Entre Naranjos y Cal shows in EMASESA (Seville) on Tuesday 28 March. This is the second of two showings in Seville in collaboration with the Asociación Cultural Amigos de Peregil, the first of which took place last week in the Consejo de Hermandades y Cofradías de Sevilla during an memorial act dedicated to the singer Pili del Castillo.
The premiere screening of Things Fall Apart will take place as part of an evening of sound and film at Whitechapel Gallery on 16th March 2017.
Introduced by Poppy Bowers (curator at the Whitworth andNew Studio) and followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and editor Lucy Harris, the evening will also feature a selection of soundworks from 2004 - 2016 and a premiere screening of Entre Naranjos y Cal.
Details and tickets here: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/duncan-whitley/
Research and production of Things Fall Apart was supported through Grants for the Arts courtesy of the Arts Council England and National Lottery.
A new collection of phonography from Seville's Semana Santa, Acústica Sevillana: Fonografías de la Semana Santa, launches today at La Térmica in Malaga, as part of the new Andalucía_Soundscape sound map, which also includes sound and cartography projects by Miguel Angel Lastra, Chinowski Garachana, Marc Ballester and Xoán-Xil López.
Andalucía_Soundscape is an online project directed by Weekend Proms.
Artist talk and presentation at Monte, Buenos Aires, as the closing act for a 2-month residency there. The residency followed on from a 10-day "colaboratorio" in Santa Victoria Este II (Salta), as part of the Creature in Between, a project by the Appreciation Society co-ordinated by Claudia Fontes. The first period of the residency was dedicated to editing and processing of a new archive of sound materials recorded in Santa Victoria Este II, in collaboration with the Mendoza family.
The informal residency was developed with the support of an Artists International Development Fund grant provided by Arts Council England and the British Council, with additional support from the British Council Argentina.
Special thanks to Tomás Cochello and Guadalupe Miles at Monte.
This Friday giving an artist talk "Comunidades Sonoras" at the Centro de Arte Experimental UNSAM, Buenos Aires. Prior to the talk we'll be inaugurating the new facilities of the department for Artes Sonoras, and showing the multi-channel sound work Four Shepherds.
Supported through the joint Arts Council England and British Council "Artists International Development Fund".
Currently working at Monte artist studios in San Telmo, Buenos Aires to process the outcomes of a collaborative project, the Creature in Between, in Santa Victoria Este II, Salta (Argentina). The pilot "chapter" of the Creature in Between took place across 10 days in October, in collaboration with the Centro Cultural Tewok and the community of Santa Victoria Este II, together with artists Claudia Fontes, Elba Bairon, Guadalupe Miles and Mateo Carabajal.
The project, conceived by the Appreciation Society, is proposed as a platform for experimental interdisciplinary work, seeking novel ways of translating perceptions across cultures, generations, languages and species through creative processes.
I'm currently editing new sound materials gathered during the colaboratorio through creative exchanges with Mawo and Titzil, along with other members of the wichí community in Santa Victoria Este II. Beyond artistic outcomes as part of the Creature in Between, we're hoping to develop these materials as part of a pilot sound archive for a future museum at the Centro Cultural Tewok.
With thanks to support of my participation in the project from the Arts Council England / British Council Artists International Development Fund, British Council Argentina and Ministerio de Cultura y Turismo de Salta, and the Appreciation Society.
Sbarbi's Arrow is screening as part of the one-day festival "Fort Process" at Newhaven Fort, in Sussex on the 3rd September. The 22 minute animated film is built around an (almost) unedited field recording capturing a moment in the procession of Jesús Despojado during Seville's Semana Santa. Originally installed at London's Soundfjord gallery in 2013, as part of a solo exhibition of the same name.
I worked on sound production and sound design on this short film for C4 Random Acts, a collaboration between artist film-maker Lucy Cash and choreographer Florence Peake, synthesising elements from nine decades of popular dance. Featuring dance artist Daliah Touré.
Early footage of the Coventry Godiva Pageant shot by the Mitchell and Kenyon company in 1902. The opening footage shows the variety actress Vera Guedes posing on horseback in her role as Lady Godiva, historical patron of the city. The subsequent footage shows moments from the procession through Coventry, including a group of "Roundhead" soldiers carrying crossbows, followed by a marching brass band and banners bearing the city's insignia. Other elements in the procession would have largely consisted in representations of local trade.
The complete remaining Mitchell and Kenyon footage from this event can be viewed online at the BFI player here:
Courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI) under the terms of the Creative Archive Licence at http://www.bfi.org.uk/creative
Things Fall Apart is now in post-production. The new film and sound work set in Coventry was shot across 2013 to 2015. The video edit and sound design are being developed in tandem, with the multi-channel soundtrack featuring a performance by Coventry's own Jaguar Land Rover Band, recorded earlier this year.
The project is due for completion in late March 2016.