Collaborators

Isabel Rocamora - Artist filmmaker

www.isabelrocamora.org

Isabel Rocamora (U.K/Spain) is a filmmaker with a strong background in performance. She studied film at Bristol University, U.K and Maine Workshops, U.S, and physical performace at Jacques Lecoq, Paris and with butoh master Daisuke Yoshimoto. As co-Artistic Director of Momentary Fusion Aerial Dance-Theatre (1993 - 2000), and Artistic Director of Infinito Productions (2000 - onwards) she has directed and choreographed pioneering, internationally acclaimed work in the fields of ‘anti-gravity’ performance and new media/technology touring large-scale venues worldwide often under the portfolio of the British Council (Europe, Asia, U.S, South Africa). Nationally her performance work has been commissioned by prestigious organisations such as Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has also choreographed and been featured in films by directors such as Jonathan Glazer, Charles Sturridge and Tessa Sheridan.

Since 2004 Isabel is fully focused on directing single and dual channel moving image work in the context of installation, cinema and art broadcast. Commissioners include Watershed Media Centre, Arts Council England, Arte Tv and Channel 4.

Isabel has been invited to give lectures and workshops on her practice worldwide. Some examples are: Brown, RISD and Ohio Universities - U.S, Banff New Media Centre - Canada, Architect’s Association and Whitechapel Gallery - London. A chapter on her installation work Residual was recently published in Electric Pavillion (Ed. Tigerprawn, U.K).

Her film Horizon of exile is currently touring festivals worldwide and has recently won the prestigious IMZ ‘Best Screen Choreography’ (over 15 mins)’ at Dance Screen The Hague 2007 and the Choreography Media Honors Award, Los Angeles. The film will be broadcast on Channel 4, U.K and TV3, Spain in 2008. Horizon dual channel installation had its premiere exhibition in May 08 at Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain and will be from autumn 2008 touring galleries and museums internationally.

For screenings and exhibition visit - www.isabelrocamora.org

Isabel is represented by Galeria SENDA - www.galeriasenda.com

Thomas Koner - sonic artist

www.thomaskoner.com

Thomas Köner, born 1965, attended the Music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked with film sound as sound engineer. 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the "New Media Prize". 2004 the Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the "Golden Nica", and he was awarded the "Produktionspreis WDR" during the "Deutsche Klangkunst-Preis" (german sound art award).

While studying, he dedicated himself to intensive sound research in the recording studio. His first impulse consisted in avoiding rhythm and melody and focusing instead on the phenomenon of sound colour. To intensify the experience of sound, he decided to work with other media, resulting at first in the collaboration with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance Alchemie (1992). Following this, he started to compose film soundtracks and electronic live music to accompany old silent films for the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Köner's interest in combining visual and auditory experiences and in extending the effectiveness of his works was conducive to an involvement with installation work and led to the collaboration with Max Eastley in which the combination between sound sculpture and performance became central. "List Of Japanese Winds" , a collaboration of Max Eastley and Thomas Köner, is an installation piece that was commissioned by the Hayward Gallery, London. The Rimbaud Museum commissioned him five permanent sound installations to be installed in five rooms of the "Maison Rimbaud" in Charleville-Mezières (opening 10/04).

The Centre Georges Pompidou commissioned him the sound work for an installation with filmmaker Yann Beauvais. Another field of sound exploration and radical sound design presents itself in today's club culture, which Köner sees as an ideal milieu for intensive and physical listening.

As "Porter Ricks", a collaboration with Andy Mellwig, he became an acclaimed producer of progressive techno, resulting in remix commissions for "Nine Inch Nails" and a Claude Debussy remix for Universal Music, a.o.

2003 he extended his concept of sound colour to moving images, resulting in video installations and film works. His work "Banlieue du Vide" was given the NORMAN prize 2004 ("Best Film") at the Filmwinter Stutgart, and nominated for the "MuVi award 2004" (best german music video) at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Helena Gough - sonic artist

Helena Gough is a Birmingham based sound artist. She is concerned with the sculpting of sound in space, where the perceived movements of sound become an extension of the body and a mirror to the movements of the mind. Initially trained in violin and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, she went on to complete a Bmus at the University of Birmingham. Currently studying part-time for a Phd in electroacoustic composition at this same institution, she now lectures on the undergraduate music degree and is a member-composer of Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST). As a producer she has developed a particular passion for the possibilities offered by translation through and around other art forms. She has just completed an eight-channel soundscape for an installation made in collaboration with a filmmaker, dancer and choreographer, and commissioned by Capture and the New Art Gallery Walsall. Involvement in educational projects is also a priority and to this end she is a workshop leader for the Sonic Arts Network on the ‘Sonic Postcards’ project, bringing music technology and environmental sound awareness to schools. Hewlett-Packard

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