Bill Howard

Bill Howard is a film-maker, curator, artist and communications designer, with 15 years of experience staging and managing film events in the UK and overseas. He is Director at The Projection Gallery, an artists’ film archive and distribution organisation established in 2002, and regularly consults with or selects works for film festivals.

Bill is also the organizer of the well received Lab film Festival, that runs alongside the most attended art festival in London, the Hackney Wicked festival in London. He is currently producing a short feature road-movie.

Bill Howard has been a member of Magma Collective for many years, working on a number of the collective’s project. He has been part of the Mnemonic City project since ‘Inter-Scape’ in September 2013. His artistic input has helped to focus the artistic direction of the project, and his organisation as well as communication skills have had a fundamental impact on taking the project to a new level.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence
Inter-Scape

website:
www.thelabfilmfestival.org

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Yasmine Dainelli

Yasmine Dainelli, who is originally from Florence, Italy, studied under Professor Adriano Bimbi at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, after which she obtained a Master’s Degree in printmaking from the International School of Graphic Art – the “Il Bisonte” – in Florence.

Yasmine’s preferred media are sketching, printmaking and etching,  and her work is based on a sensory research, with a particular interest in instant and intuitive gestures. Using heavy contrasts of black and white and the strong lines allow her to bring life the surfaces of the things she portrays. Yasmine has exhibited extensively in the UK, Italy and throughout Europe, and she as also won a number of prestigious awards.

Yasmine Dainelli first collaborated on the Mnemonic City project for ‘Moving Streets‘ in April 2013, and has been one of the key artists of the project since. She has also been making major contributions to the ongoing organisation of the project.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence
Moving Streets

website:
www.yasminedainelli.blogspot.fr

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Rupert Jaeger

Rupert Jaeger, who is originally from Germany, studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, from where he obtained a BA in Visual Communication, with a specialisation in Time-Based-Media. He has been living in London for the past 14 years, working as an artist and communications/marketing specialist for a number of international clients. He has extensively exhibited his art in London and overseas.

In his work, Rupert explores the role of images in the context of capitalist society, how images are used to manipulate our sense of history, and how they have become object-like fetishes in contemporary consumer society. He works mainly with video, photography and the written word, which are fused into experimental narratives with fictional and documentary elements.

Rupert Jaeger has been part of the Mnemonic City project since its beginning. He had a major impact on the project’s artistic direction and has been instrumental in establishing a communication strategy for the project as a whole.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence
Inter-Scape
Moving Streets
Mnemonic City: Madrid
Plato’s Cave

website:
www.rupertjaeger.com

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Anna Burel

Anna Burel, who was born in Paris in 1985, is an artist who has been living and working in London since 2009. She completed a Master’s degree with Distinction at the UAL in Fashion and Film in 2011. She has been part of  Bow Arts Studios in East London since 2012. Anna works with photography, painting and textiles. She combines materials with collages or uses textile pieces as subject for her compositions, for example when a costume becomes inhabited in a painting or a photograph.

Through her different artistic approaches she builds a personal creative language, which allows her to explore the idea of the Self, in a search of Identity. When working on Mnemonic City, this Identity relates to the city and issues rising from the relationship between Man and urbanity: the fight to be or become someone in a competitive, overcrowded, alienating environment.

Anna Burel has been part of the Mnemonic City project since its first incarnation, Plato’s Cave. Her particular interpretation of the idea of Mnemonic City has had a very strong influence on the project as a whole and Anna also is a key member of Mnemonic City’s organisational team.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence
Moving Streets
Mnemonic City: Madrid
Plato’s Cave

website:
www.annaburel.com

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Laura Calloni

Laura Calloni, who is originally from Florence, Italy, is a printmaking artist and graphic designer who has worked freelance in Italy, the Netherlands and Canada. After a BA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts, she specialized in printmaking at the International School of Graphic Art “Il Bisonte” in Florence (2011). She lives and work in London and she’s currently undertaking a MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.

Laura Calloni first collaborated on the Mnemonic City project in Florence in June 2014 and has been one of the key artists of the project since. She has also been making major contributions to the ongoing organization of the project, especially in relation to the graphic design for the project and the upcoming book.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence

website:
www.lauracalloni.blogspot.co.uk

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Pascal Ancel Bartholdi

Pascal Ancel Bartholdi was born in and grew up in Paris. After moving to London he studied at Saint Martins, where he obtained a Fine Art BA, and later obtained a Masters in Photography from London College of Communication. He oscillates between London and Paris.

Pascal initially was a passionate painter, but later focused on photography, exploring a wide range of issues, including mythology, history, science and poetry. In recent years he has also experimented with time based media projects in digital/video format. Pascal has exhibited extensively in London and Europe. In addition, Pascal writes reviews, essays, poetry and stories some of which feature on the web.

Pascal Ancel Bartholdi is one of the founding Members of Magma Collective and has been part of the Mnemonic City project since its beginning. His impact on the project has been fundamental, not only as an artist, but also through his poetic writings and creative reviews of the Mnemonic City Project.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence
Inter-Scape
Moving Streets
Mnemonic City: Madrid
Plato’s Cave

websites:
www.pascalancelbartholdi.wordpress.com
www.anonartxinvisiblemagazine.wordpress.com

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Jaime Valtierra

Jaime Valtierra, originally from Madrid, Spain, studied Painting and Printmaking at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid ( 1995-2000 ), and completed a National Diploma in Illustration and Graphic Design at the “Esdip” ( School of Professional Design and Illustration ) in the same city in 2001. In 2005 he gained a Masters Diploma at the Royal Drawing School, London.

Jaime has been living and working in London for over ten years and exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad.

Jaime Valtierra is one of the founding Members of Magma Collective and he has been part of the Mnemonic City project since its beginning. His input as a fine artist has had a major impact on the artistic direction of the project and he has been one of the key organisers of the project.

Mnemonic City Projects:
Mnemonic City: Florence
Inter-Scape
Moving Streets
Mnemonic City: Madrid
Plato’s Cave

website:
www.jaimevaltierra.co.uk

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