Ahreum Woo works, researches, and writes on contemporary art. Her texts are situated at the boundary between critique and creation as she explores the artistic languages of artists and artwork.
Her on-going research proposes a hypothesis of a ‘Sustainable Creative Ecosystem’-the system founded and based on the knowledge exchange and artistic practice. She collects the new invention and its combination in the ‘creative work’ module, as well as different layers of stories where artists meet industry/society. She has written numerous works of criticism and artist analysis and worked for art magazine, the national Theater Company of Korea, K’arts studio and ZER01NE, the open innovation platform belonging to Hyundai Motors Group.
Hwa Young Jung
is a socially engaged artist who works with people to co-create projects, usually games and play to explore social issues. She tends to work in public spaces, using familiar ‘found formats’ to encapsulate the work created with collaborators – board game, card game, murder mystery game, D&D, tea towel, Improv Night, Sports Day…
Based in the Northwest of England she has been involved in producing work with a range of people (Young People in libraries, social care workers, freshwater biologists, criminologists, men on probation) and organisations (FACT Liverpool, International Slavery Musuem, Howard League for Penal Reform, Metal Cultures, Lancaster University, Liverpool John Moores Univeristy) for close to 10 years.
is a game designer based in Seoul/Cologne. Her practice exists across video games, interactive installation, and interactive storytelling utilizing social media. She designs and delivers game-making workshops and teaches at Cologne Game Lab and Korea National University of Art. She is a co-founder of a game studio, Loopntale.
I am a creative artist and performer based in St. Helens. I tackle the subject of identity through work that is both playful and vulnerable, drawing inspiration from the communities around me. My projects are often unapologetic in their boldness; blending art, technology and text into a multi-layered experience that questions our way of life. As someone of mixed heritage, hailing from the LGBTQIA+ community, I seek to embrace the fluidity of race, culture and sexuality in politically charged performances that champion the basic human right of existing without judgment.
is a disabled writer, researcher and artist based in Naarm/ Melbourne, Australia. Their work looks at how listening practices can help us build better and more reciprocal relations to the world and to each other. They are particularly focused on how listening can support anti-racist and anti-colonial organising within environmental justice. Their audio work has been featured on Documenta 14 Radio, BBC 3, ABC Radio National, The Natural History Museum London, Arts Centre Melbourne, Radio Reina Sophia, and QAGOMA. They have facilitated sound events with Live Art Development Agency and Sound and Music.
is a creative, artist, innovator, experimental musician and activist from Uganda. His work in innovation has taken him to Germany, France, India and other places. On the onset of Covid 19 in Uganda, Bamanya set out to make and demonstrate a low cost DIY sanitizer/disinfectant that can be easily made with locally available materials within low income communities.
Bella (with Selina Thompson)
Selina is an artist and writer whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is intimate, political and participatory with a strong emphasis on public engagement, which leads to provocative and highly visual work that seeks to connect with those historically excluded by the arts.
Selina’s work is currently focused on the politics of marginalisation, and how this comes to define our bodies, relationships and environments. She has made work for pubs, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even galleries and theatres, including BBC Radio, the National Theatre Studio and The National Theatre of Scotland as well as theatres across the UK, Europe, Brazil, North America and Australia.
Selina has been described as ‘a force of nature’ (The Stage) and ‘an inspiration’ (The Independent). She was featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018, awarded the Forced Entertainment Award in 2019, and her work Salt was named one of the riskiest of the century by BBC Front Row in 2020.
Bella is Selina’s cat, or Selina is Bella’s human.