Events | Meet The Artists

Villa Aurora | February 17, 2023 | 7:00 PM (PST)


Artist talk with our current fellows: Florian Baron (Filmmaker), Ebow (Musician), Paul Hutchinson (Visual Artist), Ines Johnson-Spain (Director and Screenwriter), and Sandra Wollner (Director and Screenwriter).

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© Johannes Waltermann


Born in 1984, Florian Baron took his first steps as a filmmaker during high school. From 2004 until 2006 Florian Baron lived in Japan, where he worked on several film and video art projects. From 2007-2012 he was a student in the director's department at the University for Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam. He directed the documentary “RADIO TAXI” for ARTE, and graduated with his film “THE FINAL CALL.” In the following years he worked in the USA on his documentaries "Joe Boots" and "STRESS." In 2020 Florian Baron co-founded the production company Cannery Row Films in Cologne.


© Marko Mestrovic


Ebow, real name Ebru Düzgün, born 1990 in Munich, is a German rapper. Ebow first attracted attention through guerrilla performances in laundromats, supermarkets or the streetcar. Today, Ebow, who lives and works in Berlin, performs on more conventional stages, but her message remains provocative and political. Solo, but also member of the Gaddafi Gals, she raps against sexism, racism and homophobia, for an open, solidary and equal society.

Visual Artist
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Paul Hutchinson, born 1987 in Berlin, studied art at the Berlin University of the Arts and at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London.  In his photographic work, he examines social phenomena of urban life such as contemporary youth culture, social architecture, architecture and social mobility. Oscillating between moments of intimacy and political statement, he understands his artistic work as an attempt to create a contemporary and individual vision of the times we live in.


Director and Screenwriter
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Ines Johnson-Spain, born and raised in the GDR (*1962), studied religious studies at the Free University of Berlin and liberal arts and film history as a guest at the Berlin University of the Arts. She works as a director and screenwriter. She is particularly interested in self-concepts in the field of tension between the individual and society. In the current film BECOMING BLACK she autobiographically dealt with her German/Togolese origin. 

Director and Screenwriter
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Sandra Wollner, born 1983 in Leoben, Austria, studied documentary filmmaking at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. THE IMPOSSIBLE PICTURE, her first feature, won multiple awards across the globe, most notably the German Film Critics Association Award 2018 and the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award. Her second feature THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN premiered at the 70. Berlinale in the Encounters Section where it took the Special Jury Price.


Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Los Angeles, CA 90272
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