Claire Duncan

Claire Duncan is an interdisciplinary artist from from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Her sound designs, music, videos and writing bleed across territories of alternative music, theatre and art. Her work often explores the textural and semantic possibilities of collaging found/foraged and recycled sounds.                         

Recent design collaborations include Biljana Popovich's Synthetic Baby (2018), Physics Room; Sriwhana Spong's a hook but no fish (2018), Pump House Gallery/Govett Brewster Gallery; Madhan/Croft/Frankovich's Medusa (2018), Zanetti Productions; and countless collaborations with PICTVRE (Veronica Crockford-Pound).

Her ongoing recorded and performance work as i.e. crazy aka Maggie Magee (Non Compos Mentis, Muzai Records, 2017) examines the boundaries of civilised behaviour/sanity through similar exploratory modes of aural collage, and her participation in art-group Literal Fuck celebrates the potentialities for surprise and reinvention in performance contexts.

In 2015, Duncan wrote and directed the film documentary ode to musical self-expression, Land of the Long White Stain. Her writing has appeared in Le Roy, Pantograph Punch and more.

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