999) and at the School of Fine Arts of Barcelona (1996-97, Socrates/Erasmus scholarship). Since 2001 she teaches art in Primary and Secondary Education. She has presented her work (painting/photography/videos) in several group shows. Selected exhibitions: Pret-Art-Porter, Deste Foundation, Athens, 1999 / TOXIC, Deste Foundation, Athens, Scan Istanbul, Deneme Bilim Merkezi Conference Hall, Constantinople, Turkey, 2003 / Solus Locus, Gazon Rouge, Athens, 2003 / Photobiennale 2008, Thessaloniki , Greece, 2008

15. Anna Tsichli, Looking for My Valentine, (Greece-2003) 7.40
Anna Tsichli is a dramaturge and theatre director. She studied at the University of Athens (BA in Theatre Studies) and Central School of Speech and Drama (MA in Performance Studies). She devised and directed theatre performances, video art, happenings and events. She worked for magazines and conducted workshops for The Theatre of Changes, Diavasi detoxification centre, Roes Dance Theatre Company in Athens, and also for the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and many schools. She participated in festivals and congresses in Greece and abroad. She is the dramaturge of the Kinitiras Dance Theatre Company and co-founder and member of the Hellenic Theatrologists’ Society. Member of the Specialised and Laboratory Teaching Staff (SLTS) of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Peloponnesus, Greece.

16. Giorgos Itoudis, Calendar Summer 2007, (Greece-2007) 1.11
Giorgos Itoudis was born in 1984. He studied Fine Arts at the School of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences, Ioannina, Greece. His degree research is an exploration of auto sarcasm in art. In his auto-sarcastic video “Calendar Summer 2007” he criticizes issues of personal identity in relation to the contextual space/environment. The video has been presented in Athens Video Art Festival and in Festival Miden, Greece, in 2008.

17. Danai Konstanta, Mug Girlfriend, (Greece-2007) 3.00
Danai Konstanta was born in 1973. She studied at the Law School of the Aristoteleion University in Thessaloniki (1991-96) and at the School of Graphic Arts and Art Studies, Decorative Arts department, TEI of Athens. She holds an MA in Design Studies, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK (2003-2004). She has worked as a stylist and conceptual designer in Athens and London and has collaborated with many Greek magazines (Free, Vita, Casa Vogue, Life & Style and others). She has participated in several group shows and festivals in Greece and UK.

Total duration: 60 min

“Video-prints: video art from Greece”
is a selection of videos by 12 Greek contemporary artists, whose work has been presented in Video Art Festival Miden in Kalamata and Athens during the past 4 years. The videos deal with issues of identity and personal perception of various aspects of human life. They observe, explore and criticize human existence through personal views on relationships, feelings, memories, gestures and behaviours and create symbolic, poetic images of the inner and surrounding world.

Video Art Miden Kalamata Darkroom @ Alphabet Art Centre

Video Art Miden Kalamata - profile

CologneOFF partner festival 2009

Festival Miden: starting from zero!

Festival Miden (miden means “zero” in Greek), the first Greek video art festival presented in open public spaces, is an annual video art & new media cultural event held in Kalamata, GR.

The festival is founded, organized and curated by a team of contemporary Greek artists, who are all linked with Kalamata since childhood. It is an independent organization, supported by Kalamata’s Historic Centre Organization, the Messinia Chamber of Commerce and the Municipality of Kalamata.

Video Festival Miden

The main purpose of the festival is the free presentation, promotion and development of Greek and international video art and new media art, in times dominated and defined by “image” and “technology”, creating a new, alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video and media artists from Greece and all over the world. Under the motto “Start from zero!” we also invite students, young artists and creators from other backgrounds to participate dynamically in our events.

Since 2005, the year Festival Miden was presented for the first time in open spaces of Kalamata’s Historic Centre -starting literally from zero!- it has been gradually established as one of the most successful and interesting video art festivals in Greece and abroad and has been a significant point of cultural exchange for Greek, European and international video art.

During the last five years, Festival Miden has been presented annually every July in Kalamata, and also has presented screening programs, exhibitions and collaborations in Athens, Argos and Larissa in Greece, while collaborating with various art groups, art schools, artspaces, organizations and other festivals in Greece and internationally.

Video Festival Miden

Our manifesto:

Festival Miden is an initiative action, taken in order to promote and develop alternative and free expression at times where visual arts and media play a more and more dominant role.

