Lisl Ponger is an American Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1947. Their work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Albertina Museum and the Lower Belvedere. Lisl Ponger has been featured in articles for the ArtDaily, the and the ARTFORUM.
Johan Grimonprez (Belgium, 1962) studied at the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. Grimonprez’s work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archaeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasises a multiplicity of histories and realities. He achieved international acclaim with his film essay dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y at Documenta X in Kassel, Germany, in 1997, which eerily foreshadowed the tragic events of September 11th in New York. His films have been included in prestigious film festivals around the globe, including New York, Edinburgh, Telluride, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Berlin.
Jessica Manstetten is Film and Media scientist and she works for the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in the Music Video Section and for the Duisburger Filmwoche. She is translator, freelance and curator for, among others, Femme Totale, Dortmund; Traumzeit, Duisburg and the International Videofestival Bochum and she writes from time to time.
Apart from the Version Festival, Ed Marsewski also organizes the Select Media Festival and he is the publisher of, amongst others, Lumpen Magazine.
Angel a Serino has been working as an independent curator tor RadioArteMobile 2002 , lnterferenze 2004 and Visionaria 2004 . She is a member of Synapser, a network of young ltalian curators (www.undo.net/synapser).She also writes for Neural (www.neural.it) and for the contemporary art magazine Arte e Critica.
Clare Manchester is a critic, curator and editor based in Lausanne and London. She is currently working on an exhibition based around an exploration of the artist’s body in film and video, spanning contemporary practice from the 1960’s to the present. She contributes regularly to magazines such as Flash Art and Lapiz.
From the very beginning, Dave Driesmans has worked for Toothpick, a tape label from Brugge, Belgium, and the predecessor of the label (K-RAA-K)3. He initiated the sub-label Toothache that concentrated mainly on electronic music. In 1997 he was one of the founders of (K-RAA-K)3. Apart from being a concert organiser and label manager, Dave Driesmans is also a graphic designer. Since 2001 IMPAKT and (K-RAA-K)3 have been co-operating for the film programme of the (K-RAA-K)3 festival.