(Coordination of Publication & Graphic Design / Colombia) * 1981 in Bogotá, received a BFA from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá Colombia (2005), completed her MFA at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar Germany (2008) and participated in the Goldrausch postgraduate program in Berlin (2016). Acosta’s work has been shown internationally in institutions and galleries in Paris, Berlin, Saint Petersburg, Tokyo, Bogotá, Ansan, Dortmund and Bilbao. She has realized a public art commission for Les Nouevaux Commaditaires in Bilbao, Spain (2013–14), has been an artist in residency at Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris (2009–10), and at the Gyeonggi Creation Center, in Ansan, South Korea (2010) and has been awarded the Stipendium der Graduiertenförderung des Freistaates Thüringen, Weimar, Germany (2008–09). Acosta lives and works in Berlin.
(Video-Performer / Germany)
Trained as an educator, carpenter and "EX IN peer counsellor (transl: Genesungsbegleiterin)". As such, she has been working at the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf since 2011. Drawing from her own experiencential basis of psychosis and psychiatry, she works in a trialogue between clients, relatives and specialists. She is a member of the advisory board of the Dachverband deutschsprachiger Psychosen Psychiatrie (DDPP) and a speaker at conferences in German-speaking countries.
JAMES SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ
(Live-Performer / Colombia) Born in Medellín, Colombia. He studied Visual Arts in the National University of Medellín and obtained his degree in 2017. Throughout his career, he has been involved in painting, drawing, dance and sound explorations, promoting improvisations meetings and creating performances investigating the body in matters of social and political relevance in his country. During 2015 he began his exhibition activity. He is interested in being able to establish links with other artists, both for the fact of sharing knowledge and generate cultural exchange, as well as for the resonances or synesthesia found between the different arts, when creating together.
JORGE ANDRÉS GIRALDO ANTÍA
(Video-Performer / Colombia) *1980 in Cali, Colombia. Sargent of the Colombian marine and filmmaker. He participated as a fighter in the Colombian armed conflict and was victim of an assassination attempt in 2006. That experience ultimately led the Colombian state to fund his university degree. He studied communication at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali. "Nine Shots" is the result of his diploma thesis and his first film.
(Collaborator Publication & Performative Talk / Colombia) *1977. Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín. Doctoral degree in Anthropology of the University of California, Davis. He wrote his doctoral thesis on past and future journeys, as well as the relationship with the urban space of Africans suspended in Dakar. His current research is focuses on recent African Diasporas in South America and on Contemporary Dance.
Interview in Cultural Anthropology "Errance and Elsewheres: An Interview with Jonathan Echeverri Zuluaga"
JUAN FERNANDO LONDOÑO
(Soundrecording & Transcription of Interviews / Colombia)
Sound engineer currently working as a front-end developer. Loves taking pictures of flowers and subtle details in nature. He has a small vegetable and flower garden and is learning how to play the flute.
(Collaborator Publication & Video-Performer / Colombia) *1972 in Medellín. Performance Artist, Anthropologist and candidate for a Master in Cultural Management. Currently a public servant of the Ministry of Culture of Medellín. More than 20 years dedicated to learning and teaching Colombian folk dance. She was the founder and director of ‘TranScity Transgender Community of Medellín’, the first trans collective in the city. Militant and LGBTTIQ activist. Her activism developed initially in the academic field, turning after to art. As an activist, lecturer and performer, she has participated in academic and artistic events in Colombia and Latin America. In her constant process of Transit, rather than transgender, Lillith defines herself and recognizes herself as a-normal, rare and Piroba.
(Live-Performer / Germany) Born 1989 in Jever. She studied classical and contemporary dance at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. She currently lives in Hamburg and works as a freelance dancer, performer and choreographer in Hamburg and Berlin. She has worked at various venues such as the Hannover State Opera, Kampnagel Hamburg and Mousonturm Frankfurt. Among the artists she has worked with include u. a William Forsythe and Christoph Winkler. She is a member of various artist collectives, including the performance duo Jüngst / Rykena and the music duo Liv Harley. Her current work focuses on topics such as hybridity, the interaction of body and voice, and the manipulation strategies of singer bodies (genre opera and pop).
MARIA LINA BULAICH
(Assistant / Argentina & Germany)
She holds two degrees in Italian language studies, one as a teacher and another as a translator. In addition to her degrees, she is also an accomplished dancer, having studied jazz, contact and contemporary dance in Argentina, Colombia, and Italy for several years. After traveling and freelancing around the world since 2014, Lina’s heart has landed her in Berlin to fully explore her passion for dance. In this new phase of her life, she tries to be more aware and present, keeping a tight connection between body and feelings, to integrate her most intimate aesthetics to the ever-changing space, to flow as one in an atemporal attempt of freedom.
(Editor & VJ / Colombia & Germany). Freelance artist and motion designer working in Berlin independently. His focus lies in film, media politics, interactive applications, illustration and creative coding. He ahs worked for various studios such as PIXOMONDO, OMSTUDIOS and TAMSCHICK. On a more experimental thread, he has developed interactive projects at ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Medialab Prado in Madrid and different galleries and cultural spaces around Europe and his native country Colombia.
(Cinematographer & Teaser Editor / Colombia). Colombian documentary filmmaker with a background in journalism and visual arts. His video work has been broadcast in national television and exhibited in film festivals in Havana, Cuba (1996 and 2000); Rosario, Argentina (2000); FIPATEL, Biarritz, Francia (2000); Bogota, Colombia (2003); Mexican Human Rights Film Festival (2003); Nextframe, US (2009); Cartagena (Colombia); Mexico and the US, and in dance film festivals in the US and Spain (2010 a 2013). Since 2011 he has been working on the research, development and production of Mi Casa My Home trilogy.
(Photographer & Field Producer / Germany) She studied acting in Berlin and stage dance at the Folkwang Arts University. For many years she danced with VA Wolfe and with the Ben Riepe Company in Düsseldorf. Since 2013 she has lived and worked in Hamburg as a freelance dancer, teacher and producer for dance projects. Together with Antoine Effroy and Brenda I. Steinecke Soto she was part of the ‘Bassedanse Project’, a choreographer collective in Hamburg. As a photographer she has been involved in artistic as well as commercial projects.
(Collaborator Publication & Performative Talk / Germany) Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (FWO) at the Institute of Modern German Literature at Ghent University, Belgium. He has worked as researcher and professor in Hamburg, Baltimore and Gent, his main research interests are German literature of the 18th and 20th-21st century (Thomas Kling, Gottfried Benn, Friedrich Hölderlin, Michael Speier and others), theory, methodology and practice of scholarly editing, genetic criticism and textual criticism, digital humanities, literary theory, methodology and discipline history of the “Germanistik”. Next to his academic work he has been involved in artistic projects as a performer and dramaturgical advisor.
(Sound Space / Germany) *1974, he studied philosophy in Bremen and sound engineering in Hamburg. He plays the guitar, bass and computer. 2006 he released a band album which was widely discussed in several specialized magazines. From 2009 on he has been working for different theatre and dance projects, i.a. with theatre director Nina Mattenklotz, Annetismer and the artist Max Frischer at different venues i.a. Schauspielhaus Zürich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Kampnagel Hamburg and the Volksbühne Berlin.
(Live-Performer / Germany) Street dancer, acrobat and martial artist. He is deeply concerned about linking movement concepts and stiles. Origin, social and geographical contexts are fundamental in his artistic approach. Most recently his work has been dedicated to improvisation.
(Technical Director & Lights)