Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist, writer, and music producer. She examines violence as it attaches to different forms of visibility and invisibility. Her work has been presented in a wide range of contexts including Whitechapel Gallery, Tainan Art Museum, Berlinale, New York Film Festival, CPH:DOX, and Images Festival.
Ruth Höflich is a visual artist working between photography and moving-image. Her films have been exhibited and screened internationally including at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hidden Bar (Art Basel), Lothringer 13 (Munich), and Recess (Melbourne) amongst others. She holds an MFA from Bard College, New York.
Laida Lertxundi is a filmmaker and artist living and working between Los Angeles, California, and the Basque Country. Her 16mm films bring together ideas from conceptual art and structural film with a radical, embodied, feminist perspective.
Kamila Kuc: I am a multimedia artist and writer whose hybrid works explore the transformative potential of apparatuses, dreams, and memories in the creation of societal myths and narratives. Of particular interest to my practice are stories that subvert dominant narratives of history, especially those relating to post-Soviet identities. In my recent projects, I’ve employed diverse archival sources in conjunction with AI tools to examine notions of agency, belonging, and identity while attempting to trace complex lineages of meaning and representation.
Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been working collaboratively since June 1994. Their work has been broadcast and exhibited around the world. Duke and Battersby are currently teaching at Syracuse University in Central New York. In 2010, they were shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Their work is distributed by Video Data Bank in Chicago, Argos in Brussels, Vtape in Toronto, and Video Out in Vancouver. In 2012, a book about their work, titled The Beauty is Relentless, was published by Coach House Books.
Bojana Stancic is a performance curator, designer and sometimes maker. Her work has taken her from DIY spaces to artist run centers and museums, as well as to international venues in Switzerland, UK and Belgium. Her interest in liveness spans across media having started work at the Art Gallery of Ontario working on the multi-disciplinary First Thursday series, eventually launching a performance specific program AGO Live.