DANIEL CROOKS

DANIEL CROOKS: THE APPROACH 

 
This work is an attempt to link discontinuous moments of reality into a cohesive and equally valid whole. 

Trains, tracks, timetables – a lot of the images that I want to make start as very simple propositions; a couple of intersecting lines in a sketchbook, a small picture of a camera and a seemingly innocuous word like ‘parallel’. But realising a simple sketch of (an assumed) perfect physical universe is often incredibly difficult to pull off in the real world.
 
This work is an attempt to link discontinuous moments of reality into a cohesive and equally valid whole – to make a continuous tracking shot of a discrete world. It is also an attempt to exert absolute control over the camera – to take the perfect precision of the computer-based world and to impose that on a reality that is unpredictable, imprecise and otherwise difficult to control. 

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Daniel Crooks Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), 2010  

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Daniel Crooks Static No.16 (fisher-yates shuffle), 2010

Daniel Crooks Imaginary Object #14, 2007

 

DANIEL CROOKS
Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), 2010
installation view, 17th Biennial of Sydney
5:23 min, 16:9, stereo
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
DANIEL CROOKS
Static No.11 (man running), 2008
4:32 min, 9:16, stereo
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
DANIEL CROOKS
Static No.16 (fisher-yates shuffle), 2010
4:33 min, 16:9, stereo
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
DANIEL CROOKS
imaginary Object #14, 2007
Lambda print
dimensions 102 x 102 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney 


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