Daniel Crooks is a Melbourne-based New Zealander whose breath-taking photographic and digital video works have been exhibited in major international exhibitions.
He began his ongoing Time Slice project in 1999, exploring alternative models of spatio-temporal representation through the moving image. One of the main threads of this investigation is the formal treatment of time as a spatial dimension, as a tangible and malleable material. Crooks' Imaginary Objects series is abstract but engaging, still but moving. The works, with their vaguely familiar, half-real objects cast adrift by time and space, begin with the tradition of still life but end as gently moving portraits