BLACK CARD

2016

16 GB USB drive in black brushed aluminum card, website address laser-etched
Produced by Nayantara Battacharya Reed for Autumnbrae Intermedia
Released in a limited edition of 90

Special Edition set in fired black ceramic box with wooden lid handcrafted by Mattia Bonafè, released in a limited edition of 10

Contents include:
VIDEO
OUT, Intransitive Verbs, PRAYER, PHANTOM, Zbigniew Karkowsky Interview, MAZE, The ERROR, The GARDEN, RAGE ROOM, The GLISTENING, WINTER POLAR CIRCLE, ANOTHER USELESS PRAYER, DOWNHILL, HOPE GONE LOVE GONE, ROOT, CAGED, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TORTURE, MY MALE HEART, TERRA AMARA

AUDIO
KLAAR, RIVER IN FLAMES, INCOMING, The CRACKLING, CRUCIBLE, Mort Aux Vaches - SEEK, PALACE of MIND, TAP INTERNAL, INFRASOUND-TIDAL, PHANTOM BROADCAST, The NAZCA TRANSMISSIONS

WRITING
AGAINST ALL EVENS Catalogue collages (full layouts)
JOHN DUNCAN MONOGRAPH (full layouts)
VOCAL EVENTS

John Duncan's "Black Card" is comparable to LAFMS BOX BOX. -- Dr. Takuya Sakaguchi

Black Card is an epic monograph in digital form. Highly recommended. -- Tom Recchion

One doesn't 'own' a work by John Duncan. Let alone a wealth of works as presented here. Duncan 'owns' you. He takes over. Taking the reigns. Flooding, filling, focusing. His voices transports. Experiments present alternative realities – ways of hearing beyond. His vision transcends – images from vantage points of yonder, deep across the streams of the inner core. Fixed time frames, brackets, ages, eras are over and done with. Duncan has you by the ropes. You see. You hear. You read. This card invites you into the labyrinth structure of opened up bare essential lay-outs. A trickle of bloody livelihood slowly making its way down – earthbound, anchored. Gently beckoning, packing the knock out punch, You might have thought to only feel the end of your tethers – think again. Duncan's Black Card takes you from the start all the way up and past the terminus. A big black gaping hollow filled to the brim. Tethers, warts and all. -- Sven Schlijper-Karssenberg

I waited a few months so I could have one or two days to explore all of the music and videos and everything on this card all at once, but then once I started to do it the videos were so strong and intense that I could only watch like one or two of them a day. It is really heavy, really powerful. It is so amazing to me that all of this work can fit in such a small vessel. -- Bryan Lewis Saunders

FAIL AGAIN FAIL BETTER

2016

Work gloves, wood bolt and marker on wood panel
Signed on reverse
Unique

SCARE

1976

Postcards printed in 1976 of the performance event
Mounted and framed, numbered and signed on reverse
Edition of 10

Lifesize print mounted on glass
Edition of 2

Wearing a full-head mask (photo), Duncan knocks on the front doors of two people he knows well.
The moment each man answers, Duncan points a gun loaded with blanks point-blank at his face, fires once and runs.

BUS RIDE

1976

Postcards printed in 1976 of the installation
Mounted and framed, numbered and signed on reverse

Edition of 10

A small amount of fish extract is poured into the ventilation system of a Los Angeles city bus shortly before the bus begins its standard route. Set in buses with windows that cannot be opened, the subliminal odor acts as a subtle aphrodisiac on the unsuspecting passengers. Performed twice, 30 days apart: A normally passive commuter kicks a stranger, a pregnant woman, off of the seat they're sharing in order to put up his feet. This causes a fight among the other passengers, half of whom side with the commuter. A group of normally quiet ultra-polite children, going home from a school specializing in disciplined behavior, tear college career ads from the inside of the bus, shred them and attack each other with the scraps (photo).

IT'S ALL GOOD

2013

Raw sewage on stained wedding party tablecloth from Duncan's third marriage

LA VITA È BELLA

2013

Raw sewage on antique monogrammed linen bedsheet

WATCHING & LEARNING

1983

Collage with Japanese pornography and polaroid self-portrait

FEAR OF LIFE

2013

Raw sewage on antique cotton duvet cover

SORRY MIKE

2013

Sculpture made from trash topped by decapitated dog toy
Dedicated to Mike Kelley

SELF-PORTRAIT in MOLD: FULL BODY

2013

Mold on canvas

SELF PORTRAITS

2013

Digital images


MASKS

2013

Full head masks made from trash