Director, screenwriter, photographer, audiovisual consultant and producer, André Amparo (Brazil, 1972) works on video installation projects, videoart, feature films, documentaries, live AV performances, web videos, audiovisual ambiences for events and museums in Brazil and abroad. Between 1996 and 2011 his works have been presented in 45 countries.
Marc Blieux was born in 1970 in Vichy.
He defines himself as a researcher. After studies in plant biology, this research moves into the artistic field. In 2000, he creates the Epsilo center and develops a theory asserting that the flow of subjectivity are transmissions of energy. In his opinion, the contribution of quantum physics in the building of a new thought model can only be effective by understanding its implications in each of our lives.
He is not interested in creating isolated works in a closed system, but carrying out experiments taking into account 3 ecologies: natural, social, and psychological - as Félix Guattari defines it. Marc develops his projects in a school as well as in an art center. With the AIRE project in 2006, the artistic structure with which he works becomes the first French association to set up in the 3D digital platform Second Life. In 2010, a national museum’s project that was launched and developed by Marc Blieux wins an award for innovative cultural service by the Minister of Culture.
Born in Montreal, Canada, in 1958.
Studied fine arts and cinema at the School of Art and Design of the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.
Lives and works in Montreal and Waterloo, Canada.
Mariana Carranza studied architecture and urbanism, aswell as art, dance, videorealization/
postproduction and creative programming in Montevideo, Spain and Germany.
Today she lives and works in Munich, Germany with collaborations of projects at the Medialab
Her work centers in the creation interactive spaces, experimenting with the interfaces between
bodies, movement, space, image and sound; bringing together poetry and technology,
journeying the border between real and virtual world.
She has presented her work to the public in individual and collective exhibitions in several
countries in America and Europe. As guest lecturer she participated in academic programs at
the University of Salvador (ICBA, Brazil) and of Montevideo (ENBA, Uruguay). For her
activities she has received grants and awards on various occasions.
Robert Croma is a British video artist, photographer and playwright whose work in video has been screened in galleries and festivals throughout the world. For a number of years he was an award-winning photojournalist working for national and international newspapers and magazines. He has written and directed plays and short films in Central America, Scandinavia and Britain. His recent work in video seeks out the story and poetic narrative that resides elusively within all moments of experience.
Anne-Sophie Emard was born in Chamalières in 1973. A graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Clermont Ferrand (DNSEP), she lives and works in Clermont Ferrand.
Nelly Girardeau is a filmmaker and visual artist. Lives and works in Clermont Ferrand.
A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Clermont Ferrand, her work has always questioned the mechanisms of perception and fabrication of images that are built upon the reality of the world. Deconstruct, fragment, assemble, in order to make something appear, of another sort. The practice of art as a revelation.
She then studied documentary cinema and developed a reflection on the origin of images. She received support from the Groupement de Recherches et d’Essai Cinématographique to make her first film L’Eau Salée (Salt Water), presented at the Traces de Vie Festival (Traces of Life Festival) in 2011.
Olga Kisseleva, born in 1965 in St. Petersburg, is one of the most recognized Russian artists of her generation. She lives and works in St. Petersburg and Paris.
Olga Kisseleva’s work combines actions that take place in urban environments or in a network with interventions in galleries and museums. Her exhibitions include shows at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Russia), at ARC (Paris, France), KIASMA (Helsinki, Finland), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain), in the Biennials in Venice, Istanbul, Dakar, Tirana, Rennes, and Moscow...
Pablo Lobato was born in Bom Despacho, Brazil, 1976, and is presently living and working in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is one of the founders of Teia, Audiovisual Research Center, headquartered in Belo Horizonte. He directed the feature film Accident, awarded as best Ibero-American Doc in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2007. In 2009 Lobato was granted a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and has just been selected by the Brazilian program Rumos Artes Visuais, 2011/2013. His work has been shown in film festivals such as Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam, as well as at art institutions as MAM (São Paulo’s Modern Art Museum), MoMA (New York), The Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art (Mexico City), Akademie der Kunst (Berlin), and the New Museum (New York), among others.
Born on April 14, 1980. After a vocational training certificate to become a plasterer, he tries out different activities: fakir, diaper deliveryman, actor, punk singer, etc… Next he tries video images, and makes, alone in his bathroom and with a video-surveillance camera, various films that will lead him to more arduous productions. A dabbler in video-making, sometimes director, sometimes veejay, or even a TV host (from 2008 to 2010 he presented the show “Home-made films” on Canal+). A wild autodidact, his work is an invitation to create brazenly.
Born in 1980, a graduate of Le Fresnoy (the National Studio for Contemporary Arts), Laurent Pernot lives and works in Paris. Favoring all forms of expression, from the conception of installations to image produc-tion, Laurent Pernot experiments with temporal, poetic, and immersive processes. His productions are often structured around the notions of the visible and invisible, of time and of memory lapses, by finding inspiration from the imagination of science and history that haunt the individual as well as society.
He also teaches, collaborates in the field of living art, and recently received an invitation from Jean-Paul Gaultier. There has been a solo exhibition of his work at the Miro Foundation of Barcelona, at the Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), at the Krasnoie Znamia Center of St. Petersburg, and at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He was awarded the SAM prize for contemporary art in 2010.
Reynold Reynolds was born in 1966 in Central Alaska. He first studied Physics receiving a BA under the professorship of Carl Wieman (Physics Nobel Laureate 2001) and remained two more years in Boulder to study under experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. After moving to New York City Reynolds completed an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts.
In 2003 Reynold Reynolds was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and in 2004 invited to The American Academy in Berlin. Reynolds has received numerous awards for his film work, including the Festival Award for “Secret Life” at the European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck, 2008, the ‘09 Distinction Award for “Six Apartments” at Transmediale Berlin and Mention spéciale du jury, “Last Day of the Republic” at Videoformes, 2011
Jean-François Corbel started the Zôl project. In 2002, his passion for writing and programming leads him to cross paths with Christophe, a member of the Sayag Jazz Machine and director of the independent label LaMixerie. This encounter will speed up the pitch of his young career. It will eventfully end up with the release of the first album “Zôly Ordinaire” (LaMixerie/La Baleine). An action-packed year since his name is retained for the Riddim Collision#8 organized by the label Jarring Effects (High Tone, Ez3kiel) before he is directly registered on the roster of the JFX sets in 2007. In almost compulsive artistic emulation, Zôl works with the director Charlie Mars who concocts for him the clip “The Revenge of Boorbie”, as well as on television theme music (“NoC” on Nantes 7), an internet ad campaign (Nokia), or even with a young contemporary dance company of Saint-Nazaire where he lives.
There’s no stopping this beatmaker with an insatiable curiosity! [Trap], his latest project, was programmed on the Transmusicales in Rennes 2010 and at the Printemps de Bourge 2011!
Zôl plays by his own rules between electro pugnitive, dirty hop, and noisy break. This great “machinist” sends out superbly efficient and euphoric music like a breath of helium!