Nathaniel Mellors — The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview

Nathaniel Mellors is an experimental British artist whose work explores relationships between language, power and humor through film, video and script writing. While on residency at the Hammer Museum, Commonwealth Projects worked with the artist to develop these ideas and expand his practice within the landscape of Los Angeles’s famed film industry. The video, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview, which we shot and produced, was exhibited at the Hammer Museum as well as Galerie Diana Stigter in Amsterdam, Temple-Bar in Dublin and De Hallen in the Netherlands. We worked with Mellors to broaden the reach of the project beyond the singular film; stills were shot on set for separate exhibitions, film props were photographed after as unique documentation and a book that incorporates all these elements is currently under development.