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23 Dec 2010

Fake Web Festival

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11 - 26 December 2010

Jose Vieira

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Web Art Center in partnership with Fonlad Festival, UAVM Virtual Museum and videoartKOELN presents the FAKE WEB FESTIVAL. Five special programs will be presented: Fiction Artist, curated by James Stiggweill; Fonlad 6 years, curated by José Vieira; UAVM Highlights, curated by José Vieira; Miss?..., Miss!..., video compilation by videoartKOELN, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and Viral Symphony by Joseph Nechvatal.

The Fake Web Festival is a web art colaboration festival project curated by José Vieira. The project is curated as art product with colaboration of other projects, festivals and museums. One man festival show (with significance colaboration of Fonlad Festival, UAVM Virtual Museum and artvideo KOELN and many artists), with presentation of five special events:


Web project of Jose Vieira. Artists and curator are invention. They all have been created for this event by Jose Vieira.

James Stiggweill
Artists: Alia Kali (Sweden), Ambros Schmidt (Germany), Bernard Eugene Keaton (USA), Bryanna Lyndsey (Sweden), Chen Ling (China), Czerlowa Felicja (Poland), Duanne Jordan (USA), Édouard Aldric (France), Émile Florian (France), Hagen Bauer (Germany), Hannes Mayer (Germany), Harrison Hunter (USA), James Carmein (USA), Jerome Helmer (USA), Kathy Amber (USA), Leslie Ashley (USA), Loren Brenna (USA), Malina Volovslava (Poland), Melissa Adams (South Africa), Raghu Nithya (India), Sahil Hamesh (India), Shiga Nishimura (Japan).

Special program presented by Fonlad Festival: 27 artists from the Fonlad's collection, present video, photography and digital painting. Fonlad is a Digital Art Festival center on the internet with virtual and physical exhibitions, video screening shows, video instalations, multimedia and performance shows, located in Coimbra - Portugal.

Curator: José Vieira
Program 1 (ILUSIONS): Chris Cassidy (USA), Clint Enns (Canada), Ebert Brothers (Germany), Eduardo Romagera (Spain), Chiara Passa (Italy), George Velayos (Spain), José Higino (PT) enter
Program 2 (MISUNDERSTANDINGS?): Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Alysse Stepanian (USA), Ariane Maugery (France), Arthur Tuoto (BR), Lemeh42 (IT), Marius Tanasescu (Canada), Gruppo Sinestetico (IT).
Program 3 (GRAPHICS. IN. MOTION): Gérard Chauvin (Fr. / Can), Jen-Kuang Chang (Taiwan), Joe Reinsel (USA), Joseph Craig Tompkins (USA), Pixel From (Phill Stearns) (USA), 2008; Susanne Wiegner (Germany), Stefan Riebel (Germany).
Program 4 (PLUR(E)ALITIES): Benvinda Araújo (PT), Boskizzi (IT); Dan MacCormack (USA), Elizabeth Machado (France), Laura Castanedo (Mexico), Marco Bonvini (IT).

12 works centered on web art, extracted from the UAVM Collection. UAVM - Unknown Artist Virtual Museum is a web project centered on produce and promoting digital art.

Jose Vieira
Artists: Aaron Oldenburg (USA), Alan Bigelow (USA), Daniel Hanai (BR), David Clark (Canada), Michael Filimowicz (USA), Michael Takeo Magruder (USA), Tamara Lai (Belgium), Mark Skwarek (USA), A. Bill Miller (USA), André Sier (PT), Monika Mausolf (Poland), Katalin Tesch (Hungary)


Special compilation by artvideoKOELN, video art platform located in Cologne. Founded in 2010 as the curatorial initiative 'art and moving images', artvideoKOELN represents the physical counter part to the virtual platform VideoChannel (2004), directed & curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.
Within the [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:cologne, the experimental platform for art und new media, artvideoKOELN forms together with CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival, VideoChannel – the online platform for videoart, VAD – Video Art Database , VIP – Video Channel Interview Project and AdC Times Arts – VAC – Video Art Consortium – an unity within the global network dedicated to art forms of film and video. As the holder and coordinator of all physical activities, artvideoKOELN will be also responsible for the organisation of CologneOFF and its ambitious festival project 'CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context'.

Curator: Agricola de Cologne
Artists: Zeljka Fuderer Levak, Boris Sribar (Serbia), Jens Salander & Mikael Strömberg (Sweden), Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Isabelle Schneider (France), Larry Caveney (USA), Denise Hood (USA), Joshua Rosenstock (USA), GerGer (Austria), Ran Slavin (Israel), Yu Cheng Yu (Taiwan), Chung-I Yu (Ana Yu) (Taiwan), Johanna Reich (Germany), Jay Needham (USA), Unnur A. Einarsdottir (Iceland)

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation's computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora.

Chief Director: José Vieira
Invited Curators: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and James Stiggweill
Prodution Assistant: Billiard Peterson
Support: Fonlad Festival, UAVM Virtual Museum, videortKOELN
Prodution: Web Art Center