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Nathaniel Mellors


Nathaniel Mellors
Contact Details
Nathaniel Mellors

Senior Lecturer

School of Art, Architecture & Design

0113 81 23908 N.Mellors@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Current Teaching

Nathaniel Mellors is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Architecture & Design. He is also an adviser at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Research Interests

The complex relationship between language and power is a recurring theme in Nathaniel Mellors' multi-faceted work, typically manifesting itself in absurdist, humorous narratives that reveal a penchant for satire and the grotesque.

Mellors makes film and video, sculpture, painting, mechanized (animatronic) sculpture and music. Script-writing underpins a lot of Mellors visual work as he explores different approaches to the development of his original texts in a variety of media. Parodying the formats and structures through which information is popularly conveyed – such as the television drama, political broadcast, critical analysis or avant-garde plays - Mellors sets up theatrical frameworks to test the line between meaningful content and incomprehensibility. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with the relationship between word and effect.

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