Adam Fish is a cultural anthropologist, video producer, and Scientia Fellow at theUniversity of New South Wales who investigates power in cultures of digital production.
Adnan Hadzi is currently working as resident academic in the Department of DigitalArts, at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta. Hadzi hasbeen a regular at Deckspace Media Lab, for the last decade, a period over which hehas developed his research at Goldsmiths, University of London, based on his work with Deptford.TV. Adnan’s research focuses on the influence of digitalisation in media art, aswell as the author’s rights in relation to collective authorship.Oliver Lerone Schultz is doing post-media research in transversal contexts. Oliverwasactive in several media-activist projects + curational work, like laborB and globale-Filmfestival, among others. He was until recently at the Centre for Digital Cultures,Leuphana, where among other things he co-initiated the Post-Media Lab.
Albert Merino (Barcelona 1979) is a video artist. Bachelor of Fine Arts from theuniversities of Barcelona and the KHB, and ‘ Meisterschuler ‘ by the ‚KunsthochschuleBerlin Weißensee’. He uses the video as a vehicle of his work developing a wide visualimaginary with which he intervenes and transforms the Daily. His work has been shownin a large number of international festivals and in institutions and museums as ArtsSanta Monica (Barcelona), Palais de Tokyo, Acadèmie de France (Paris), Songwom ArtCenter (Seoul), MOCA (Taipei), or the Nam June Paik Art Center among others. Of itstrajectory are noteworthy several individual and collective exhibitions or in art fairs likeLos Angeles art fair, Beijing art fair, art Basel Hong Kong, or Arco (Madrid).
Andreas Treske is an author, and filmmaker, writing about online video aesthetics and culture. He graduated from the University of Television and Film, Munich, where he also taught film and video post-production. He is chair of the Department of Communication and Design at I.D. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. In 2015 he published Video Theory. Online Video Aesthetics or the Afterlife of Video. with Transcript. In 2017 the book was translated to Russian. Since 2008 he has been involved in the Video Vortex network
Andrew Clay is Research Associate in the Media Discourse Centre, De MontfortUniversity, UK. His academically published work has concerned both crime film andonline video. As a teacher he adopted a number of social media tools and explored thehands-on experience of digital technologies as a co production with students and as acritical technical practice (the critical incorporation of knowledge into the thing created)which he now continues to explore through personal video projects.
Andrés Azzolina is a mexican audiovisual producer that works with media in a fluid wayand applies multi-disciplinary strategies to generate a sensation of both alienation andapproachability towards reality. He is co-founder of ASCO, digital media project thataims to accelerate communication through social media and meme language, givingaudiences top quality information digested through hyperstimulated aesthetics and afrantic rhythm. He has directed music videos and VJ, has produced music, paintings andlectured in a diverse range of events.
Annie Abrahams: http://bram.orgLisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro (LAND PROJECT): https://landproject.tumblr.com
Antonia Hernández is a Chilean Montréal-based visual artist and PhD candidate inCommunication at Concordia University, Canada. Mixing media practice and theoreticalresearch, her interests involve the domestic side of platforms, maintenance practices,and the laboring of affect.
Artist and writer Chris Meigh-Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Electronic & DigitalArt at the University of Central Lancashire, has been making and exhibiting videoand installations internationally since the mid 1970‘s. He has written extensively onthe history and context of artists’ video. His influential book “A History of Video Art”(Bloomsbury, London, 2006 and 2013; Sangensha, Tokyo, 2013; China Pictorial, Beijing,2018) provides an overview of the development of artists’ video since its inception
Colette Tron: Having an activity as a critic since twenty years, she is also working as apoet, using different media and languages, questioning their function by experimentsand creations. By founding the association Alphabetville (www.alphabetville.org) in2000, she has created a place of reflection around the relations between language andthe media, technic and art, aesthetic and society, and tries to articulate the practiceand theory in order to create a new critic and updated theoretical appoaches related todigital transformations in the artistic production process, and by publishing the resultsof these researches. She has directed two books and published many papers.
Confusion of Tongues
Confusion of Tongues studies visual rhetorics and image production of western neoliberalprotagonists, seeking to shift the course of their validation, in a place where images constitutereality. The artist-affiliation, consisting of Benedikt Weishaupt (Berlin, DE) and Marthe Prins(Amsterdam, NL), mediates research through performance, exhibition and text.
