Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan
Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan are visual artists and film-makers based in Manchester, UK. They have been collaborating since 2003. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at ICA,London, Kunstmuseum Bonn and Musée du quai Branly, Paris.
Their practice is cross-disciplinary, encompassing video, drawing, painting, photography, found objects, publications and events, and often explores the relationship between the natural world and cultural history.
Cartwright and Jordan are the authors of Alien Invaders, published by Book Works, which takes the form of a guidebook to non-native species found in Britain, and the effects on native wildlife. Drawing on both scientific fact and cultural anecdote, and offset by the artists' interventions, ten invasive species are categorised and illustrated, including: the American bullfrog, Giant Hogweed, Pharaoh Ant and Wels Catfish.
Other recently published work includes The Audubon Trilogy (Dedacus, 2010), a series of short films drawn from the writings of 19th-century artist and frontiersman John James Audubon, following his escapades along the Ohio river and Mississippi river. The first film in the trilogy,West Point, features Audubon's account of large flocks of the now extinct Passenger Pigeons in the woods of Kentucky. New Madrid, the second film, includes Audubon's experience of the New Madrid earthquake, and won the Wall Flower Press award for Best Experimental Film at the 2009 London Short Film Festival. The third film in the trilogy, Cairo, was featured in a joint solo exhibition of their work at Cornerhouse, Manchester: Cairo: The Breaking up of the Ice".
Cartwright and Jordan's film American Water was selected for the 2011 BFI London Film Festival, and was named film of the month by the Independent Cinema Office. The artists' work was the subject of a retrospective at the 2010 London Short Film Festival.
- 2012 'Between Two Rivers', (documentary feature film) 
- 2011 'American Water', (short film) 
- 2010 'The Audubon Trilogy: Cairo, West Point, New Madrid', (publication/DVD) Cornerhouse, Manchester 
- 2010 'Heaven, Hell and Other Places' (documentary),
- 2010 'Fourteen Interventions' (exhibition),
- 2009 'The Reapers' (short film),
- 2009 'MoNO, The Museum of Native Oaks' (solo exhibition),
- 2007 'Rub-a-dub-dub' (solo exhibition, with Stephen McNeilly),
- 2006 'Alien Invaders' (publication),
- 2006 'Godwottery' (solo exhibition),
- 2004 'Some Mild Peril' (publication),
- 2004 'The Goose Fair' (solo exhibition),
- "Alien Invaders Brought To Book", Towle, Nick. South Manchester Reporter, September 21, 2006
- "Contemporary Art Society, UK"
- "Strange and Wonderful" Sandhu, Sukhdev. The New Statesman, December 18, 2006.
- "Alien Invaders review" The Guardian, Clee, Nicholas. September 9th, 2006.
- "The Audubon Trilogy: Fugitive Narratives and the Drama of the Natural World" Jones, T.J, Carbondale Nightlife, July 2010
- "ICA, London Short Film Festival"
- "This is Tomorrow", Contemporary Art Magazine, Jan 2010
- "Rural Life, BFI London Film Festival 2011."
- "Short Film of the Month" ICO, Nov 2011
- Time Out, London January 4th, 2010
- "Between Two Rivers". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "American Water". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Cairo: The breaking up of the ice, Cornerhouse". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Cairo: The Audubon Trilogy". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Heaven, Hell and Other Places". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Fourteen Interventions, Swedenborg House". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "The Reapers, Practical Truths". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "MoNO, BBC Manchester". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Rub-a-dub-dub". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Alien Invaders". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Godwottery". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "Some Mild Peril". Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "The Goose Fair". Retrieved January 13, 2012.