The time-slicing magic of Daniel Crooks returns to Christchurch.
He's just finished knocking their socks off in Melbourne with An Embroidery of Voids, his incredible new commission for the multi-venue Melbourne Now exhibition, and now the mesmerising video meditations of internationally renowned artist Daniel Crooks return to Christchurch with a four-work show at our 209 Tuam Street space.
Centre stage will be the spellbinding Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), which features an elderly man practicing t'ai chi ch'uan in Shanghai's Xujiahui Park. Celebrating the slow physical poetry of that well known Chinese martial art, Crooks turns an intimate, 'ordinary' moment into a powerful contemplation on the movement of the body through space and time.
Doors open at 10am on Saturday 5 April and the exhibition runs until 2 June, so if you loved the last show Crooks had in Christchurch (The Gallery's everywhere instantly in 2008) or if you'd just like to rest your brain and eyes in front of something hypnotically beautiful amidst the bustle of the rebuild, be sure to head along.