ANDREW STIFF (UK) studied painting at the Chelsea School or Art in London, and gained his masters at the University of Liverpool in England where he explored his interest digital media and architecture. Alongside Andrew’s creative practice he is also the Deputy Dean of the School of Media art and Design, at Linton University College in Malaysia. Andrew Stiff’s research and creative practice is concerned with developing a visual language that explores the intricacies implicit in our built environment. The surface of the city is the visible manifestation of our endeavor to formalise, expand and innovate within the spaces that we create. The physical structures for the city are defined by the events that take place in and around them. The surface of this structure acts as a medium between the inhabitants and the city. This relationship is in continuous evolution, as technology manipulates and redefines the everyday patterns that have defined the city throughout the ages. The experience of the city is a temporal one, and I use moving image to reflect this experience.
CHRIS CHONG CHAN FUI (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia) is an artist who works with the moving image. His current art practice has expanded to incorporate drawing, photography and installation. Chong has premiered at film festivals such as the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, Vienna, London, and Toronto. He has exhibited his works at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institute), EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, and Singapore Art Museum. His latest series, ENDEMIC (2015) debuted at the Palais de Tokyo, along with the BOTANIC (2013) series at the Musée D’Art Contemporain de Lyon. Chong is an Asian Scholarship Foundation / Ford Foundation fellow, an alumni of Busan’s Asian Film Academy and was most recently awarded the 2016 Smithsonian Artist Resesarch Fellowship in Washington D.C.
KOK Siew-Wai is a video artist, improvised vocalist and independent artist-organizer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received her B.A. in Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts at Alfred University, USA, where she lived there from 1998-2005. Siew-Wai has shown her videos and performed since 2001 in Asia, Canada, Europe and USA, participated in festivals such as Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2015, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan) 2015, Artist Film and Video Art Forum 2015 (Korea), Playfreely Festival 2015 (Singapore), RRRec Fest 2015 (Indonesia), Bangkok Experimental Film Festival 2012, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007, amongst others. Siew-Wai is the festival director & curator of the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX) since 2010. She is currently teaching at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia.