Chris Paul Daniels at The NewBridge Project
Chris Paul Daniels is a British Film and Video Artist originally from Rotherham in South Yorkshire. His work is characterised by experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location. He has exhibited and screened work nationally and internationally, including BFI Southbank, IKON Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, the National Media Museum, and won the Deutsche Bank award for Art in 2010 for his collaborative project Unravel, the longest hand painted film in Britain after graduating in the same year with a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art.
Chris’ aim throughout the residency was to begin research for ‘Sub-Titled’, a new project investigating notions of ‘Northern’ identity and all the impracticalities and problems that this terminology incurs, with the support of The NewBridge Project. He explored translation processes inherent to film such as subtitles and over-dubbing that evaporate dialogue and dialect. Unravel film project, where himself, Maria Anastassiou, OKO Lab and Kelvin Brown have undertaken more than one hundred public workshops with 16mm film, and which he was able to undertake twice during the Connect/Exchange residency – once at The NewBridge Book Shop and another with the great folks at JackAss Film Club in Durham in helping scratch the titles and credit sequences for their BFI Film Academy Project ‘Amelia’.
Image: Unravel Workshop by Chris Paul Daniels