Boyd Chris

United Kingdom

Chris Boyd was born in 1983 in Warrington and was an Interactive Arts student at Manchester Metropolitan from 2003 - 2006. In 2004 Chris received a Microwave award from FACT, the UK's leading organisation for the development and exhibition of film, video and new media. He won the Big Art Challenge, where he was labelled a genius by art critic Brian Sewell, the 6 part series on channel 5 was aiming to seek out the next Damien Hirst or JMW Turner with a prize of 10,000. In 2005 Chris received a Priestley prize and provided a video in 40 artists 40 Days, a special Tate Britain project supporting London's Olympic bid that brought the Games to Britain in 2012. He curated the acclaimed Chaosmos exhibition for the Liverpool Biennial 2006.

The Calling

200700:04:45Video Art
The Calling is a painterly outpouring addressing the complex inter-relationships between creation, destruction, wave-particle dualities and libidinal energy. Boyd cuts into our preconceptions of origin and touches on the core elements of human consciousness and perception of time and space.

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Excavating the intimate interrelations between writing and death, a virtual ka-mera scans a phantom shrouded figure in an anechoic chamber. Linear text bursts into an asignifying swarm where the letter C escapes and descends into a presignifying regime, breaks free from its carapace/shroud and mutates into primitive biological forms and mark making.

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