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.