Daniela Lucato started playing theatre in Padua (Italy) parallel to her studies at the university. After her degree in Philosophy with an anthropological thesis on contemporary dance, she moved to Rome, Wellington and finally Berlin where she worked as an actress for films/theatre. In 2013 she wrote/directed the theatre piece “Call Me Reality” that participated to several theater festivals.The Birthday (2014), her first short film written/directed in mandarin/english language, has been officially selected from 25 international festivals (among these Micgenero, Frameline, Shanghai Pride where the film was also nominated for the best cinematography). In 2015 she founded Connecting Fingers Company. Her last productions are Connecting Fingers, The Wheel, The rebellious Body for the dance theatre. Her last films When I dance (2016),The Wheel (2017) are still screening on international film festivals and For the time being (2018) received theaward as best international short film at Downtown Urban Arts Festival/ Tribeca Film Center. She is now writing her first feature film.
Di Hu is a video artist and film researcher based in Shanghai. He studied Chinese Literatureat Zhejiang University before going on to study cinema at several universities in Paris(Paris 1, Paris 7 and Paris 3). His work across film, video and photography investigatethe legacies of the cinema through the interpretation of forms, codes and narratives offilms by means of art-making. His practice also engages with film language as gesturesto demystify complex social-political constructions, especially those of Chinese society
Donatella Della Ratta
Donatella Della Ratta is a scholar, writer, performer, and curator specializing in digitalmedia and networked technologies, with a focus on the Arab world. Donatella holdsa PhD from the University of Copenhagen and is former Affiliate of the Berkman KleinCenter for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Donatella has managed the Arabicspeaking community for the international organization Creative Commons from 2007until 2013. In 2012 she co-founded the website SyriaUntold, recipient of the DigitalCommunities award at Ars Electronica 2014. Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media andWarfare in Syria (Pluto Press, 2018) is her latest essay.
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together as artist-couple under the namePolakVanBekkum. Rooted in the history of Dutch landscape depiction, they expresspersonal experiences of moving and space. Their projects are often informed bycollaborations with participants, be it humans, animals, or even the rays of the sun. Theirwork has shown at Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, ZKM Karlsruhe, Media-Lab Prado Madrid; INIVA London, IMAL Brussels, galerie dudokdegroot, Amsterdam,Pixelache Helsinki, Lagos, Biennale Marrakech, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Felix Leffrank was born Wertheim in the south of Germany in 1987. After a graphicdesign education in Stuttgart, he went to Leipzig to study media art in the class of AlbaD ́Urbano. There he developed his own artistic methods which are based on a mixtureof video, theatre, movie and performance.The first-person-narrators in Leffrank ́s videos are neither identical with their author norare they trying to reenact the biography of a stranger but must be placed betweenthose identities. Leffrank works intensely with the camera and is interested in new formsof social life that develop around the camera. He uses the presence and the catalyticeffect of the camera to evoke embarrassing, affecting and confusing situations with hisamateur actors. The videos are shown in various exhibitions and film festivals across theworld. 2018 he was awarded with the Karl-Schmidt Rottluff scholarship.
Gabriel Garble is an animation director with a cross-disciplinary practice. Hiswork has been awarded at film festivals worldwide, and featured on sites such as VICE,It’s Nice That and Motionographer. Gabriel is currently working on his next animatedshort (‘How to Make Potato Gratin’) and his debut animation feature (‘Greener ThanSprinkler Green’).
Geert Lovinkis a Dutch media theorist, internet critic and author of Uncanny Networks(2002), Dark Fiber (2002), My First Recession (2003), Zero Comments (2007), Networks Without a Cause (2012), Social Media Abyss (2016), Organisation after Social Media(with Ned Rossiter, 2018) and Sad by Design (2019).In 2004 hefounded the Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). His center organizes conferences, publicationsand research networks such as Video Vortex and MoneyLab (internet-basedrevenue models in the arts). Recent projects deal with digital publishing and the future of art criticism.
Glasz DeCuir is the identity as filmmaker and screenplay writer of an artist from SanSebastian, Basque Country, Spain. Fine Arts Professional who explores New Media Artways on Digital Cinema since 2009.
Hang Li and Caroline Rosello
Hang Li and Caroline Rosello curated the Artists: Agil Abdullayev, Agorama, Max Grau, Tamara Kametani and Feng MengboCurators of For the Time Being (London), May 2019: Rachel Chiodo, Sitara Chowfla,Hang Li, Esther Moerdler, Carlos Pinto and Caroline Rosello
Heiko Recktenwald started life with a violin in my bed in 1954 in Celle and Bonn.Gudrun Gut is from Celle as well. Experiments with Radio and London. Three men ina boat. What would you do it you were an Arab in Eindhofen in 1973. Friendship withJoerg Hoppe in Hagen in 1974. Start of my very long studies of many laws in Bonn andHeidelberg and so on in 1975. Notting Hill riots in 1976 and more. Experiments withthe Kabelpilotprojekt Ludwigshafen in 1983.
