Ant Hampton | Christophe Meierhans | Cinematic Theatre | Carmen Lo Ching-man 

Ant Hampton (United Kingdom)

Ant made his first show as Rotozaza in 1998, a project which spanned performance, theatre, installation, intervention and writing-based works, and often focused on the use of instructions given to unrehearsed 'guest' performers, both on stage and in public settings. Rotozaza became a partnership with Silvia Mercuriali, and ended in 2009 after their last production, Etiquette, which was also the first Autoteatro 'show'. Since then Ant has worked with Glen Neath, Joji Koyama, Isambard Khroustaliov (Sam Britton), Tim Etchells, Gert-Jan Stam and Britt Hatzius to create the work detailed here – over 50 different language versions exist of the various productions created so far.

Other solo projects include ongoing experimentation around 'live portraiture' as The Other People (La Otra Gente): structured encounters with people from non-theatrical milieu – this strand of Hampton's work is starting to cross over with the Autoteatro work (Cue China, Someone Else...). He was head dramaturg for 'Projected Scenarios' at Manifesta7 Biennial for Contemporary Art and has contributed to projects by Jerome Bel and Forced Entertainment.

Ant has also worked as coach / mentor for artist programmes such as MAKE (Ireland), A-PASS, Sound Image Culture (Belgium) and, most recently in late 2013, Dasarts (Netherlands), where in collaboration with Edit Kaldor he designed and mentored a 10-week block, 'Every Nerve'. He has created and led workshops worldwide, including 'Fantasy Interventions – Writing for Site-Specific Performance', and 'Raising Voice in Public Space' with Edit Kaldor. Currently in development with Christophe Meierhans is an 'automatic workshop' based on the ideas behind Someone Else.

Christophe Meierhans (Switzerland)

Christophe Meierhans is a multi-disciplinary artist active in different art-fields and scenes. Trained as a composer, his work comprises performances, public art interventions, video and media installations, short films, publications and musical compositions.

His work has been presented in theatres, art centres, concert halls, museums and festivals across Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, England, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Italy and Denmark.

Christophe is a founding member of the audio-performance duo TAPE THAT and was a co-founder of the Brussels-based performance collective C&H. Between 2002 and 2012, he collaborated with C&H on a number of projects, among them the year-long urban intervention project 'Postcards from the Future' in Brussels.

In 2012 Christophe co-curated 'Cantus Firmus', a group exhibition based on the video installation 'You Take the Words Right Out of My Mouth' at the W139 arts centre, in Amsterdam. His short film 'Up North Right East Down South Left West' was selected for screening at the 31st Uppsala International Short Film Festival as well as for the ExDox festival, Cologne.

Since February 2014 his latest work, 'Some Use for Your Broken Clay Pots', has been touring in Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Poland, France, Portugal and Italy.

Christophe Meierhans lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Cinematic Theatre 

Cinematic Theatre is a local Hong Kong theatre company founded in February 2002 by Carmen Lo Ching-man, former senior actress of Chung Ying Theatre Company. Cinematic Theatre is a 'multimedia theatre' integrating videography and theatre language and with a focus on original plays. The Company takes an active role in the development of drama education, with projects including a drama arts camp and workshops jointly organised with Lingnan University and Hong Kong Baptist University. 

Cinematic Theatre's main mission is to explore the horizons and soul of modern men and women and arouse philosophical discussion. The Company's productions have toured in Scotland (Edinburgh Festival Fringe Tour), Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and Macau, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Recent productions include 'My Luxurious 50 sq ft Life', which won The 7th Hong Kong Theatre Libre for Best Performance, Best Play, and Best Stage Effect (2015), and 'Informer', which won The 24th Hong Kong Theatre Award for The 10 Most Popular Performances (2015).

Carmen Lo Ching-man 

Theatre director, script writer and actor, Carmen Lo Ching-man graduated with a Master of Art in Practical Philosophy from Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and a Bachelor Degree in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago, USA. Formerly a member of Chung Ying Theatre Company, Ching-man is the founder and artistic director of the Cinematic Theatre Company and takes a crucial role in script writing and directing for most of the company's productions.