creative Director Liam Slevin
Slevin is a multi-disciplinary artist, noise artist, curator and arts project developer from Cork, Ireland. In Ireland, Slevin co-founded two project spaces, theSpace and TACTIC gallery, both for the promotion of curatorial projects with a focus on sonic, new media and live art. TACTIC went on to become the only artist led gallery in Ireland with a focus on curatorial practice, and garnered positive reviews from Paper Visual Art, The Avant and The Enclave Review.
In 2012 he moved to Berlin, where he undertook a 10 month curatorial residency at the Waterloo Artspace. Over the 10 months he curated and facilitated over 15 experimental art events at Waterloo under the banner of Av format working with Salon Bruit, Urban Arts Berlin, The Suicide Pizza Club, PussyKrew among others.
In 2014 he undertook an artist-in-residence program at Popps Packing in Detroit which lead to his second solo show Unknowing the Interstice.
In 2015 he was studio resident at NK Projects, Berlin's leading performance studio space for experimental music and noise. During this time he programmed a series of experimental music events at Normal Bar and Urban Spree under the monikers of Pure, Bualadh and B.T.D.K.Y.D
He has performed and exhibited internationally and his recordings have appeared on Farpoint Recordings and Ohrenhoch Field Reports.
He lives and works in Stockton, England.
Anna Byrne Project Manager
Since completing a BA in Film and TV in 2008, Anna Byrne has used the mediums of both film and the written word to express her interest in the social and historical, as well as exploring contemporary issues from a female perspective.
Byrne's film and documentary has been shortlisted for several awards, including ICCL Human Rights Award (Leave to Remain, 2012) and Radharc (One History, 2009).
In 2012, she travelled to Iceland to make the experimental short Flour Girl.
In 2015, the short experimental documentary, The Bookshop, a co-production with David Gordon (Spielhaus Productions), was part of the 2015 Cork Film Festival Official Selection.
Byrne began writing short fiction in 2009, and that same year her first short story The Runt, was longlisted for the Fish International Short Story Award. Since then, her short fiction has been published in magazines both in Ireland and abroad.
She finished her first novel in 2014. Falling Darkness is a contemporary literary novel about three people whose lives come together in a drought ridden town in Western Australia. It is currently unpublished.
She is currently working on a novel with a bursary from the Irish Arts Council.
She works between Berlin, Germany and Stockton-on-Tees, England.