The final day of this magnificent multi-facetted event project or project event or project interventions or interventions project is the day of pulling a summery.
Commemorative Intervention – 1 June 2012, guided tour through Riga Ghetto & Holocaust Museum by Rabbi Menachem Barkahan
image: US artist Shelley Jordon & Agricola de Cologne
Performance by Doron Polak (Israel) – in preparation for the performance in Riga, photograph by Eitan Vitkon (Israel)
Agricola de Cologne’s presentation of SFC – Shoah Film Collection @ International Conference of Holocaust Museums stands under the Patronage of the European Parliament
4 & 5 June 2012 @ Academy of Sciences – 4 June – 11:20h – 13.20 – Ambassadors session
image: from the right to the left – Agricola de Cologne, the Ambassador from Austria, the Ambassador of the Netherlands, the Ambassador of Czech Republik, the Ambassador of Belarus, Victoria Shaldova (SHAMIR) conference leader
image: 2nd day of artists talks and discussions – Cristiano Berti talks about the “making of” his film “Lety” – in the background- Shelley Jordon
During the first round of artists talks at the Floating Art Gallery BETANOVUSS, all artists met for the first time together, since on 1 June, the opening day, the last two artists arrived: Doris Neidl (Austria) and Cristiano Berti (Italy) and together with Doron Polak and Eitan Vitkon (both Israel), Felice Hapetzeder (Sweden), the US artists Shelley Jordon, Ben Neufeld and Jay Needham and my person, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, the invited and attending artists were complete. This first round of talks had the meaning, that all artists introduce themselves to each other and the audience.
image: A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012- Private View – Friday 1 June, 12h
From the right to the left – Dzintars Zilgalvis (chairman of NOASS) , Doron Polak (performance artist from Israel), Agricola de Cologne (A-Team artists and director of artvideoKOELN), Hamit Ben Jaakov (Ambassador of Israel), Eitan Vitkon (photo artist from Israel)
The countdown continues. One day is left, until tomorrow “A Virtual Memorial Riga 201`2 will be opened. As announced yesterday, Jay Needham, Ben Neufeld and Shelley Jordon from USA arrived in time and we had together a dinner in a restaurant not far from the hotel. I met Jay already earlier some years ago, when we were collaborating in another project in Valencia, Ben and Shelley, I met for the first time, and it is always very nice to meet persons physically after a long time of merely virtual contacts. Today, three further artists are arriving, about noon Felice Hapetzeder from Sweden and the two Israeli artists Doron Polak and Eitan Vitkon in the early afternoon. At 4.pm these Israeli artists, Dzintars from NOASS and my person, the director of artvideoKOELN and artist of A-TEAM are invited for a home reception at the apartment of the Cultural Attache of the Israeli Embassy. In the evening, the artists who arrived already, there will be 6, the last two coming tomorrow, Doris Neidl (Austria) and Cristiano Berti (Italy) completing the artists team, meet each other in the hotel lobby for a meeting somewhere out of the hotel.