About the authors
Tom Heene was born in Ghent, Belgium. He develops multidisciplinary projects in film and in digital arts and has worked with choreographers, visual artists, scientists, code artists on interactive environments using digital tools. The issues in Tom's work are about questioning the human relation with new media, data mining the internet, and creating new cinematic experiences.Tom worked as a production manager on several art exhibitions. He is also founding member of the 'RGB~Toysband', a collective of performers using electronic toys as instruments to play with in public spaces.
In film, Tom is active as a director, assistant director and production manager. He has worked on movies made by several filmmakers like Alain Berliner, Frédéric Fonteyne, Philippe Falardeau, Olivier Smolders, Jürgen Leth & Lars Von Trier. In the summer of 2009 he directed three short fiction films that are actually in post production.
Yacine Sebti is a software artist creating interactive installations since 2003. In 2005, he received the Prix du Public at Mediatine for « Meet Somebody » and he was nominated at VIPER 2006 (Basle, 16-22/3/06) for his installation «Jump!». Yacine Sebti is also collaborating to various multidisciplinary projects: dance (« Popsongs » with Mélanie Munt, « La mangeuse de laurier » with Pascal Baes), theater (« Tout Vu » for Transquinquenal), music performances («larson racket», « atlaal almaadi »).
Most projects by Tom and Yacine are produced or co-produced by iMAL.
Charo Calvo Cantero studied Physics, Canto and Solfa, Contemporary Dance and Dramatic Art in Madrid and Brussels. In the 80's, she was a dancer in Brussels (e.g. for Wim Vandekeybus). She then studied electronic music at Antwerpen Conservatoire and electoacoustic composition at Mons with Annette Vande Gorne. Charo realised the Sound Design and Music for many theater and dance projects, for films and dance videos. She worked on projects by Jan Fabre, Wim Vandekeybus, Peter Kruger, Peter Brossens, Iztok Kovac, François Deppe, Thierry de Mey, Fernando Martin... Her acousmatic compositions are played in festivals in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and United Kingdom.