Susanne Sachsse is a Berlin-based actress and director. She has extensive theater experience and was a member of the Berliner Ensemble where she worked with, among others, Heiner Müller, Einar Schleef and Robert Wilson. In 2001, Sachsse co-founded the art collective CHEAP, with whom she develops performances, installations and club projects.
Frieder Schlaich is a German producer, writer and director. After studying visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, his debut film Halfmoon, based on writings by Paul Bowles, received numerous awards and international critical acclaim. His subsequent film Otomo starring Isaach de Bankolé and Eva Mattes, based on the true story of an African immigrant in Germany's Stuttgart, won Best Film at Bergano and Diversity in Spirit Award at Vancouver in 2000.
Stefanie Schulte Strathaus is a film and video curator who lives and works in Berlin. She is Co-Director of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (with Milena Gregor and Birgit Kohler) and Member of the selection committee of the Berlinale Forum and founding director of Forum Expanded, a section of the Berlin International Film Festival which negotiates the boundaries of cinema. Her curatorial work comprises numerous film programs, retrospectives and exhibitions, among them Michael Snow, Guy Maddin, Heinz Emigholz, Birgit Hein, Ulrike Ottinger, Stephen Dwoskin and many others.
Marc Siegel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt. He recently published "Reproducing W+B Hein’s Material Films," W+B Hein: Materialfilme (Edition Filmmuseum München) and is currently working on two books which introduce the work of two very distinct artists: American underground drag superstar Mario Montez and German artist and filmmaker Ludwig Schönherr. Siegel's projects
Michael Snow works in many media: film, video and sound installation, photography, holography, music, bookworks, sculpture, painting, and drawing. His visual artworks are widely collected and exhibited, including solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Power Plant (Toronto), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Hara Museum (Tokyo), Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).
Lisa Steele is an artist, writer and curator, working in collaboration with Kim Tomczak. She is a co-founder of Vtape and Graduate Program Director of the Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto.
Juan A. Suárez is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Murcia (Spain). He is the author of the books "Bike Boys, Drag Queens, and Superstars" (1996), "Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday" (2007), and "Jim Jarmusch" (2007) and of many essays on modernist literature and experimental film. Recent essays and articles have appeared in the magazines Grey Room, ExitBook, and Mousse, and in edited collections such as "Mixed Use, Manhattan", eds. D. Crimp y L. Cooke (Cambridge: MIT Press 2010), "Dominó Caníbal", ed.