Azin Feizabadi is an Iranian-born, Berlin based filmmaker and visual artist. In 2009 he launched “A Collective Memory” –an ongoing project, that consists of subjective histories and subconscious facts from past, present and future historical events– concluding in a series of narrative video and film works. Arisen as a response towards the immediate social-political transformations in Iran, and further in the Middle East, “A Collective Memory” uses a poetic grammar to combat the three-act-narrative structure of (his)story telling.
Anselm Franke is a curator and author. He is the curator of the Taipei Biennial 2012, and since 2013 he is director of the Visual Art Department at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. Since 2005, Anselm Franke is the Co-Curator of the Forum Expanded Program at the Berlin International Film Festival. From 2006 to 2010 he was the director of Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp and he was the co-curator of Manifesta 7 in Italy. He is a Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London.