Piotr Dumała (born 9 July 1956 in Warsaw) is a Polishfilm director and animator. He is noted for his animation technique. While training to be a sculptor, he discovered that scratching images into painted plaster could be a beautiful way to create animations. This is only one technique of a method called destructive animation, where one image is erased (in this case, painted over) and re-drawn to create the next frame in the sequence. William Kentridge is another artist who works in this destructive way. Dumala's main themes, and the way to show them, recall ostensibly the world of writer Franz Kafka. His film Crime and Punishment was included in the Animation Show of Shows.
Thierre De Mey (born 28 February 1956 in Brussels) is a musician and filmmaker from Belgium. After studying film at the IAD, he continued to studying music composition and contemporary dance after meeting Fernand Schirren, for whose works he has written original incidental music. He works primarily with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Michèle Anne De Mey, his youngest sister.
He is the founder of the contemporary music ensemble Maximalist!, and he has participated in other important projects such as New Music and Ictus Ensemble, for which he has composed several works. In 1993 he joined a class atIRCAM, where he developed his interest in electronic music. He was composer in residence at the Conservatory of Strasbourg and the Musica Festival in 2001 and 2002.
Since 2005 he has been one of four new directors of Charleroi / Danses, coordinating the multidisciplinary activities of the center choreography.
Dom Svobode, 2000 21 études à danser, 1998 Remanences, 2010 Love Sonnets, 1993 Counter Phrases (excerpts), 2004
Stephen Dwoskin (January 15, 1939 – June 28, 2012) was an accomplished experimental filmmaker whose work had a decisive effect on the British film theorists of the early 1970s.
Dwoskin was born in Brooklyn. He contracted polio at the age of nine and underwent a grueling rehabilitation that entailed confinement in an iron lung, muscle transplants and relearning to walk, painfully, with crutches. He spent four years in the hospital before he was discharged. Dwoskin used crutches for much of his life. Poliomyelitis progressively restricted his mobility and in later life he used a wheelchair.
He studied at Parsons The New School for Design as a student of Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers, and at New York University. After working as a graphic designer and art director for CBS and Epic Records, he made two short films, 'Asleep' and 'American Dream', in 1961 and became part of the bohemian world of New York 'underground' filmmakers. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to move to London in 1964, where he remained until his death.
Dwoskin became a key figure in British avant-garde cinema. He was a co-founder of the London Film-Makers' Co-op.
He wrote two books: Film Is... in 1975 about the International Free cinema (published by Peter Owen, UK and Overlook Press, US) and Ha Ha! in 1993 (published by The Smith, New York, 1993).
In 1967–1968 he won the Solvey Prize at the Knokke Experimental Film Festival in Belgium for a series of short films which established his reputation. His films have been screened worldwide including festivals at Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Toronto, Lucarno, Pesaro, Mannheim, Oberhausen, Sydney, Melbourne, Hamburg, San Francisco, Turin, Riga, Madrid, Barcelona, andBenalmádena amongst other places. In 2009, the BFI Southbank in London presented a season of his work.
Dwoskin also made documentaries: ‘’Pain Is...’’ and ‘’Face of Our Fear’’. ‘’Face of our Fear’’, a film that addresses attitudes about disability, was commissioned by Channel Four, UK, and broadcast in 1992.
Awards include L'Âge d'or prize, Brussels Film Festival 1982, the prestigious DAAD Fellowship (Berlin) in 1974, and the Rockefeller Media Fellowship in 1994.
He was a respected teacher and lecturer, holding positions at London College of Printing and Royal College of Art, London; San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University, USA;University of Geneva and l'École Supérieure d'Art Visuel, Switzerland.
Retrospectives of his work were held in New York, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, San Francisco, Geneva, Lucerne, Digne, Berlin, Marseille (1995), Bilbao (1996), Strasbourg (2002), Paris/Pantin (2004), Rotterdam (2006), Lucca,(2006), Bruxelles (2006), Lussas (2008), London (2009), and Berlin (2009).