Trained architect Leopold Bianchini is the director of the Studio for Immediate Spaces at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. He is also founder of BUREAU A, a multidisciplinary platform aiming to blur the boundaries of research and project making on architectural related subjects, whichever their nature and status. Its activities spans a large diversity of programs ranging from architecture and landscape design to scenography, installations, or self-constructed initiatives.
Matthew Day is interested in the potential of dance and choreography to generate unorthodox relations and to rehearse and perform new modes of existence. Utilising a minimalist approach Day often works with duration and repetition approaching the body as a site of infinite potential and choreography as a field of energetic intensity and exchange. Matthews work is characterized by it’s migration across artistic disciplines, cultural contexts and performance formats. His new work Figures for Landscapes is a durational choreography for seven dancers and will premiere in the context of FLAM live art festival, Amsterdam, September 2018.
Tomislav Feller is a choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam. He graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in 2010, and since then has been making collaborative projects, giving workshops, and exploring states of body through movement. Tomislav works between Amsterdam, Zagreb, and Los Angeles and has performed for for many influential international choreographers and artists such as Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay, Tino Sehgal, Jeanine Durning, Ame Henderson, Mala Kline, Matija Ferlin and Martin Nachbar.
Elisa Giuliano is an architect, contemporary dancer and exhibition designer based between Matera and Berlin. She is currently a fellow of the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and a member of the Open Design School, directed by Joseph Grima in Matera. Among previous experiences she performed in a staging of Anna Halprin’s “Blank Placard Dance” at the 29th festival Tanz im August in Berlin and she worked as a dancer in the production by Virgilio Sieni for the 10th Venice Dance Biennale. After training as a dancer for more than fifteen years experimenting with different movement techniques and choreographers, she went to study architecture obtaining a Master Degree at the Polytechnic School of Genoa.
Nadine Goepfert is a Berlin based textile designer. Her work is based on research and conceptual thinking and explores the wide field of eventualities by creating open situations, which form the basis for textile designs and art installation. With an eye on detail and an interest in traditional textile techniques and craftsmanship, she constantly experiments with the diverse aspects of the materiality and structure of textiles.
British-born, Norwegian artist Hanne Lippard is a writer and visual artist living and working in Berlin. Her texts are at the base of her time-based works, which include short films, sound piece and performance. Over the past years, Lippard has focuser herself on the production of language solely through the usage of the voice. Her practice stems from design by which she utilizes the voice as a way to convey the discrepancy between content and form.
Ahmet Öğüt is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. He works with a broad range of media including video, photography, installation, drawing and printed media. Thereby Öğüt often collaborates with individuals whose expertise lies outside the field of art, as well as other artists, to construct situations that bring about shifts in perspective on social and political issues.
The One Minutes
The One Minutes is a global network devoted to moving image. Since 1998, The One Minutes has produced and distributed more than 17,000 video works by artists from more than 120 countries. Every month, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60-second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series.
The Anastasia Method by Greek artist Natasha Papadopoulou is a project of anatomy and words. Anastasia is a pilates instructor and a physiology specialist. With a background in photography and Haitian dancing, Natasha graduated from Master of Voice at the Sandberg Institute. Her work investigates the cusp between social interactions, verbal associations and fictional appropriations, and looks for a space where both the artist and the artistic practice function as a tangible art piece.
Margriet Schavemaker is art historian, philosopher and media specialist. After a career as lecturer and assistant professor at the art history and media studies departments at the University of Amsterdam, she currently holds the position of head of collections and research at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Schavemaker has written extensively on contemporary art and theory, (co)edited several edited volumes (for example Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century (2009) en Vincent Everywhere: Van Gogh’s (Inter) National Identities (2010)) and is an acclaimed curator of discursive events and public programs.
Floyd E. Schulze
Erol Floyd Schulze is a graphic designer based in Berlin. He has designed numerous books including Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling (2017), Memories of the Moon Age (2016), Introducing: Cultural Identities. Design for Museums, Theaters and Cultural Institutions (2013), The Story of Eames Furniture (2010), and Turning Pages. Editorial Design for Print Media (2010), and magazines like The Metropolitan Laboratory, Slum Lab Magazine, OPAK, Musikexpress.