ALPHABET screenings

@ Video Art Miden

January 2021The DarkRooms

The New Museum of Networked Art
guest @ Video Art Miden Kalamata

presenting the New Years Program
TIME Quarantined
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

List of videos

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 Radovanovi? (Serbia/USA) – Suburbia, 2020, 11:00
Katya Yakubov ( Uzbekistan) – Migration, 2014, 1:33

Curatorial statement
In these times of the pandemic many people become aware of the restrictions of the “usual”. Those things which were taken for granted before receive suddenly an unusual status. Time seems to be paralyzed, set in quarantine – or is it just a paradigm shift?
The program of the selected videos is a composition of different aspects of time in all their contradictions according to an artistic view manifested in 13 art videos by
Karin & Didi Fromherz, Ronnie Sluik, Jason Jenn, Alexandra Anikina, Brit Bunkley, Johannes C.Gerard, Louise Coetzer, Arie & Ben David Sigal, Lisi Prada, Shahar Marcus & Hagit Großman, Farid Hamedi, Vojislav Radovanovi?, Katya Yakubov


ALPHABET @ Video Art Miden

ALPHABET @ The New Museum of Networked Art

is the new name of Cinematheque @ Le Musèe di-vistioniste, launched in 2001 as a forum for streaming media at a time when streaming media in the actual sense did not exist, yet, because the technological conditions, for instance, broad bandwith Internet did not exist, yet. At that time, only FLASH & Shockwave by Macromedia, the famous vector based multimedia software allowed low bandwidth streaming, but meanwhile the technology is obsolete and since some time “Cinematheque” was out of date.

Cinematheque realized until 2010 numerous projects developed in FLASH, which were available for the users until 2015, when the entire project context of The New Museum of Networked Art was re-structured – but streaming media had become usual meanwhile due to new technologies, so that the actual concept of “Cinematheque” was obsolete, as well.
Only in 2020, “Cinematheque” got a new relevance during the Corona pandemic, when suddenly all cultural institutions which had refused to go online before, saw their future in realising their projects in virtual space.

On occasion of the collaboration of The New Museum of Networked Art with Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles – starting on 18 July 2020 – Cinematheque. now renamed simply to Cinema @ The New Museum of Netwoerked Art, started hosting the 7 streaming video programs to be presented at the Darkroom of Torrance Art Museum (18 July – 20 September).
Now, after 20 September 2020, Cinema is renamed to ALPHABET Cinema @ The New Museum of Networked Art, because ALPHABET will be serving from 23 September 2020 on as the cinema platform of the museum, hosting 26 spaces for 26 individual program structures.

ALPHABET will promote the already existing and future film collections of The New Museum of Networked Art in the public space of the Internet via curated programs, individual filmic works and their creators, as well as in an excange between virtual and physical space via networking partners.

Until 31 December 2020, ALPHABET will serve as the cinema space for NewMediaFest2020, afterwards act as the independent event structure of The New Museum of Networked Art.

directed & curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The New Museum of Networked Art