Oliver Husain works in the tense field between installation, performance and video production. Born 1969 in Frankfurt a.M. he studied art in Baroda/Gujarat, India for a year before relocating to HfG Offenbach. He produced numerous music videos in co-operation with Michael Klöfkorn among others for Sensorama, Jan Delay and Alter Ego. He has been directing 14 short films since 1994. The range of Husain’s work reaches from computer animation to advertising films among others for the Ballet Frankfurt. With his short video “Ron & Leo“ he won the Hessen film award and the German film award for animation for the video “Q“. Husain is furthermore a founding member of performance group “Da Group“. Their work was exhibited among others at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Hamburg and Frankfurt.

Stella Rollig is 43 years old and lives in Vienna, working as a freelance writer, art critic and curator. Since nearly 2o years she has been working in various roles and with different tasks in the field of contemporary art: conception and organisation of symposiums and exhibitions (among others at the Banff Centre in Canada, at the “steirischer herbst” at the Landesmuseum Joanneum or at the O.K. Centrum for Contemporary Art); pracitical and theoretical imparting of art (as a journalist, author and publisher of books, teacher and lecturer). As Federal Curator of Austria for visual art she founded the “Depot. Kunst und Diskussion” (Depot. Art and Discussion) in Vienna in 1994. Stella Rollig has run this institution with its lively discourse on contemporary art which has been ongoing until today and is internationally renown for 2 years. She also lectured at the University of Arts in Linz in 2001. Since 2002 she is a member of the board of curators at the O.K. Centrum for Contemporary Art and since 2004 director of the Lentos Art Museum Linz.

Jerry Tartaglia is a filmmaker, teacher and writer. He began making films in 1971, and has screened his works at festivals, museums, and showcases around the world. His films “A.I.D.S.C.R.E.A.M.“, “Ecce Homo“ and “Final Solutions“, made in the early days of the ongoing A.I.D.S. epidemic, articulated the rage and fears of gay men in America. In the 1970's he wrote a seminal article on the gay sensibility in Avant garde film, and continues writing today. During the last twelve years he worked to restore and preserve the films of Jack Smith and Gary Goldberg. He teaches film/video production and writing at various universities in the U.S.
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