Duncan Whitley (b. 1974) is a visual artist and sound recordist, working at the intersections of contemporary visual and sound art, socially-engaged practise and experimental ethnography. He works primarily through self-initiated projects, commissions and residencies to produce sound and moving image work, site-specific projects and multi-media archives.
He has presented site-specific projects, audiovisual works, and sound installations in the UK, Europe and South America, including Things Fall Apart, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); Entre Naranjos y Cal, EMASESA, Seville (2017); Writing of Stones, b-side Festival, Dorset (2014); Sbarbi’s Arrow, Soundfjord Gallery, London (2013); G. D. Parada, Serralves Museum, Porto (2010). Other venues include Café OTO, London; Museo de Bellas Artes de Salta, Argentina; Centro de Arte Experimental de UNSAM, Argentina, Chateau Morimont, France; Galerie On, Poland; Slade Research Centre, London, Whitstable Biennale and many iconic London spaces such as the Isokon Flats, the Brunswick Centre and others.
He has co-curated exhibitions of sound work, such as Me and My Shadow at Wilton's Music Hall featuring new works by Thor McIntyre-Burnie and Chris Watson, Phillip Jeck and Janek Schaefer and others.
Duncan has worked extensively within the context of Seville's Semana Santa as part of an ongoing ethnomusicological project, collaborating with flamenco singers and processional brass bands in the city, and with the support of the World and Traditional Music Department of the British Library, Andalucía Soundscape, the Platform for Contemporary Flamenco Studies in Seville.
Alongside his artistic practise Duncan works as a freelance sound recordist, editor and sound designer.
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