COMPETITION


Jury


Mariella Nitosławska (Canada)

Marielle Nitoslawska was born in Canada but lived in Poland from 1977 to 1986; she is a graduate of the Cinematography Department of the Polish National Film School in ŁódŸ. During this period, she was worked closely with several members of the Film Form Workshop, participated in many underground artistic events in ŁódŸ and was one of the co-organizers of the Construction in Process exhibition in 1981. After returning to Canada, she began teaching at the School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. Her extensive filmography, produced in Poland, Mexico and Canada, includes numerous films about art and reflects her preoccupation with the crossbreeding of cultures. Her work focuses on new approaches to documentary, on the relationship of technology to cinematic discourse, and on determinant modes of subjectivity.


Robert Cahen (France)

Robert Cahen was born in Valence, France in 1945. He studied «musique concrète» at Pierre Schaeffer, graduated from the Conservatoire National Superieur Musique de Paris, and was a member of the Groupe de Recherche Musicales de l'ORTF (the Office of French Radio and Television) from 1971-74. From 1973- 76, he was director of Experimental Video for ORTF/INA. Many of his film and video works have been produced in conjunction with Institut National Audiovisuel (INA), the French television production facility. His videotapes have been broadcast and exhibited internationally, at institutions and festivals including the Paris Biennale; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; American Film Institute National Video Festival, Los Angeles; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague; International Center of Photography, New York; Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany; FestRio, Brazil; Tokyo Festival; and the Festival of Locarno, Italy.


Zoran Naskovski (Serbia and Montenegro)

Born in 1960 in Izbiste, Yugoslavia. MA in Visual Arts, at the University of the Arts in Belgrade. Works in various media. He developed web projects: "War Frames": www.cyberrex.org/z; "A Question": www.cyberrex.org/1; video works and video installations: "L'origine du Monde", 1997; White Light/White Hit", 1998; * (A Symbol, Red Star is the Title of This Work), 1999; "Death in Dallas", 2001; "Nothing but Net", 2003. He has participated in Dutch Electronic Art Festival in Rotterdam, 2000; Transmediale.02 in Berlin, 2002; Impakt Festival in Utrecht, 2003; Dallas Video Festival in Dallas, USA, 2004 and in many exhibitions in Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, including the most recent "The American Effect" at the Whitney Museum in New York, "November 22, 1963: Image, Memory, Myth"at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and "John F. Kennedy" at the Wien Museum in Vienna.


Axel Roch (Germany)

Axel Roch, Germany born 1971, interactive media artist. M.A. in Cultural Studies and Philosophy. Was 3 years Artistic and Academic Staff at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. Artist-In-Residence, Medienturm, Graz, Austria. Is since 2002 David Gee Lecturer in New and Interactive Media at Goldsmiths College, University of London, U.K. Exhibitions (selection): "'voyure en survol' - Pour Petit a.", Iconoclash - Beyond the Image Wars, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002, "Diagrammatical Read/Write-Head", In the Field of Letters, New Gallery Graz, Austria, 2001, "visionary.apparatus", Steirischer Herbst, Medienturm Graz, Austria, 2001, "Mind-Reading Machine II", Seven Hills, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Germany, 2000, ISEA 2002 Nagoia.







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