The Writer in Residence programme provides valuable, paid, publishing opportunities online and in print for outstanding arts writers. It invites resident writers to engage with the programme as they choose and with the aim of publishing thoughts and essays that open up wider contextual debate surrounding the issues and themes explored through Jerwood Visual Arts projects. This writing provides featured artists with much-valued critical reflection and context on their work and exhibitions.
Nicolas will respond to three exhibitions, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Unintended Consequences and Rachel Adams, Right Twice a Day.
Nicolas Helm-Grovas is a writer and researcher currently based in Oxford. He is a PhD candidate in Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, writing a thesis entitled ‘Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen: Theory and Practice, Aesthetics and Politics, 1963-1983’. He has published on semiotics and on the radical and experimental film magazine Afterimage in Moving Image Review and Art Journal and in Other Cinemas: Politics, Culture, and Experimental Film in the 1970s, edited by Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey (London: I. B. Tauris, 2017). He has organised and programmed various events and screenings, including ‘Reactivating the 1970s: Radical Film and Video Culture in Theory and Practice’, co-organised with Clarissa Jacob and Ed Webb-Ingall (Open School East, 2016), and most recently ‘Why Be Something You’re Not?’, programmed as part of a series of screenings of works from the London Community Video Archive (DIY Space for London, 2017).
Taylor Le Melle
Taylor will respond to two exhibitions: Jerwood Solo Presentations and Survey.
Taylor Le Melle is a curator and writer based in London. Taylor’s writing has been featured in anthologies such as: Gender, Space (Macmillian) ed. Aimee Meredith Cox as well as in periodicals such as Art Monthly. With artist Imran Perretta, Taylor has initiated not/no.w.here, an artist workers’ cooperative. Taylor co-facilitates the Art Magazines Reading Group and alongside Rowan Powell, Taylor runs PSS, a publisher of printed material which has recently launched Daniella Valz Gen’s poetry chapbook Subversive Economies and Victoria Sin’s performance relic, A View From Elsewhere.