Phil Ellis is a researcher and artist, exploring the relationship between historical and contemporary television. He uses archival materials and re-enactment processes, employing interactive digital televisual technologies to engage with audiences in participatory culture. He is currently writing a chapter for a book to be published by Amsterdam University Press in late 2018.
Allister Gall works across film, moving image art and the creation of participatory environments. Since 2010, he has been exploring the idea of Imperfect Cinema that focuses on the emancipatory potential of imperfection and DIY punk principles, opening up spaces for collective experiences, aesthetic experimentation and social interaction. www.imperfectcinema.com / allistergall.net.
Jane Grant explores historical and contemporary scientific concepts focusing on neuroscience and astrophysics. She creates artworks and writing that engages the phenomenological aspects of these ideas in order to create ‘other worlds’. She is developing a series of site-based artworks about desire, longing and disappearance through the concept of the multiverse and solar physics. Her interdisciplinary research interests span across inhabitation, immersion and the non-human. www.janegrant.org/
Anya Lewin explores artist’s moving image and the spaces it can occupy along with the larger context of Artistic Research. She is currently focusing on narrative moving image in the gallery and experimental biography and is in the process of finishing a trilogy of moving image installations, which explore the intersection of personal and public archives and her own family connection with screen history. www.imadeitup.info.
John Matthias is a musician, composer and physicist whose work and explores the creation of new music, new sound installation and the physics of complex systems. He has released five albums via Accidental, Ninja Tune, Nonclassical and Village Green Recordings and has collaborated with many artists including Radiohead and Coldcut and his music has been remixed by many artists including Thom Yorke, Matthew Herbert and Jem Finer.
Heidi Morstang works with contemporary photography and experimental documentary films. Her practice-based research explores the significance of landscape; she is interested in the social, cultural, environmental and archaeological histories embedded in landscapes. The majority of her work is created in the Nordic Arctic region, often in collaboration with scientists and various academic disciplines such as forensic archaeology, political and cultural history, the sciences, geo-sciences and pure mathematics. www.hcmorstang.co.uk.
Kayla Parker is an artist film-maker who creates innovative works for cinema, gallery, public and online spaces using film-based and digital technologies. Her research interests centre around subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from feminist perspectives, with a particular interest in the interrelationship between still and moving image, and new materialism. www.kaylaparker.co.uk
Andrew Prior is a media artist and musician. His research interests are around media archaeology, post-digitality, and t(h)inkering – that is, thinking through tinkering or vice versa. His music has been released with Nonclassical, 4AD, Yacht Club and Counter Records, an imprint of Ninjatune. He has had work performed and exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Aarhus, Roskilde, London, Brno & Zilina. www.aprior.net
Simon Standing explores our relationship to sacred and secular architectural environments through photographic research. The current focus of which is urban development on the island of Cyprus undertaken within a recent artist residency. Further research explores his relationship with Gothic cathedrals across Europe that have been a very particular element of his personal and photographic identity over the last 30 years. www.simonstanding.co.uk.
Liz Wells writes and lectures on photographic histories and practices, and curates exhibitions on land and environment. She co-edits photographies peer-reviewed journal and is series editor for Photography, Place, Environment, Bloomsbury Academic Press (forthcoming). She is an elected member of the Board of Directors, Society for Photographic Education, and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by University of Gothenberg.