NATURE HOUSE INC.
NICK JORDAN (UNITED KINGDOM 2013, 6:12 MINS.)
A nesting box builder in a small town in the Midwest is thriving thanks to the fact that some 1 million Americans now want to offer the rare Purple Martin a home. BIO: Nick Jordan’s practice is cross-disciplinary, encompassing short film, painting, drawing, objects, collaborations and publications. Combining natural and cultural history, Nick Jordan’s short films deploy a documentary approach. Utilising voiceovers, sound effects and original scores, the films present oblique narratives and visual, cinematic sequences; capturing the differential features, or unexpected encounters, in landscapes shaped and characterised by human intervention. Nick Jordan’s drawings and paintings reconstitutes various forms or images that emerge from the process of film-making. Moving between abstraction, typography and figurative elements, Jordan’s oil & beeswax paintings reconfigure pictorial motifs, either natural or manmade, and are often presented in sequences or series. Jordan’s recent exhibitions & screenings include Centre d’art Contemporain, Roubaix, France; Furtherfield Gallery, London; Edinburgh International Film Festival; Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Art Across the City, Swansea; Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Kunstsalon, Berlin; ICA, London.