Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City. He is a founder and director of Light Industry in Brooklyn, New York. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival. He teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard College, and is currently writing his second book, a critical history of contemporary experimental cinema in America. www.edhalter.com
Nanna Heidenreich is assistant professor in Media Studies at the University of the Arts Braunschweig, Germany (HBK) and a film & video curator. She has worked for many years with the Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art, where she still co-curates the program 'Forum Expanded' at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). She is also one of the participants of the ‘Living Archive' project of the Arsenal. Her research and curatorial interests focus on the various intersections of art & politics, with a special emphasis on migration and contested images.
Born 1942 in Berlin, 1966-1988 created experimental films, performances, and installations with Wilhelm Hein. Co-founder of XSCREEN in Cologne in 1968. Has made her own films since 1991. Starting in 1971 numerous publications on experimental film, including ‘Film im Underground', and ‘Film als Film', Stuttgart 1977. Participated in Documenta 5 in 1972 and Documenta 6 in 1977. Cineprobe at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1996. Tours through the USA and Canada as well as Pakistan, India, and China for the Goethe Institute.
Shai Heredia is a filmmaker and curator of film art. In 2003 she founded Experimenta – the international festival for experimental cinema in India. She has rapidly developed this event into a significant international forum for artists' film and video. Shai has curated experimental film programs at major film and art venues like the Berlinale Film festival Germany and the Tate Modern UK amongst others. She holds an M.A. in documentary film from Goldsmiths College, London. She has also worked as a Programme Executive with the India Foundation for the Arts (2006-2011).
Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz works is an independent writer and publicist and a doctoral candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is currently researching the topic of ideological criticism and materialist aesthetics, as well as the history of Brazilian underground culture in the 1960s and '70s.
Henriette Huldisch is a curator at the Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin, where she has curated ‘Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture', ‘Live to Tape: The Mike Steiner Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof' and, with Eugen Blume, ‘Joseph Beuys: 8 Days in Japan and the Utopia of Eurasia'. Since 2010, Huldisch has also served as Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester.