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Ben Anderson

Originally from Australia, Benedict Anderson has been living and working in Berlin since 1996. He is involved in an interdisciplinary practice in the areas of architecture and filmmaking, art and dramaturgy. He received his diploma in Scenography at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London and worked for many years as a stage designer for opera, ballet, circus and new performance works in Australia and overseas. Since then, he has followed a two-pronged career as an academic undertaking masters degree [interior design] and Ph.D. [architecture], and a teaching career in architecture, interior design and performance design spanning thirteen years. He is currently Guest Professor in the Institute for Spatial Design, Architecture Faculty, University of Innsbruck.

Ben Anderson's filmmaking works have included a number of short film works in 16mm and digital format on such themes dealing with the choreography of space, animation works and recently, a documentary film Flawed (98mins) concerned with remembering the architectural spaces of the GDR in Berlin and Dresden. His film works have been shown at the Panorama Film Festival, Athens Centre de Recontre International, Monaco, INA-Imagina Audiovisual Festival Paris, ARCO 05 Art Fair Madrid and Director's Lounge, Berlin. He has received prizes for both his academic and design work and acquistions include the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne. He is part of Good Work, an international research collaboration concerned with the presentation and representation of the body onstage and in society that is currently producing its fifth work to be premiered in Liile France in 2006.

fwd   Skin, Flawed

Claus Bach

Arbeitet als freier Fotograf und Künstler; er ist geboren in Schneeberg/Erzgebirge; lebt und arbeitet in Weimar (DE); seit 1995 Lehrauftrag an der Bauhaus Universität Weimar;

Ausstellungen u.a.: 1995 Galerie EIGEN+ART, Leipzig; Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus; Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle; Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg; 1996 Theaterhaus Jena; Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar; 1997 Theaterhaus Jena; ACC Galerie Weimar; 1998 Galeria Metropolitana, Barcelona/ES; Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt; 1999 Kunsthalle der EKA, Trier; Acc-Galerie, Weimar, Kunsthaus Erfurt; Kunstsammlung Gera; Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt; Museum Schloß Burgk/Saale.

Gallery: ACC Weimar

Steven Ball

He currently lives in London where he is Research Fellow within the AHRB British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. His artistic practice encompasses film, video, sound and installation.

Born in London (UK), Steven Ball studied film, video and sound at Maidstone College of Art in the UK, graduating in the early '80s. In 1988 he accidentally migrated to Melbourne. Within a few years he became deeply involved with the local media arts scene, in particular Super 8 filmmaking. From 1991 to 1995 he was the administrator of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. He has curated screenings at Experimenta (MIMA), Melbourne Cinematheque and the Melbourne International Film Festival, and has written for a number of journals. His films have been shown widely and internationally.

fwd   Metalouge

Programm:  fwd   Where Is Memory?

Rebecca Baron

Los Angeles-based filmmaker Rebecca Baron has been teaching filmmaking at Calarts (USA) since 2000. She is Associate Dean of the California Institute of the Arts School of Film/Video where she teaches documentary and experimental film. Her award-winning experimental and documentary films have been screened extensively in the US and abroad (including Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Cinimathhque Frangaise, Oberhausen, Viennale). Her previous film The Idea of North received awards at the Leipzig, Athens, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Onion City and Sinking Creek Film Festivals. Her film "okay bye-bye" was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has also worked as a documentary film editor most notably for Pennebaker and Associates. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and MFA from UC San Diego. She is the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship.

fwd   How Little We Know of Our Neighbours

Programm:  fwd  Reading Surfaces

Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe is a professor of film and media studies at the University of Florida (USA). He has shown his previous films and videos at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and on the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square as well as at scores of less exotic locales (Rotterdam, NY Expo, Cinematexas, etc.). He also ran Flicker in Chapel Hill from 1997-2000 and is currently artistic director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental/Film Video Festival.

Roger Beebe discovered his love of cinema after having spent time in the obscure cinemas of Paris. While at the Ecole Normale Supérieure he became both spectator and projectionist for the school's cinema club. Upon his return to the USA, he continued his studies and wrote a dissertation on contemporary US media. For several years now, he has been presenting his short films in many unlikely places including McMurdo Station, Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, as well as some more famous venues including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CinemaTexas, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

fwd   Strip Mall Trilogy
fwd   SAVE

Programm:  fwd  Reading Surfaces  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Wolfgang Bellwinkel

Der Fotograf und Filmemacher lebt in Berlin (DE) und Bangkok (THAI). Er arbeitet für deutsche und internationale Magazine und Firmen und ist seit 2002 Mitglied der Agentur Ostkreuz.

Wolfgang Bellwinkel erhielt eine Reihe Preise und Auszeichnungen für seine Arbeit, u.a. 1996 DAAD-Stipendium zur Dokumentation des Friedensprozesses in Bosnien, 1996 Deutscher Fotopreis für "Die Alltäglichkeit des Krieges" und 2003 “Artist in Residence" Programm der Alliance Francaise, Bangkok. 2000-2001 lehrte er an der Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapur. Ausstellungen u.a. in der Pinakothek der Modern, München; dem Goethe Institut Seoul; Galerie M, Bochum; Goethe Institut Singapur; Kunstmesse, Köln; photography now, Berlin.
Er ist geboren in Bochum, studierte Kommunikationsdesign an der Universität-Gesamthochschule-Essen und reiste nach Südamerika, Asien, Australien und vielfach in das ehemalige Jugoslawien.

Agentur: Ostkreuz

Roddy Bogawa

Born in Los Angeles (USA), he lives and works in New York City (USA). Roddy Bogawa is a passionated filmmaker and teaches film as Associated Professor at New Jersey City University. He also publishes in art and film magazines.

"I was born but..." is his second feature-length film, after "JUNK". His work has widely been shown in places such as Robert Flaherty Seminar, New York Underground Film Festival, Exground FilmFest, Wiesbaden, San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, P.S. 1 Museum, New York, and Sundance Film Festival. Since 1988 he has been awarded by many art institutions and foundations: Creative Capital Foundation award, 1999. New York State Council on the Arts, distribution award, 1999. Art Matters, Inc., production grant, 1996. Jerome Foundation Independent Filmmaker grant, 1994. New York State Council on the Arts award, 1993. New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, 1993.
He studied Media Production (BA) and Film (MFA) at University of San Diego.

Diane Bonder

Diane Bonder has been making lo-fi experimental film and video for 10 years Shooting super-8 and 16mm in documentary, poetic and semi-narrative styles, she explores autobiographical content, addressing issues of identity, sexuality, memory, and loss. While working about place and gentrification, she takes up a similar, intimate point of view. "Since her start in the early 90's Bonder has developed a way to combine various moving-image media and composition strategies (e.g. super-8, 16mm and video shooting in documentary, diary, poetic and semi-narrative styles, along with found-footage and optical printing construction) which enables her to explore, with humor and intelligence, personal and social issues, especially those relating to family and gender identity." - Berks Filmmakers

Diane Bonder is a Brooklyn, New York (USA) based media maker whose films and videotapes have been exhibited internationally at festivals and institutions, including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Award, a Mid-Atlantic Media Fellowship, and Jurors Choice Award from the Black Maria Film and Video Festival. Bonder serves on the screening committee of the New Festival (The New York Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival).
Link: Interview

fwd  If You Lived Here, You'd be Home by Now
fwd  You Are Not From Here

Programm:  fwd  Reading Surfaces  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Sonja Lillebaek Christensen

Born at the West coast of Jutland in Denmark, Sonja Lillebaek Christensen lives and works in Copenhagen (DK). She is a media worker and she has organized smoke on the water and investingArts festivals in Copenhagen.

After she studied at Jutland Artacademy, Århus Artschool and Artacademy she moved to Copenhagen but still feels being a "newcomer": "The difference between norms, values and ways of handling the world in small societies and in large cities - as experienced by me, during my nomadic life - is the core of my personal attitude to my artistic work." For her, telling tales in image and video is a way of "creating and recreating reality", while telling tells also means to work on documentaries about people and how they 'tick' on the West Coast of denmark.

Her work has been shown on festivals and touring festival rolls in Dundee comtemporary art, Scotland; Bildmuseet Umeå Sweden; Yeans, Gothenburg, Sweden; UKS (The Association of Young Artists) Olso, Norway; Tallinn Kunsthalle Tallinn; München Kunstverein, Germany; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; nifca, skandinavisk/Islands; Randers artmuseum, DK; Institut for Contemporary Crt, Copenhagen; "Konnektor Berlin" Berlin, Germany and other places.

fwd  On a Slow Boat to China

Programm:  fwd  Reading Surfaces  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Thomas Comerford

Artist, filmmaker and musician Thomas Comerford lives in Chicago (USA), where he also teaches as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Film, Video, New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is part of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Filmmakers. Being a 16mm enthousiast, he already toured twice the USA with the travelling film show "Lo Fi Landscapes", together with Bill Brown.

He received his BA, 1992, from Hamilton College; and his MA, 1998, and MFA, 1999, University of Iowa. Screenings: Cinematexas, Austin; London Film Festival; University of Arizona, Tuscon; Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival; Aegina Academy, Greece; Dresden Small Film Festival; Kino Arsenal, Berlin; Ocularis, Brooklyn; E-M Arts, Naples, Italy; Images Festival, Toronto; Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY; Detroit Film Coalition; Eyedrum, Atlanta; Pittsburgh Filmmakers; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; San Francisco Art Institute; International Experimental Film Expo, Colorado Springs; First Person Cinema, Boulder, CO; Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Awards: Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor, 2003; CAAP Grant, 2002.

fwd   Land Marked⁄ Marquette

Programm:  fwd  Location, Territory and (Hi)story

Gair Dunlop

Living in Glasgow, Scotland (UK), the artist has colaborated with Dan Norton since 2001. Their collaborative work is concerned with memory, interactivity, and linkage of place with digital technology. Both artists teach on the MSc Electronic Imaging course at Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee. As a photographer, website and video maker he works for the "creative industry" as well as on commisioned projects. His background is as divers as MSc with distinction in Electronic Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee; Adult Education Teaching Certificate, Working Men's College, London; BA Photography, Polytechnic of Central London,(now University of Westminster); and MA Hons, Sociology, University of Aberdeen.

Gair Dunlops work has widely been shown on exhibitions and festivals, such as: the Commonwealth Film Festival, Rotterdam International Architecture Biennial, Herefordshire Photographic Festival, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, Fotografisk Galleri, Copenhagen, Radiance lighting Festival, Glasgow, Smart project Space, Amsterdam, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and City Hall Tempe, Arizona. And he has received an impressive number of Scottish and Britsh grants and awards for his work. A lot of his work is online on different website, all of which can be accessed through his homepage

Working with new media on architecture, Dunlop's and Norton's work is also concerned with past utopian ideas. "Once upon a time, the future was easy. All you needed was a monorail, a sky needle, and a revolving restaurant. Now the Expos have been dismantled, the visions of accelerated belonging have given way to "right now". What can these lost fragments tell us? Cajoling, encouraging, sometimes peremptory but always slightly breathless, archives pitch our place in the coming world: Where we will live, how we will work, changes that will be wreaked upon our environment. Places where the tone breaks down, where uncertainty pokes through, where the logic of improvement falters; these minor keys expose the contradictions in "a new age in an old, old country..."

Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Klaus W. Eisenlohr (Berlin) — Artist/ Filmmaker/ Photographer. With his work, the artist is concerned with themes of architecture, public space and perceptions of space. The photographs are conceived in series. The compositions of panorama images become signs of urban space. In his film essays he develops a visual language that is based on the tradition of avant-garde, and takes the viewer on discourses of spatial iconography.

2003 "Slow Spaces" personal show at San Francisco Cinematheque, USA;
2004 "Stadtrandzone Mitte" ­ Center of Urban Periphery, film and art project in Hannover, with support of Cast and Cut fellowship awarded by Art Foundation of the hannover Region and nordmedia Fonds;
2004 "Stadt der Plätze" ­ City of Plazas, personal show at Foro Artistico Hannover, Germany;
2006 "Slow Space" Premiere at Arsenal, Friends of German Kinemathek, Berlin;
2006 HIAP, International Artist in Residence Program in Helsinki, Finland;

fwd   Stadtrandzone Mitte in Langenhagen

Programm:  fwd   Urban Space as Chance  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Dave Ellsworth

David Ellsworth has made award winning films and videos. He teaches film and video production in Michigan. His work encompasses documentary and experimental filmmaking, while his interest in exploring landscape might be related to his studies with Leighton Pierce at the University of Iowa. With shoebox films he is collaborating with Stephen O'Dell who is architect in Bangkok and New York.

