The week of October 8 -12, Monica Duncan was the IEA Electronic Media and Film artist in residence, during her week Monica worked on her project “Taking Shape”. At the IEA she created a series of performances for the camera, in which she investigated camouflage tactics in conjunction with performance strategies. Her performance for camera set-up included an HD multi-camera with live mixing/keying and she also made recordings using the IEA legacy-hardware, Sandin IP and a b&w multi-camera set-up. Monica set-up footage as a three-channel installation in the Expanded Media, three-projector, Immersive Gallery where she documented the work in progress. Monica helped the IEA expand our studio capability for live recording and she also benefited from our studio research with new knowledge of tools and how this might inform her future projects.

Monica Duncan is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn. Her time-based work investigates the nature of visual perception and audience-performer dynamics through camouflage, stillness and collective image-making.

Duncan’s video and performance work has been exhibited at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hebbel am Ufer HAU1, zeitraumexit, Komuna//Warszawa, The Kitchen, Roulette, Parkhaus Projects, Atlanta Contemporary, Hallwalls, La Casa Encendida, ZKM, LACMA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, amongst others. She has been a visiting artist at the Atlanta College of Art, Georgia State University, Hunter College, Signal Culture, Experimental Television Center and Scena Robocza (Poznań). Duncan received her MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego and while on a D.A.A.D fellowship her MA in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies, JLU Gießen, Germany.