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
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.
Declan Long is Co-Director (with Francis Halsall) of the MA ‘Art in the Contemporary World’ and a lecturer in modern and contemporary art in the Faculty of Visual Culture. During 2013, he served as a member of the judging panel for the Turner Prize. He has published widely on contemporary art as a contributor to magazines and journals such as Artforum, Art Review, Source Photographic Review, Circa, Contemporary, a-n, and The Irish Review. Over recent years, he has been commissioned to write texts for numerous publications produced by galleries and museums. – See more
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.
Mihaela Brebenel is a visual studies researcher and curator, interested in the politics and aesthetics of the audiovisual in artistic practices. She is currently Teaching Fellow at Winchester School of Art, where she is part of Archaeologies of Media and Technology research group. She has previously taught at Goldsmiths, University of London and University of Brighton. She is one of the co-organisers of Screen and Audiovisual Research Unit at Goldsmiths.
Nikolaus Perneczky is a writer, researcher and co-founder of curatorial collective The Canine Condition. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies at Goldsmiths, University of London; his PhD is concerned with the making, sharing and showing of technical moving images in countries newly emergent from colonial rule.
Shela Sheikh is a lecturer at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, where she convenes the MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy. Prior to this, Sheikh was research fellow and publications coordinator on the ERC-funded “Forensic Architecture” project based in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths. She is currently working on a book about the phenomenon of the “martyr video-testimony,” read through the lens of deconstruction; and a multi-platform research project around colonialism, botany, and the politics of the soil. As part of the latter, Sheikh is co-editing, with Ros Gray, a special issue of Third Text titled “The Wretched Earth: Botanical Conflicts and Artistic Interventions.”