Chris WELSBY

(1948- )
Nationality: english

Chris Welsby
Short Biography
Chris Welsby is a graduate of the Experimental Media Department at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London UK. He began making landscape films and installations in the early 70s and although he has used a range of mediums he has consistently explored the problematic relationship between humans, human technology and the natural world.
His films have screened consistently in Cinematheques and art galleries around the world since 1972. A pioneer of moving images in the gallery, his expanded cinema works and installations continue to delight gallery visitors, break new conceptual ground and attract critical attention.
“Twenty-five years ago, when he made his first projections for large spaces, film and art rarely met in the gallery; now it is common and installation art is a distinct practice.”
A.L. Rees, Author of A History of Experimental Film and Video.
In 1993, Welsby abandoned film and began using digital media and since 2004 he has been working collaboratively with Vancouver based new media artist and software programmer Brady Marks. His recent digital media installations have been exhibited at the Letherby Gallery, London UK, the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore, Images Festival, Toronto and Art Space, Sydney Australia etc.
Welsby has now returned to video making after a 15 years of making new media Gallery Installations

12 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

DESERT SPRING
2017 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 30 €
distribution: Digital file on server
MERCURY
2016 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 22' 00 / 66 €
distribution: Digital file on server
ENTRANCE ISLAND
2015 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 51 €
distribution: Blu-Ray
MOMENTUM
2015 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 37' 00 / 111 €
distribution: Blu-Ray
DRIFT
1994 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 52 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
SKY LIGHT
1986 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 26' 00 / 79 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
STREAM LINE
1976 / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 25 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
COLOUR SEPARATION
1974-1976 / color / silent / single screen / 2' 30 / 18 €
distribution: 16mm
SEVEN DAYS
1974 / color / sound / single screen / 20' 00 / 61 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
PARK FILM
1973 / color / silent / single screen / 7' 00 / 27 €
distribution: Digital file on server
WIND VANE (double screen)
1972 / color / sound / double screen / 8' 00 / 36 €
distribution: 16mm
WINDMILL 2
1972 / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 25 €
distribution: 16mm