The main axes of Festival Miden is Video Art which is presented not just as a different mean of expression for many pioneer visual artists but also as an easy and effective tool for public creativity. A potential that derives mainly from the free use of modern visual media, which offer an easy access to everyone.

Video Festival Miden

Through a variety of activities and events, Festival Miden hopes to become the pole and the foundation of a new artistic extroversion that will be inspired by the critical observation of everyday life focusing on the role of the individual as the centre of life itself.

The main objective of this initiative action is the stimulation of the community to freely develop its artistic dimension independently, away from any type of intervention.

Previous editions:

Festival Miden 2005: starting from miden(=zero)

The first Festival Miden was presented in open spaces of the Historic Centre in Kalamata, at 8, 9 and 10th of July 2005. The three-day events included a two days video art screening program at Amfeia’s square and a musical concert -featuring Messinian Jazzteat, The Freak Brothers Band and Mellotron- at Agii Apostoli, both areas of the Historic Centre of Kalamata.

The screening program included 44 art videos of various techniques and styles, created by forty video artists from all over Greece and abroad. The audience of the first year’s organization embraced the Festival not only with its lively presence but also with its support by all possible means.

In its first realization, Festival Miden was supported by Kalamata’s Historic Centre Organization, The Messinia Chamber of Commerce and the Municipality of Kalamata and co-operated with Athens Video Art Festival and Fournos-Centre for Digital Culture.

Video Festival Miden

Festival Miden 2006: established in Greece

In its second realization, which took place in public spaces of the Historic Centre in the city of Kalamata in July 2006, Festival Miden presented 3 days of screenings and events.

The three-day program included a two days screening program at Amfeia’s square (Thursday 6 and Friday 7 of July). There were presented 71 art videos, created by 68 video artists and groups from Greece and abroad.

The third day included a special screening of “The Approaching of the Hour”, a dinsticted documentary film about the Greek English-speaking Pop/Rock music scene, directed by Gratsiella Canellou, followed by a VJ musical concert featuring “Alloiosis” group, at Agii Apostoli (Saturday, 8 of July 2006).

Video Festival Miden

Festival Miden 2007: the festival becomes international

More than 500 artists, groups and video creators from all over the world submitted their works for the screening program of Festival Miden 2007, which took place in public spaces of the Historic Centre of Kalamata, from 5th to 7th of July 2007.

Festival miden 2007 focused on contemporary video art and was realized in collaboration with the Municipality of Kalamata, with the support of Kalamata’s Historic Centre Organization and the Messinia Chamber of Commerce.

The central program in Amfeia’s Square included 6 thematical screenings and tributes. A parallel screening, with 3 more theme programs, was placed in a nearby open area of the Historic Centre.

Festival Miden 2007 presented videos from more than 35 countries from all over the world: Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Iraqi, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Croatia, Russia, Czech, Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and others, getting an international character.

Video Festival Miden

Festival Miden 2008: upgraded and renewed

Video Art Festival Miden 2008 took place in public spaces of the historic centre of Kalamata (Amfeia’s Square), from the 4th to 6th of July 2008.

In its 4th realization, Festival Miden presented 205 works from various artists from over 40 countries, aiming to a global presentation of the most interesting contemporary video art practices and trends.

For the first time, the festival presented, along with its main video program, interactive works and internet projects.

The program included thematical screenings and tributes, interactive projects, student works and a special tribute to Manthos Santorineos, Professor in Athens School of Fine Arts and a pioneer Greek media-artist.

Festival Miden 2008 was a co-production of “Sea Level” (urban, non-profit company) and the Municipality of Kalamata and was realized with the support of Kalamata’s Historic Centre Organization and the Messinia Chamber of Commerce.

(Find all previous editions at

Video Festival Miden

Upcoming edition: Festival Miden 2009

For the upcoming 5th edition (which will be presented early July in Kalamata, GR), Festival Miden has announced the following special theme programs:

-a special theme program entitled “Transforming the ordinary”
-a special theme program entitled “Strange thoughts”
-a tribute to videodance
-a special theme program entitled “Urban (R)evolutions”

This year, the festival will celebrate its 5year presence in Greek and international art and culture by presenting also a selection of the best videos shown in the previous editions of the festival.

The festival has also announced the presentation of 2 screening programs curated by Agricola de Cologne (Cologne OFF and VideoChannel director) and will also present the new compilation of Globalscreen “Simulations”.

