JESS CHANDLER

Jess Chandler is a publisher and editor and, alongside House Sparrow Press, runs the independent publishing house Prototype. She was a co-founder of Test Centre, which ran from 2011 to 2018, publishing innovative works of poetry and fiction. She has worked as an editor at Reaktion Books, and as a researcher and producer on factual television programmes. She is also the Digital Editor of Poetry London. Jess has extensive experience editing and publishing a range of books, from fiction and poetry to illustrated art books, literary biography, history and philosophy. As an editor, she specialises in poetry and hybrid, multidisciplinary works.


GARETH EVANS

Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator. He hosts the LRB Screen at Home programme and curates for Forum of the Future Porto, Estuary, First Light, Flipside and Swedenborg Film Festivals. 

He commissioned and co-produced the essay films Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee (Artevents, 2011), Things (Ben Rivers, FVU, 2014) and World Without End (Jem Cohen, Estuary, 2016). He executive-produced By Our Selves (Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair, 2015), Erase and Forget (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Berlin 2017), In Time: An Archive Life (Lasse Johansson, 2016) and Unseen (Dryden Goodwin, 2015). He has conceived and curated numerous film and event seasons and festivals across the UK including Utopia 2016 (Somerset House), Place (Aldeburgh Music, 2011-2014), ‘The Re-Enchantment’ (UK, 2011), ‘All Power to the Imagination! 1968 & Its Legacies’ (2008), ‘John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet’ (2005) and the first UK series devoted to Armenian cinema, Gypsy films, J.G.Ballard and Paul Celan, among many others. He has programmed retrospectives of the films of Jem Cohen, Mike Dibb, Xiaolu Guo, Alexander Kluge, Chris Marker, Jonathan Meades and Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen.

He co-edited Entropy, the Bristol-based journal of experimental and underground culture (1995-1998) and edited the international moving image magazine Vertigo from 2002 – 2009, edited cross-arts journal Artesian (2007-10) and now co-edits for House Sparrow Press. He worked on the film pages of Time Out (London) from 2000-2005. He has written many catalogue essays and articles on artists’ moving image work. He is a mentor on UCL’s Documentary MA and a Visiting Lecturer at the NFTS and RCA. He is Chair of the Longplayer Trust and a Trustee of cultural ecology charity Common Ground and the publisher Partisan / Hotel.