Jon is a sound artist, video producer and photographer. He is currently producing a sonic tour of Saltaire Village World Heritage site in West Yorkshire and designing sound for the All Rites Reversed feature length documentary ‘One Long Journey’. His portfolio of documenting art and cultural events includes short-form videos for Manchester Art Gallery’s Visual Dialogues programme with artists Grayson Perry and Jake and Dinos Chapman, online features for Creative Times such as ‘Unrealised Potential’ at Cornerhouse and Liverpool Biennial. He has recorded sound for large-scale events such as Queen Elizabeth II’s presentation of the Royal Charter during the Inauguration of The University of Manchester and Life magazine’s Food and Drink Awards. Jon has also worked with community organisations Let’s Go Global and Manchester Indian Association and teaches at degree level at Futureworks.
Amanda Belantara is a researcher and audiovisual artist with a background in ethnographic film. Her work is inspired by research addressing the role of sound in everyday life. She is interested in the ways sounds shape everyday interactions, expectations of place and patterns of behavior. Her films include Sonotoki, Ears are Dazzled: touched by sound, and Lifelibrary.
Michael Cacioppo Belantara
Michael is an audiovisual artist, sound designer and technical specialist with a wide range of professional experience in the sonic and visual arts. Most recently his sound design has been featured in L’Institute Zoom’s ‘Universal Ear’ serial and One Day Film’s latest feature ’The Raven on the Jetty'. His expertise in audio and video post production is notable through his role as a Broadcast Technician and Highlights Editor for the European Broadcasting Union during 6 Olympic Games and 2 World Alpine Ski Championships. An Avid, Apple and Adobe certified instructor, he is currently the Post Production Supervisor for the Columbia University Graduate Film Program.
Akiko Yanagimotois an embroidery and ceramic artist bringing out stories embedded in everyday life through colorful embroidery. Narratives told through embroideries made on transparent sheets incorporate the exhibition space and start to generate new stories. Her works have been exhibited extensively in the Netherlands and Japan. She graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo.
T.S. Selm is a sculptor, model maker and illustrator creating works for feature films, television and commer- cial projects. He creates detailed models and characters that can be seen in films such as Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Click hereto see his work.