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The Violence Project

The Violence Project 2022




The Project 2022

The Violence Project,
initiated on occasion of the Russian annihilation war against Ukraine on 1 March 2022, is a New Media art context reflecting the diverse facets of the phenomenon of “Violence”, created, curated, organized, coordinated by Agricola de Cologne, media artist and curator and operating from Cologne/Germany. By inviting, it includes a variety of international artists coming from different cultural, ethnical, religious, social backgrounds working in different digital media disciplines to participate by contributing.

The human condition is violent, violence as a genetic condition for survival – violence is anywhere. People do not learn to prevent violence – domestic violence against women and children, the daily violence at work, racism and social exclusion. Violence is producing violence – the consequences are horrible crimes against humanity as they are happening during the Russian War against Ukraine.

The shocking images dominate the visual media. It is the war of the images. These images are violent intending to intimidate and manipulate, even if they are no fakes. The new culture of producing fakes is another form of violence. Is there the chance at all for non-violence, for a peaceful, thoughtful empathic dealing with the neighbour in good and bad times of conflicts? That non-violence can be successful in politics big leaders like Gandhi or Nelson Mandela were demonstrating, but where are these charismatic “good” people, there are much more “charismatic” evil people like the authoritarian systems on Earth are proving. Unrestrained violence seems to be usual.

http://violence.newmediafest.org

The Violence Code

Violence Radio

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The Violence Project 2002

Violence Online Festival

Like many other artistic projects, Violence Online Festival was created on 2002 by using the popular multimedia software of Flash (by Macromedia). After 2010 this software company was taken over by the software giant ADOBE resulting the discontinuation of Flash after 2018. In 2020 the support of Flash was cut, so that all works created in Flash are no longer accessible online. On request, however the artistic projects can be installed amd reviewed offline.

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Violence Online Festival
http://violence.newmediafest.org
(Text by Agricola de Cologne. Copyright © 2002-2005. All rights reserved)
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Short note
Violence Online Festival was active between 2002 and 2004, starting in August 2002 as online part of Violens Festival Tabor/Czech Republic, since March 2004, Violence Online Festival is complete and became an integral part of the global networking project [R][R][F] 200X environment, currently at http://rrf2005.newmediafest.org
Summary:
“Violence” is a New Media art project in form of an online festival reflecting the phenomenon of “Violence”, curated, organized and created in Flash by Agricola de Cologne, curator and media artist operating from Cologne/Germany. As an ongoing project Violence Online Festival is developed for being presented in future in the framework of physical and virtual media festivals and exhibitions. For each event a new project version will be created adjusted to the actual needs including additions of new artists/works and other changes.
Preface:
Violence is an expression of speechlessness, of lack of communication. The best solution to eliminate violence and confrontation is looking for communicating, dialogue and networking, starting already in the smallest cell of society family, which lead in consequence to openness against the different, tolerance. A good example on the way to that represents the net based art project – http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org – Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity.” (by Agricola de Cologne, published as Article20 in – Covenant of the Articles of Artistic Mediation on World Mediation Summit Washington 2002 )

