Chris is an Artist and Filmmaker originally from Rotherham in South Yorkshire.
His work is characterised by experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he won the 2010 Deutsche Bank Award in Art, for his collaborative project with Maria Anastassiou – Unravel; the longest hand painted film in Britain. It resulted in over 100 interactive public events across the UK, including Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, CCA Glasgow, No.w.here, AND Festival, Turner Contemporary and installations at IKON Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, and the National Media Museum.
Recent residencies with the British Council, Gasworks Gallery and Triangle Network include projects in Nairobi and China that resulted in feature length experimental documentaries, whilst commercial commissions include Virgin Records 40th Anniversary Exhibition (with Sam Meech and Kelvin Brown), and live collaborations for international music projects in China, Iceland, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
Chris was one of the final judges on the 2015 DBACE Awards in the category of Film and Photography and encourages all final year Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students to apply for the £10,000 Award. (http://www.dbace.uk.com)
His major group exhibition was for the exhibition 'SAFE' at HOME in Manchester.
Article: 'Reflexive Modernity — The Work Of Chris Paul Daniels' by Amelia Crouch
Winner of the Deutsche Bank Award for Art at the Royal College of Art 2010, Unravel is a hand painted film that correlates in length with the 874 miles between John O'Groats and Land's End - taking each metre between these two edges of mainland Britain as a ratio to equal one frame of 16mm film. Formed by Maria Anastassiou and Chris Paul Daniels whilst studying at the Royal College of Art, Unravel is also comprised of OKO Lab of Leeds (Mark Pickles and Jo Byrne) and sound edited by Kelvin Brown. Details…
A selection of recent research outputs.
Daniels, C., 2016. SAFE, HOME, 14th November - 3rd January.
Daniels, C. Meech, S. Brown, K., 2015. Dark Sound : Destructive Pop 2015, Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, The Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Friday 24th and Saturday 25 April 2015.
Daniels, C. Perks, S., 2015. Inside Out, K11 Arts Foundation, Wuhan, China, 26th March - 31st May 2015.
Daniels, C., 2015. Sublime Transactions, Armitt Museum and Library, 31st March 2012 - 22nd March 2013.
Daniels, C., 2015. You Are Here, A3 Project Space, 20th - 29th March 2015.
Daniels, C., 2014. A Tiger's Skin, CFCCA, 18th December 2014 - 22nd March 2015.
Daniels, C. Meech, S. Brown, K., 2013. Virgin Records: 40 Years of Disruption the Exhibition, Studio B1, Victoria House, London, 23rd - 29th October 2013.
Daniels, C. Anastassiou, M. Brown K. Byrne, J Pickles, M, 2012. Unravel - the longest hand painted film in Britain, IKON Gallery, 7 January — 8 January 2012.
Daniels, C. Anastassiou, M. Brown K. Byrne, J Pickles, M, 2011. Unravel - the longest hand painted film in Britain, Chisenhale Gallery, 19th - 20th November 2011.
Daniels, C. Anastassiou, M. Brown K. Byrne, J Pickles, M, 2011. Unravel - the longest hand painted film in Britain, National Media Museum/Bradford Animation Film Festival, 13th - 17th November 2011.
Daniels, C., 2015. 'CFCCA Presents Chinese Whispers: A Call and Response Event', CFCCA, February 11th, 2015.
Daniels, C. Perks, S., 2015. 'EIGHT (Opening of British Consulate in Wuhan, China; commissioned by British Council, HOME and Brighter Sound)', K11 Arts Foundation and VOX Livehouse, Wuhan, China, 24th and 26th March 2015.
Daniels, C., 2015. 'The World Moved (Part of closing event at Cornerhouse)', Cornerhouse, Manchester, 4th April 2015.
Black, H., Daniels, C., Dean, M, Harrison, S.H., Kholeif, O., Kingstone, P., Makhlouf Carter, C., Morrison, L., O'Hare, L., Penney, B., Perks, S., Unsworth, E. H., Walter, J., Wills, C., Wood, J.,, 2015. 'The Art of Following the Right State of Mind'. In Sarah Perks and Louise O'Hare (eds.) Transactions of Desire Volume II: Are You Allergic to the 21st Century?, The Art of Following the Right State of Mind, 73 - 81, HOME Publications.
Daniels, C., 2015. 'http://www.xviix.com', http://www.xviix.com, http://www.xviix.com/2015/01/chris-paul-daniels-video-1_11.html.
Daniels, C., 2013. 'Premier/Divisions', 60 minute experimental documentary.