Kokonja (Daria Nurtaza) is a visual and sound artist and DJ from Akmola region, Zhalgyzkaragai, now lives in Almaty. A student of the artist Bakhyt Bubikanova, the successor of the school of the pioneer of Kazakh contemporary art Moldakul Narymbetov. In her work, she refers to her memory, recorded in a sensual and tactile way in her childhood in the village. Daria reflects in sound practice her impression of being in the steppe, memories from childhood where the wind and its various manifestations become the main actor. She represented the Almaty electronic scene at the Boiler Room in 2021, as part of the Davra collective participated in documenta fifteen in Kassel, in residencies in Almaty and Zurich, in group exhibitions at the Museum of Art named after A. Kasteev, House 36, Esentai Gallery (Almaty), YEMAA art space (Atyrau), Novotel (Bishkek) and Topos Projects Gallery (London).
Hongshuo Fan is an interdisciplinary composer, new media artist and researcher from Manchester. He explores interactive multimedia content in real time: acoustic instruments, live electronics, generative visual effects, light and body movements. He is interested in the fusion of traditional culture and advanced technologies in the form of modern art. Among the works are live interactive electronics, installations and audiovisual works. Candidate of Sciences at the NOVARS Research Center (University of Manchester, UK), assistant lecturer of the Interactive Media Technologies course and technical supervisor of postgraduate education in the MANTIS system.
::vtol:: (Dmitry Morozov) is an artist and researcher from Moscow. Works at the intersection of art, science and technology, creating robotic installations, hybrid and interactive projects. Pays special attention to the connection between emerging systems and new types of technological synthesis. For him, technology is an ideal tool for communicating with the viewer and exploring the relationship between machines and living beings. Sergey Kuryokhin Prize, Innovation and Prix Cube winner. His works have been presented at MMOMA, Garage Museum, Tretyakov Gallery, ZKM (Karlsruhe), Boulder MCA (Boulder), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung), as well as as part of the main project of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, SIGGRAPH 2016 (Anaheim) and other international festivals.