Draft Title: Shoah
is an artistic tribute to the victims of Holocaust by the Cologne based media artist Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, an ongoing media art project realized in an open concept at the same time online and offline. The conceptual center is representing –>
SFC _ Shoah Film Collection –
is a worldwide unique media art and peace initiative addressed to young generations of artists and film makers to deal with the topic of SHOAH (Holocaust) and collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art. Founded in 2009, and launched on 27 January 2010 (International Holocaust Memorial Day) by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, SFC is currently incorporating more than 50100 outstanding works of art & moving images (experimental films, videoart and documentaries)
For the presentation of Shoah Film Collection to a wider audience, a specific event structure has been founded in 2012 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne,, entitled: A Virtual Memorial – Commemorative Interventions – placing SFC into complementary audience related interventions like lectures, a symposion, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, artists talks, discussions and much more.
Since 2012, manifestations of SFC have been taken place in Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw and Milan under the Patronage of the “European Parliament”, and additional manifestations 2011 in St. Petersburg (Russia), Szeczin (Poland), Arad (Romania) and Mexico City (Mexico), 2012 in Phnom, Penh (Cambodia) & Warsaw (Poland), 2014 in Tel-Aviv (Israel), Timisoara (Romania) and Moscow Russia).
Details on ” A Virtual Memorial – International Center for Commemorative Interventions”
Together with new film collection “Cambodia 1975-1979” http://cambodia.engd.org, Shoah Film Collection became in 2012 starting point of CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections are expanding the international world-wide initiative by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne addressed to young generations of artists and film makers to deal with the topic of collective trauma caused by totalitarism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art in order to keep vivid the memory via art.
in 2015, The Hiroshima Film Collection, and in 2016, the Refugee Film Collection were expaning CTF.
In 2016, Shoah Film Collection received an alternative presentation format, eg. d/i/light – Dankness Into Light Festival http://dilight.engad.org, which allows now to realise short screening events, as well.
In 2016, d/i/light – Dankness Into Light Festival became corporate part of the global networking project “The W:OW Project – We Are One World – http://wow.engad.org
In 2017, Shoah Film Collection has been comoleted after reaching the number of 100 includued films, videos & multimedia.
An ongoing open call and new artists submissions is allowing the further development of the project. Submissions will be possible at any time.