Boundary Conditions by Daniel Crooks

Tuesday 05 July 2022 to Sunday 31 July 2022 (DAILY event)

Overview

Presented on a giant monolithic screen hovering in the courtyard of Hyde Park Barracks, Boundary Conditions is an ambitious new video work from internationally-renowned artist Daniel Crooks that…

Presented on a giant monolithic screen hovering in the courtyard of Hyde Park Barracks, Boundary Conditions is an ambitious new video work from internationally-renowned artist Daniel Crooks that seamlessly weaves together an alternate world of disparate spaces and non-linear time.

Taking the historic sites of Sydney Living Museums as its departure point, the video employs precision robotic motion control and sophisticated post-production techniques to create a scrolling tapestry of time and space. Juxtaposing the past and the present, the virtual and the real, the video also speaks to the precarious liminality of our contemporary moment. The world is in a state of ambiguity and disorientation and the work, at once fragmented and unstable, beguiling and beautiful, invites viewers to reconsider their internal models of space and time and in turn the site of the Barracks itself.

Daniel Crooks works pre­dom­i­nant­ly in video, pho­tog­ra­phy and sculp­ture. He is best known for his dig­i­tal video and pho­to­graph­ic works that cap­ture and alter time and motion. Crooks manip­u­lates dig­i­tal imagery and footage as though it were a phys­i­cal mate­r­i­al. He breaks time down, frame by frame. The result­ing works expand our sense of tem­po­ral­i­ty by manip­u­lat­ing dig­i­tal ​‘time slices’ that are nor­mal­ly imper­cep­ti­ble to the human eye.

Boundary Conditions is supported by the NSW Government and is the third artwork created for Sydney Living Museums’ annual art commission.

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