Other parallel events, seminars and lectures are also scheduled in the frame of Festival Miden 2009.

For news and announcements visit

The festival team:

Art Director:
Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos

Art Curators:
Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki

Stavros Kapetis, Sibel Amet, Nikos Syrigos
Maria Bourika, Stavroula Baka, Georgia Oikonomopoulou

More info at:

Retro ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival

As a director and curator of artvideoKOELN, CologneOFF and The New Museum of Networked Art, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne was collaborating with ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival 10 times and additionally 3 times as an artist, so that in the sum of years 2006-2020 14 colaboration within 14 years can be counted. Since ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival will not take place as usual in May due to the Corona crisis and in May the next collaboration with ADAF was scheduled – NewMediaFest2020 would like to open a virtual version of the museum’s darkroom by presenting the screening programs of the previous collaborations between 2006 and 2018, and honouring the long and trustful networking
Interventions 2006-2020
20th ADAF 2024 – Surrealist Vacation Resort Athens – 16-26 May 2024
16th ADAF 2020 – Art is Indivisible – 05 August 2020
16th ADAF 2020 – About Human Nature – 29 July 2020
16th ADAF 2020 – Reminiscence of Anthropocene – 15 July 2020 –
WOW.18 – Eirini Olympiou – ADAF videoart curator
14th ADAF – 24-27 May 2018
11th ADAF 21-24 May 2015
10th ADAF 3-5 October 2014
9th ADAF – 7-9 June 2013
CologneOFF 2012 @ 8th ADAF – 5-8 May 2012
CologneOFF 2011 @ 7th ADAF – 20-22 May 2011
CologneOFF 2011 – video program curated by ADAF
6th ADAF – 7-9 May 2010 – CologneOFF V
The Best of CologneOFF – 5th ADAF 2009
4th ADAF 2008 (Greece) 11-12-13 April 2008
3rd ADAF 2007 // 2nd ADAF 2006

ADAF - Athens Digital Arts Festival - profile

(image up) Athens Digital Arts Festival 2008 @ Technopolis – City of Athens

Athens Digital Arts Festival

Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is an annual International Festival that takes place every May in Athens with the aim to bring together the digital arts community with a broader audience. The festival was established in 2005, under the title Athens Video Art Festival, as an initiative of the non-profit organization Multitrab Productions. Athens Video Art Festival was founded in 2005 with the intention to offer a platform to video art, installations and live performances. Within the following 10 years, the Festival gradually evolved and included more art forms, such as web art, interactive installations, animation, digital image, performances, applications and workshops, exploring creative aspects of technology and digital culture. In 2012, the Festival introduced the subtitle “International Festival of Digital Arts & New Media” in order to communicate the wide spectrum of its activities and events. As of January 2015, the Festival changed its name into Athens Digital Arts Festival.

2.performance_Athens Video Art Festival 2007

3.Athens Video Art Festival 2009

Short History

The first edition of Athens Digital Arts Festival took place in April 2005 at the cultural space Thira Technis, in Athens. Although it was newly introduced, the festival received 180 artworks submissions and hosted 137 of them with the aim of supporting innovative artistic expression.

From 2007 to 2011, the main venue of the festival was the cultural space “Technopolis” of the Municipality of Athens where 1,544 artworks from local and international artists were hosted. Through these years the festival presented artworks in its three main categories: video art, installations and live performances, and in the new ones such as web art, animation and digital image, which were introduced in 2009. It also collaborated with other great festivals, such as Transmediale (DE), Cologne OFF (DE), LPM (IT), videoholica (BG), IN-EDIT (ES), onedotzero (UK), art:screen (SE) and more.

4.10th anniversary

In the years 2012 and 2013 the festival expanded its boundaries, presenting its activities in the historic center of Athens with the purpose to map and shape the cultural potential of the district. Under the titles “Visualize Athens” (2012) and “Living Athens” (2013) the festival contributed to the revitalization of the urban artistic dynamics and the aesthetic reformation of the city. This initiative was supported by a significant number of volunteers, Greek Municipalities and international festivals and artists.

In 2014, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Festival returned to the cultural space “Technopolis” of Municipality of Athens, as an honor to the venue that had for years hosted the festival’s initiatives. The festival completed ten years of successful organizations, presenting a program that went beyond traditional boundaries between disciplines and media, offering perspectives on creative crossovers between technology and digital arts. Some of the highlights were the live performances “Abandonded cities” by Hauschka and “Late Speculation” by Nonotak as well as the installation “80 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes” by Zimoun.

