LAB Mentors 2020–2021

LAB Mentors 2020–2021

Myriam Achard (CA)

A driving force in communications, Myriam Achard has more than 20 years of experience in public relations. For the past 12 years, she has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to develop and promote the Canadian and international avant-garde arts scene. She has been a Director of PR and Communications at the Phi Centre since it opened in 2012. Since 2015, Myriam has been researching immersive and interactive works to showcase at the Phi Centre as part of the VR exhibits. She also curates the Phi Centre’s Virtual Reality Garden programming. The installation has been invited to festivals and events such as: Marché du film (Cannes), Mutek.JP (Tokyo), FuturePlay (Edinburgh), IFP (New York), and many more.

Dr Sandra Gaudenzi (IT)

Dr Sandra Gaudenzi is an internationally acknowledged authority in the field of interactive and immersive documentary practice. Coming from TV production, she has been consulting, mentoring, researching, lecturing, writing, speaking and blogging about interactive factual narratives for the last twenty years.  

She is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and course co-leader for the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA – a place to explore, experiment and excel in the storytelling forms of our digital culture.

Jonathan May (UK)

Jonathan May is currently Acting Director for AbandonNormal Devices. As an arts producer and programmer he leads ambitious cross-disciplinary teams to create arts events from building-wide festivals in the favelas of Bogota; installations in Mexico nightclubs; to public artworks at Tate’s Turbine Hall.

Mark Atkin (UK)

Mark Atkin is the curator of the Interactive Exhibition and the Head of Studies of CPH:LAB. He has run interactive media labs on almost all continents and been a film programmer as well as a commissioner for documentary and interactive for TV channels in the UK and Australia. Mark has produced both linear and interactive works that have been presented at The Royal Academy of Arts, The Barbican in London and MoMA in New York, as well as festivals around the world.

Vassiliki Khonsari (GR)

Co-founder of iNK Stories, Vassiliki Khonsari is a producer and director across multiple screens, including film, games, installations, and virtual reality. Recent titles include HERO, multi sensory/location based VR; FIRE ESCAPE, interactive VR series made in partnership with Google; BLINDFOLD, interactive VR and 1979 REVOLUTION, a cinematic video game.



Annette Mees (NL)

Annette Mees is an award-winning artist and immersive theatre director. She is known for her experiential work across art forms mixing live and digital experiences. She is currently the Head of Audience Labs; a new department at the Royal Opera House dedicated to creating new immersive experiences using new technology.

Georg Tschurtschenthaler (IT)

Georg Tschurtschenthaler is an Emmy-nominated and Grimme-Prize awarded producer and showrunner forfilm and interactive projects at Gebrueder Beetz FilmProduction in Berlin. He has earned some 35 producer credits for his work. In addition he regularly teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Gayatri Parameswaran (IND)

Gayatri Parameswaran is an award winning immersive creator and filmmaker from India. She is currently based in Berlin, where she co-founded NowHere Media - a storytelling studio that helps audiences view contemporary issues through a critical lens. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, HotDocs, Cannes Film Festival, United Nations and have won the ‘Best Use of Immersive Arts’ at SXSW 2019, and the prestigious Lumiere Award for Best VR Documentary among other accolades. She’s a Sundance New Frontier’s alumnus and likes to explore taboo topics such as war, peace, intimate partner violence and abortion using immersive technologies.

Sarah Ellis (UK)

Sarah Ellis is Director of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Responsible for creating an innovative digital offer presenting the best of the company to a global audience; for bringing new thinking and the best fresh developments enabling its progression.

Katerina Cizek (CA)

Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning documentarian, and pioneer in emergent media. She is heading up the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab. At the National Film Board of Canada, she helped transform the organization into a digital hub with her ground-breaking projects Filmmaker-in-Residence, and HIGHRISE.

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