Warsaw 2012


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A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
dedicated to the victims of Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943
SFC – Shoah Film Collection
@ Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF)
25-30 October 2012

After the successful pilot project in Riga in June 2012 and a most challenging manifestation in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) in July 2012, a third presentation of Shoah Film Collection took place in Warsaw in October 2012. Shoah Film Collection was very honoured being invited to manifest itself via a selection from the pool of 70 art film and videos. It was an experiment to confront the audience who visisted the festival with the expectations to consume feature and documentary films like usual, with experimental artistic films confusing the festival vistors profoundly.

WJFF was featuring a selection from SFC – Shoah Film Collection, a worldwide unique international initiative founded in 2010 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – aimed to encourage young artists and filmmaker generations to deal with the topic of collective trauma ( like Holocaust) by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art,includes currently 50 films and videos – experimental film, videoart and documentations.

As a complementary component to the screening selection the entire SFC -Shoah Film Collection is simultaneously available online streaming on http://dts.engad.org – the project site of SFC – Shoah Film Collection, on the project blog – all concepts, news and information can be found – http://dts.engad.org/blog/

2012-10-26 12.08.29_fx01 After the successful start of the event series in Lativia in June – \\ A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 – Commemorative Interventions //
standing under the Patronage of the European Parliament – a collaboration with Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum – and Culture and Art Project NOASS Riga – 1-30 June 2012

and afterwards in Cambodia – \\ A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012 //
dedicated to the victims of the genocide 1975-1979 @ META House Phnom Penh – 12-15 July 2012

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival is featuring — \\A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012// – as the third event in form of the series
during the festival, and as a special intervention – Wilfried Agricola de Cologne is appointed member of the festival jury.

In 2013, the series of events will be continued, among others, as
A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013 – http://vilnius2014-a-virtual-memorial.org




A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
is a collaboration between
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival & ArtvideoKOELN international
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
© 2012 by Agricola de Cologne. All rights reserved
All videos & texts © by the artists, authors and owners.