Irena Paskali was born 1969 in Macedonia, she currently lives and works in Cologne.Before studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she finished her Masterof Arts in 2007, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Skopje. The artist worksin a variety of media, photography, video, drawing and experimental film. At the centerof her work is always the human being. So she deals with the fragmentation of culturesand religions, questions of identity and alienation.
Karla Brunet (b. 1972, Brazil) is an artist and researcher, has a Ph.D. in AudiovisualCommunication (UPF – Barcelona, Spain – CAPES Scholarship), a master degree in FineArts (Academy of Art University – San Francisco, USA – CAPES Scholarship). She hasparticipated on many photography and media art exhibitions in Brazil, Europe, MiddleEast, North and South America. From 2009-2012, Karla was the coordinator of Labdebug.net, a media lab focus on women and free technology, and in 2012, she wasthe curator of FACMIL/LabMAM, a media lab at the MAM Bahia (Museum of ModernArt of Bahia). In 2014/2015, she got a year art/research grant at UDK, Berlin. Karla is aprofessor at IHAC and Prof-Artes at UFBA, where she researches projects intersectingart, nature, and technology. Karla coordinates the Ecoarte, an interdisciplinary research,and art group.
Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez
Anxious to Make is the collaborative practice of Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez,two commissioning bodies. They make work about economic concepts, such ascryptocurrencies and the “sharing economy”, by examining how these conceptsintersect with neoliberalism, colonialism, technology, wealth culture, race, altruism,utopianism, and exploitation. While Anxious to Make’s physical existence takes manyshifting forms, it often manifests as series of video commissions, downloads, onlinegenerators, workshops, net art interventions, books, and sweepstakes.
Lotte Louise de Jong
Lotte Louise de Jong is a media artist with a background in filmmaking. Her work isresearch-based and ranges from installations to more traditional forms of narrative.The main thematics in her research are identity and sexuality. More specifically sheinestigates how we, as a society, view and shape our identity through mediated spaceslike the digital world. The internet as a space for sexuality has been the main focus ofher past projects.
Lucille Calmel is a performer, stage director, writer, teacher and curator. She lives inMontpellier where she initiates “Les Trifides”, a performance collective with womenfrom 1990 to 1995, then codirects during ten years “myrtilles”, an experimentaltheater company and “.lacooperative”, an arts research and residency venue. Livingin Brussels since 2005, she develops on line & in the flesh performances, laboratoriesand events involving performance, poetry, experimental musics and digital scenes.Her current projects focus on the creation of an installation of new narratives fromthousands of screenshots of about 250 TV series collected over the past ten years inrelation to recognition programs; on a research into performance with or for animalsand interspecies communication; and on the launch of when i’m bad, a monograph.Damien Petitot obtained a Master Images in the Environment at ARTS 2 School of Artsin Mons (BEL) in 2005. As an artist, he explores the plastic and experimental possibilitiesof the video and sound media and uses his personal data (messaging and chat archives,photos and videos) and hacked technical devices (cameras, smartphones, computers,tvs…) in installations and performances where error and chance become generators offiction and sensory experience.
María José Ribas
María José Ribas: Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Barcelona University (2006), Erasmusin the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Frankfurt, Postgraduate in Design, Art,and Society, Elisava University, Barcelona (2008), Master in Artistic Productions andResearch, Barcelona University (2010). Since 2003 I have participated in group projectsand exhibitions in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Bulgaria or Great Britain.Developing international grants and residencies. Always interested in the intersectionof disciplines and exploring the possibilities of communication and visual language.
Mats Hjelm (b.1959), is an artist, documentary filmmaker and creator of multimediainstallations who currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. His work investigatesthe boundaries between art and movements of social justice, video installation anddocumentary practices, and personal and global political narratives. He has workedextensively in Europe, West Africa and the United States, and more recently in Brazil. Ina number of large-scale video installations, such as Black Like Him (2008), Father’s Dayat the Shrine of the Black Madonna (2006), and the Trilogy (White Flight /Man to Man/Kap Atlantis, 1997-2003), the history of the Civil Rights movement is in focus. Poeticimages interwoven with documentary footage tell stories of oppression, pride and thecomplexity of integration. Hjelm’s work also encompasses more down-to-earth videoworks such as After Hours (2010), where performers in business suits are enagged ina dance of power and submission with the office space as a backdrop. Hjelm’s latestinstallations Taste of Salt (2013) and Who the Fool (2015) include a poetic layeringof political and existential narratives with his documentary work in West Africa and areflection on Atlantic history and movements of social justice. Hjelm’s extended artpractice includes teaching in specialized courses within contemporary art. He is alsoan expert cinematographer, film colorist, programmer and video installation specialist,currently active as a consultant in these fields.
