Benjamin Rosenthal (b.1984, New York, NY, Lives and Works in Kansas City, Missouri) holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. His work across media explores what he theorizes as queer “technosexuality” and challenges the supremacy of physical contact in a technocultural age. Rosenthal is Associate Professor of Expanded Media in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas, where he has been since 2012, and teaches video art, performance art, experimental animation, graduate seminar and interdisciplinary practices.
Marcos Serafim is an artist and researcher working with film, video, and sound across the theatrical exhibition, installation, and performance. Harnessing documental, sensorial, and generative strategies, he examines matters such as social identity, media and necropolitics. Whether coming from an ethnographic or non-human perspective, his works offer critical and poetic experiences for reflection on otherness. Serafim is Assistant Professor of Photography | Video | Imaging at University of Arizona, Tucson (starting Fall 2020). He holds a BA in Film and Video from Parana State University in Brazil, an MA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University.