Top image: Everyone to the Cinema (detail), painting, Nick Jordan
I am a visual artist and filmmaker based in Manchester. Working predominantly with short film, my practice also includes drawing, painting, objects, publications and collaboration. My work centres upon the relationship between the natural world and our multifaceted cultural histories. I have a collaborative practice with fellow artist Jacob Cartwright. In 2015 we were commissioned by Art Gene to produce a series of short films and audio recordings for the Seldom Seen™ Series of Maps, in and around Morecambe Bay. As a result of our research and filming in the region, we made a short documentary, ’Last Acre’ (2016) – a portrait of an off-grid, ‘plotland’ community, located on the sand dunes of Lowsy Point, near Barrow-in-Furness. The film premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Image above: MERZMONGO, by Nick Jordan
Nick Jordan’s work has been shown widely at international festivals and exhibitions, including Innsbruck International Biennale (Austria); Kunstmuseum (Bonn, Germany); Whitstable Biennale (UK); BFI London Film Festival; Musée du Quai Branly (Paris); Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow); Centre d’art Contemporain (Roubaix, France); Edinburgh International Film Festival; Haus der Kulturen (Berlin); São Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Documenta Madrid.
Artist residences & commissioned projects include Headlands Center for the Arts, (San Francisco, USA), The National Trust (UK); The Manchester Museum, (UK); Book Works (London); LOCWS Art Across the City (Swansea); ICA (London); British Society of Aesthetics (UK); The Swedenborg Society (London).
Image below: still from Last Acre, 2016, by Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright