Minou Norouzi is a is a filmmaker, film curator, and writer based in London (UK) and Athens (GR). Her research examines the objectification the real in the context of interdisciplinary documentary practices. Her films have been shown at South London Gallery (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), and at film festivals including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kasseler Dok Fest, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. As an independent film curator, she initiated the Arts Council England funded Sheffield Fringe project in 2011 and has organized film-related events at Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Film Centre (London), UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art (New York), SALT Beyoğlu (Istanbul) and the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art among other venues. minounorouzi.com films texts
COBRA: A Critical Response is a five year project to internationally counter-map and creatively respond to the British Government’s emergency committee COBRA, instigated by artists Theo Price and Samuel Stevens.
Theo Price is an artist, writer, and curator of COBRA RES. His recent books include: The Right to be Forgotten, (Longhouse 2012,), COBRA 1.1 (ed, 2014), and COBRA 1.3 (ed, 2014). He is currently working on a new film and book documenting a series of conversations on aesthetics and emergency politics (funded by A:N.). Theo is Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Samuel Stevens is an artist and writer based in London. He is Visiting Lecturer and PhD researcher in Media and Fine Art at the University of Westminster. Stevens has exhibited work, commissions include Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network and the AHRC. Stevens was awarded the Jury Prize for Best False Fiction by Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2010. cobra-res.info
Tina Borkowski is an independent designer and art director specialising in print publication for arts and culture projects, and design communications for socially responsible organisations. Clients include: Fact Liverpool, Architectural Press Oxford, and The Lowry Manchester. tinaborkowski.com
Vali Mahlouji is a London-based curator, art advisor, writer, translator, and independent curatorial adviser to the British Museum on its modern/ contemporary Iranian collections. He is currently guest curator at Foam Museum of Photography in Amsterdam for the exhibition Kaveh Golestan – The Citadel and curator of the archival section Archaeology of the Final Decade at the upcoming exhibition Unedited History at Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He has been published by the Asia Society Museum, New York; Abraaj Group Art Prize, Dubai; Darat al Funun, Amman; Sharjah Biennial, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Delfina Foundation, London; the London Middle East Institute; City University of New York; and The Guardian. His theatrical playscript translations have been staged by the Royal Court Theatre, the Barbican Centre, Théâtre de la Bastille, La Colline, Paris, and Dublin Theatre Festival, and broadcast by the BBC. As an opera designer, he was recently resident designer with Bregenzer Festspiele and Grange Park Opera.
Esther Harris is a time-based media conservator based in London. She has occasionally made films, which have been shown at venues such as the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, and festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Esther has been involved with Sheffield Fringe since 2012; she selects programmes from the open call submissions and maintains the online archive.