Introduction

The human character contains both a light and a dark side, good and bad, individually manifested. Deeply rooted is a dark-sided element: Violence. In happy surroundings, it becomes hardly visible and in less happy surroundings – either of a physical, psychological, environmental, ideological, economic or political nature – nearly automatically a kind of survival strategy with all the known consequences we see manifested in conflicts on a small or large scale. Violence is present anywhere, hidden or sleeping, hesitating, waiting or in action, starting from simple mobbing via verbal or physical attacks, the bandwidth has no end. Nowadays, globalization, social injustice, unemployment, increasing wealth on one side and on the opposite increasing poverty (without mentioning some causes) produce a climate where violence has a fertile soil. From the attack on 9/11 in the USA, people from the Western civilization became painfully aware that security of any kind is a mere illusion; not only the internal, but also the external enemy is present anywhere. Artists are said to be the consciousness of a nation or society as they reflect the actual state of the psychological and physical environment. When this state is penetrated by violence, nobody is surprised that violence becomes a universal subject for artistic reflection, the difference may only be the view on it and its perception depending on the respective cultural background. ‘Art and violence both seem to stem from the abstract: that place beyond logic, the realm of the emotion. When they intersect we are simultaneously repelled and attracted, frightened and excited. Historically this meeting has been wrought with complexity, and as cultural violence in every society increases, we are prevented by paranoia, censorship and ethical demands
from asking, and sometimes even posing, some of the most important questions violence and art together and separately produce: how is violence represented, and what or how much of it do we need to resist the cultivation of fear and the encouragement of dependency? Is violence a tool, a process or a result? When are artistic portrayals of violence justifiable? As intellectual exercise, ritual, or spiritual enhancement? For other purposes? Or are they never justifiable? Is violence in art an action, reaction, or reflection? ‘ (quotation: festival statement). How different the results of an artistic reflection can be is shown through the Violence Online Festival including more than 300 artists from 42 countries presenting their work. It forms a dynamic collaborative art work presenting very individual visions and use of media. The relevance of violence becomes visible also through the high quality standard of all the included works. Each of them represents another aspect of violence – caught in textual poetry, running as a video or embedded in an interactive environment of a net-based art work. In reaction to the key role (mass) media plays by displaying and even promoting violence, a new environment (interface) has been created for Violence Online Festival, which houses and hosts the art works within a virtual media company named “Violence Media Incorporated”. By dividing the company into different departments (eg. “Violence for Happiness” , Violence Marketing” or “Violence Broadcasting”), it becomes clear that their meaning has a rather ironic or sarcastic character, which gives the embedded art works a new meaning. While surfing through this environment, the visitor is forced to ask and give answers, and becomes slowly a part of this network of art through his reflections and changes of perception.

The participants
Participants: new in Version 10.0
(incorporated in [R][R][F]200x—>XP, Violence Channel)
Grègoire Zabé. Christoph Bruno, Thomas Petersen, Juergen Trautwein, Anahi Caceres, Barry Smylie, Nick Fox-Gieg, Mark Kammerbauer, Paivi Hintsanen, Fanny Aboulker

Participants: new in Version 9.0
Nikki Johnson, Robert Praxmarer, Andy Deck, Isabel Aranda Yto, Steven Lawler, Klaus Schrefler, Sergej Jakovlev, Jeremy Newman, Joseph Nechvatal

Participants: new in Version 8.0 – 1st anniversary edition
Sachiko Hayashi, Brian Judy, Nick Barker, Julian Alvarez, otium, Nitin Shroffs, Davida Kidd, Ivonne Martinsson, Vladimir Todorovic, Cezar Lãzãrescu, Bruce Eves, Ksenija Kovacevic, Michel Cleempoel, Craig Poirier, Paula Miklosevic, Heather.J. Tait, Sarah Savage,
Ivana Ozetski/Jadranko Pongrac

Participants: new in Versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Francesca da Rimini, Igor Marinkovic, Fred Fennollabate, Brocolis VHS, Valery Grancher, attrowbri+zillno, UsineDeBoutons (Lionello Borean+Chiara Grandesso)

Participants: new in Version 6.0 and 6.1
Jo-Anne Green, Helen Thorington, Tjader Knight Inc., Sorana Tarus, Mark G. Cooley

Participants: new in Version 5.0 – war edition
restate, Tamara Lai, L.L. de Mars, Ryan Griffis, Edward Marszewski,
Ventsislav Zankov, re:combo, Agricola de Cologne, pedropez, Stephen Mead, Stephane Tomora, Sergei Teterin, Mike Haskett, Joy Garnett, Team of Get Carded, Andy Deck, Bruce Eves, Irene Marx, Guillaume Dimanche, jgjeux, Peter Jacobi, Giacomo Picca, Clemente Padin, Antonio Mendoza, Josh McPhee, Judith Villamayor, jen, Bluescreen
Mara Infidelious, Markus Christian Koch, Michael Crane, Jon Burgerman, Tolya Glaukos
Maria Papadimitriou, David Vegezzi, Home Team, Lorenzo Taiuti, Floe Florin, Scott Becker
Robert Labor, Miguel Carlos Labra, Cendres Lavy, Feargal O’Malley, Audrey Mantey
Per Pegelow, Tigran Tovmeysyan, Hughues Rochette, Daniel Hanequand, Dyian Anguelov
Timothy Bowen, Cezar Lazarescu, Caterina Davinio, ego, Marc Garrett, David Sansone
Mona Vatamanu, Joon-Yong Jung, Ivan Abreu, Bill Berry, Isabel Aranda Yto, Noya Abdelaziz, Alan Sondheim, ED Mole, Katie Bush, David Crawford, francesca da rimini.

