Nicole Wolf is a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and an occasional film curator. Her range of interests merge in thinking, writing, teaching and curating with political cinemas as modes of critical and productive relations. Anthropology, film studies, political science and postcolonial theory inform her academically and her continuing research in South Asia shapes her conceptual and activist queries towards the documentary mode and experimental filmmaking.
Her earlier research focused on the entanglement of histories of feminist theory and practice within filmmaking in India, later expanding into a search for past and possible future internationalist film poetics, thinking from multiple histories of politically and aesthetically radical cinemas. Closely connected are questions on how to narrate, witness and respond/act responsibly to conflict. Relations between the audio-visual and the constitution, as well as critiques of borders and militarised zones like Kashmir, have been central.
Most recently, her queries have focused on evidence narratives as artistic and interventionist practices and how the politics and poetics of justice have led towards human rights violations in the form of the destruction of land and ecological/cultural environments. Wolf is interested in exploring new forms of writing and making research public; she enjoys working collaboratively and is invested in international permaculture projects.Website