Ed Atkins [FN002] has created a complex body of work that considers the relationship between the corporeal and the digital, the ordinary and the uncanny, through high-definition computer-generated (CG) animations, theatrical environments, elliptical writings, and syncopated sound montages. With these filmic and text-based artworks, Atkins tracks forms of feeling, living, and communicating hidden behind or curtailed by technological representation, which unfold into sensitive and often somber narratives.
Giles Bailey [FN002] works with performance, using texts, video fragments and choreographies – either composed or strategically appropriated from elsewhere. This works aims to explore the unique ways we learn though performing and especially how knowledge and meaning are generated through relationships with others. Since 2016 he has published TALKER, a zine that features interviews with performance-makers about their process.
Dodie Bellamy [FN002] focuses on sexuality, politics and narrative experimentation in her writing, challenging the distinctions between fiction, the essay and poetry. In 2018-19 she was the subject of 'On Our Mind', a yearlong series of pubic events, commissioned essays and reading-group meetings organised by CCA Wattis ICA. In October, 2021 Semiotext(e) will publish Bee Reaved, a essay/memoir collection circling around grief, loss and abandonment; and a new edition of her 1998 PoMo vampire novel The Letters of Mina Harker. With Kevin Killian, she co-edited Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997.
Lauren Berlant [FN001] is George M. Pullman Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture and The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship, as well as The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life.
Malcolm Bradley [FN001] is an artist living and working in London. Previous projects include Artlicks Weekend Radio & RTM FM: Submission with Corelli Hotel, 2019, Stalker, Foundation B.a.d, Rotterdam, 2015, Private Dancer, Wolfart Projectspace, Rotterdam, 2015. In 2015 he worked on the Brighton School Project public art commission with Spacemakers agency.
Sam Buchan-Watts [FN002] has acted as Reviews Editor of Poetry London and is an editor of clinic press. His publications are Faber New Poets 15 and, with Lavinia Singer, Try To Be Better (Prototype, 2019), a creative-critical engagement with W. S. Graham. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of York, and in 2018 undertook an AHRC fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2016, and has published critical writing and/or poetry in Chicago Review, Poetry Review and Test Centre magazine.
Emily Charlton [FN002] is a moving image artist based in London. She is a recipient of the BBC Arts and Arts Council England New Creatives scheme and received her MA in Experimental Film from Kingston University in 2021. Her work has screened at LUX, ICA, FILET, Strangloscope and Alchemy Film and Moving Image.
Matthias Connor [FN001] is a writer living in South London. He works as a nurse in north London. He has previously written a number of self-published works under his own DIY imprint, Poppy Books. A selection of these were collected together by De Stijl Records in the USA in 2011. He is currently writing a memoir about the criminal justice system.
Ann Cotten [FN002] is a writer, translator and researcher. Following her 2007 debut with the sonnet collection Fremdwörterbuchsonette, she has published books in English and German in mixed genres and media, including I, Coleoptile and Lather in Heaven with Broken Dimanche Press. Her most recent works include translations of Joe Wenderoth (All that ever happens/Das einzige, was passiert, Engstler 2020), Isabel Waidner (Gaudy Bauble/Geile Deko, Merve 2020), Rosmarie Waldrop (The Hanky of Pippin's Daughter/Pippins Tochters Taschentuch, Suhrkamp 2021; Rehearsing the Symptoms/Die Symptome Proben, Engeler 2021) and the SF prose collection Lyophilia (Suhrkamp 2019). Cotten is currently working on her dissertation collecting material for a non-humanist aesthetics at IFK Vienna.
Amparo Dávila [FN001] has published several collections of short stories and for a time worked as Alfonso Reyes’s secretary. In recent years a massive resurgence of interest has acknowledged her as one of Mexico’s finest masters of the short story. Awarded the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 1977, she was honoured with the Medalla Bellas Artes in 2015.
Anna Dinwoodie [FN002] writes about landscapes of memory, intimacy and dominion; her poetry can be found in the anthology Poets of Queens, as well as in computer files and recycling bins across several continents. She is the translations editor at Armstrong Literary and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she spends most days drinking tea compulsively.
Steve Dutton [FN002] is an artist, teacher, artistic researcher and occasional curator. He is currently developing a new body of artwork under the working title of 'The Phantom Industry' which includes drawings, performance, sound works, animations, objects and large scale texts. His work is formally difficult to classify, as it moves between various media, technologies, materials, processes and forms, but it could be said to have a leaning towards the mattering (and un-mattering) of language. He is based in Bristol UK.
Carolyn Ferrucci [FN002] is a poet from and based in New York City, whose poems can be found in Form IV, Wendy's Subway's The Quick and The Dead, The Felt, and No Dear among others. They hold an MFA from Bard College, and co-curate 'Here I Am Again', a reading series. They are currently an immigration paralegal for detained minors.
