Yoyoe is an eclectic Melbourne based artist working with the mediums of ink, oil, spray can and body paint. Her art has touched an assortment of surfaces from infant clothing ranges, to Sportsgirl campaigns, city walls and notably, the human body. Yoyoe has body painted for numerous company events and branch launches including Lulu Lemon, Virgin, Ansell and Preface Films.
A passionate body image activist she has worked with respected organisations such as The Breast Cancer Foundation, The Butterfly Foundation, Eating Disorders Victoria, Art2Healing and is delighted to be partnering with MiEDA for the I am human project. She is combining her skills as an Illustrator and Hatha yoga instructor in art therapy workshops with teenagers to generate positive body image.
Valetta Brenzón (formerly Kirsten), New Zealand-born film-maker and photographer has worked on various productions in New Zealand and Australia including music videos, short films, feature films and documentaries, most recently as co-producer of surfing documentary "SEWN - The Shores of Aotearoa Seen Through the Eyes of Longboarders", released in New Zealand cinemas early in 2012.
Professionally trained in film production with the New Zealand Film & Television School in 2009, Valetta later moved to Australia where she underwent informal photographic training under Czech Republic photographer Martina Hušková. Photographic themes to date have been Street Art, Body Painting, and Tattoos, as well as travel shoots in Samoa, India, Borneo and Australia.
Currently completing a BA in Anthropology, Valetta's focus for her film and photographic work is on embracing cultures' unique differences and various forms of expression while at the same time celebrating our shared humanness.
I am human is her first collaboration with Yoyoe, with the pair also currently in pre-production on 'Embody', an art-piece documentary focusing on improving body image awareness through workshops aimed at young women in Australian schools, which is scheduled for shooting in 2013.