Daniel Crooks


Biography

Born Hastings, New Zealand 1973
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Daniel Crooks works predominantly in video, photography and sculpture. He is best known for his digital video and photographic works that capture and alter time and motion. Crooks manipulates digital imagery and footage as though it were a physical material. He breaks time down, frame by frame. The resulting works expand our sense of temporality by manipulating digital ‘time slices’ that are normally imperceptible to the human eye.

Crooks’ works are in notable public collections, including, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; M+ / Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and the Chartwell Collection, Auckland.

 

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Bibliography

Artist website 


Exhibitions

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High Street (After Ruscha)

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Parabolic

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Truths Unveiled by Time

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remapping
, Carriageworks

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Intersection


Recent Works

Daniel Crooks

Vanishing Point
, 2016
Single channel digital video, 1080p 24, Stereo
8 minutes 23 seconds (looped)
Edition of 3, 2APs

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The Subtle Knife
, 2016
Single channel digital video, 1080p 24, Stereo
8 minutes 23 seconds (looped)
Edition of 3, 2APs

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A Dance of Inconsistencies
, 2014
Single channel digital video, 16: 9, stereo, colour, sound
4 minutes 33 seconds

Daniel Crooks

The Illusion of Everything
, 2014
Single channel digital video, 16:9, stereo, colour, sound
4 minutes 33 seconds

Daniel Crooks

Labyrinths
, 2014
Single channel video, 16:9, stereo, sound
14 minutes 11 seconds

Publications

Daniel Crooks

Everywhere Instantly
, 2008
Christchurch Art Gallery

News

New York’s Asia Society announces participants in its inaugural triennial

From The Art Newspaper
by Wallace Ludel

Works by 40 artists and collectives will go on view in June, including Daniel Crooks The Asia Society announced today that over 40 artists and collectives have been selected for its inaugural triennial, which will open in June. The exhibition, titled We Do Not Dream Alone, will take place at the Asia Society Museum as […]

High Street (After Ruscha) ruminates on memory, community and culture

From The Conversation, 23 May 2018
by David Nichols

  Daniel Crooks’ High Street (After Ruscha) is easily described yet by no means simple. A 17-minute video, it pans along the preposterously unimaginatively named – and in many respects generic to type – High Street, Preston in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The plane of the street is, however, broken frequently by interposed, faster, vehicle traffic […]

Futurist Daniel Crooks

From The Saturday Paper, 2/2/2016
by Kate Holden

In a suburban back garden bursting with nasturtiums, kale, tomatoes and sweet herbs there is a shed. And in that shed there is an artist’s studio. And in that studio there are two desks, two faded red kilims, a tinnie suspended from the ceiling, a couple of bikes, shelves of hardware, four computer monitors propped […]