Gavin Butt
is Professor of Fine Art at Northumbria University, Newcastle. He is author of Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World 1948-1963 and Seriousness (with Irit Rogoff). He is also editor of After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance, and co-editor of Post-Punk Then and Now. Between 2009 and 2014 he was a director of Performance Matters, a creative research project exploring the cultural value of performance, during which he made his first feature-length documentary film with Ben Walters, This Is Not a Dream. He is currently completing a book on post-punk bands and UK art school education.

Arturas Bumšteinas
(b.1982, Vilnius) is an artist working within the intersections of sound, music and art. His practices include performative sound art, radio art, exhibitions, experimental acoustic and electronic music. He is founding member of various ensembles and groups such as Quartet Twentytwentyone and Works & Days Ensemble. Since the year 2000 he has collaborated with many international artists like Anton Lukoszevieze, Vladimir Tarasov, Žilvinas Kempinas, Gintautas Trimakas, Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė, Laura Garbštienė, Piotr Kurek, Ivan Cheng and others. His exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects were presented in galleries and museums around Europe and his solo exhibitions have been held at Vilnius Contemporary Art Center, Vartai Gallery, Galerie Antje Wachs Berlin and at the various residencies around Europe. Festivals where his art-music projects were featured include The Holland Festival, Unsound, Tectonics, Sensoralia/Romaeuropa, Angelica, Vilnius Jazz, Kody, Skanumezs, Cut & Splice, Sacrum Profanum, Ultraschall etc. His music is published by labels such as Bolt, Cronica, Unsounds, Con-v, Edition Telemark, Gruenerekorder and others. In 2013 he was awarded EURORADIO “Palma Ars Acustica” prize for his radio art. In 2017 Bumšteinas was an artist-in-residence at the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm. Since 2019 Arturas is an artistic director of Jauna Muzika festival in Vilnius.