Born in Buenos Aires in 1984, Gonzalo Egurza graduated at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires where he studied film direction. He teaches at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and Universidad del Cine, subjects related to Experimental Film and Video-art. He is a founder member of the collective ARKHÉ, focused on research and management of art and audiovisual productions. His audiovisual works consist in independent productions such as Experimental Film, Video, Multimedia and Installations. He has been awarded with the 1st price in the Independent Film Festival of La Plata 2011; with the Argentinean creation award in the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) 2012. With an honorable mention in the 22nd Curtas Vila do Conde. And the Public award in Fedaxv 2015.
Mónica Savirón (Spain) is a filmmaker, independent curator, and writer. Currently based in New York, her work explores the cinematic possibilities of sound and avant-garde poetics.
Born in Taiwan, Cherlyn Hsing-hsin Liu is a multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer. Previous works close-ups (2014) and Matryoshka (2015) have been screened in the US, Canada, Finland, Taiwan and others. Currently she experiments in celluloid and alchemy techniques to explore self-thinking and reflection. She is a MFA student in the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.
Francesco Gagliardi is a performance artist, writer and occasional filmmaker based in Toronto. His work has been presented internationally in venues including Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY); The Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NYC), The Stone (NYC), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Pieter (Los Angeles), Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles), Esorabako (Tokyo), Fondazione Mudima (Milano), the Images Festival (Toronto), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Pleasure Dome (Toronto) and TIFF Wavelengths (Toronto). His films include: Short Sentences: 1993-2005 (2005), Translation#6: Shuang Shuang Yan (2009), Film: Rope (2015), and some cities (2017).
Drawing on her background in the Fine Arts, filmmaker Julie Murray makes short experimental works in digital and film media which are poetical in nature, engaging the textural imprints and limits of the form as an essential element of pictorial content. Her film and digital works have been exhibited at numerous national and international venues including the New York Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the London Film Festival and the Flaherty Film Seminar.
Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often utilize pop music, appropriated commercial images, and horror tropes emphasizing materiality and poetic structure while exploring apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. His work has screened internationally and throughout the United States including CalArts, Onion City Film Festival, DOBRA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, and The 100 Dollar Film Festival where he was awarded best 16mm film.
Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. Painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been shown at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and most recently in a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York entitled “Up To And Including Her Limits”. Film and video retrospectives Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Film Theatre, London; Whitney Museum, NY; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, NYC.