Evelin Brosi & Elvis Bonier is one of the pseudonyms of Boris Van den Eynden (others include Oliver Ibsen and Silvio Ebner). He’s a member of bands such as Laat Maar, Borokov Borokov and CUNTST. He hosts a two weekly radioshow Het Oorkussen van Jezus on Radio Centraal (106.7FM) in which he broadcasts compositions that are consequently incorrectly performed, he wrote a couple of novels Thuis (At Home), Pageturner, De Verdriet van België, …) and various other texts, he’s planning to become a painter and to abandon this art form after ha ving finished 720 oil paintings, in 2018 he was working on an enlightened porn movie called Acilmxxx, he has an obsession with counting in general as well as with counting as fundamentally a writing system and a potential literary device in particular, he’s been trained as a typographer and an autodidact in the field of computer programming, he’s up till now a quite unsuccessful publisher.
Katrin Kamrau engages in the processes of image-making and perception in relation to the medium of photography, in particular with regard to their political and historical role in Western society. Her artistic practice is fed by theories of visual culture, feminism and social sciences with a special focus on social interactions, power structures, role models and networks of relations that form around printed images. The artist studied Photography And Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. In 2012 to 2013 she completed the post-academic program at Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Belgium. Kamrau has participated in various exhibitions including Bozar (Brussels), M HKA (Antwerp), ikob (Eupen), W139 (Amsterdam), the Bielefelder Kunstverein and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. In 2010 she was awarded the Gute Aussichten – new german photography prize, in 2014 she was awarded the GWK Art Prize and in 2015 the Fernand Baudin Prize for her publication DAS OBJEKT. The federal state of Brandenburg honored her work in 2013 and 2017. In 2016 she did a residency at the Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Nederlands. Publications occupy a central position in her work. /// www.katrinkamrau.de
Marthe Koning studied visual arts at Artez in Arnhem. She is at this moment a student at the Performing Arts Academy Maastricht. She uses reality and staging as two elements that continuously interact. The influence of the Art Academy is clearly visible in the visual qualities of her performances and in a preference for the use of film. This last medium for her a specifically convenient in questioning expectations. Film has the tendency to count on our expectations. By allowing discontinuity, a new universe opens up to the mind.
Jianan Qu is an interdisciplinary artist who works with performance, installation, objects and video. His performances are conceptual, reduced and minimal and have at the same time immense visual impact. Qu’s works have been shown at various renowned international institutions and festivals such as the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Kasseler Kunstverein, Vienna Art Week, Krinzinger Lessehause (Krinzinger Gallery), Organhaus Chongqing, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Kunstraum Niederösterreich Vienna, ImpulsTanz Vienna, Oslo LUX, euro-scene Leipzig, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Bruckner Haus, Linz and Festspielhaus, St. Pölten. Jianan Qu lectures at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (Austria). he was a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2018), at SOZO Kassel (2018, 2019), CSM Alicante Spain (2018, 2019), Shandong University of Arts China (2017). /// www.jiananqu.com
Antoinette Zwirchmayr studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her works have been featured in festivals including International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE), Berlinale (DE), Indielisboa (PT), Toronto International Film Festival (CA), Media City Film Festival (CA), New Horizons Film Festival (PL), CPH: DOX (DK), Ann Arbor Film Festival (US), FID Marseille (FR). She has been awarded with the Sponsorship Award for Art and Culture (Stadt Salzburg 2018), Filmaward Media City Filmfestival Canada (2017), Start-Up Grant for Young Film Artists (Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria 2017), Annual grant for photography (Land Salzburg 2017), Simon S. Filmaward (2016), Kodak Cinematic Vision Award (Ann Arbor Film Festival 2016), Best Innovative Film Award, Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film (2016), Annual grant for film (Land Salzburg 2014), Best short documentary Award – Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film (2014), Sponsorship Award (Salzburger Kunstverein 2014), Birgit-Jürgenssen-Award (2013). /// www.antoinettezwirchmayr.com
Floris Vanhoof is interested in the hybrid forms of music, visual art, and film. His first projections -experimental films on 16 millimeter- evolved towards purely visual experiences which questioned our viewing patterns. Inspired by structural film and early electronic music, he builds installations, creates expanded cinema performances, and releases his music. Vanhoof makes his own instruments to explore the border between image, light, and sound. As media-archaeologist, he confronts the digitally-spoiled audience with flickering 16mm films and 35mm slide installations – formats doomed to disappear. He often chooses analog technology because of the greater transparency of the workflow, and because of its rich dynamic range. Cut loose from all nostalgia, he experiments with what used to be considered “hightech.” Vanhoof searches for new ideas with old media. He translates sound to image and vice-versa by connecting different incompatible media. He is especially curious about the effects his work elicits in the viewer: How does our perception operate? Which new perspectives appear? /// www.florisvanhoof.com
Hollis Frampton (1936 –1984) was an American avant-garde filmmaker, photographer, writer, theoretician, and pioneer of digital art. He was best known for his innovative and non-linear structural films that defined the movement, including Lemon (1969), Zorns Lemma (1970) and (nostalgia) (1971), as well as his anthology book, Circles of Confusion: Film, Photography, Video: Texts, 1968-1980 (1983).