Elena Gorfinkel is Assistant Professor of Art History & Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where she teaches and researches in the fields of film history, gender & sexuality studies, and independent, underground & marginal cinemas. She has published essays in Framework, Cineaste, Electric Sheep, and in the collections Cinephilia: Movies, Love & Memory, and Underground USA: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon. With John David Rhodes, she has edited the collection The Place of the Moving Image (U of Minnesota Press, Forthcoming 2011) which treats the experience of place and material geographies in film & media.
Jesse McLean’s work is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behavior and relationships, especially as presented and observed through the mediation of found footage. Her recent work interpolates the production, proliferation, and consumption of televisual experience, investigating how this transfer of information creates a bind of complex relationships between maker and viewer. McLean grew up in Pennsylvania, studied art at Oberlin College and received her MFA in Moving Image from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has shown her work at San Francisco International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, threewalls, Migrating Forms at Anthology Film Archives, Art Chicago, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Director’s Lounge in Berlin, FLEX, Monkeytown, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago Underground Film Festival, LUMP gallery/projects and Space 1026. She lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Joe Riepenhoff is a Production Coordinator for True North Films. He’s worked in many areas of the commercial film and video industry(editing, writing, casting, locations, construction, camera). He also produces commercial and soundtrack music and is the editor-in-chief of the Green Gallery Press and SnapMilwaukee.com.