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Juliane Ebner is a fine artist. After completing studies of sacred music in Dresden, she became a student of fine arts at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. Her work, painting as room installation, plays with images from the repositories of the media and art history. Juliane Ebner is interested in iconographic references in the mass media and combines these with her own work in such a way that new narrative lines emerge. In surreal colour spaces, figures appear in frequently extreme action scenarios like a miniature-format existential stage. Her portfolio includes exhibitions and sponsorships, both nationally and internationally. She is a member of Reseau Artskool France.

Inga Franke, dramaturge/author. Following a course of theatre and literary studies in Erlangen, she first worked as an independent drama educator at the Thalia Theatre Hamburg and as dramaturge for various independent productions including “Parzival” by Andreas Bode (Kampnagel Hamburg), and is a founding member of the B54 group, with which she to date has realised two projects: “Eingang B.” and “Penthesilea”. An engagement at Kassel State Theatre (to 2004) is complemented by continued independent productions, such as “Brand” in Uster/Switzerland in 2007.

Matthias Ockert is a composer. His work ranges from contemporary music to electronics and jazz. He studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm and Sandeep Bhagwati and electric guitar with Bill Connors and Attila Zoller. Study trips to Berlin and New York. His works arouse the impression of great density and simultaneous transparency. Collaborations with Ensemble Modern and the Lucerne Festival Academy. Matthias Ockert is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.