Ann Cotten, born in Iowa (USA), grew up in Vienna, Austria and finished her studies with "Nach der Welt" (2008) on concrete poetry. She writes poetry, essays and short fiction, most recently the sci-fi-oriented short story collection "Lyophilia" (2019). Michikazu Matsune, born in Kobe (Japan) and based in Vienna since 1997, is an international performance-artist. Recent works include „Dance, if you want to enter my country“ (2015) exploring the true story of a dancer forced to dance as part of passport-control in an airport. "Goodbye“ (2016) is based on farewell-letters written by various people from a global archive.