Joe Duffy is an artist and educator working and living in Manchester.
Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in History of Film & Photography (2001) and MA in Communication Design (2002) his practice involves moving image, photography and installation.
Current research is focused on multi spatial installation and the representation and archiving of found objects as artefacts of cultural archaeology. Other projects involve automated investigations into childrens toys, discarded electronic ephemera, simulacra and migration. Interests and influences involve Tower Blocks, TV Towers, urban Peripheries, Apocalyptic landscapes, Elizabethan Alchemists & Archduke Ferdinand, architectural space and narrativity.
Duffy also collaborates with the sound artist Eimer Birkbeck as Birkbeck & Duffy. Recent projects involve investigations of narrativity through place, space, sound and image. Latest large scale project is concerned with Offshore Windfarms
His solo and collaborative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the context of film and media art festivals as well as gallery spaces.
Selected Exhibitions / Screenings:
POI, Cornerhouse Manchester, June 4th 2009 – June 25th 2009
Something About Nothing, Wayne and Geraldine Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, Ohio, USA, April 6th - May 5th 2009.
Multichannel, Artsway, Hampshire, 20th June-6th July 2008
700IS,Experimental Film & Video Festival Egilsstadir, Iceland, 24-31 March 2007.
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, 25th-29th April 2007
U-Hang - Untitled Coin Operation, ArtGene, Barrow In Furness, 5th Jan - 5th Feb 2009. (Birkbeck & Duffy)
Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany, 19th June 2008. (Birkbeck & Duffy)
Somewhere Close To Us, Manchester Museum of Science & Industry, 20th October - 18th November 2007. (Birkbeck & Duffy)
Joe also works as a freelance filmmaker, editor, artist, educator and is external examiner for BA (Hons) iMedia LJMU , and BA (Hons) Digital Media Design TARC Kuala Lumpar/LJMU.