The Major Something in Doing Nothing
"Duncan Campbell's film Falls Burns Malone Fiddles draws out the processes whereby people do nothing and something happens. It is a sort of aesthetization of everyday existence visible in the hairstyles, the fashions and aspirations of the moment. This style of documentary film with an off screen voice-over combined with still images - and bootlegged sources brings to mind the work of John T Davis and Chris Marker. Duncan's work is built up from Belfast community photographic archives and partakes in and comments on the DIY aesthetic that comes with these sources." - Mike Kelly
New York based Mark Orange posits the promise of everything and nothing. In his Car Boot Sale slide show a group of people eat take away food huddled in their car at the end of a night out, a scene familiar from outside Belfast night clubs and bars. In Prototype II, a distressed image re-photographed complete with stains, folds and discoloration boldly calls out "Open 24 Hours." Is this a poster selling a worn out ideal or a fantasy ready to be discarded?
Duncan Campbell was born in Dublin. He has been living and working in Glasgow since 1996. He was included in Manifesta 5 in 2004 and has recently shown at The Lawrence O'hana Gallery, London; Galerie Luis Campana, Cologne and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Mark Orange was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was a founder member of Catalyst Arts, the Belfast artist-run gallery and organization. Mark has been living and working in New York since completing a PS1 studio residency in 1998. His work has recently been shown at Swiss Institute, New York; D.U.M.B.O Arts Center, Brooklyn; Goethe Institut, Dublin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; and Cinilingus, Belfast.