As Visiting Professor, David Ellsworth teaches at the School of Communications Grand Valley State University Allendale (USA). He has been granted the Kodak Award in Non-Fiction at San Francisco Art Institute Film and Video Festival; Director's Choice at Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City; Documentary Short, Special Jury Award at South by Southwest Film and Video Festival, Austin, TX; and First Place, Experimental at UFVA NextFrame Film and Video Festival, Ithaca, NY. His films have been shown internationally in Canada, Chile, Italy, France, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

fwd   Time, and the River

Programm:  fwd   Location, Territory and (Hi)story

Cornelia Erdmann

Artist Cornelia Erdmann is a trained architect and lives in Weimar (DE). In her work she focuses on public art projects. To her, this is both related to her own interest in spacial, physical and topographical dimensions and to the potential of surpassing borders of art institutions. Interactivity, thus becomes her main concern, in media, between physical and vitual space, or between people and space. Taking up a critical stance, though, does not mean to ban humour and the smile of the audience.

As a fellow at Designlab Siemens mobil 2003 and as a Lecturer for "Madiatectur" at the CAAD lab, ETH Zürich, she has continued her professional life in architecture. Following her studies at Bauhaus University Weimar and Waseda University Tokyo, Japan, she received a MFA in "Art in Public Space" in Weimar. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions and competitions (FilmKunst Biennale Köln spezial, Young German Video Art 2000-2002; first prize »Flüstersäulenhalle«, public art competition Lesser-Stiftung, München (D); first prize »cellu l'art«, 3. International Shorfilm Festival, Jena (D); first prize »Experimentell'99«, competion for innovations, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (D)).

fwd   7 Minuten zum Thema Tankstelle

Programm:  fwd   City Passages

Fabienne Gautier

Fabienne Gautier is an artist and photgrapher who lives in Paris (F). She works with several medias like photography, video and film. She graduated in fine arts 1991 in Dijon, France. She collaborated with Tom Jarmusch on several projects. Her work has been shown internationally in galleries and festivals including the New Museum of Contemporary Art NYC, The Kitchen NYC, Locarno, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand Videoformes, Media City Canada, Paris Berlin Meetings, Revelation Perth Australia and The New York Underground Festivals plus many others.

fwd   Night Walk

Programm:  fwd   City Passages  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Noëlle Georg

Born in France, Noëlle Georg lives in Lisbon (PORT). She is a student at the Independent Study Program at Maumaus School of Visual Arts in Lisbon. She holds a Master degree in Cinema at the University of Humanities in Nancy, where she did research on the Communist Cinema of the German Republic of Weimar. She was a fellow resident at Goethe University at Frankfurt/M and has worked as Realisation Assistant for Carmin film and later with film restauration at the Film Museum Frankfurt/M .

For five years now, Noëolle Georg has lived in Portugal where she has realized several exhibitions and projects.
Fwd   A promessa
Fwd   La Rue Est a Nou

Programm:  fwd   City Passages  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Dirk Holzberg

Living in Berlin (D), Dirk Holzberg works with photography, video and 3-D animation. In his recent work he is concerned with the construction of space of nature, especially through influences of genetic design, and with the nature in orbital space. He thinks of the human concept of nature as having shifted from the image of an enemy in former times, to a "distorted picture between determinism, catastrophy and hyper-reality."

Dirk Holzberg has been teaching at University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) and collaborated in the "re:search — in and out through arts" at UdK. He is one of the initiators of the artist-in-residency project Berlin-Copenhagen and also is a member of the "Young Academy" at the Academy of the Arts Berlin. He received a number of grants, such as Kunst.NRW.NL (Kulturstiftung NRW); travel grant, Goethe-Institut Hongkong; and Kulturamt/KVB Köln. His work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and public projects.

fwd  Framefunk

Program:  fwd   Desire for Modernity  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Daniel Kunle

The documentary film director Daniel Kunle lives and works in Berlin (D). Besides working on his own films he has also been working as cutter of documentary and feature films. Daniel Kumle studied at University of the Arts Berlin at the section Experimental Film Design with Heinz Emigholz, Jutta Brückner and Harun Farocki.
NICHT-MEHR | NOCH-NICHT, a collaboration with Daniel Kunle, is his first feature length film. It was shown on festivals in Berlin, Dresden, Kassel, Stuttgart, München, Frankfurt, Hannover, Oslo, Athen, Teheran, Hongkong, an other places.

fwd  Nicht Mehr ♣ Noch Nicht

Programm:  fwd   Urban Space as Chance

Virginie Laganiere

Born in Rimouski, Quebec, Virginie Laganière lives and works in Montreal. She holds a bachelor's degree from the visual and media arts program at UQAM. Her practice focuses mainly on experimental video. She has also been pursuing collaborative projects, amongst sound performances with Jean-Maxime Dufresne. She has also provided video environments in various concerts of the ambient music group Below the Sea, which have lead her to participate in many experimental events and festivals in Quebec and Canada.

