The Subtle Knife, 2016 by Daniel Crooks, further investigates the artists’ interest in the convergence of time, trains and cinema. Concerned with multiple worlds and parallel realties, this video can be seen as an expansion of Crooks’ recent project Phantom Ride completed last year as the recipient of the second Ian Potter Moving Image Commission.
Crooks' complex and beautiful time structures reveal a poetic sensibility that belies the technical sophistication of their production. Treating time as a physical, malleable material his works stretch and distort reality while questioning our perception of it.
Practising across a range of media including video, photography, sculpture and installation, Daniel Crooks’ work has been widely exhibited internationally.