5.James Bridle_Occupy the Cloud @ Athens Digital Arts Festival 20156.!Mediengruppe Bitnik_Delivery to Mr Assange @ ADAF 2015

In 2015, the festival renew its name to Athens Digital Arts Festival in order to embrace its continuous development. In this framework, it expanded its spectrum in eight official categories, installations, web art, video art, animation, performances, digital image, workshops and music under the theme “Public Space_s”. Always engaged with the goal to revitalize the center of the city and its artistic dynamic, ADAF 2015 took place in the historic center of Athens having as its main venue “Diplarios School” as well as two main squares of Athens for parallel activities. The festival hosted the works of 150 artists from Greece and abroad, who shared their own narratives with the audience, redefining the notion of public space both in the digital environment and urban space. Some of the artists and international festivals participated in this year’s festival were: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Karl Heinz Heron (DE), Julian Oliver (NZ), Martin Bricelj Baraga (SI), Martin Reiche (DE), MADATAC (ES), IMPAKT (NL), VIDEONALE (DE), Cologne OFF (DE), videoholica (BG), artvideoKOELN (DE) e.t.c.

7.Incredible Bob _ WoO_Peoplemeter_Audiovisual Performance @ ADAF 20158.Nikolaos Chandolias _ Nina Bouchard_Poli[s]ound @ Monastiraki square, ADAF 2015

Up to now

Over the last eleven years, ADAF has been proudly devoted to the support of innovative and artistic expression, establishing strong bonds with local and international artists and audiences, institutions, art foundations, schools, universities, galleries and museums and a number of 46 collaborating international festivals.

9. Nicolas Bernier_frequencies (synthetic variations)_Performance @ ADAF 2015

With a solid focus on digital arts, Athens Digital Arts Festival heads on its 12th edition, taking place in May 2016, with the aim to raise public awareness regarding contemporary digital culture and familiarize the wider audience with new media and art, through its various exhibitions and workshops. In addition, it introduces a new category under the title “ADAF Award” and expands its activities into an international territory by co-organizing the Dubai Digital Arts Festival.

More info:

ADAF Darkroom @ Alphabet Art Centre

– all video programs can be reviewed streaming online here

ADAF 2020 - 3 Corona Online Screenings


The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival
ADAF 2020 – Art is Indivisible – 05 August 2020
ADAF 2020 – About Human Nature – 29 July 2020
ADAF 2020 – Reminiscence of Anthropocene – 15 July 2020

Reminiscence of Anthropocene – is the most recent collaborative project between Agricola de Cologne and ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival, the composition of 10 videos (audio-visual works) forming the basis for a viewer’s reflection, generating a particular image of something many people are identifying themselves with according to individual experiences. These experiences are independent of location or nationality, insofar, as a part of the whole, the artists’ nationality Germany, Spain, USA, Israel, Brazil Denmark, Finland stand for the diversity of individual experiences leading to the individual artistic expression.

The reminiscence of the Anthropocene is allowing a kind of pessimistic view on human nature and its influence, domination, and manipulation of the natural environment and the social context with other human individuals, wildlife, and flora, the social responsibility of the individual for the individual and the Whole. Often artists do not only describe a kind of status quo but give even creative perspectives to the post-Anthropocene era, whatever it may be. Differently than other ideological models, in the given case, the post-Anthropocene is not leading to a fusion of the human and the machine, but is rather recalling “ancient” human values like indigenous people – however, threatened with extinct by human greed – are still practicing them, based on mutual social responsibility and solidarity. That this is not a mere illusion is showing the radically changed people’s behavior during the Corona crisis, but as soon as they do not feel longer endangered, they immediately forget the values they propagated a short time before. So, Corona wasn’t the worst case yet, to make most people really rethink, and the real end of Anthropocene might come sometimes rather sooner than later by another global disaster.