"By extension, urban determinism and control spaces breed their own residues, which, through a form of entropy, eventually react to them: in the same manner these conditions are inseparable from one another. This situation produces breaches and contradictions, potentially becoming sites of renewed densities, conditions for possible diversions. Recalling elements of psychogeography, what are the components and material arrangements of the urban scene and how do they influence the individual's affective mapping ? " ...from her collaboration with J-M Dufresne.

fwd  Transit
fwd  The Corridor

Programm:  fwd  Reading Surfaces and fwd  Transfers in Post-Modern Space
 fwd  Urban Research Selection

Holger Lauinger

The journalist Holger Lauinger lives and works in Berlin. In his freelanced work he has specialised in city and regional planing issues. After studies in very different fields, as History, New German Literature, Philosophy, Garden and Landscape Planing, he was worked as journalist and editor at ts-redaktion Berlin.
Holger Lauinger has published in magazines like Garten + Landschaft, Baumeister, Bauwelt, a-matter.com, Goethe-Institute-Online, SenStadt Berlin. NICHT-MEHR | NOCH-NICHT, a collaboration with Daniel Kunle, is his first film. It was shown on festivals in Berlin, Dresden, Kassel, Stuttgart, München, Frankfurt, Hannover, Oslo, Athen, Teheran, Hongkong, an other places.

fwd  Nicht Mehr ♣ Noch Nicht

Programm:  fwd   Urban Space as Chance

Lynn Loo

Dan Norton

Living in Glasgow, Scotland (UK), the artist has colaborated with Gair Dunlop since 2001. Their collaborative work is concerned with memory, interactivity, and linkage of place with digital technology. Both artists teach on the MSc Electronic Imaging course at Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee.

Dan Norton's work is currently based on interactive graphic animation that is correlated with an idea of database. He is presenting his work online, in exhibitions and also as live event. To give a selection of places of his shows: # Commonwealth Film Festival. The Tomorrows Project. Interactive Film.Manchester. 2005; # Supernova. Bunkier. Krakow. British Council Exhibition 2005; # Glasgow International. Opening exhibition Arches, Glasgow. 2005; # Pixelache .Media Festival. Performance with Pointless Cinema. Helsinki 2005; #FILE. Festival of electronic language. Sao Paulo. Brazil 2004; # Prix Ars Electronica. Contributor. Cyberarts publication 2004; #The Tomorrows Project. Glasgow Film Theatre.Glasgow 2004; # Radio 101 BCA Gallery, Bedford September 2004; #City Strapline Industries. The Baltic, Newcastle. With Mike Stubbs 2004; #Agile Process. Scotland House. Brussels 2003; #Zenomap, Venice Bienniale 2003; #Prototype Cinema 43rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival.2002; #ablab & the paradigm poet. ICA. London 2002; #The Point isŠValidation. Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada. 1999;

This is only to conclude with the recommendation to visit, explore and enjoy his website www.ablab.org

Julie Murray

Julie Murray lives and works in Prescott, Michigan (USA).
She was born, raised and educated in Ireland, came to the US for post-graduate studies and stayed for 20 years. She became involved in experimental filmmaking in San Francisco and New York. Her film work comprises about 20 short films (super-8, 16mm and later, video) to date. Currently, Julie Murray teaches filmmaking in universities around the US., exhibits regularly and has prints of 16mm films in the collections of MOMA, NY, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (they make exceptions these days) and the New York Public Library Special Collections.

fwd  Detroit Park

Programm:  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Katerina Seda

Katerina Seda lives and works in Praha and Lisen-Brno (CZ). She works with installations, drawings, print, photography and video; however, her main interest lies in social interaction and in faciltating interaction through art. Media, such as video, thus function both as means for the creation of situations of interchange as well as documentation of the projects. In her unique ways, she both tries to overcome the artificiality of art while at the same time she uses highly artificial situations (of art) in order to overpass social or cultural barriers. Also, her family plays an important role in her projects, as participants and as subjects.

She studied at the secondary school of applied arts in Brno and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She received national and international prizes for her work, such as ESSL Award, Start Point 2005 (nom.) and Jindrich Chalupecky Award.

fwd  There‘s Nothing There

Programm:  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Ben Slater

Ben is the director of The Year of Living Digitally and has been working full-time with spell#7 since April 2002.

