Chris Welsby has been making and exhibiting work since 1969. His films and film/video installations have been exhijbited internationally, at major galleries such as the Tate and Hayward galleries in London, the Musée du Louvre and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
Vincent Grenier was born in Quebec City, Canada. He has lived largely in the US, mostly New York City. In spite of this, he was a frequent contributor to the Montreal Art scene of the 70’s and 80’s as well as the SF bay areas where he received an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 70’s. Grenier’s experimental films and videos have earned numerous awards and have shown in North America, Europe and China at major museums, showcases and festivals. Grenier has made over two dozens films and since 1990 videos.
Stuart Pound (1944, London, UK) started making films as a member of the London Film Maker Co-op. He learnt film making at Nottingham's Trent University, where he currently works as a lecturer. Over the past twenty years he has collaborated with the poet Rosemary Norman on a number of videos.
Roberta Friedman is a filmmaker and producer with work that spans a large assortment of film and video productions shown widely in the United States and Europe. Projects have ranged from artistic, experimental works to narrative features, television documentaries and series.
Theo Thiesmeier Films 1983 - 1995 In the presence of the artist.
Theo Thiesmeier was born in 1962 in Bochum, Germany. He studied film at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, M. between 1983-89 with Peter Kubelka and four semesters of photography with Herbert Schwöbel. He completed his film studies in 1990 at the Cooper Union in New York with Robert Breer and P. Adams Sitney while working at Anthology Film Archives with Jonas Mekas. In 1997 he founded in Berlin, together with Ute Aurand and Renate Sami, the filmSamstag, later joined by Milena Gierke, Johannes Beringer, Bärbel Freund and Karl Heil until 2007.
Programme: - Eye Etc (1982,16mm, color, silent, 4') Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.
Five Films (1984-87): MM Serra’s FIVE FILMS embody a (...) Do-It-Yourself Lower East Side spirit, but introduces a distinctive dimension of lyrical eroticism. Taken together these (...) films demonstrate both the unbounded energy that animated the downtown NYC underground film scene in these years (...) — Anthology Film Archives, 2016
In the mid 1960s, Edward Owens was an African-American teenager attending the Art Institute of Chicago when Gregory Markopoulos arrived to found the school’s film program. Owens, who was then studying painting and sculpture, had already been making 8mm movies for a few years; impressed by the maturity of his work, Markopoulos encouraged him to move to New York. Owens arrived in Manhattan in 1966 with Markopoulos, who quickly ushered him into the world of the city’s cultured demimonde, introducing him to figures like Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Marie Menken, Gregory Battcock, and filmmaker-poet Charles Boultenhouse. Soon, Owens became romantically involved with Boultenhouse, and moved into the West Village apartment where Boultenhouse already lived with his lover of many decades, the legendary critic Parker Tyler, who accepted the arrangement.
Josephine Massarella is an independent filmmaker based in Hamilton. Her award winning shorts have screened world-wide. Her previous films include No End; Light Study; Night Stream; Green Dream; Interference; No5 Reversal; and One Woman Waiting. She is working on her latest 16mm film, Untitled. Josephine has a Master of Arts – Integrated Studies in Cultural Studies from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in Advanced Film and Television from Sheridan College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in film at the University of British Columbia. Josephine also teaches cinema studies.
Martha Davis was born in London, Ontario in 1959. She recieved her Honours B.A. in Film and Drama from the University of Toronto and began her career as a still photographer. She has made over twelve films and served on the boards of Directors of the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre and The Funnel.