WOW.2019 - curated by by Eirini Olympiou for ADAF

Transitions from Public to PostFuture
Curated by Eirini Olympiou (ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival)

List of videos
1b.adaf_logotype_invertGianluca Abbate (IT) – Panorama, 2015, 07:00
Cerezo Azahara (SP) – Slopes, 2013, 04:37
Panagiotis Tomaras (GR) – 165, 2009, 02:45
Marcantonio Lunardi (IT) – Unusual Journey, 2017, 03:22
Neno Belcev (BU) – Sectral Promenade, 2013, 03:54
Maria Fernanda Bertero (EC) – Technolapse, 2017, 06:21
FIELD (UK) – Hidden Layer, 2017, 02:54
Thomas Valianatos (GR) – Fractus machine_Cosmo, 201, 03:34
Giada Ghiringhelli (CH/UK) – Rhythm of Bein, 201, 06:26

WOW.15 - Greece 2.0
ADAF – Athens Digital Art Festival – 24-27 May 2018

The W:OW Project
artvideoKOELN & The New Museum of Networked Art
@ ADAF 2018 – Athens Digital Arts Festival – 24-27 May 2018

fearuring the special program – Singuliarity WOW
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

selected videos

Yao Cong (China) – B²EAU²T²Y, 2014, 15’30”
Francesca Leoni (Italy) – Ego- Crazia ( Chapter 1), 2016, 8’20”
Bill Domonkos (USA) – Il Custode/The Custodian, 2013, 03:19
s/n (Jennida Chase & Hassan Pitts) (USA) – The Fawn, 2017, 8:15
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – The dying Lilium, 2016, 03:27

VIP – VideoChannel Interview
Bill Domonkos –

CologneOFF 2015 Greece
11th Athens Digital Arts Festival 21-24 May 2015

CologneOFF 2015 Greece
@ Athens Digital Arts Festival – 21-24 May 2015

CologneOFFX CologneOFF 2015 Greece – catalogue

1b.adaf_logotype_invert On Public Space curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

List of videos

Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) – Miscellany VIII, 2013, 5:14´´
Kaiser Nahhas (Syria) – Anti Censorship Protest at Taksim, 2014, 4:27
Dustin Morrow (UK) – Ground London, 2013, 7:41
Alexander Callsen (Germany) – Gap Camp, 2013, 6:04
Victor Ripoll (Spain) – Don’t Move, 2013,
Felice Hapetzeder (Sweden) – 366, 2014, 1:00
Manuel Saiz (Spain) – Sic Transit, 2009, 5:00
Giulia Giannola (Italy) – The Lap, 2013, 3:55
Magnus Irvin (UK) – The Flasher, 2014, 2:48
Mari Keski-Korsu (Finland) – Albedo Logger, 2013, 06:08
Bankleer (Germany) – Minority in Majority , 2011, 4.30
Beate Hecher/Markus Keim (Austria) – ln Absentia, 2012, 10:00
Ana Brotas (Portugal) – Okupa, 2009, 2:19
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UKraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the desert, 2009,
Daniel Lo Iacono (Germany) – Digital Snapshots, 2003, 2:30
Albert Merino (Spain) – Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:30
Les Riches Douaniers (France) – Motorized Ordeal, 2009, 8:46

VideoChannel Interviews
Felice Hapetzeder –
Le Riches Douaniers –
Albert Merino –
Francesca Fini –
Ana Brotas –

CologneOFF 2014 Greece
10th Athens International Videoart Festival 3-5 October 2014

2014 – 10 Years Cologne International Videoart Festival
artvideoKOELN is happy to celebrate the 10 anniversary of CologneOFF
Cologne X – 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
together with AVAF – Athens International Videoart Festival , which is celebrating in 2014 its 10th anniversary, as well.

CologneOFF X
Total Art – @ The Razor’s Edge – curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

List of films

D-Fuse (Michael Faulkner + Matthias Kispert)(Germany) – Secured by Design,2012, 00’34″
William Pena (Colombia) – Control, 2013, 3:45
Shuai Cheng Pu (Taiwan) – Still Here, 2010, 4:50
Everett Beidler (USA) – Moves Manager, 2011, 4:09
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – 370 New World, 2014, 5:08
Michael Gaddini (Italy) – “My TV Heart”, 2013, 7:40
Francesca Fini Italy) – Touchless, 2014, 4:46
Javier Velázquez Cabrero (Spain) – My city a bit cleaner of advertising every day, 2012, 6:00
Gavin Hoffman (Ireland) – Complicit, 2013, 4:08
Gabriele Tosi (Italy) – The Extreme Challenge, 2014, 4:56
Po-Wei Su (Taiwan)- Plastic Flowers, 2014, 2:56

VIP – VideoChannel Interviews
Marcantonio Lunardi –
Gabriele Tosi –
William Pena –
Michael Gaddini –
Francesca Fini –

