Acme Studios — Melanie Clifford

Supporting Artists since 1972

Melanie Clifford

Fire Station Residency

Melanie Clifford works in translation between sound, film, live art, broadcast, drawing, sculpture and site, constructing visual scores for variable sound interpretation and performing site-specific sound pieces. Her work is exhibited and broadcast internationally, and she co-produces a weekly live improvisational radio test transmission for Resonance 104.4FM, London.

Melanie's projects have been shown and broadcast with: Artangel (2003), COMA Contemporary Music Festival (2004, 2006), Bow Festival 2004, commissioned by SPACE Media / Public Art, London (2004), Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2005, 2006), South London Gallery, London (2005), Corsica Studios, London (2007, 2008), SPACE Media, London (2007), Slade Research Centre, London (2008), WORM, Rotterdam (2008), Tate Britain, London (2008), Hackney Wicked Festival, London (2009), Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire (2010), Scratch Festival, BAC, London (2010), The Print House, London (2010) New Work Network, London (2011).

Fire Station Residency 2010-2015

Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This five year fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 2010-2015 artists were selected by artist and educator Cath Hawes, artist Gayle Chong Kwan, and Acme's founder and former Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey.