WOW Videos
is featuring selected videos standing in the context of The W:OW Project

My Message to the World

Message in a Bottle
“Message in a Bottle”, which is created with Dedalus Art School – (it is an association working in favour of society which was founded in 2009. Now they are looking for young talents and they are teaching them free of charge, with no fees, in the sphere of sculpture, graphics, music, photography, digital arts, graphic design, cinematography and theatric art).
There are two version of the film: longer 43 min. and shorter 30 min.
Synopsis: The project encompasses young artists between 8 and 22, by developing their creative potential and their awareness of cosmopolitanism. „Message in a bottle” allows children, and older girls and boys of various social and ethnic groups to express their creative vision of universal messages, which by the force of fortune would touch people of different nationalities, united by their closeness to the Black Sea. The use of the innovative practice of connecting the modern communicative approach of the worldwide web through the project’s website and the ancient way of shipwreck survivors’ communicating a message or a call for help with message in a bottle, turn the project into a fresh and quirky attempt to enrich and update arts’ means of expression in Varna.


The W:OW Project
is happy to include 2 videos by Ukrainian creators on occasion of the WOW Ukraine presentation series in Kharkiv & Kiev – 10-14 April 2018 –>

National University Kharkiv / Municipal Gallery Kharkiv 10-12 April
National House of Cinema Kiev / Say by Body Art Festival Kiev 13 & 14 April

After the official WOW screening @ National House of Cinema in Kiev, Agricola de Cologne had the opportunity to review some exciting video works by
Kostia Vozniuk, born in Novodnistrovsk, Ukraine. After finishing high school, he moved to Kyiv to study Cinematography at KYIV NATIONAL KARPENKO-KARY UNIVERSITY OF THEATRE, CINEMA and TELEVISION. Worked at several student productions as Cinematographer, Gaffer, 1st AC, Key Grip. Love to do any kind of experimental movies, intrested in stop motion animation, making music and short film sketches.
Some films he shot and directed:”REASON”, “A dream”, “A Tell-Tale Heart” (based on Edgar Allan Poe’s novel), “Lampa”, “Lohi Vosstanut”, “NAZAR”(documentary, work in progress).

Agricola de Cologne selected one video for being included in WOW Ukraine, entitled:
Woman in her own room,2017, 04′ 08”
Young woman trying to make fine art in tight space and sensuality!


The opening of the WOW Kiev event @ National House of Cinema (on 14 April 2018) was offering a big surprise, a video by Lidia Starodubtseva (head of Media Communication Department Kharkiv) dedicated to Agricola de Cologne and his achievements in promoting “art & miving images”. As a document of videoart & its dedication, the video is now included in WOW Ukraine.

video title: Lidia Starodubtseva (Ukraine) – Time Is Up, 2018, 4:00
This audiovisual performance is the separate part of the film ‘Time is Up’ devoted to the art of acoustics (‘Ars Acustica’). The film is based on the unique audio archives collected by the poet, writer, broadcaster and radio dramatist Igor Pomerantsev over thirty years at Radio Liberty. The film gives new life to the radio archive in a multimedia age. The ‘Radio Anthology of Contemporary Poetry’ by Igor Pomerantsev includes many outstanding Russian poets such as Gennady Aigi, Sergei Averintsev, Joseph Brodsky, Dmitry Prigov, and many others. The audiovisual performance ‘Time is Up’ is the experimental dance mime project of intermediate transition, the experience of sound visualization. Voices of dead poets are presented as a synchresis of sound, music, dancing body, text and sign language.

Lidia Starodubstseva

Film director, producer, radio and TV journalist, media expert, historian of culture and arts, art curator. Head of the Media Communications Department at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), DPhil (Philosophy), Full Professor. Lidiya Starodubtseva was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She studied architecture at Civil Engineering Institute (Kharkiv). Since 2015 she collaborates with the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (US, based in Prague), freelance of the program ‘Above the Barriers’. Author and host of the Kharkiv TV programs ‘Tea Ceremony’ on the channel P1 (2005–2006), ‘Art Interrogation’ on the channel ‘Simon’ (2014–2015), and ‘Dialogues with Lidiya Starodubtseva’ on the ‘Channel 7’ (2011–2017). Scriptwriter and producer of the short films ‘Wine kills’ and ‘Days of Fear’. Scriptwriter, director and producer of the film ‘Time is Up’, director and editor of the films ‘Square Ukraine’, ‘Seam’, ‘Amputation’, ‘Holmes and Harms’, short films ‘Prose of Poetry’, ‘Boots’, ‘Physics of Fragile Body’, ‘Meridian Czernowitz’, etc. Author of 6 books and more than 200 publications on culture, arts and visual media theory. Member of the National Unions of Journalists and Artists of Ukraine.

