Silke Schmickl – Artistic director of Lowave & Human Frames
Silke Schmickl studied Art History, French Literature and Intercultural Communications in Munich and in Paris where she completed her master’s degree at the Sorbonne University in 2001. She has been a researcher at the German Center for Art History in Paris where she has published a book on the German photographer Thomas Struth. In 2002 she co-founded the Paris based DVD label Lowave, specialising in releasing and distributing experimental film and video art, which she directs since 2007. Within this structure she is in charge of the conception and realisation of artistic projects and curates film programs for international art institutions and festivals such as the Pompidou Centre, French Cinémathèque, British Film Institute, Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, Guangzhou Triennial and many more.
Stéphane Gérard – Research assistant & Curator
Stéphane Gérard is a film student of the renowned French film critic Nicole Brenez. He currently works on several research projects ranging from politically active AIDS related cinema, to French and Indian experimental cinema. After graduating from high school with a scientific diploma, he entered a preparatory class during which he studied art history, film history, science and French literature and developed his own artistic projects through filmmaking, photography and editing. In 2007 he receives his bachelor’s degree in history of cinema at the Sorbonne University in Paris. In parallel he studied film archive and film theory of media (Arts et Sciences de l’Enregistrement) within a two years master program at Université de Marne-la-Vallée.
Masayo Kajimura – Artist & Curator
Japanese-German video artist and curator, Masayo Kajimura has made short films, video installations and works in collaboration with dance and music. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, the US and Asia including Internationale Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen, Amsterdam Film Experience or Sibiu International Theater Festival. Masayo has curated the film series Made in Germany, which runs regularly at the Werkstatt der Kulturen and the video art sections of film festivals such as Asian Hot Shots Berlin and Nippon Connection.
Victric Thng – Artist & Curator
Victric Thng started his affair with filmmaking in 2003, a filmmaker by accident, he is known to create lyrical stories that revive that precious sense of intimate human interactions and relations. It is his sublime and insightful examination on the nature of identity, connection and desire for intimacy that sets him apart and being named as one of the next new wave of filmmakers to watch out for by The Straits Times, Singapore. Victric is currently an associate artist of The Substation and most of his films distributed by Objectifs Films. Victric’s website.
Tetsuya Goto – Graphic Designer & Director of OOO
Tetsuya Goto is a graphic designer based in Osaka, Japan. He runs an alternative space called OOO, where creative events happen. Tetsuya developed Human Frames unique logo consisting of ten text layers representing the ten different temperaments. Tetsuya is also in charge of the graphic design of the Human Frames DVD collection to be released in early 2012.
François Michaud, Gertrud Peters, Aishah Abu Bakar
HUMAN FRAMES DISTRIBUTION & DEVELOPMENT:
Jeremy Chua & Mickaël Robert-Gonçalves
SOUND DESIGN HUMAN FRAMES LOGO:
Vinita Ramani Mohan [Happiness]
Mickaël Robert-Gonçalves [Desire]
Caterina Pasqualino [Madness]
Cédric Vincent [Fanaticism]
Alexandrine Dhainaut [Fear]
Jihye Kim, Hugo Pascual Bordón [Anger]
Ruth Timmermans [Isolation]
Cornelius Krell [Melancholy]
Maria Roemer [Mono no aware]
Kent Chan [Impermanence]