Emanuel Almborg's work is mainly lens-based and often contains a documentary element and historical or found material intermingled with subjective, as well as fictional narratives. He is interested in how a meaning or truth is produced, organised and mediated and the conditions under which it can be experienced. More recently he has been exploring methodical potentials of “silence” or “absence” through different forms of experimentation and new forms of subjectivity and inter-subjective relations by investigating the relationship between community and communication.
Alex Auriema is a visual artist, questioning the economic systems and smuggling the artistic practice through the holes in the system itself. With his project "Economy of Dissonance" he has facilitated the making of fake luxury goods: for Alex Auriema, uncertainty is a metaphor for a larger system of unknowing, similar to the ‘illegal status' of the merchants in Napoli, or the black-market economy in general.
Egle Obcarskaite is a writer, cultural researcher and performer. She has contributed and participated in a number of projects, one of them being "Transient Spaces", organised by uqbar in Berlin. She is a co-founder of a group and on-line portal www.legwork.cc together with Tobey Albright and Timothy Murray.
Ignas Krunglevicius investigates the psychology of power play and mind control mechanisms through installation, video, and sound works, which often directly confront the viewers by questioning the deceptiveness of perceptions. In his works Krunglevicius uses documentary material from transcripts of group therapy sessions and police interrogations, and psychiatric interview manuals. Krunglevicius is interested in uncovering coded systems that are used in society to control individuals and situations.
Javier Fresneda is an artist and researcher. His work has been exhibited at V Biennial VentoSul (Brazil), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Liste Art Fair (Basel) and Festival Internacional de la Imagen (Bogotá) amongst others. Javier Fresnedasuses complex processual approach in the development of his pieces, which often are visual and installation-like interventions into the social system.
John Huntington investigates the surrounding society and draws inspiration from everyday life, the media, political debate, and socio-cultural phenomena relating to hierarchies and power relations. His practice infiltrates and distorts chosen aspects of the public sphere, in repeated attempts to pinpoint important contemporary issues. The work “Omniscient Business – Or how I met Erik Gustafsson”, done in collaboration with artist Carl-Erik Engqvist, focuses on the information technology sector.
Juste Kostikovaite is a curator and cultural manager. She has curated exhibitions in Forgotten Bar/Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Contemporary Art Forum White Nights in Riga amongst other shows. Juste has developed Artist-In-Residency project "CAN" which invites artists from Baltic and Scandinavian countries for a residency programme in Berlin. She has experience of working in marketing field and has been infiltrated in various businesses.
Lorenzo Sandoval is an artist and curator, working within the realms of social and political art. His recent project "Sketches to build up a paradise" aims to locate a set of relations between a series of promises of the welfare state, crystallized in holiday leisure time in the emerging Europe, where the Canary Islands were, and remained one of the preferred tourist destinations. The project emerges from the questioning of the actual loss of reference points, due to the crisis of values that the welfare state generated and from what the establishment of the social dialectic of the penultimate Europe was configured.
Mantas Lesauskas has background in product design. With his projects and furniture design he tries to express or tackle various misconceptions or cliches that former Soviet countries are experiencing at the moment; through objects that are sensitive to local socio-political context.
Migle Bareikyte is interested in the theories of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Tiqqun, Frankfurt School and a variety of arguments and theories, discussing the condition of human-being and communities in today’s world. In one of her recent articles on Banksy and Marcuse she analysed the tension between the symbolic values of the so-called underground art movements and the inevitable artistic strategies and processes that bring these movements back to the legitimate world that they are critiquing.
Robertas Narkus is a visual artist. He examines the relationship between image and perception, pure reality (surface) and interpretation (illusions). Can our traditional understanding of narratives, environmental monitoring and assessment break through the surface? In his works a wide range of possible interpretations and freedom is offered for the perceivers, who become the center of subjectivity.
Viktorija Siaulyte has graduated from Curatorial Practice and Critical Writing programme at Konstfack, Stockholm. She has been interested in different discourses on collaborative artistic practices and has organised “Laboratory of Conflict” workshop in weld, Stockholm around this
Nine Yamamoto-Masson is a researcher in Critical Theory/ Media at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, living in Berlin. Her research investigates the paradigms of political/cultural trauma and fiction in film and contemporary art, looking more specifically at post-war experimental Japanese auteur cinema and certain examples of contemporary artists and film makers who play with notions of authorship. She is therefore examining the potential of fiction, of narratives and assumed alternate identities (or anonymity) to be a mode of authority of experience of effects of political struggle. She is interested in the ways that the poetic can be political, in the way that art can also be theory in action, in the places where the language of logic fails.