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31 Aug - 3 Sep 2011


Videoart and Installations

CologneOFF 2011 is an videoart installation in Beirut – 31 Aug – 3 Sept 2011 in collaboration with Shams. It represents the first presentation series of the nomadic festival project in Middle East.

As a nomadic festival project running 24 months, CologneOFF 2011 is focussing on experimental aspects of the „global“ art medium “video” (experimental film and videoart) by spotlighting the diversity of artistic and curatorial contributions from many countries around the globe. Every month of 2011 is dedicated to other geographical global regions, among them, Africa, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Balkan, UK-Ireland, Latin America, Germany-Austria, France-Spain-Portugal, Middle East, Far East.

This ambitious media art project is using CologneOFF VI & VII - the 6th & 7th festival edition- as its fundament - including for the first time an international jury consisting of the curators from 7 internationally reknown festivals: Margarida Paiva ( director Oslo Screen Festival), Gioula Papadopoulou (curator Videoart Festival Miden Greece), Macu Moran (director Videoart World Barcelona), Giorgio Fedeli (curator VisualContainer Milan), Jonas Nilsson/Eva Olsson (art:screen Orebro), Mohamed Allam (director Medrar Video Festival Cairo /Egypt), Tamas Gabeli (director Budapest International Shortfilm Festival Hungary) as well a basic screening program to be extended and complemented by curatorial contributions of videoart, presenting and reflecting not only various views on the art medium itself, but also on the selected artists and art works intending to confront the audience with a variety of artistic and curatorial.