Will Duke is interested in creating an immersive space in which to examine ideas around our built environment both locally and universally. For New Work Scotland Programme, Will showed a new computer generated animation which takes the work beyond a direct representation of real space. Trapped in an endless cycle the piece begins outside a run down, empty, industrial building that is being gradually smothered by metallic ventilation popes reminiscent of chemical factories or oil refineries. Eventually the pipes form a metallic shell, resembling some kind of robotic insect or alien machine before retracting and releasing the building returning to its original state.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2005 participants were Alberta Wittle, Neil Clements, Will Duke and Alexander Stalmann.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.