Chris Paul Daniels is an Artist and Filmmaker, originally from Rotherham and now based in Manchester. His work is characterised by experimental documentation of communal perspectives and memories regarding geographical location. His work is regularly screened internationally and he has made work in and about Kenya, China, Iceland, Sweden and the Netherlands. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and co-won the Deutsche Bank Award for Art with Maria Anastassiou for Unravel, the longest hand painted film in Britain. This project resulted in one hundred public events across the UK including Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, Turner Contemporary and IKON Gallery and a residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Recent commissions include 'SAFE' at HOME in Manchester, ‘A Tigers Skin’ at CFCCA, and ‘One Square Mile’ for Quays Culture and Univeristy of Salford Art Collection (with Sam Meech). Screenings include the ICA, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Maxxi, Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
His recent film ‘Northern Lights’, inspired by the Blackpool Illuminations, was co-commissioned by ICA and The Grundy Art Gallery which was exhibited at the Grundy in Winter 2018. The film was nominated for ‘Best British Short’ at London Short Film Festival and reviewed in Art Monthly
Chris is currently exhibiting at the National Museum of Iceland with 'The Book of Lies' commissioned by Einkofi Productions and Curated Place. September 7th 2019 -January 12th 2020
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., 2019. The Book of Lies, The National Museum of Iceland/ Þjóðminjasafns Íslands, 7/9/2019 - 12/1/2020.
Daniels, C., 2018. Northern Lights, Grundy Art Gallery, 28/9/2018 - 15/12/2018.
Daniels, C., Meech, S., 2016. One Square Mile, Lightwaves Festival and various, 9/12/2016 - 17/12/2016.
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.
Perks, Tan, Y., Daniels, CP., 2015. Inside Out, K11 Wuhan, 19/3/2015.
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.
Baines, J., Carpenter, A., Daniels, C., Duffy, J., Meech, S., Stark, M., Griffiths, D., 2014. Film + Video from Manchester, VideoFAG, Toronto, 16/12/2014.
Baines, J., Carpenter, A., Daniels, C., Duffy, J., Meech, S., Stark, M., Griffiths, D., 2014. Film Material Soup + LUX13, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Laban Centre, London, 16/10/2014 - 6/11/2014.
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.
Daniels, CP., Helbig, S., Camerata, M., 2015. 'Upclose: Manchester Camerata at HOME / Sven Helbig: Pocket Symphonies', HOME, 9/9/2017 - 9/9/2017.
Morrison, L., Dean, M., Makhlouf-Carter, C., Kingstone, P., Kholeif, O., Harrison, SM., Wood, J., Daniels, CP., Black, H., 2015. 'Transactions of Desire Are You Allergic to the 21st Century?', HOME Publications.
Daniels, CP., 2015. 'The Art of Following the Right State of Mind'. In Transactions of Desire (Volume 2)
Are you allergic to the 21st Century?, 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., 2015. 'Northern Lights'.
Meech, ST., Daniels, CP., 2015. 'One Square Mile'.
Daniels, CP., Byrne, J., Brown, K., Anastassiou, M., 2015. 'Unravel at Whitney Museum of American Art'.
Daniels, C., 2013. 'Premier/Divisions', 60 minute experimental documentary.