Miguel Oliveros BA (Hons), MRes, PhD ”cum laude”. Fine artist,programmer and sound designer. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communicationsand Arts, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain. Since 2015, he has carried out field studiesacross the militarized European, North African, Balkan borders and other hotspots aswell as Central American refugee camps. Field studies which lead, for instance, to theintegration and use of novel immersive experience (IX) technologies which provide acomplete sensory experience for participants. Such research generated collaborationswith the: OSCE, National Spanish Police, EASO, various activists, academic institutionsand NGOs.
Oliver Lerone Schultz
Oliver Lerone Schultz is doing post-media research in transversal contexts. Oliver was active in several media-activist projects + curational work, like laborB and globale-Filmfestival, among others. He was until recently at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana, where among other things he co-initiated the Post-Media Lab.
Pablo DeSoto is an architect and researcher, working at the intersection of architecture with digital media, the environmental humanities and the arts. In the 2000s he was cofounder hackitectura.net, a pioneer group of architects, computer specialists and activists. Pablo loves to make experimental books, such as Fadaiat: Freedom of Movement, Freedom of Knowledge or this one. He is currently affiliated researcher at Umeå School of Architecture in Sweden.
Pedro Gomes: A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars.
Richard Misek is film- and video-maker and Senior Lecturer in Film at the University ofKent (UK). His works include the book Chromatic Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and thefeature-length documentary Rohmer in Paris (2014). He has been Primary Investigatoron two recent UK Arts and Humanities Research Council projects on audiovisual filmand media studies (2016-18), and was the most cited video essayist in Sight and Sound’spoll of the best video essays of 2017.
Rita Al Cunha
Rita Al Cunha is a bioproduct of 1994 Portugal’s harvest, born with a quirky sense ofhumor. In 2015, she graduated in Communication Sciences, in Lisbon, and started towork in film. Her first short documentary (The Foreigners, 2018) was shown in severalfilm festivals and recently won the first prize at the Alto Minho Storytelling competition.Error 500 is her second work. She is now pursuing a Film Master’s degree in Florida,after winning the Fulbright Scholarship.
Ryan Woodring is a 2020 Interdisciplinary Arts MFA candidate at Rutgers’ Mason GrossSchool of the Arts in New Jersey in the United States of America and holds a BFA in FineArts (Electronic and Time Based) and a BA in French from Carnegie Mellon University.He is an artist, teacher, visual effects freelancer and arts organizer. He founded PrequelArtist Incuator and curated the Future Forum artist talk series at the Hollywood Theatrein Portland, Oregon. He currently teaches at Rutgers University and has taught at theMake+Think+Code Program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as OpenSignal Community Media Center in Portland, Oregon. He did visual effects work onthe Oscar-nominated films The Boxtrolls and Kubo & the Two Strings as well as theEmmy- winning series House of Cards. He uses this skill-set in digital manipulation toappropriate mass media and form new contexts for conversation within the collapsingborders of digital and physical memory.
Salvador Miranda (b. 1987) is a Canadian artist based in Rotterdam. His workexploresemerging realities produced by new technologies, online communities, and thedigital image. In particular, his work focuses on the inherent ideological tension found inthe images we consume and our visual affirmation of them. His current artistic researchexplores the political implications of image-making in popular culture. Salvador is alsothe Development & Research Coordinator of the Living Architecture Systems Group;an international consortium of researchers, artists and scientists applying experimentaland artistic practices to speculative architectural design. He was previously the Managerof Riverside Architectural Press specializing in the publication of contemporary art anddesign research. His production work includes exhibitions and collaborations withinternational artists and institutions.
Samantha Harvey is a video artist recently graduated from MA ContemporaryPhotography at Central Saint Martins, currently based in London. She uses video artwith a ‘pop’ aesthetic as a bridge to combine open source software and data to createworks that are culturally relevant and thought provoking. Combining moving image,sound and photography that can be used across ever shifting platforms in our digitaland physical worlds. Aiming to create new dialogues between the artist and the viewerthat are available through this technological era, Harvey recognises the shift in tools thatare needed for our accelerated informational driven climate.