Curatorial statement
by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

CologneOFF 2013 Greece
Athens International Videoart Festival – 7-9 June 2013

CologneOFF 2013 Greece
@ Athens International Video Art Festival – 7-9 June 2013

CologneOFF VIII – 8th Cologne International Videoart Festival

List of videos

Nicola Bergström Hansen (Sweden) -Over the Rainbow, 2012, 6:57
Giovanni Bucci (Italy) – Addictions, 2011, 2:00
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine)- The negative selection, 2012, 3:30
Tagit Klimor (Israel)- Fcity, 2011, 4:50
Jonathan Minard and James George (USA) – Clouds, 2012, 19:00
Michael Murnau (UK) – Hanging On Me, 2012, 7:26
Noriyuki Suzuki (Japan) – fragment, 2012, 5:20
Shuai Cheng Pu (Taiwan) – Ferry Paradise, 2012, 3:48
QNQ/AUJIK (Sweden/Japan) – Cathexis, 2012, 20:00

Alexander Isaenko –

Short note
By Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The video works selected for this retrospective compilation focus on some very relevant aspects of “art & moving images”, the experimenting with technology, forms, formats and contents, which is manifesting itself in a kind of hybrid category format, one might call “experimental documentary”. The compilation would like to present some exemplary works by artists from different countries and cultures, who make their personal perceptions, philosophical and artistic points of views the basis for a discussion with the viewer. Although as videos from their character linear, all of them include a strong interactive component by provoking the attention, concentration and activation of the viewer.

CologneOFF 2012 Greece - Athens International Video Art Festival – 5-8 May 2012

CologneOFF 2012 Greece
@ Athens International Video Art Festival – 5-8 Mai 2012

presenting – CologneOFF VII – Art & the City
special selection curated by Agricola de Cologne


Mattias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
Albert Merino (Spain) – The City and The Other, 2010, 3:09
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) – Disarmed , 2002, 2:42
Ellen Lake (USA) – Call + Response, 2009, 3:00
Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel (Netherlands) – Behind Closed Doors, 2010, 7:38
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Leap of Faith, 2010, 3:02
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UKraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Ana Brotas (Portugal) – Okupa, 2009, 2:19
My Name is Scot (Canada) – Independance, 2011, 7:56
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria) – [dis]connect III, 2011, 3:36
Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) – Hoax, 2010, 4:23

VideoChannel Interviews
Albert Merino –
Francesca Fini –
NOK /Bannenberg –
Ellen Lake –

CologneOFF 2011 Greece
Athens Video Art Festival – 20-22 May 2011

CologneOFF 2011 Athens
Athens Video Art Festival – 20-22 May 2011

Tensions in time and space II
Curated by Agricola de Cologne (director of CologneOFF)

Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Without Windows, 2009, 5:00
Confusion Group (Spain) – Sorry to bother you, 2008, 6´06″
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Drawing No. 5 – , 2009, 1:02
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Homecoming Artist, 2008, 4:37
Angela Washko (USA) – Washko’s PR, 2010, 2:00
Jorge Garcia Velayos (Spain) – THE BEAST / LA BESTIA, 2009, 05’ 20’’
Irina Gabiani (Georgia) – Diachronicon – 2010, 1:00
Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain) – 142-143 – 2010, 2:10
Neringa Naujokaite (Lithuania) – “Horizont”, 2010, 8:53 min
Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 2010, 3:35
Lemeh 42 (Italy) – Inner sound, 2010, 10′
Kira Zhigalina (Russia) -Blank or Attempts to Draw at Nothingness, 2008, 6:00
Doug Garth Williams (USA) – Back & Forth, 2009, 2:42

Barry Morse –
Angela Washko –
Irina Gabiani –

CologneOFF 2011 /2016 curated by Sotiris Iliadis & Timothy Laskaratos for ADAF

CologneOFF 2011 / 2015 curated by Sotiris Iliadis & Timothy Laskaratos
including the videos

1.Achilleas Gatsopoulos (Greece) Seal of Lilith/2010/5′01”
2. Dagly Zeynep (Turkey) – Disaster /2006 /2′23” /
3.Jazbec Masa (Slovenia) – First blood /2010 /1′20”/
4.Thessia Machado (Brazil) – Longday/2010 /0′25” /
5.Vincent Gisbert (Spain) – Contra /2009 /3′43”
6.Dimitris Papoutsakis (Greece) – Athenian Summer /2009/2′53” /
7.Guido Salvini (Italy) – Strength test /2009 /2′00”
8. Rogelio Sastre (Spain) – The Perfect Immigrant /2010 /11′30”
9.Giorgio Constantine (Greece) – Wait for me /2010 /3:00
10.Vasilis Tzikas(Greece)-ToKalesma/2009/3′10

CologneOFF 2010 Greece
Athens Video Art Festival – 7-9 May 2010

The Best of CologneOFF V
Athens Video Art Festival – 7-9 May 2010

Corporate Warfare, 2005, 3:32 by Casey McKee (USA)
Noli Me Tangere, 2008, 6:20 by Masha Yozefpolsky (Israel)
The Kurukshetra-Report, 2009, 8:00 by Ascan Breuer (Germany)
Roghieh, 2009, 5:30 by Alysse Stepanian (Iran)
Who lives in My Head, 2009, 4:30 by Margarida Paiva (Portugal)
Berenice, 2008, 4:31 by Bill Domonkos (USA)
Electric Icon, 2009, 13:00 by Aryn Zev (USA)
Bodies and Metals, 2009, 3:00 by Rafael (Belgium)
Cruentation, 2008, 3:48 by Iona Pelovska (Canada)
Elena in the Prison of Herself, 2006, 6:58 by Julio Orta Villarreal (MX)
Silent, 2007, 1:16 by Silvana Dunat (Croatia)
The Magnitude of the Continental Divide, 2009, 6:00 by Chis Coleman (USA)
Anomia, 2008, 4:50 by Nuria Frogoso (Mexico)

Silvan Dunat –
Bill Domonkos –
Margarida Paiva –
Julio Orta –

CologneOFF 2008 - the Best of CologneOFF
Athens Video Art Festival 2008 – 11-13 April 2008

The Best of Cologne OFF – Toon ! Toon!
art cartoons and animated narratives
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

CologneOFF – 3rd edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

Their Circumstances by Ji Hyung Ahn (South Korea)
Prostituto, ta. by Silvia Cacciatori Filloy (Uruguay)
Brand New Morning by Konstantin Dimitriev (Russia)
The Changing Man by Rami Fischler (Australia)
Nick Fox-Gieg (USA) – Disarmed , 2002, 2:42
Controlled Dream Machine by Anaisa Franco (Brazil)
Tomorrow by Kaspars Groshevs (Latvia)
A Dollhouse is… by Henry Gwiazda (USA)
Pilot/Gamer by Gerald Habarth (USA)
Where Stories Come From by Lycette Bros. (Australia)
Radiocar by Hermes Mangialardo (Italy)
Scratch by Alexander Satim Timofeev (Russia)
Particula by topo – Leonardo R. Beltrán Navarro (Chile)

VIP – VideoChannel Interviews
Henry Gwiazda –
Jihyun Ahn –
Hermes Mangaliardo –

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Athens International Video Art Festival 2008 - 2007 - 2006

Athens International Video Art Festival 2008 (Greece) 11-12-13 April 2008

Wilfried Agriciola de Cologne – Bareback – serial DIScharge, 2007, 6:00
The experimental film tells the story of a homeless person, who lost its identity in all the traumatic experiences it was undergoing. Again, Agricola de Cologne uses the form of the allegorical representation for pointing to essential questions of human existence. All people are homeless in on or the other way, most however, suffer from it without being aware of it. The film is a mirror of our time which has lost its roots.

Athens Videoartfestival 2007 – Athens Greece 27, 28, 29 April 2007

Wilfried Agriciola de Cologne – Rivals & Friends, 2005, 2:20
Experimental film about the conflict of being friends and rivals.

Athens Videoart Festival 07/04-09/04 2006

Wilfried Agriciola de Cologne – Truth- Paradise Found, 2004: 3:00
The video tells the story of the human desire to be as close to truth as possible. But who ever will succeed while living a life dominated by the fast running time and endless searching?
If there is any paradise, then monks or people really resting within themselves find a paradise close to truth close to GOD. But it is only truth people are believing in. Is there absolute truth?
The video consists of three sections, a spiritual and a physical section and the acting level, the artist who is filming the scene, an intruder who become witness of a ritual of truth.
This basic video was filmed in 2003 at the Rila Monastery, the spiritual centre of Bulgaria.