Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks
Study for ‘Static no. 11 (man running)’
2008
production still
single-channel HD digital video with sound
© Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Daniel Crooks uses digital video and photography to explore the relationship between time and movement. His work is informed by the motion analysis work of Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge, whose nineteenth-century studies of human physiology and fitness training were instrumental in forming modern concepts of exercise. The technological manipulations produced by Crooks trigger in the viewer a perceptual shift; they are at once aesthetically and intellectually intriguing.

Daniel Crooks was born in Hastings, New Zealand, in 1973. He currently lives and works in Melbourne. In 1993 Crooks received a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Auckland Institute of Technology and in 1994 completed a Post-graduate Diploma of Animation at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television in Melbourne. Crooks has held a number of solo exhibitions at national and international galleries.

Daniel Crooks bio