Dr Duncan White

Research Fellow

Central Saint Martins

Research interests

Crossover between experimental film, theories of space, performance and reception, written and visual media and poetry.

Research statement

I am currently working on a book entitled Art After the Destruction of Experience. I am the lead author and co-editor of ExpandedCinema: Art Performance Film (Tate Publishing 2011), an in-depth account of the histories of Expanded Cinema focusing on questions around notions of space, time and spectatorship in experimental live film and video.

I am also working on event-based research projects that include, 'Light Writing', which considers the rich and varied use of text in artists' film and video and 'Flicker and Hum' which explores the relationship between film and experiments in sound. I am also interested in experimental writing practices.


Aaron John Matthews, Derrida, and Writing the Events of 1968.

James Robertson, Dispersed Narrative; A Reading of Contemporary Film and Video in the Gallery Context, 2000-2012.

Gina Franca Tornatore, Appropriation, Gesture and Detournement: An Interpretative Schema of Art Film Process tracing the Significance of Scratch Video from the Perspective of Contemporary Artists' Film and Video Practice in a Gallery Context.

Selected research outputs