Rob Halpern [FN001] is a poet, translator and essayist. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of the poetry collections Rumored Place (2004), which was nominated for the California Book Award; Disaster Suites (2009); Music for Porn (2012); Common Place (2015); and [————]Placeholder (2015). He co-wrote the book-length poem Snow Sensitive Skin (2011) with Taylor Brady.
Estelle Hoy [FN001] is a writer and critic based in Berlin. Her second book, Pisti 80 Rue de Belleville (After 8 Books, 2020) was just released, with an introduction by Chris Kraus. Her forthcoming book, Midsommer, co-written with Sabrina Tarasoff, is scheduled for release with Mousse Publishing in spring 2021.
Yan Jun [FN002] is a poet and musician based in Beijing. He has published a small number of poems with very few readers in last 15 years. Since 2016 he has used pennames for self-publishing in China. He is an active artist who works in the experimental music field. yanjun.org
Patrick Keiller [FN001] is a filmmaker, writer and lecturer. His book London, based on his 1994 film of the same name, was published by FUEL in 2020. His other films include Robinson in Space (1997), also a book (1999) and Robinson in Ruins (2010), expanded as The Robinson Institute, an exhibition at Tate Britain in 2012. patrickkeiller.org
Wytske van Keulen [FN001] works predominantly on long-term documentary projects. In 2008 she self-published the book We would come to doubt everything. And almost everyone would come to doubt, in 2014 her second book Sous cloche was published by Kominek Books, Berlin. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and she has worked as an Artist in Residence at KAIR in Kamiyama, Japan, Le Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, France and at MING Studios in Boise, Idaho. Currently, Wytske is working on a new publication titled Stick Holding Branch combining photographs made between 2014 and 2019 in The French Pyrenees, Japan and Idaho.
Emily Hunt Kivel [FN001] is a writer. Her fiction appears or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, The New England Review, Washington Square Review, Volume I Brooklyn, Midnight Breakfast, and The Nervous Breakdown among others. She is the author of the poetry chapbook John Travolta Considers His Odds (2016, Whitehorse & Slaughter) and is completing her first novel. She has taught creative writing and composition at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and Columbia University, where she received a De Alba fellowship in fiction.
Evan Lavender-Smith [FN002] is the author of From Old Notebooks (Dzanc Books) and Avatar (Six Gallery Press). He is a founding editor of Noemi Press and teaches creative writing in the MFA Program at Virginia Tech. Find him at el-s.net.
Eloise Lawson [FN001] is an artist based in London.
Karen Leeder [FN001] is a writer, critic and prize-winning translator of German literature including work by Durs Grünbein, Volker Braun, Michael Krüger, Evelyn Schlag and Raoul Schrott. Her translation of Ulrike Almut Sandig’s Thick of it (Seagull Books, 2018) won an English PEN award and an American PEN/Heim award, and was runner up for the Schlegel-Tieck Prize of the Society of Authors (2019). Her most recent translation is Ulrike Almut Sandig’s I am a field of rapeseed, give cover to deer and shine like thirteen oil paintings laid one on top of the other, (Seagull Books, 2020).
Hanne Lippard [FN002] lives and works in Berlin. Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.
Paul Maheke [FN002] considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to examine how memory and identity is formed and constituted, with a focus on dance and through a varied and often collaborative body of work comprising performance, installation, sound and video.
Sarah Mangold [FN001] is the author of the forthcoming Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners (Fordham, 2021), Giraffes of Devotion (Kore), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish), and Household Mechanics (New Issues). She lives near Seattle, WA and is working on a book of poems about the life and work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. sarahmangold.com
Wythe Marschall [FN001] is a PhD candidate anthropologist in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, as well as a research associate in controlled environment agriculture (CEA, or “vertical farming”) at Cornell University. His research examines how corporations, activists, and publics imagine social and technical solutions to ecological crises, with a focus on agriculture.
David Manley [FN001] is an artist fascinated with history, conspiracy theories and the interconnectivity of things. As artist-in-residence at Hart Club - an organisation championing neurodiveristy in the arts, since early 2020 - he has been working alongside artist James Randell on the project 'Believe Or Not To Believe'.
Helen Marten [FN001] was awarded the Tate Turner Prize in 2016. Marten works across sculpture, print, video and writing to create a body of work that through its juxtaposition of high and low, serious and comedic, made and found, questions the stability of the material world and our place within it. Alluding to ideas, systems and experiences, her work across all media sets out to articulate complex ideas about the way in which we exist in and understand the world around us.