All 300 participants from 42 countries

Germany: Agricola de Cologne, Roland Schappert, Knut Eckstein, Jürgen Bysard Adams, Ilse Hilpert, Sabine Scholz, Wittwulf Y Malik, Ruediger Axel Westphal, Matze Schmidt, Johannes Finke, Tolya Glaukos, Irene Marx, Per Pegelow, Joerg Gruenberg, Markus Christian Koch, Home Team Croatia: Tony Mestrovic, Maya Kalogera, Luther Blisset, Ivana Ozetski/Jadranko Pongratz UK: Jess Loseby, x mac dunlop, Marc Garrett, jen, Nick Barker Nitin Shroff, Sarah Savage Japan: Kenji Siratori Finland/UK: Tjader-Knight Inc. Portugal: Susana Mendes Silva Argentina: Rachel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy, Ruth Irupe Sanabria, Gabriel Otero, Anahi Caceres, Jose Cuckier, Irene Coremberg, Andres Ingoglia ALEJANDRO GOMEZ TOLOSA, Judith Villamayor, David Vegezzi, Miguel Carlos Labra Belgium: Tamara Lai, Luc Fierens, otium, Michel Cleempoel Colombia: Andres Yepes, Eduardo Angel, Claudia Tribin, Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte Brazil: Brocolis VHS, Wilton Azevedo, Giacomo Picca, re:combo Australia: Francesca da Rimini, Michael Grimm, Andrew François, Bruce Petty, Mason Petrie, Jane Fenton Keane, Jason Sweeney, Peter John Sprenkeler, Gaby Bila-Günther, Atanas Djonov Poland: Loy Estonia: Dagmar Kase Sweden: Mike Haskett Romania: Mona Vtamanu, Floe Florin, Cesar Lazarescu Greece: Maria Papadimitriou France: Valery Grancher, name diffusion, Nicolas Clauss, Xavier Leton, Emilie Pitoiset, Antoine Schmitt, jimpunk, Michael Sellam, Hugues Rochette, Guillaume Dimanche, Bluescreen, Cendres Lavy, Robert Labor, ED Mole, Stephane Tomora, Fred Fennollabate Turkey: Bulent Bas, Genco Gulan Lithuania: gintas K, Tautvydas Bajarkevicius Uruguay: Clemente Padin Chile: Isabel Aranda Yto Italy: UsineDeBoutons (Lionello Borean+Chiara Grandesso), ego, Casaluce/Geiger, Caterina Davinio, Antonio Sassu, Marcello Mercado, Chiara Passa, Lucia Leuci, Patrizia Alemanno, Luca di Gregorio, Carla Della Beffa, user (ctrl), dlsan, Luigia Cardarelli, Lorenzo Taiuti Serbia: Marko Stamenkovic, Igor Marinkovic, Ksenija Kovacevic, Vladimir Todorovic, Paula Miiklosevic Puerto Rico: Richard Monge Korea: Bang-Geul Han, Joon-Yong Jung Egypt: Noya Abdelaziz Canada: Craig Poirier, Davida Kidd, Eva Lewarne, Jeremy Owen Turner, Babel, Jo Cook, David Cheung, David Fujino, panoptica, Katie Bush, Daniel Hanequand Bulgaria: Ventsislav Zankov, Dyian Anguelov Ireland: Feargal O Malley