Helena Astbury (Digital Designer for website and DYAD publication and Editor for Dyad films) is a British artist, editor and designer, interweaving her own work with collaborations on projects that involve web, video and digital publication. With a first degree in European Performance, Helena is particularly interested in engaging in work that involves a performance artefact for digital dissemination. Helena's own film & video pieces have screened in festivals worldwide, with previous collaborations including Greenwich Dance and Serpentine Gallery. Helena is currently developing research around what it means to edit and publish text and image in a feminist context.

Jake Astbury (Director of Photography for Dyad films shot in the UK) studied Fine Art Film and Video at Central & St. Martins. He has since worked with commercial and artist film and video as a freelance Director of Photography in addition to his full-time work in post-production (clients include BBC, NASA, Mike Leigh) and film and video conservation (clients include Tate). Jake is an acclaimed international expert in Super-8. His skills have been exploited in Hollywood productions (One Day in September, 8MM), music videos and terrestrial television drama (Granada). Jake’s work has been exhibited at festivals worldwide including Edinburgh (Black Box Series) and gallery spaces, such as the Robert Beck Institute, New York.

Emin Akpinar (camera for Dyad Trailer shot in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish short-film maker, who graduated from the New York Film Academy. He worked on several films, documentaries and TV series as an assistant director and camera operator. His practice also includes writing and photography.

Francesco Murana (Director Of Photography for Dyad film shot in Trapani, Sicily) is an Art director, videomaker and editor. In 2013 he founded the Melkarth Srl, an artistic productions company based in western Sicily. After working as an actor and author in many theatrical productions, he moved to Berlin in 2008, where he shifted focus to the audio and visual sector. Now based in Sicily and deeply connected to the social role of the artist, his main aim is to revitalise disused public sites and turn them into art spaces. His recent project Ferus was staged significantly inside the Palace of Justice of Trapani and saw the participation of hundreds of artists united in the fight against the Mafia.

Wajid Yaseen and Alice Tatge have collaborated closely and been in each other’s work since 2008. Together they have devised the audio pieces for Dyad performance, installation, and publication.

Wajid Yaseen is a British sound artist and researcher. His main area of interest is transmodality and the sonic body within the context of immersive sound installations. Wajid has been involved in a wide range of music projects, such as Uniform, 2nd Gen and Dirthole, as well as being the director of Modus Arts, Ear Cinema and the co-founder of the destructivist project Scrapclub. He also holds an MA in sonic arts from Middlesex University where he is currently a PhD candidate. His work has been exhibited at the ICA, Arnolfini, Shunt, Colchester and Salisbury Arts Centre.

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