Chris Paul Daniels /

Artist and Filmmaker based in Manchester.

Current -

2nd - 11th December 2016 Unravel at Whitney Museum of American Art http://whitney.org/Events/KidsDreamlandsFamilyDay

2nd - 18th December 2016 YOU ARE A POWERHOUSE!commissioned by HOME, exhibited at Visions in The Nunnery (programme 3) at Bow Arts Centre. http://bowarts.org/nunnery/programme-3-launch-event

9th - 18th December 2016 New film with Sam Meech ‘One Square Mile’ co-commissioned by Quays Culture and University of Salford installed in Media City as part of Lightwaves: http://quaysculture.com/current-projects/lightwaves-2016/

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March 2015

You are here

In You Are Here - Chris Paul Daniels creates rapid portraits and glimpses of lives from residents and workers of the Digbeth and Bordersley areas. Taking Birmingham New Street Station as the literal starting point for an understanding of the city, each of the portraits is specific in length to a ratio that has dictated its duration.

Each frame, at a rate of 24 frames per second, represents 0.5 metres in the distance from New Street Station to the location of the interview. In choosing to impose a rigid structure on each portrait’s length - Daniels is acknowledging the limits on his attempts to understand a place, which are informed by each of the brief encounters in a city in which he does not dwell. A series of interviews took place and participants were asked to discuss their own perspectives on their immediate environment and their notions of community within it. The footage collated jumps between different formats - Black and white 8mm film, Colour 16mm film and HD video to highlight the dramatic variations on how place can be represented. While the score by renowned electronic musician, Graham Massey (808 State, Massonix, Biting Tongues) builds on the theme of dis-location.

You are Here (43”27) 01 Ian Sergeant (16mm, 8mm film) Location: A3 Project space, B10 0SA 02 Kieran McInerney (16mm, 8mm film) Location: The Old Crown, B12 0SD. 03 Pamela Pinski (HD Video) Location: The Old Crown, B12 0SD. 04 Sean Marsay (8mm film, HD Video, participatory stop frame animation) Location: St Basil’s , B9 4AX 05 Tamzin Taylor-Rosser (8mm film, HD Video, participatory stop frame animation) Location: St Basil’s , B9 4AX 06 Hajra Ahmed ((8mm film, HD Video, participatory stop frame animation) Location: St Basil’s , B9 4AX 07 Spike Orion (8mm film, HD Video, participatory stop frame animation) Location: St Basil’s , B9 4AX 08 Shemilee Gordon (8mm film, HD Video, participatory stop frame animation) Location: St Basil’s , B9 4AX 09 Camelia Perrone (HD Video) Location: Phoenix Hall , B9 4QA 10 Nahid Mortuza (16mm, 8mm film) Location: Phoenix Hall , B9 4QA 11 Candice Smith (8mm film) Location: Phoenix Hall , B9 4QA 12 Shabnam Mughal (8mm film) Location: Phoenix Hall , B9 4QA 13 Trevor Pitt (8mm film) Location: A3 Project space, B10 0SA 14 Cathy Wade (8mm film) Location: A3 Project space, B10 0SA

Credits: Direction, Cinematography and Editing - Chris Paul Daniels Producer/Curator - Trevor Pitt Music - Graham Massey Sound Mastering - Kelvin Brown Installation/Technical - Oliver Jones, Kelvin Brown, Chris Paul Daniels, Trevor Pitt Participatory Stop motion animation by Tamzin Taylor Rosser, Sean Marsay, Hajra Ahmed, Spike Orion and Shemilee Gordon at St Basil’s, October 2014. Commissioned by A3 Project Space.

Funded by Birmingham City Council as part of Culture on Your Doorstep Special Thanks: Super 8 telecine courtesy of North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University La Tour, Birmingham Radisson Blu, Birmingham The Old Crown Phoenix Hall Community Centre St Basil’s Flatpack Film Festival Commissioned by A3 Project Space and funded by Birmingham City Council's Culture as part of Culture on Your Doorstep. Supported by Arts Council England.


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