Vesela Stanoeva completed her bachelor's degree in interior design at New Bulgarian University in 2013, followed by two semesters at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and in 2019 she wrote her master's thesis in scenography on the topic "Do Not Panic. Merging Virtual & Physical Spaces" at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund. She is currently doing her doctorate at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund and the Bergische Universität Wuppertal on the topic "Hybrid Scenography. Intervention, Immersion, Illusion". The focus of her artistic work is the encounter with identity problems and their manifestations. The resulting participatory, sensual and immersive works of art manifest themselves in hybrid experiences that take up the uncertain future of the post-anthroposcene and transform it both virtually and physically into dream-like worlds and surreal nightmares. All her current works and collaborations are linked to her current project "You Better Don't Know", in which she explores and investigates digital rituals and emotional reactions of human and non-human encounters.
Christian Bröer completed his music studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen in 2012. After years of teaching at music and general education schools, he decided in 2017 to intensify his musical activities beyond his existing music projects and music education work in the field of sound design. In his opinion, there is a formability of the auditory beyond musical parameters. The focus should be on comprehensive, not selective listening. Based on Murray Schafer's cultural history of hearing, an understanding of music is thus created that encompasses the category of music but transcends the dominant contemporary concept of music. Following this approach, music can no longer be perceived only auditory, but above all holistically, sensually and mentally. Hearing is thus integrated into the totality of the senses, so that a complete immersion takes place. The narrow concept of music, which distinguishes between what is worth listening to and what is not, is thus discarded and listening is understood as an act of freedom.