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
Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, presenter and the Film Curator of London’s Whitechapel Gallery. He programmes PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk and produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee as part of his nationwide arts project The Re-Enchantment (2008 – 2011) with Di Robson for Artevents. He has curated numerous film and event seasons (eg Armenia, JG Ballard, Portugal, Romany etc) in London and nationally. He conceived and curated the six week season John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet across London in 2005 and co-curated and co-ordinated All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies, a two month cross-media and multi-institutional season in London marking the 40th anniversary of the events of 1968. He was editor of the international moving image magazine Vertigo from 2002 – 2009. He is on the curatorial team of the Whitstable Biennale.
Adam Pugh is a curator, writer and designer based in Norwich. He is currently running a two-year project for the Independent Cinema Office around artists’ moving image, in partnership with LUX. He established and ran Aurora, a festival of artists’ moving image, in Norwich (2005 – 2009), and has since worked on freelance projects as a curator for the Barbican Art Gallery, London Film Festival, OUTPOST Gallery, Animate Projects and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, among others; and established the curatorial platform Promontories as a means to present projects, screenings and publications, including ‘Invisible Fabrick’, a series of screenings and talks centred around a new commission by artist Jessica Warboys, and the publication of a book of the same name. As a writer, he contributes regularly to Art Monthly, and has in the past written for Tate, thisistomorrow and others. He has devised and delivered a course around artists’ moving image, ‘Forking Paths, Mirrored Chambers’, at LUX; and has delivered talks and served on international juries for various festivals and events worldwide, including Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and Courtisane, Ghent. He also runs a print design studio, The Way Things Go. adampugh.co.uk
Charlotte A. Morgan is a Sheffield-based artist who works with writing, print, sculpture, photography and performance. Charlotte was Creative Director at BLOC Projects, and Festival Producer for Art Sheffield 2016. She co-founded COPY, a network and platform for writing in the field of visual art and performance, and collaborates as part of Homeland, an interdisciplinary research and production space. She also produces critical texts and reviews for online and print publications. charlotteamorgan.co.uk
Mark Riddington is a Sheffield-based artist whose work approaches traditional processes and materials such as watercolour painting, plaster casting and pastel drawing and brings them into a contemporary context. Mark is Gallery Coordinator at BLOC Projects and a founding co-director of PRISM, a regular series of one-night-only contemporary art events. markriddington.co.uk
Richard Bartle is a Sheffield-based artist. Recent exhibitions include Bloc Assembly, Bloc Projects (2016); Deities at the bottom of the garden, 20/21 Gallery (2012); Blasphemy, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin (2010), Jihlava Film Festival, Czech Republic (2010); Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival, Shorlisted ‘New Visions Award’, (2009); Pan-demonium, AC Institute, New York (2009); V22 presents: The Sculpture Show, London (2009). Richard is the Manager of BLOC Studios, of which he is a founding member. He was previously Director and Curator of BLOC Projects and a former Director of Sheffield Contemporary Arts Forum. richardbartle.co.uk
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
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.