Program

ALPHABET screenings +


About Alphabet


ALPHABET Art Centre- is representing the exHibition/presentation platform of – The New Museum of Networked Art.
From April 2021 on, ALPHABET will start a new era of cultural activities online, and later in an exchange between physical and virtual space by presenting an unique and exclusive program of audio-visual art, not only video, but also sonic art @ the new soundspace – and interactive art.

01 March – 31 May 2022

• Start• 18 May 2022! - Peace Letters 6 - from Thessaloniki to Ukraine• 15 May 2022! - Peace Letters 1 - solo feature Alexander Isaenko• 12 May 2022! - The new program structures for 2022• 8 May 2022! - Solidarity action Cologne-Rockville - Peace Letters 1 + 2• 7 May 2022! - Solo feature of Oleg Chorny - Ukrainian video artist + screening program 5 @ Peace Letters 1 - from Cologne to Rockville - Peace Letters to Ukraine 8 @ Visarts Center Rockville• 1 March 2022 - Peace Letters to Ukraine - during the Russian-Ukrainian War + call for entries!
• 14 February 2022 - The Climate Change Memorial - 14 Febuary - 31 May 2022• permament - Cinema TAM - Torrance Art Museum @ Alpha Darkrooms

After the screening of Peace Letters to Ukraine 6 @ Thessaloniki Munipical Art Gallery 18-20 May 2022 –
The New Museum of Networked Art is releasing the screening programs as was presented there – now streaming online on – @ Cinema U 6

new! – 7 July 2022






7 & 8 May 2022 18-20 May 2022 4-25 June 2022

On occasion of Peace Letters to Ukraine 6 to be presented @ Thessaloniki Munipical Art Gallery 18-20 May 2022 –
The New Museum of Networked Art is releasing the screening programs as they were shown @ Visarts Center Rockville on 7-8 May 2022 – now streaming online on – @ Cinema U 8

18-20 May 2022 @ Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery

Peace Letters to Ukraine 6

In Turmoil
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Laura & Sira Cabrera Diaz (Spain) – Between Species, 2021, 9:16
Ian Gibbins (Australia) – Colony Collapse, 2019, 3:54
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Pillar of Fire, 2021, 6:59
Kokou Ekouagou (Togo) – Stand Up, 2020, 1:46
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – SODA – Song of Day After: I Am My Father, 2017, 4:26
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Peaceful Protest, 2020, 5:00
Manon Pichon (France) – Quarantine Contact, 2020, 1.00
Bernhard Hollinger (Austria) – Me, Myself & I
Dimitris Argyriou (Greece) – 5 Minutes Silence, 2018, 10:52
Vito Alfarano (Italy) – I Have A Dream, 2019, 11:30

Enjoy this program on Cinema U 6
from 22 May 2022 also streaming online



The solo feature – Alexander Isaenko – is including videos from the years 2010-2015

Alexander Isaenko – THE WHITE AIR, 2010, 5:36
Alexander Isaenko – ECLIPSE, 2010, 5:13
Alexander Isaenko – RING / CHANGE POINT, 2011, 10:11
Alexander Isaenko – WASH BY FIRE, 2011, 1:10
Alexander Isaenko – TURNS, 2011, 3:44
Alexander Isaenko – THE NEGATIVE SELECTION, 2012, 3:30
Alexander Isaenko – VOID X, 2014, 9:44
Alexander Isaenko – EXCLUSION ZONE, 2015, 8:43

Enjoy this streaming program on Cinema U 1



The global crisis as it is manifesting itself also in the Russian-Ukrainian War or the Climate Change is leaving its traces also on the program structures @ Alphabet Art Centre.
While the war is overwhelming everything, i.e each program component can be understood as a part of the solidarity program while the war is actively running (open end), the complementary programs are standing under the motto of “Anthropocene” – promotimg the internal artfilm collections @ The Wake-Up Memorial, for instance, and “Hall of Fame”, featuring internally and externally international artists who are successfull due to their particular individual artistic language.

Solidarity action Cologne-Rockville







Simultaneously with the Peace Letter 8 screenings in Rockville (USA) an 7 & 8 May 2022,
the solo feature of Oleg Chorny including 6 videos from the years 2001-2019 is representing a way how networked art can support and encourage Ukrainian artists included in the spectrum of The New Museum of Networked Art. The videos take a critical view on Ukraine’s Past and the living circumstances of the Present. The videos are partially created in partnership with Gennadi Khamruk, together they form – Sample Pictures.

