Since 2007

BIK VAN DER POL (Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol) have worked collectively since 1995. Their working method is based on co-operation and they use this as a platform for various kinds of communicative activities.

ROSALIND NASHASHIBI (1973, Croydon, England) uses her 16mm camera as a catalyst, an accelerator of the real. She aims to understand situations in which groups access a codified other ‘real’ dimension.

DANIEL PELTZ is an artist working primarily with film and video technologies whose background and continued interest in anthropological methods informs his media works. Peltz is an Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

PAUL ROONEY who works with text, sound and video, with the voices of
semi-fictional individuals, and their relationship to specific places. The works use or reference narrative forms such as short stories, songs, audio guides and sermons.

ERIKA TAN’s work is informed by specific cultural, geographic or physical contexts. Tan explores different media to create situations that excite, provoke, question, confront and invite comments from an audience.

LUCIEN TAYLOR is Associate Director of the Film Study Center and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard. Film works include In and Out of Africa (1992) co-directed with Ilisa Barbash and Big Timber, currently in post-production, a film about sheepherders in Montana.

SOUMHYA VENKATESAN is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include art and craft, weaving, Islam, development, description and representation, and material culture.

CHRIS WRIGHT’s research interests include photography, film, material, contemporary art, and the relation of visual images to ethno-history. His anthropological work in the Solomon Islands, South Pacific, focuses on links between photography, material culture, and memory.

MARY BOUQUET teaches Cultural Anthropology and Museum Studies at Utrecht University College. She has extensive experience in European museums and has commented on the numerous challenges for academic teaching and research posed by the developing relationship between university, anthropology and museums.

ANNA GRIMSHAW teaches in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta. Her publications include The Ethnographer’s Eye: Ways of Seeing in Modern Anthropology, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

AMANDA RAVETZ is an AHRC fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University working on the contemporary convergence of aesthetics and ethnography. Publications include Visualizing Anthropology: Experiments in Image Based Practice (co-edited with Anna Grimshaw).

LESLEY YOUNG is co-Director of The Salford Restoration Office, a curatorial and programming agency, initiating, commissioning and producing exhibitions and projects in partnerships with existing visual art organisations in Greater Manchester.

BRYONY BOND is the Alchemy Curator at The Manchester Museum. Alchemy initiates and facilitates artists’ access to The Manchester Museum and The University of Manchester.