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He was educated at the LucerneUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts with a major in Art in Public Spheres. He has hadsolo exhibition at the Graz Kunstverein, Tallinna Linnagalerii, the Art Students League inNew York and many other venues number of group exhibitions in recent years, including-Anti, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 GR (TTT Building,GR, 2018), Bienal Internacional deArte de Cerveira (Fundação Bienal de Arte de Cerveira, PT, 2017), “The Third KunmingFine Art Biennale 2016” (Yunnan Fine Art Museum, CN, 2016), “Busan Biennale, Sea ArtFestival 2015”; (Dadaepo Beach, KR, 2015)
Simon Worthington is a researcher in future publishing — free and open sourcesystems, economic models, and the politics of Open Science. Author of ‘The BookLiberation Manifesto’ supporting the FOSS community to make research availableto all through platform independent, interoperable publications. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Generation Research an editorial platform for open scholarship for the LeibnizAssociation Research Alliance Open Science and is based in R&D at the Open ScienceLab, TIB – German National Library of Science and Technology. As of 2019 he is a BoardMember of FORCE11 an organisation for the future of scholarly communication. He hasworked as a research author for the Akademienunion at the Berlin-BrandenburgischeAkademie der Wissenschaften on ‘AGATE’ a research publication for scoping thetechnical data connection of all of Europe’s Academies of Arts and Science digitalrepositories. From 2012/15 he led the research unit ‘Publishing Consortium’ as part ofthe Hybrid Publishing Lab at Leuphana University, Germany. In 1994 he co-founded andpublished Mute magazine a culture and technology publication, the European counterto Wired magazine, and continues as a member of the editorial collective and aspublisher. He originally studied media art at the Slade School, UCL (UK)and CalArts (USA).ORCID http://firstname.lastname@example.org@tib.eu Generation Research https://genr.eu/ The BookLiberation Manifesto http://linkme2.net/1gs
Sophia Braga is an Italian artist based in Linz (AT). She graduates in Visual Arts (BA, MA)at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and she is currently attending the InterfaceCultures master program at the University of Art and Design of Linz. Her work has beenexhibited at Ars Electronica Festival (AT), The Wrong – The New Digital Art Biennale,Speculum Artium – New Media Culture Festival (SL), Link Cabinet – Link Art Center (IT).
Tivon Rice is an artist and educator working at the intersections of visual culture andtechnology. Based in Den Haag (NL) and Seattle (US), his work critically exploresrepresentation and communication in the context of digital culture and asks: how do wesee, inhabit, feel, and talk about these new forms of exchange? How do we approachcreativity within the digital? What are the poetics, narratives, and visual languagesinherent in new information technologies? And what are the social and environmentalimpacts of these systems?
Tomasz Hollanek is a media and technology researcher with an academic backgroundin literature, screen media and software studies, and a professional background inand user experience design. His PhD work at Cambridge, which traces the concepts ofmachine vision and machine creativity from early photography to artificial intelligence,is an expansive account of how the past and present formulations of ‘creative’ machineshave shaped the history of perception.
Vito Alfarano: With his choreographies and dance movie he won first prizes in internationalcompetitions. He is the director of AlphaZTL Compagnia d’Arte Dinamica based inBrindisi (Italy) deals of contemporary dance, video art and artistic social workshopsworking also with prisoners, immigrants, psychiatric detention patients, deaf people,and with Down Syndrome.
Werther Germondari (Rimini/Italy/1963), live and work in Rome/Italy. Interested ininnovative experimental dynamics that are neo-conceptual and situational, characterizedby a taste for the ironic and surreal, he has experimented for 35 years through manydifferent expressive media (from painting to installations, photography to film, videosto live performance), focusing attention on hidden elements, related to a real, socialand political vision. Germondari’s works have also been shown in solo exhibitions<http://www.werthergermondari.com/exhibitions/>where he focuses on hiddenelements highlighted in styles.
Zheng Lu Xinyuan & Zimu Zhang
Zheng Lu Xinyuan, filmmaker, based in Hangzhou, China. Film Production MFA 2017,School of Cinematic Arts, USC. Her short films were selected into various film festivalssuch as Tribeca Film Festival, First Xining International Film Festival, China IndependentFilm Festival amongst others. She’s also held photo exhibitions, co-written two booksand experimented in other art forms. She tries to cultivate a personal visual practice thatexplores the boundaries of various media as well as of articulation itself.
Zimu Zhang is a moving image practitioner and researcher. She is currently conducting herPhD research at City University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the conjunctionof moving image with new materiality and society of control. She is also active in filmcurating, alternative space building and socially engaged art practices.
Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. Ćosić’s work spans a numberof disciplines, including short films, video installations, theater projections, and liveaudio-visual performances. His work relates to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexities of living in unfamiliar cultural environments. Ćosić’s artwork has beenshown in over fifty countries, for which he has received a variety of recognition.