Spring 2019 Artist in Residence: Claire Duncan


Audio Foundation is pleased to announce our Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence: Claire Duncan aka i.e. crazy & Maggie Maggee.

Claire Duncan will research notions around comfort, discomfort; safety and danger in the content of select examples of musical/sonic experiment* in Aotearoa NZ.


Claire Duncan is an interdisciplinary artist from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Her sound designs, music, videos and writing bleed across territories of alternative music, theatre and art. Her work often explores the textural and semantic possibilities of collaging found/foraged and recycled sounds.

Recent design collaborations include Sriwhana Spong’s castle-crystal (2019), Edinburgh Arts Festival; Biljana Popovich’s Synthetic Baby (2018), Physics Room; Sriwhana Spong’s a hook but no fish (2018), Pump House Gallery / Govett Brewster Gallery; Madhan/Croft/Frankovich’s Medusa (2018), Zanetti Productions; and countless collaborations with PICTVRE (Veronica Crockford-Pound).

Her ongoing recorded and performance work as i.e. crazy (Non Compos Mentis; Muzai Records, 2017) explores the boundaries of civilised behaviour/sanity through similar exploratory modes of aural collage, and her participation in art-group Literal Fuck explores the potentialities for surprise and reinvention in performance contexts.

In 2015, Duncan wrote and directed the film documentary ode to musical self-expression Land of the Long White Stain. Her writing has appeared in Le Roy, Pantograph Punch and more.