Acme Studios — Michel Mettler

Supporting Artists since 1972

Michel Mettler

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Michel Mettler, born 1966, worked as a jazz musician during the 1980s before devoting himself to independent theatre as a director, manager, musician and author.

His first novel was published in 2006 by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt and since then Michel has worked as an author and musician in various contexts, often collaborating with musicians, fellow novelists and visual artists. Michel is the author of Die Spange (The Brace) and Der Blick aus dem Bild - a collection of meditations on paintings. He is a member of the ensemble Vier Maultrommelm (Four Jew's Harps) alongside other musicians and novelists, who have toured extensively in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

While on residency in London, Michel plans to further develop his essay on the concept of dust.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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