Romania/Germany: Peter Jacobi Spain: Juan Del Gado, Julian Alvarez Finland: Janne Vanhanen Sweden: Sachiko Hayashi The Netherlands: Dylan Graham Cuba: Ivan Abreu Israel: Igor Ulanowsky, Shira z. Carmel, Shay Kun Austria: Klaus Schrefler, Medea, Renee Kellner, Joerg Piringer, Andre Zogholy Russia: Sergej Jakovlev, Sergej Teterin USA: David Crawford, Edward Marszewski, Bill Berry, Mark Palmer, Pighed, Lewis LaCook, Doron Golan, Gerald Schwartz, Seth Lew, Eric Parnes, Nancy Jane Moore, Joy Garnett, Yevgeniy Fiks, anonymous, Restate, Todd Jokl, Moya Devine, Sharon Harper, Coco Gordon, Brody Condon, Rika Ohara, Mike Salmond, Steve Bradley/Timothy Nohe, Alison Cole, Craig Macneill, Eric Wennermark, Brian Judy, Humberto Ramirez, Deb King, Robert Dohrmann, Judson Wright, Jeff Gurecka, Anne Bray and Molly Cleator, John Kannenberg, Katrinka Moore, Johanna Thompson, G.H. Hovagimyan, Jody Zellen, Jerzy Kolasinski, Lucky Pierre, Nikki Johnson, Christina McPhee, Raphael Lyon, Nicolas Economos, Adam Beebe-Infanticide, Danielle E. Lee, Robert Kendall, Sadiq Bey, Geoffrey Thomas, Aland Sondheim, LISA HUTTON AND MARK POLISHOOK, Timothy Bowen, Tigran Tovmeysyan, Scott Becker, Michael Crane, Jon Burgerman, Mara Infidelious, Josh McPhee, Team of Get Carded, Andy Deck, Bruce Eves, Ryan Griffis, Jo-Anne Green, Helen Thorington Mexico: Fran Ilich, Cindy Gabriela Flores Nicaragua: Franck de las Mercedes
Philippines: Fatima Lasay and her classes: VC36 CLASS John Michael Acevedo, Mark Anthony Alvarado, Carlo Ahillion, Rikki Carmelo Baranda, Criselda Cac, Alexander John Castro II, Nathaniel, Chua, Eric Flores, Gimo Lanot, Sabrina De Leon, Merwin De Mesa, Jr., Marielle Nadal, Lizamae Orola, Francis Rafael Sanbuenabuentura, Rogelio Santos, Jr., Lea Segarra, Zoltan Pabon, Vincent Paul Samson, Don Juan Paolo Torres, Alfred Mark Trajeco, Sheryl Valencia, Archie Yumul SFA192 CLASS Gerard Baja, Anna Teresa Cabardo, Uriel Colomo, Niko Loren Dela Cruz, John Ervin General, Michael Angelo Lampayan, Olivia Lopez, Deodato Pairez, Jerusalem Pimentel, Alfred Anton Po, Joseph Raz, Jr., Ruth Kathryn Santiago, Brian Oliver Sergio, Cherry Ann Tolentino FA100 CLASS Eleanor Alfante, Carlito Amalla, Maysa Arabit, Ry Sedrick Bolodo, Joey Claronino, Monica Delgado, Katrina De Dios, Amiel Lapuebla, Catherine Rose Lasam, Michael Sagcal, Mary Grace Tenorio, Gem Alexandria Tuano, Winchell Saludares, Camilla Tabagan, Paulo Vinluan

