Johanna Linsley is a researcher, writer, producer and performance artist. She is a founding partner of UnionDocs and research assistant on Performing Documents, a collaborative research project with the University of Bristol, the Arnolfini Arts Centre and Inbetween Time productions.
Martha Wilson is an artist and the founding director of Franklin Furnace. Wilson’s own work in photography, performance, and video art explores female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personas. She was also a member of DISBAND, an all-female performance group; it is in this context that she developed the character of Alexander M. Plague, Jr., one of several personas (both fictional and real; including that of Barbara Bush) that she has adopted over the years.
Yelena Gluzman conceives and directs experimental theater, recently School for Salomés (2011) at the Collapsable Hole in NYC, Steal Life #1 (2009) and The Emancipated Spectator (2010) at Superdeluxe in Tokyo. She is interested in various issues around repetition, and is pursuing this via a production of The Bacchae performed entirely by 3-6 year old children. She teaches at the University of Tokyo and the experimental art school Yotsuya Art Studium (sic). She is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse, where she leads the Paperless Books Department and, with Matvei Yankelevich, edits the Emergency series of texts on performance.
Matvei Yankelevich is the author of Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books) and Alpha Donut (United Artists Books). He is the translator and editor of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Ardis/Overlook). He is a member of the writing faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse, a volunteer-run, non-profit publishing house in Brooklyn, New York. With Yelena Gluzman, he edited the Emergency Gazette from 1999-2002, for which he wrote many reviews of experimental theater. He continues to work on Emergency projects: Index and Playscripts.
Christa Holka is an American photographer who lives and works in London. Her work mainly uses photography to deal with issues of documenting and archiving the communities in which she exists. In recent years, she has increasingly worked with performance artists, documenting the work of such renowned artists as Vaginal Davis, Lois Weaver, Ron Athey, Carmelita Tropicana, Penny Arcade and many others.