Zara Joan Miller [FN001] is a poet and artist. Recent contributions include MAP and Another Gaze. Her films include Soft Rio (Marseille Underground Film Festival, Marseille, France, 2021; Rio Cinema, London, UK, 2021), horsecity (xviix.com, 2020; Centre of Gravity, Bristol, UK, 2020) and Four Dances (Takuroku, 2021) – a film & piano collaboration with Billy Steiger. Zara co-programmes the sound/movement series CEREBELLUM with Evie Ward which took the form of a Cafe OTO livestream in April 2021 following a collaboration with Florence Peake. zarajoanmiller.com
Mary Mussman [FN002] is a poet and literary researcher interested in the semiotics and somatics of queer experience. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The White Review, The Berkeley Poetry Review, wildness and elsewhere. A PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, she lives and works on unceded Ohlone homelands in Berkeley, California.
Juliette Pépin [FN001] is an artist, creative writer, mud mason in training and co-creator of the micro-publishing house Bernard Georges Editions. Her work oscillates between digital moving image, sculptural installations and participatory interventions in both public and private spaces. Recent shows include a video commission from Blindside Gallery Melbourne, an AI piece Loss=“binary_crossentropy” at Enclave Gallery London (Uk); she has showed works at the Oxford Art-Science Conference 2019; and at Z33 (Belgium), Luma Arles (France) and the Pera museum (Istanbul) as part of the group show A school of schools.
Elizabeth Price [FN002] lives and works in London. She creates short videos which explore the social and political histories of artefacts, architectures and documents. While the subject of her videos may be historic artworks of cultural significance, she is more frequently concerned with marginal or derogated things, and often features pop-cultural or mass produced objects. The video narrations’ often draw upon and satirise the administrative and academic rhetoric of institutions as well the promotional vernaculars of private and commercial organisations.
Hannah Regel [FN002] lives in London. From 2012-2019 she was the co-editor of the feminist art journal SALT. Hannah has two published collections of poetry, When I Was Alive and Oliver Reed (both Montez Press, 2017 and 2020). She is currently working on her first novel.
Ben Rivers [FN001] is an artist and filmmaker represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery. Awards include the EYE Art Film Prize; FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, Venice Film Festival for his first feature film Two Years At Sea; Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel; Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists; twice winner of the Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film Festival; Radcliffe Fellowship, Harvard University. He recently collaborated with Anocha Suwichakornpong on the feature film Krabi, 2562.
Ulrike Almut Sandig [FN001] has written four volumes of poetry. She is a notable performer and often works with filmmakers, sound artists and musicians and her CD with poetry band LANDSCHAFT appeared in 2018. She has won most recently the Wilhelm-Lehmann-Prize, the Horst-Bingel-Prize (2018), the Erich Loest Prize (2021) and the Roswitha prize (2021) for her novel Monsters like us (2020).
Kathleen Stewart [FN001] writes and teaches on affect, the ordinary, the senses, and modes of ethnographic engagement based on curiosity and attachment. Her first book, A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an `Other' America (Princeton University Press, 1996) portrays a dense and textured layering of sense and form laid down in social use. Ordinary Affects (Duke University Press, 2007) maps the force, or affects, of encounters, desires, bodily states, dream worlds, and modes of attention and distraction in the composition and suffering of present moments lived as immanent events.
Charlie Godet Thomas [FN002] is a British-Bermudian artist whose work employs a wide range of approaches including writing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, photography, sound and video. His work is concerned with the connections between visual art and literature, the act of writing, the autobiographical, the tragic and the humorous.
Liesl Ujvary [FN002] published Freiheit ist Freiheit an anthology of 'unofficial' Russian avant garde poets in 1975, then her own debut, Sicher und Gut in 1977. There followed many more books, radio pieces and photographic projects. Her newer photographic series document intersections of technology and nature, such as in large construction sites, animals in zoos, a new underground line, plants in the botanical garden. Her literary works in montage style circle more and more around paranoic paramilitary scenarios in moist outdoor settings. In her most recent projects, Das Wort Ich and body & tech' she continues to explore cyborg sensitivity in minimal, but always playful, aesthetics.
Ana Vaz [FN001] is an artist and filmmaker born in the Brazilian highlands inhabited by the ghosts buried by its modernist capital: Brasília. Originally from the cerrado and wonderer by choice, Ana has lived in the arid lands of central Brazil and southern Australia, in the mangroves of northern France and in the northeastern shores of the Atlantic. Her filmography activates and questions cinema as an art of the (in)visible and instrument capable of dehumanising the human, expanding its connections with forms of life — other than human or spectral. Consequences or expansion of her cinemato-graphy, her activities are also embodied in writing, critical pedagogy, installations or collective walks. Recent screenings of her work include: Berlinale Forum Expanded, MAM São Paulo, IFFR, Tate Modern, Palais de Tokyo, Jeu de Paume, LUX Moving Images, New York Film Festival.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul [FN002] lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He began making film and video shorts in 1994, and completed his first feature in 2000. He has also mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries since 1998. Often non-linear, with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressed personal politics and social issues.
Lulu Wolf [FN001] is an artist based in Lisbon.
Akio Yuguchi [FN002] is a documentary filmmaker based in Wien/Berlin.
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