Edgar Honetschläger is an Austrian born conceptual artist and filmmaker. Spanning a range from drawing/painting all the way to feature films, his works have been featured by distinguished institutions like documenta X, the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome or film festivals like the Berlinale.
He spent five years in the United States, 12 years in Japan, eight years in Italy and one year in Brazil. In 2006, Honetschläger established the EDOKO Institute Film Production in Vienna. In 2018, he founded the NPO gobugsgo.org. He is currently based in Tarquinia/Rome and Vienna. www.honetschlaeger.com
Yoko Shimizu is a researcher and artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, with a background in biology and chemistry. She was born in Japan and raised in the United States, where she was inspired by the art scene in New York as a child.
Her career started as a creative director and consultant for technology companies in Japan. Later, she started her own lab, receiving awards for biology-inspired installations, and has given exhibitions, talks, and performances worldwide.
Yoko currently develops innovative technologies, methods, and installations that combine science and art, and works with companies, government entities, museums, and universities around the globe. Yoko has experience in managing and directing corporate as well as government projects and also provides talks and lectures in international events and conferences. yokoshimizu.com
Sybilla Patrizia is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Tokyo. In her work, she merges her passion for social impact and human stories with her background in fashion to create thought-provoking stories that cross the border between documentary, art and design.
In 2022, Sybilla shot the cover of the Financial Times’ HTSI Magazine, featuring Japan’s best-selling author Mieko Kawakami and ‘The Dark Side of Manga’, a VICE short doc on child abuse in Japanese manga which won an Emmy in 2023. At Tokyo Docs 2023, ‘The Shape of Blue’ was awarded Best Pitch Award, Sunny Side of the Doc Award, and DocedgeKolkata Award. ‘A Bloody Taboo’ about the stigma against menstruation in Japan, was awarded at Tokyo Docs and premiered at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2021.
As a multilingual creative who has lived in 7 countries across 3 continents, Sybilla has worked with international media and brands including BBC, VICE, Financial Times, adidas, AnOther Magazine, NHK, Amazon Prime, and NETFLIX. sybillapatrizia.com