This time Manuela Naveau welcomes Yazdan Zand into the studio for a conversation about his life and work, especially in regards to the Ars Electronica Festival. Born in Tehran, Yazdan Zand discovered his interest in music and sound design after working in an architecture firm for a year. During an internship at a sound studio he met a number of young and talented film and theater directors with whom he realized his first projects. With the academic opportunities in Iran in this field being very limited, he made the decision to go abroad to study. In 2015, he happened to meet not only Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica’s Artistic Director, but also the city of Linz for the first time at a presentation of the Ars Electronica Center in Tehran. As it would later turn out, this was an impulse for him and soon after he began a degree programme at the University of Art in Linz in the field of Time-Based Media. Working with a camera developed his passion for documentary films and video productions, lead to his work for Dorf.TV and in 2018 he created the short documentary „The Art of Imperfection“ about the Ars Electronica Festival for a television station. In 2019 the story comes full circle – and Yazdan Zand becomes part of Ars Electronica as video producer.