IMPAKT TV episode #12: Friday 13:00
With Juliet Jacques
Location: IMPAKT TV from Koepelzaal
In this IMPAKT TV episode we welcome Juliet Jacques, British writer, filmmaker and journalist, known for her work on the transgender experience, including her transition as a trans woman. Her work is also included in the festival exhibition Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies), on view at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and the Centraal Museum from 3 November 2021 till 6 February 2022.
This episode is hosted by Katerina Gregos and Arjon Dunnewind.
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Juliet Jacques― Artist
Juliet Jacques (1981) is a writer and a filmmaker based in London. She has published two books, with the most recent being “Trans: A Memoir” (Verso, 2015). Her short fiction, journalism, criticisms and essays have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, while her short films have been screened in galleries and at festivals across the world. She also teaches art and creative writing, and hosts the podcast “Suite(212)”, which looks at the arts in their social, political and cultural contexts. Jacques’ work has appeared in The Guardian, where she documented her gender reassignment in a landmark series entitled “A Transgender Journey” (2010–12). Her column was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011. She completed a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at the University of Sussex in July 2019.
Katerina Gregos― Curator
Katerina Gregos is a curator, lecturer and educator. She is currently artistic director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (EMST). Gregos has become internationally known for curating critical exhibitions that examine the relationship between art, society and politics with a particular view on questions of democracy, human rights, the economy, changing global production circuits as well as historiography. She has curated numerous large-scale international institutional and museum exhibitions and biennials including, among others, the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2018); the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial (2015); the Göteborg International Biennial (2013) and Manifesta 9 (2012). She has also curated three critically acclaimed national pavilions at the Venice Biennale: Croatia (2019); Belgium (2015) and Denmark (2011). Gregos regularly publishes on art and artists in exhibition catalogues, journals and books, and is a visiting lecturer at HISK: the Higher Institute of Arts in Ghent. She lives between Athens and Brussels.
Arjon Dunnewind― Curator
Arjon Dunnewind is director of the IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He enjoys constructive controversy and sees art as the early warning mechanism that is essential to our current media-driven society. Arjon studied Fine Arts and Media at the Utrecht School of Arts from 1985 to 1991. In 1988 he organized the first IMPAKT Festival and in 1993 he established the IMPAKT Foundation. Arjon has curated exhibitions and screening programmes for amongst others the Museo de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, the NCCA in Moscow, RURU Gallery in Jakarta, transmediale in Berlin and Ars Electronica Linz. He worked as an advisor for the Dutch Film Fund, the Dutch Media Fund and the Mondrian Fund.