Mike Hoolboom (Essay) is a Canadian film/video artist. He’s the author of three books: Plague Years (1998), Fringe Film in Canada (2000), and Practical Dreamers (2008). He’s a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective (Toronto), and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival (Toronto) and the experimental film co-ordinator at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (Toronto). He’s won over 30 international prizes, two lifetime achievement awards, and has enjoyed nine international retrospectives of his work.
Alex Mackenzie (Interview) is a Vancouver media artist working with light projection and expanded cinema. He was the founder and curator of The Edison Electric Gallery of Moving Images, The Blinding Light!! Cinema, and The Vancouver Underground Film Festival. His live media works are presented at festivals and underground screening spaces throughout Europe and North America. He is the co-editor of Damp: Contemporary Vancouver Media Art (Anvil Press, 2008).