The Venues

Violence ONLINE Festival started in 2002 as an ongoing project, expanding comtinously before its 10th version became corporate part of The RRF Project in 2004.

All Violence Online Festival presentations:

2002

* Version 1.0 : Online part of Violens Festival Tábor (Czech Republic) 17 – 31 August 2002
* Version 1.01 :Graz 2003 – Medienturm Graz (Austria) September 2002
* Version 1.1 : Featured on A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org Sept. 2003
* Version 2.0: Computer Space Festival 2002 Sofia (Bulgaria) (18-21 Oct 2002) and
* Version 2.1: Liberarti Festival /Liverpool Biennale 2002 (10 Oct – 01 Dec 2002)
* Version 2.2:*Award: Special Prize of Computer Space Festival Sofia (Bg)
*Version 3.0: “e-magic_cybermedia events” – 43th International Film Festival Thessaloniki (Greece) 12 – 16 November 2002

2003
*Version 4.0 “New Media Nation – Festival of Festivals, Bratislava (SK) 20-22 Feb. 2003
*Version 4.1 Spotlight: TURBULENCE/New York launch on 4 March 2003
*Version 5.0 “Videoformes – 20-23 March 2003
18th International Video &Multimedia Festival Clermont-Ferrand (France)
*Version 6.0 1st New Media Art Festival Chiang Mai (Thailand) 4-15 April 2003
*Version 6.1 Net Art Open 2003 – Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin
*Version 7.0 PEAM 2003 – Pescara Electonic Art Festival
*Version 7.1 Web Biennial 2003 Istanbul Museum (Turkey)
*Version 7.2 Fibreculture Conference – Digital Literacies – Brisbane/Australia (11-13 July 2003)
*Version 7.3 50 th Venice Biennale – Blogwork 15 June-2 November 2003
*Version 8.0 //Open-air at Royal Gardens (Copenhagen/DK)
curated by Pio Diaz and Eva Sjuve (10-31 August 2003)
// File 2003 – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo (Brazil )14-27 August
// Nonetart Festival – Arte Digital Rosario 2003 (Arentina) 15-27 August

2004
Version 9.1 at “Globalization” on Wigged.net – January-December 2004

2004
presented @ [R][R][F] 2004 —>XP —>

01. National Museum of Contemporary Art
Bucaresti/Romania (5 March – 30 April)

02. Bergen Electronic Arts Centre
Bergen/Norway (5 March – 28 March)

03. New Media Art Festival Bangkok (Thailand) (20-28 March) 2004

04. Now Music Streaming Festival Berlin (Germany)- – 7 April 2004

05. Version’04 Festival –
Invisible Networks – Chicago/USA – 16 April-01 May

06. Electronic Art Meeting
PEAM 2004 – Pescara (Italy) 19-23 May

07. BASICS Festival
Salzburg/Austria – 8-16 May 2004

08. VI SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL
Havanna (Cuba) 21-24 June

09. International Festival of New Film and New Media
Split/Croatia (26 June-2 July)

10. public_space_festival Yerewan/Armenia
23 July – 03 August

11. West Coast Numusic & Electronic Arts Festival
Stavanger/Norway 17-22 August

12. Biennale of Electronic Art Perth (Australia)
7 September – 12 November 2004

13. 24h of Nuremberg/Germany – VideoChannel
International Shortfilm Festival 15/16 October

14. 1st International Exhibition of Digital Art – Orilla’04 –
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Fe/Argentina (04 November – 04 December)

15. FILE –
Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil (23 November-12 December)

16. 404 New Media Art Festival Rosario/Argentina (7-15 December)

17. University of Bremen/Germany –
[R][R][F]2004—>XP – New Media event – 18/19 December

2005
presented @ [R][R][F]2005—>XP —>

18. CAVE Gallery at ICB Bethlehem/Palestine – solo exhibition 17 February – 14 March

19. Bethlehem University – presentation as lecture – 17 February

20. Bethlehem International Center – presentation as lecture – 19 February
21. Musrara Media Art Academy Jerusalem/Israel – lecture – 22 February

22. MAF05 – New Media Art Festival Bangkok/Thailand – 25-29 February

23. Camera Obscura Academy Tel-Aviv/Israel – lecture – 02 March

24. ZKM Karlsruhe/G – Making Thinks Public –
“Women: Memory of repression Argentina” – 20 March – 08 August

25. Images Festival Toronto/Canada – 7 – 13 April

26. Version’05 Festival Chicago/USA
“Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina” – 22 April – 01 May

27. Israeli Digital ArtLab Holon/Israel 16 April – 16 July 2005

28. Hic et Nunc – San Vito a/Tagliamenti Italy – VideoChannel – 11 June – 17 July

29. MAF05 – New Media Art Festival Bangkok/Thailand – 25-29 June

30. Salon Arte Digital – Maracaibo/Venezuela – “Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina” – 20 June – 03 July

31. EAST’05 – Norwich Gallery Norwich/UK – 02 July – 20 August

32. prog:ME – 1st Electronic Art Festival– Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – 18 July – 28 August – VideoChannel

33. FILE – Electronic Language Festival– Sao Paulo Brazil – 31 October – 05 November

34. FILE – Hipersonica Festival– Sao Paulo Brazil – SoundLab Channel – 05 November

35. “Groundworks” – Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University– Pittsburgh/USA-14/10 – 11/12

