Title: It Takes Two, part one of Conflict Scenes for a New Highway
Former title: ‘Fighting & Fathers’
Description: Two-screen video installation, 5 mins, HD
It Takes Two is a two-screen video installation of a young man and an older man boxing in an imagined ring on a highway under contraction. Each fighter was filmed boxing separately, and instructed to box with their opponent in mind. The project aims to deconstruct physical conflict by separating the fighters and the images that may form the basis of a cinematic fight sequence. The location provides a backdrop to connect the more personal conflicts of the fighters with those between economic infrastructure and the environment. It Takes Two is the first part of a larger project titled Conflict Scenes for a New Highway.
extract and production stills: scottduncannuitblanche.tumblr.com
Scott Duncan is a visual artist producing videos, photography and art that is text-based. He is interested in visual impacts of economic activity on the landscape and on society. His subject matter focuses on infrastructures such as ports, distribution centres and highway systems. His art research revolves around the importance of time in narrative constructions and on finding images in text and narrative in images . Scott attempts to present possible connections and disparities across media so that the engaged viewer will be led toward considering the subject matter from an ethical or political perspective.
With support from The Rectory Art House and Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.