Herb Shellenberger (USA/UK) – curator and writer originally from Philadelphia and based in London. He works between cinema and contemporary art, and is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and has recently organized educational programs at LUX and Tate Modern. For his residency at Rupert, Herb Shellenberger will lead a project titled “Letters to Friends”. Anticipating Rupert’s major retrospective of Jonas Mekas in summer 2019, this workshop-based project will focus on Mekas’s writings and diary films, considering their epistolary form and intimate mode of address to the reader/viewer. Participants will develop their own short, epistolary writings, videos or other works, which will be featured in an online publication.