Duncan Whitley

Duncan Whitley (born UK, 1974) is an artist working predominantly with sound and the moving-image. His practice synthesizes the languages of cinema, documentary and spatial sound art.

He has presented site-specific projects, audiovisual works, installations and live multi-channel sound works in the UK, Europe and South America. Duncan was a commissioned artist for b-side’s 2014 Festival producing the popular Writing of Stones at St George’s Church Reforne.

He is currently Coventry Biennial artist in residence at Coventry University’s School of Media and Performing Arts. 

 

For b-side 2020

Kimberlin is an experimental short film about the discovery of an underground cinema cavern on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The uncanny discovery and subsequent breaking news begin to generate speculation amongst islanders as to who created the cavern and the cannisters of super-8mm film found within it.

Filmed exclusively on Portland in the months following the United Kingdom’s European Union membership referendum and scored with Abul Mogard’s dense, layered Farfisa organ tones, Kimberlin takes the viewer on a journey imbued with an ambiguous sense of (be)longing and loneliness.

 

kimberlin (n.) 1. Portland dialect for a person living on the Isle of Portland who does not descend from a lineage of at least two generations of Portlanders. 2. Portland dialect for a person from Weymouth, or by extension, a stranger, outsider or foreigner. [Middle English cǒmeling n. From Old Germanic comling & (early) komeling, kimeling. Non-native, foreigner] / k’ɪmbəlɪn /

Duncan Whitley's b-side Portfolio

Project

b-side festival 2021

11th19th September 2021

b-side is back, showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to the beautiful and intriguing Isle of Portland.

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crowd on beach
Project

b-side Festival 2014

5th14th September 2014

A programme of original work sometimes poignant or challenging, sometimes celebratory and frequently witty. The work was displayed on footpaths,...

St George's CCT
Event

The Graveyard Shift

10th September
St George's CCT
Portland

A perambulatory tour of St George's cemetery led by Artist Duncan Whitley, followed by a "concert" performance of his work, 'Writing of Stones',

In the Field
Event

In the Field

7th September
St George's CCT
Portland

In the Field features Artists Duncan Whitley, Daniel Jones and James Bulley in conversation with each other and the audience. Cecilia Wee (FRSA)

Duncan Whitley
Event

Writing of Stones

5th14th September 2014
St Georges CCT
Portland

Writing of Stones is a site-specific audio work by Duncan Whitley, created for St. George's Church on Reforne. The artist's haunting installation