Anca Bucur is a Bucharest-based poet and video-performance artist, co-founder and editor-in-chief at frACTalia press, and editor at InterRe:ACT magazine. Being interested in techno-culture and bio-technological framings of future communities, she often works with text, images and computer software. In her poetry she makes use of post-conceptual techniques, experimenting with different types of language(s) and discourses. She studied literary theory at the University of Bucharest from where she holds a MA, and currently she is a research assistant at Human Language Technology Center and a Ph.D. candidate with a thesis researching Wittgenstein’s traces in literature, conceptual art and technology.

Mara Genschel studied music at the University of Music (HfM) Detmold and literature/writing at the German Institute for Literature (DLL) in Leipzig. She works on visual and aural aspects of poetry as well as on questions about the conditions of production. In 2012 she started her own edition concept by publishing small, handmade brochures, called Referenzfläche. In 2014 she stopped performing in public readings and since then has been working on new forms and problems of performing text. Further books include: Tonbrand Schlaf (2008), Vom Nachtalpenweg (with Valeri Scherstjanoi, 2009), Mara Genschel Material (ed. Bertram Reinecke, 2015), Cute Gedanken (2017) and Gablenberger Tagblatt (2018).