The Artists

Friedemann Derschmidt

is an artist, filmmaker and researcher currently working as a senior artist at the Media Laboratory at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He participated in the art-based research projects ‘MemScreen’ and ‘Conserved Memories’ (FWF PEEK). In this context he developed several projects on memory and narration e.g. the documentary movie “The Phantom of Memory” (awarded at the “Diagonale” 2013 as the best short documentary film), the exhibition „Two Family Archives“ (with Shimon Lev) or the awarded book “Tell it to your child – national socialism in the own family“. In 1997 he developed is art project “permanent breakfast – the continually ongoing breakfast in the open space”. He is currently together with Ronen Eidelman and Daniela Zobel running the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Foundation, which awards every year international artists for their committment to antifashism and democracy.

Shimon Lev

Artist, Photographer, Curator and Academic Researcher (Historian), Active participant at various Academic Conferences (since 2008, around 15 conferences in Israel and international) in the fields of Indian, Eastern, Jewish Studies, Art and literature. Exhibited over 21 solo exhibitions and participated in over 75 group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Works presented in Museums and by private collectors. Writer of several books and articles in fields of Academic research, culture and professional publications. Academic editor of several books & publications. Director of 5 Documentary films and Video Art.