Founded in 2011, CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections are representing a international world-wide unique initiative by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne addressed to young generations of artists and film makers to deal with the topic of collective trauma caused primarily by totalitarism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art in order to keep vivid the memory via audio-visual art.
The first collection and the fundament of CTF is representing SFC – Shoah Film Collection founded in 2010, dedicated to the victims of Holocaust, but also other genocides – consisting of experimental films, videoart and documentaries http://dts.engad.org
In 2012, the second collection “Cambodia 1975-1979” followed -consisting primarily of documentaries – is dealing with the Cambodian genocide 1975-1979.
In 2016, two new collections were incorprated “Refugee!”, reflecting the current international refugee crisis, and “Never More! – Hiroshima-Fukushima – appealing to stop nuclear power endangering the human species profoundly.
For the presentation of the collection CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections, specific event structures have been created, entitled: A Virtual Memorial – Commemorative Interventions – placing CTF into complementary audience related interventions like lectures, a symposion, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, artists talks, discussions and much more, to be realized since 2017 in the context of “The W:OW Project – We Are One World – http://wow.engad.org
The audiovisual collections form the basis of the commemorative contexts of “The 7 Memorials for Humanity” – http://7mfh.a-virtual-memorial.org
CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections
is a corporate part of ENGAD – Engaged Art Directory @ Audiovisual Collections @ The New Museum of Networked Art
directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
contacts artvideokoeln (at) gmail.com