36. PI Five Video Festival– National Museum Szczecin/Poland , Aktionsbank Berlin – VideoChannel – 9/10 – 17/10

37. Interferencias – University of North West of Buenos Aires– Junin/Argentina – presentation 14 October

38. National Library– Buenos Aires/Argentina – presentation 12 October

39. Recoleta Cultural Centre– Buenos Aires/Argentina – presentation 11 October

40. MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art– Rosario/Argentina – presentation 17 October

41. National University/Art Department– Rosario/Argentina – presentation 18 October

42. MAC – Museum of Contemporary Art– Santa Fe/Argentina – presentation 21 October

43. Finis Terrae University– Santiago/Chile – presentation 25 October

44. Select Media 4 Festival– Chicago/USA – 20 October – 13 November

45. Univercidade – IAV (Institute of Visual Arts)– Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – presentation 7 November

46. State University – Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – presentation 7 November

47. Biennale of Video and New Media– Santiago/Chile – 18-28 November

2006
presented @ [R][R][F]2006—>XP —>

48. The Art Gallery of Knoxville/USA– Global Groove (Nation Building as Art) –> VideoChannel – 01-25 January

49. India International Center New Dehli/India–
CeC & CaC – The Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave
–> VideoChannel –> SELECTION’03 – 27-28-29 January

50. FILE – Electronic Language Festival RIO– – Telemar Cultural Center Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
–> Internet based works from [R][R][F]200x—>XP – 20 March – 20 April

51. MAF’06 -New Media Art Festival Bangkok/Th – 02/05-04/05 2006

52. VIII SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL – Havanna/Cuba – 17/06-17/07 2006

53. Al Kahf Art Gallery Bethlehem Palestine 1-30 July 2006

54. Play IV VideoFestival Buenos Aires/Argentina – 24-27 August 2006

55. Officyna Art Space Szczecin/Poland – 20 Oct – 20 Nov 2006

56. PI 5 Intermedia Festival Szczecin/Poland – 20-22 October 2006

57. Festival Arte Digital Rosario/Argenina – 16-18 November 2006

58. CROMA – 8th Audiovisual Festival Guadalajarra/Mexico – 11-17 November 2006

Since 01 January 2007 presented @ [R][R][F]200x—>XP

2007
59. Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Naples/Italy – 16 December 2006 -30 January 2007

60. MAC – Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Fe/Argentina – 10 December 2006 – 7 March 2007

61. MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario/Argentina – 3 March -10 April 2007

62. CeC & CaC India International Centre New Dehli/India – 7-9 February 2007

63. Dutch Electronic Art Festival Rotterdam – unDEAF – 11-15 March 2007

64. ENTER Festival Caravansarai Istanbul/Turkey – 27-30 May 2007

65. IN-Difference IV Festival Belgrade/Serbia – 12/11 – 17/11 2007


Technical requirements optimized for VGA resolution 1024×768, PC Pentium III 600 Mhz or better or comparable MAC, Soundcard, recommended 56K or 64K modem or faster, browsers: MS Internet Explorer 5.5+ or Netscape Navigator 6.0+ Players/Plug-ins: essential the latest Flash 6, Shockwave, Real Player, Quicktime
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A Virtual Memorial www.a-virtual-memorial.org

text, conception, programming, visalization, curator, organizer, artist = Agricola de Cologne – copyright © 2002 .
All rights reserved. copyright © of all art works of the participating artists hold the authors or owners.
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Visuals
Like many other artistic projects, Violence Online Festival was created in 2002 by using the popular multimedia software of Flash (by Macromedia). After 2010, this software company was taken over by the software giant ADOBE resulting the discontinuation of Flash after 2018. In 2020 the support of Flash was cut, so that all works created in Flash are no longer accessible online. On request, however the artistic projects can be installed and reviewed offline.

Although the project is still existing because its files and hardware amd software are still existing, but due to a technology erased by the respective software compamy, whole generations of creators of multi-media online contents using this technology have lost their projects/property online. There are artists whose entire oeuvre was depending on FLASH.
Art in the internet cannot be thought wIthout Flash, because it was an ideal creation tool for interactive applications. On the other hand there does not exist a comparable alternative which might replace Flash to be used for transformong the Flash contents into another technology. So, all these works are definitely lost not only for the creator but also for the online user.

At this stage, it is only possible to document Violence ONLINE Festival via a couple of static images, which, however give not the slightest idea of the dimension of networked art projects, artists, curators, venues, concepts and ideas and a new kind of art creation via global networking involving/including the active user into the creation.

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Violens Festival Tabor 2003




Medienturm Graz 2003



NewMediaNation Bratislsava 2003





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