Ben Speth

Ben Speth lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He was born in Bend, Oregon, USA. "I work from the assumption that anything recorded ­ sound, image, thought, memory ­ is a fiction and that it is the role of art to create space ­ literally, figuratively. The world around us; the cities we live in; the relationships we create; how we arrange the furniture in our houses are representations of that space and the exploration of those spaces can be read as fictions. My films tend toward the mundane and the banal in their often durational explication of these cultural/social phenomena."

Ben Speth worked as a painter, cinematographer and filmmaker in NYC before moving to Melbourne in 2000. He was influenced by the NYC's avant garde film scene, working on the films of such noted experimental filmmakers as Paul Morrissey and Yvonne Rainer. His first feature film, dresden (1999) was licensed by the Showtime Network and was shown at the Sundance, Belfort, Mar del Plata, New York Underground and Brisbane Film Festivals, among others. In 2002 he was commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image to make a silent work entitled dummy. His second feature film, Forever, was part of the ACMI/NGV show 2004: A Survey of Recent Australian Visual Culture. He continues to work with artists, architects, designers, dance and theatre companies. He has recently completed his third feature film, Satellite.

Katja Striefler

Kemmy Thyssen

Geboren in Hannover-Linden. Seit 1986 als bildendende Künstlerin tätig. Von 1999 bis 2003 studierte sie Kommunikations-Design an der Merz-Akademie in Stuttgart und schloß das Studium in Portsmouth mit den Master of Art in European Media ab. Seit dieser Zeit hat sich ihre künstlerische Arbeit von den analogen zu den digitalen Medien entwickelt. Seit geraumer Zeit arbeitet sie als Kommunikations-Designerin und experimentelle Filmemacherin, die mit der ihr eigenen Sicht- und Erzählweise versucht, die ungeheuren Möglichkeiten der verschiedenen medialen Optionen (PC, Beamer, Internet, Kamera, Text, Musik, Grafik, etc.) auszuloten und zu verbinden. Ihre "vernetzte" Denk- und Ausdrucksweise manifestiert sich nicht nur in ihren eigenen Arbeiten, sondern auch in der Zusammenarbeit mit Künstlern der unterschiedlichsten Genres. http://nananet.de/papanrazzi

fwd   In 'na City

Programm:  fwd   Transfers in Post-Modern Space  fwd  Urban Research Selection

Mariana Vassileva

Mariana Vassileva was born in Bulgaria, in a small town close to Sofia. Since 1991, she lives and works in Berlin. She studied psychology and pedagogy in Sofia and fine arts at University of the Arts, Berlin (DE). In 1999, she received a working grant from the State of Brandenburg.

Her work, video and photography has been shown in exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Skopje, Barcelona, Madrid, Seoul, Köln, Nürnberg and Hongkong.

fwd   Journal

Programm:  fwd   Desire for Modernity

Chi-Jang Yin

Chi-Jang Yin is a video, photography and performance artist. She was born in China, grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan, immigrated to Canada, and is now living in Chicago (USA). Chi-Jang Yin has specialized in combined forms of photography, video and performance. Her work is focused on women's issues, immigrant identities, the struggles of politcal instability and social conflict, as well as themes of gender spectatorship and conflict of cultural representation in time-based art. She received her MFA and BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she currently teaches. She also teaches at De Paul University.

Her experimental documentary videos and performances have been featured at festivals in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea, the Phillipines and the U.S. Her video work has also been boadcasted on public television in South Korea and New York. Exhibition venues include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Kassel; Contemporary Center of Art in Turkey; Film Art Foundation; Pacific Film Archive at UC Berkely Art Museum; and Nashville Cheekwood Art Museum. She is a plenary speaker at the Comparitive Literature and Women & Gender Studies Department at Sun Yet San University in Guangzhou City, and the New Media Arts Department at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China She was a recipient awards such as Best of Festival in Thaw 02 at Iowa City, a 2002 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, a Finalist Award in Media Arts, a Finalist annual grant at the Asian American Showcase and Second Grand Prize at the Athens International Film Festival at Ohio.

distribution: Video Data Bank

fwd   Glasshouse

fwd   ICON

Programm:  fwd   Desire for Modernity  fwd   Transfers in Post-Modern Space