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – Still Alive, 2012, 1:00
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – OLEXA HIRNYK STAIRS, 2012, 14:00
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – Summer 2014, 2014, 7:10
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – The Tree, 2019, 6: 40
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – FON, 2021, 27: 54
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – BOLERO MUSHROOM, 2001, 11: 14

Enjoy Oleg Chorny’s solo feature @ Peace Letters 1 @ Ukrainian Darkroom – http://cinema.nmartproject.net/cinema-u-1/

New @ Peace Letters 1 is also the 5th screeing program

including the videos by these Ukrainian artists
Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Silently Like a Comet, 2014, 14:00
Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Tomorrow the sun was different, 2014, 16:42
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Corona Quercus, 2020, 2:59
Olexiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) – Lost Angels, 2010, 2:01
Tatiana Nikolaevna (Ukraine) – Genus. Code Unsealing, 2019, 3.15
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Evacuation (Part1) – 2022, 2:08


since 1 March 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War

Peace Letters to Ukraine

Violence and war as destructve matter are standing against culture, art and creativity. The Russian-Ukraine War is barbarian und destructive, an incredible act of agression erasing solidarity and humanity.
But not only the Ukrainians and their friends and supporters are standing up against the violation of international law and the humanitarian desaster, but all civilized people, cultural workers and artists.
This audio-visual art project including more than 250 Ukrainian and international artists started on 1 March 2022 – representing one way how art can serve as a tool to show and confirm solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and defend freedom – the freedom of the word, the freedom of expression, the freedom of movement – that kind of freedom which is representing the fertile soil for the arts – freedom through intercontinental networking.

If your are an artist creating videos- please consider to submit a suitable video –>

Open Call for entries - deadline: 1 August 2022

Alphabet Art Centre
would like to invite videoartists in a spontaneous action to submit one most recent video (free choice of topic) for a screening progam in solidarity with Ukraine as a signal against war and for peace & freedom – to be screened at The Ukraine Darkroom – please send your video in mp4 HD via Wetransfer together with the usual info – artist-name/email address/bio-max 50 words – video tiitle/year/duration – synopsis max. 50 words – to artvideokoeln (at) gmail.com
submission deadline 1 August 2022! – the call & entry form on netEX – Alternatively also the entry form for The Violence Project” can be used on http://netex.nmartproject.net/?p=11365

Venues
VisArts Center Rockville (MD/USA) – 07-08 May 2022
Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery (Greece) 18-20 May 2022
Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles (CA/USA) – 04-25 June 2022
Rhizome DC Washington DC (USA) – 07 July 2022

Peace Letters to Ukraine 1-8

Cinema U 1 – Ukrainian Videoart 2007-2020
Cinema U 2 – International Videoart 2022
Cinema U 3 – Solidarity screening programs 2018
Cinema U 4 – Solidarity screening programs 2011
Cinema U 5 – International curators against war- for peace & freedom
Cinema U 6 – Peace Letters 6 @ Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery (Greece)
Cinema U 7 – Peace Letters 7 @ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles (CA/USA)
Cinema U 8 – Peace Letters 8 @ VisArts Center Rockville (MA/USA)


14 Febuary – 31 May 2022

The Climate Change Memorial 2022

is based on its launch @ LA Art Show 2022 and “The Memorial to the Future” curated by Max Presneill/Torrance Art Museum LA and the new “Climate Change Film Collection” featuring videos by Tova Beck-Friedman, Laura & Sira Cabrera Diaz , Wilfried Agricola de Cologne , Renata Padovan , Ian Gibbins , Mikey Peterson, Claude Ciccolella , Ebba Jahn, Oliver Ressler , Elena Vertikova , Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani , Susanne Wiegner , Kim Maree, Susanne Layla Petersen , Jean-Michel Rolland , Natalia Ludmila , Oleg Kharch, Yossi Galanti , Barry Whittacker , Kokou Ekouagou , Irina Paskali , Shivkumar K V , Marcus Keim/Beate Hecher , Pierre Ajavon , Dee Hood, Alina Vasilchenko , Aaron Oldenburg , Vanessa Cardui , Zlatko Cosic , Brit Bunkley , Gioula Papadopoulou , Albert Merino, Jeremy Newman, Moshe Vollach , Caspar de Gelmimi, Maria Korporal


Enter – the new film collection

permanent
TAM Darkroom – Cinema T
– the screening space at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles has a particular relevance in the context of ALPHABET.
In 2020, the 4th collaboration between Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and Torrance Art Museum was taking place. It started 2014, and was continued in 2016 and 2018. This collaboration was a particular curatorial challenge because as a curator, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne created each time exclusive screening programs, which hadn’t been presented in the constellation of filmic works ever before. In 2014, he was presenting 4 programs, in 2016, 5 programs, in 2018 18 programs, and in 2020 another 7 programs, in total 34 programs, at no other place Wilfried was presenting more videoart programs. So, it is more than justified to dedicate an extra virtual darkroom for the videoart programs Wilfried Agricola de Cologne was presenting at TAM – Torrance Art Museum.
At the same time, the artists included in these programs are honoured in a particular way.
ALPHABET is installing CINEMA T exclusively for screening programs shown previously at Torrance Art Museum LA since 2014.

Enter the TAM DarkRoom @ Cinema TAM


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