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DUNCAN are a collaborative duo with a shared interest in television studio audiences, failed actors and boozehounds. They are Richard Martin (Glasgow) and Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell (Belfast). They have worked together since studying at the Glasgow School of Art on group projects Procedure, GAMES NIGHT! and Learning Experiment. They became DUNCAN in 2016 when making the work THRUST STAGE at WolfArt in Rotterdam. 

As part of the Belfast Film Festival 2020 they staged ‘The Occasional Man’. This immersive film installation followed their protagonist, a recently retired Glaswegian embarking on a failed attempt to become an actor. The audience was guided through scenes from his disillusioned life, across several rooms of the former UTV Studios at Havelock House. This project was created with the support of Flax Art Studios and the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive.

The part of 'DUNCAN' was played by Louis Skehal, Thomas Wells and Phil Hession. Production was assisted by Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell and documented by Stu Calvin.



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