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WOW Video Collection

Shelley Jordon (USA) – SeeChange, 2017, 7:29
claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) – Iconosfera, 2015, 04’45’’
claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) – RAM_city (1000 screens), 2014, 06’20’’
Lisa Birke (Canada) – Endgame, 2016, 7:05
Gwendoline Pouchoulin (France) Violet Fire /// Transmutation Climax !, 2017, 7:52
Kappala Venkata Sivakumar (India) – Happy Friendship Day, 2016, 02:09
Amanda Rice (UK) – Site Where a Future Never Took Place, 2015, 12.00
Ronnie Sluik (Netherlands) – ronnie s likes to know, 2017, 1’13
Ronnie Sluik (Netherlands) – Twister (act 1), 2017, 4:03
Gali Blay (Israel) – Panicutopia-the Desertark, 2017, 4:00
Yao Cong (China) – B²EAU²T²Y, 2014, 15’30”
Elke H. Markopoulos / Rainer Ludwigs (Germany) – Message of the Animals, 2016, 8:57
Tova Beck-Friedman (USA) – Gaia Regards Her Children, 2016, 02;45
Aoi Swimming /Mikio Saito (Japan) – “Bai Bai x 100”, 2016, 3:17
s/n (Jennida Chase & Hassan Pitts) (USA) – The Fawn, 2017, 8:15
Anetta Kapon (USA) – Synopsis, 2014, 0:35
Marie-Paule Bilger (France) – Sweet Fight, 2017, 4:35
Garlo (France) – Surfs Up, 2016, 3:49
Rogelio Raúl Meléndez Cetina (Mexico) – Stay Still, 2017, 3:59
Przemek Wegzyn (Poland) – Practice, 2016, 10:00
Emma Zukovic (Macedonia/Ireland) – Post Memory of a Lost Country, 2016, 4:33
Noelle Fitzsimmons (USA) – Adopted, 2016, 5: 30
Perry Bard & Richard Sullivan (USA) – NO FLAK, 2017, 7’23
Maria Korporal (NL/Germany) – Breaking Borders, 2017, 5:36
Katya Yakubov (Usbekistan/USA) – Maps to the In-Between, 2015, 07:23
Pete Burkeet (USA) – Mannequin, 2017, 7:58
Christian Philip Berger (Austria) – Mankind, 2017 1:56
Pablo-Martín Córdoba (France) – L’inter-code, 2017, 10
Reza Golchin (Iran) – Light, 2017, 2:00
Avdi Hajdari (Kosovo) – Vacuum point, 2017, 00:02:34
Luca Nanini (aka unaduna)(Italy) – homologos, 2016, 4’40”
Brit Bunkley (NZ) – Godzone, 2017, 5:32
Muhammad Taymour (Egypt) “From the remains of the Dead”, 2017, 8:05
Arthur Woods (Switzerland) – My Launch to Greater.Earth, 2017, 9.55 min.
Athur Woods (Switzerland) – A Space Age on Earth, 2017, 2.46
Arthur Woods (Switzerland) – War – What We Can Do, 2017, 4:07
Maryam Muliaee (Iran) – A Recycled Tehran, 2016, 4:20
Fran Orallo (Spain) – Your Body is a Battle Field, 2017, 4’45”
Russell J Chartier/Paul J Botelho (USA) – 1999 deconstructed), 2013, 4:18
Marek Ranis (USA) – Like Shishmaref, 2016, 16:00
Francesca Leoni (Italy) – Ego- Crazia ( Chapter 1), 2016, 8’20”
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – The dying Lilium, 2016, 03:27
Khalil Charif (Brazil) – The messenger and his double, 2011, 2’47”
Atom Samit (Spain) – The Stone Fountain, 2017, 03:08
Viktor Brim (Germany) – monoscape, 2017, 16min (Madrid)
Roulof Broekman (NL) – Metropolis, 2016, 1:51
Bill Hill (USA), Tabula Rasa, 2016, 4:00
Nacho Recio (Spain) – Shadow of the Radio in the East, 2016, 1:00
Coalfather Industries (USA) – User History, 2016, 6:02
Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Indicios / Inkling, 2017, 6’59”
Eija Temisevä (Finland) – An Attempt to be Earth, 2016, 5:15
Sarah Whelan (USA) – Construction, 2016, 2:38
Gregg Biermann (USA) – Scenes from the Anthropocene, 2017, 14;19
Shigetoshi Furutani (Japan) – Galassie, 2017, 5:00
Marc VEYRAT & Franck SOUDAN (U-rss team) – OD-i_see , 2015, 3:12
Dee Hood (USA) – Circus of the Mind, 2017, 3:39