Duncan Campbell
Super-Whip and Galaxy by Jordan Baseman
30 November 2010
Super-Whip, Jordan Baseman We are eager to present the final instalment of our five Rough Machine commissions that each premiered online this month. Jordan Baseman has created two rough machines – 16mm ...
Melting point by Bill Balaskas
23 November 2010
Melting point, Bill Balaskas We are pleased to present the fourth of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. Melting point by Bill Balaskas explores technology and the ...
An Odd Little Opus by Chris Newby
16 November 2010
An Odd Little Opus, Chris Newby We are proud to present the third of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. An Odd Little Opus by Chris ...
Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou
9 November 2010
Engine Angelic, Katerina Athanasopoulou We are thrilled to present the second of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou shows beauty and ...
Of Unknown Origin by Edwin Rostron
2 November 2010
Of Unknown Origin, Edwin Rostron We are delighted to present the first of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. Of Unknown Origin by Edwin Rostron is ...
Duncan Campbell
Bernadette, image courtesy of LUX

Bernadette, Duncan Campbell, image courtesy of LUX

Duncan Campbell’s films are documentaries, but documentaries that test the boundaries of the form, acknowledging, in Campbell’s words, that ‘documentary is a peculiar form of fiction.’  Using archival material – images of bygone youth culture and urban decay in Falls Burns Malone Fiddles (2004) and footage of dissident and Activist Bernadette Devlin in Bernadette (2008) – Campbell attempts to gain perspective on a recent past already so subject to mediation, spin and re-presentation that any notion of objective truth has to be surrendered.

For more innovative archive-raiding films, take a look at George Clark’s Seven Wonders piece on found film footage.

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