Mel Jordan’s Biog
Mel Jordan studied Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic and Visual Communication at Birmingham Polytechnic. Mel is a member of the art collective Freee with Dave Beech and Andy Hewitt. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Loughborough University. Previously she taught Art Practice at Goldsmiths College of Art and Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton. She co-edited the book Art and Theory after Socialism (Intellect, 2008) with Malcolm Miles and has co-authored the recent publication Futurology (New Art Gallery Walsall, 2009) with Andy Hewitt. She is the Chair of Trustees for EASTSIDE projects, Birmingham.
In February 2008, Freee published a written dialogue, Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, Out, Out, Out! as one of ixia’s New Writings. This dialgoue introduces their work as a mode of distributing, activating and declaring ideas and challenge us to rethink the role and possibilities of passive, polite spaces that artists continue to quietly and predictably occupy, whether that is in ‘public space’ and/or in a ‘gallery’. Click here to read the dialogue.