Erin Johnson is a feminist, transdisciplinary artist and curator who creates video and sound pieces, performances, and social practice works. She holds a MFA and Certificate in New Media from U.C. Berkeley and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College.
Nathaniel Dorsky, born in New York City in 1943, is an experimental filmmaker and film editor who has been making films since 1963. He has resided in San Francisco since 1971.
Director Ava Lowrey is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Film & Television and Sociology. In May of 2015 she completed her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. Since 2005, at age 15, Ava has been using multimedia to connect with a larger audience and as a means of social activism. Ava's PeaceTakesCourage has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Mother Jones Magazine, and more.
Over the last 19 years, David Gatten (b. 1971, Ann Arbor, Michigan) has explored the intersection of the printed word and moving image. His body of work illuminates a wide array of historical, conceptual and material concerns, while cataloging the variety of ways in which texts function in cinema as both language and image, often blurring the boundary between these categories.
Kim Knowles is Lecturer in Film Studies at Aberystwyth University and Experimental Film Programmer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Her writings on the films and photography of Man Ray have been published in French Studies and History of Photography.