Flatpack Festival

12.03.11
Make it New John by Duncan Campbell Flatpack Festival consists of five days of cinematic wonders in various venues spread across Birmingham city. From mobile cinema to bunker installations and shadow shows, this years programme of events looks even greater than previous years. This years programme sees Animate Projects and Flatpack Festival present a screening of experimental film Make It New John, followed by artist Duncan Campbell ...
Hit The Road by Kerim Aytac

04.11.10
Make It New John, Duncan Campbell Kerim Aytac on Duncan Campbell’s Make It New John and Get Out of the Car by Thom Anderson. Hit the Road, part of the Experimenta season at the London Film Festival, consisted of screenings of two films dealing with motor-vehicular dreams and the iconography of the open road. The first, Make It New John by Duncan Campbell, is about the short-lived attempt ...
Duncan Campbell at the Chisenhale Gallery

10.11.09
John (working title), Duncan Campbell Dates: 13 November – 20 December 2009 | Location: Chisenhale Gallery, London For his first solo public exhibition in London, Chisenhale Gallery premieres a new film by Glasgow-based artist Duncan Campbell co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, Film and Video Umbrella and Tramway, Glasgow. Combining archive news material with newly-filmed footage, the film looks back over the history of the failed Belfast-based car plant set ...
Artists working in Scotland: new opportunity

28.09.09
The Harrachov Exchange, Matt Hulse, image by Al Crow The Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen present a major new opportunity for Scotland’s artists working with the moving image. Two awards of £20,000 each will be made to artists proposing major new pieces of moving image work that are ambitious, fresh and experimental. Representing a significant step in their careers, there will be an emphasis on artists’ ...
Duncan Campbell

10.09.09
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 ...
A Form that Accommodates the Mess: Duncan Campbell and the Mediated Archive by George Clark

01.09.09
Falls Burns Malone Fiddles, Duncan Campbell, courtesy of LUX “Television has been attacking us all our lives, now we can attack it back,” Nam June Paik, 1965. With this statement, video art pioneer Nam June Paik, established the basic conditions for Video Art and the new found ability to respond to the technology of mainstream media. But the wider implications of this statement arguably have ...
Found Film Footage by George Clark

01.09.09
Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell “One need not look for new, as yet unseen images, but one must work with existing ones in such a way that they become new,” Harun Farocki. To accompany the article on artist filmmaker Duncan Campbell’s use of archives for his acclaimed films Bernadette (2009) and Falls Burns Malone Fiddles (2003) here are seven works representing different facets of found footage ...