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.

Public collections include the 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; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and the Chartwell Collection, Auckland.

 

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Bibliography

Artist website 


Exhibitions

Daniel Crooks

High Street (After Ruscha)

Daniel Crooks

Parabolic

Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Callum Morton, Shaun Gladwell, Song Dong, Rose Nolan, Yin Xiuzhen

Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
, Art Basel Hong Kong

Daniel Crooks

Truths Unveiled by Time

Daniel Crooks

remapping
, Carriageworks

AES+F, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Shaun Gladwell, Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Shane Cotton, Dale Frank

Art Hong Kong
, Art Basel Hong Kong

AES+F, Ian Burns, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Joseph Kosuth, Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2011
, The Armory Show

Daniel Crooks

Melbourne Art Fair 2010
, Melbourne Art Fair

Daniel Crooks

Intersection


Recent Works

Daniel Crooks

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

Daniel Crooks

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

Daniel Crooks

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

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 […]