ATSUKO OKATSUKA (co-founder of Disoriented Comedy) is a stand up comedian, actress, and filmmaker residing in Los Angeles.  Her stand up comedy credits include having been featured in Comedy Central Presents: Stand Up, Asia!, performing at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, being written up in the LA WEEKLY, to opening for Margaret Cho at The historic Wiltern.  Comedy Invasian just produced her 1 hour stand up special soon to be released. Currently, she is in development for her comedy feature, This Is Chinatown which she will star in and direct.    RYAN HARPER GRAY began his artist work in avant-garde theater before moving on to cinema.  He’s collaborated with the prolific American Independent Filmmaker Jon Jost on five feature length films that have shown at festivals around the world, including La Biennale di Venezia, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and many more. Split Film Festival (Croatia) awarded the movie HOMECOMING The Grand Prix prize, in which Gray acted as the lead. It was during those collaborations that Gray began making his own films and installations. He currently lives and works on a hillside in Silver Lake, East Los Angeles, California USA. To see more of Ryan and Atsuko's work: http://www.ryanharpergray.com/ || http://www.atsukookatsuka.com

ATSUKO OKATSUKA (co-founder of Disoriented Comedy) is a stand up comedian, actress, and filmmaker residing in Los Angeles.  Her stand up comedy credits include having been featured in Comedy Central Presents: Stand Up, Asia!, performing at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, being written up in the LA WEEKLY, to opening for Margaret Cho at The historic Wiltern.  Comedy Invasian just produced her 1 hour stand up special soon to be released. Currently, she is in development for her comedy feature, This Is Chinatown which she will star in and direct.   

RYAN HARPER GRAY began his artist work in avant-garde theater before moving on to cinema.  He’s collaborated with the prolific American Independent Filmmaker Jon Jost on five feature length films that have shown at festivals around the world, including La Biennale di Venezia, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and many more. Split Film Festival (Croatia) awarded the movie HOMECOMING The Grand Prix prize, in which Gray acted as the lead. It was during those collaborations that Gray began making his own films and installations. He currently lives and works on a hillside in Silver Lake, East Los Angeles, California USA.

To see more of Ryan and Atsuko's work: http://www.ryanharpergray.com/ || http://www.atsukookatsuka.com

Originally from Tucson, Arizona ADÁN DE LA GARZA holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has participated in exhibitions at the Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, Canada), AS220 (Providence, RI), The New School (New York, NY), The Future Gallery (Berlin, DE), The Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art (Tucson, AZ), Casa Maauad (Mexico City, Mexico), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and festivals such as The Paseo (Taos, NM), PAF Festival of Film Animation (Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic), Currents International New Media Festival (Santa Fe, NM), WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg, Canada) and Denver Noise Fest in addition to The Biennial of the Americas (Denver, CO). Adán is also a founding member of the Sound, Video and Performance Art collective The Flinching Eye, was a co-conspirator of the media arts exhibition series Nothing To See Here and a participant at Collective Misnomer. Adán is currently based in Denver, Colorado. To see more of Adán's work: http://adandelagarza.com/

Originally from Tucson, Arizona ADÁN DE LA GARZA holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has participated in exhibitions at the Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, Canada), AS220 (Providence, RI), The New School (New York, NY), The Future Gallery (Berlin, DE), The Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art (Tucson, AZ), Casa Maauad (Mexico City, Mexico), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and festivals such as The Paseo (Taos, NM), PAF Festival of Film Animation (Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic), Currents International New Media Festival (Santa Fe, NM), WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg, Canada) and Denver Noise Fest in addition to The Biennial of the Americas (Denver, CO). Adán is also a founding member of the Sound, Video and Performance Art collective The Flinching Eye, was a co-conspirator of the media arts exhibition series Nothing To See Here and a participant at Collective Misnomer. Adán is currently based in Denver, Colorado.

To see more of Adán's work: http://adandelagarza.com/

Originally from Edmonton (AB), CHRISTINA BATTLE is currently based in London (ON). Her works are often inspired by the role of official and non-official archives, our notions of evidence and explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe. Especially interested in how our engagement with media shapes our understanding and interpretation of information, her current research focuses on thinking critically about the tools of technology, especially social media, as part of contemporary language and considering the role that they are playing in changing not only the way that we receive but also in how we expect visual information to be.  To see more of Christina's work: www.cbattle.com

Originally from Edmonton (AB), CHRISTINA BATTLE is currently based in London (ON). Her works are often inspired by the role of official and non-official archives, our notions of evidence and explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe. Especially interested in how our engagement with media shapes our understanding and interpretation of information, her current research focuses on thinking critically about the tools of technology, especially social media, as part of contemporary language and considering the role that they are playing in changing not only the way that we receive but also in how we expect visual information to be. 

To see more of Christina's work: www.cbattle.com

LYDIA MOYER is a visual artist and media maker who lives and works in central Virginia where she is an associate professor at the University of Virginia. Moyer directs the new media program in the art department at UVA, where she has taught since 2006 after completing an MFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. Her work approaches documentary concerns through the lens of art, collecting and manipulating archival, appropriated and original material to play with the premise of non-fiction.  Recent projects – including Paradise, a feature-length investigation of American landscapes – focus on the relationship between landscape and culture with a particular emphasis on how human stories are written (and erased) on the land. Having studied traditional printmaking as an undergraduate at the New York State School of Art and Design at Alfred, she continues to move between book-making using digital tools and video.  Her work has been shown widely in festivals and galleries including The European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany; The Impakt Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands; video-dumbo in Brooklyn; Les Recontres Internationales in Paris; the Black Maria Festival in Jersey City; Printed Matter in New York City and the Center for Book and Paper at Columbia College in Chicago. To see more of Lydia's work: vimeo.com/goodfornow 

LYDIA MOYER is a visual artist and media maker who lives and works in central Virginia where she is an associate professor at the University of Virginia. Moyer directs the new media program in the art department at UVA, where she has taught since 2006 after completing an MFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.

Her work approaches documentary concerns through the lens of art, collecting and manipulating archival, appropriated and original material to play with the premise of non-fiction.  Recent projects – including Paradise, a feature-length investigation of American landscapes – focus on the relationship between landscape and culture with a particular emphasis on how human stories are written (and erased) on the land. Having studied traditional printmaking as an undergraduate at the New York State School of Art and Design at Alfred, she continues to move between book-making using digital tools and video. 

Her work has been shown widely in festivals and galleries including The European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany; The Impakt Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands; video-dumbo in Brooklyn; Les Recontres Internationales in Paris; the Black Maria Festival in Jersey City; Printed Matter in New York City and the Center for Book and Paper at Columbia College in Chicago.

To see more of Lydia's work: vimeo.com/goodfornow