Chris Furby: Artist, curator, filmmaker, and photographer.
Educated at Camberwell School of Art, London. BA 3D Design. Worked in Community Art at the Great Georges Community Cultural Project in Liverpool for two years. I had my first experiences of using video there. Worked as an assistant to a sculptor. Then as a graphic designer at the fringes of the music industry producing many designs as the Art Koop with Chris Kennedy at Better Badges - we were hardly paid at the time but this work has now become collectible. Then as a contributor of satirical and weirdly humorous photomontage to various magazines. Commissioned by Channel 4 TV to make video pilot in its early years.
Since 2002 have concentrated on the production of short and feature digital films. Associated in the past with the artist’s film website Tank TV when Laure Prouvost was the editor, until it was discontinued . My work has been shown in many film festivals and art venues around the world.
Lives in London.
Asked by the director of flEXiff Sydney I served on the animation jury of the 38th Roshd International Film Festival. Tehran, Iran. November 1st.-7th. 2008.
2011-12 Co-Founder of the ‘Outhouse Cinema’ at the Milgi Lounge in Cardiff. Curated the first three video art programmes.
IN THE DARK (Experimental Feature) 1) Colortape International, Brisbane Australia. 2) AltFF Toronto, Canada. 3) Buñuel Calanda, Calanda, Aragon, Spain. 29July-5th August 2017. 4) Switzerland International FF 15-18 September 2017 5) Erie Film Festival, Erie, USA. 7 December 2017. 'Best Experimental' Award. 6) Cine de Autor
Films Infest Mallorca, Spain. 22-26 May 2018.
Distributed by SMG. Available on Amazon Prime in the US and UK.
GHOST READER (One minute short) Cineminutos, Cordoba, Argentina. 19 Apr 2017. 2) flEXiff, Sydney Australia, September 2017
THE BLIND MAN (Short) 1) ISFF Kolkata, India. 2) Moving Pictures Festival, Antwerp, Belgium. 3) VOD Milan 16 April 2017. 4) Cardiff Mini Festival 23-25 June 2017. 4) Wirral International FF, 25 November 2017.
BAD SUN (One minute animation) Nightmares of the Sun programme curated by the One Minutes Amsterdam will premiere at the 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Screening Sunday 14 May 8pm. at Kino im Walzenlager, Oberhausen.2) flEXiff, Sydney Australia, September 2017. 3) Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland September-October 2017.
CLOSING UP AT SUNSET (One minute time lapse) 1) One Shot Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 4 - 10 June 2018.
ERNST IS AWAY (One minute animation) 1) Galerie Rambow, Domplatz 16, Gustrow, Germany, 2 October 2018. Part of a Ernst Volland video programme. 2) Festival VideoBabel, November 26-30 2018, Museo del Convento Santo Domingo, Qorikancha, Cusco, Peru.
IN THE WORLD (One minute experimental)
1) CINEMINUTOS, Cordoba, Argentina. 25-26 April 2019.
2) DELETE TV, London. From 18th. April 2019
3) MISTER VORKY, VOJVODINA, SERBIA. 29th. May 2019
4) DARKROOM FILM FESTIVAL, Deptford Cinema, London. 28th September 2019
TO THE BEACH (one minute experimental stop motion)
1) JUST A MINUTE, Toronto, Canada 18th November 2019
INVISIBLE BOUNDARIES (one minute experimental)
1) In the ‘One Minutes’ Amsterdam Series ‘Artificial Scarcity’.
‘Artificial Scarcity’ will be on show at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL) at the Video Club at 6 September 2019. In September and October, the series will tour museums and cultural organisations with a subscription to The One Minutes Series. These are:
Betty Jane, Amsterdam (NL)
Dortmunder U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Mu, Eindhoven (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)
De School, Amsterdam (NL)
OBERHAUSEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ONLINE) 13th. May 2020
TWO CROCODILES (20 minutes short film)
1) (Spanish Subtitled Version)
ESTO ES PARA ESTO
AT THE CINETECA NL IN MONTERREY, MÉXICO.
Monthly screenings: Date to be announced.
2) CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI, PUNE, INDIA.
28-29th. December 2019.
ENTANGLED (One minute experimental)
VIP Fest Barcelona 29 February 2020
HOLDALL (One minute experimental)
MOSIFF Montenegro 25 May 2020
THE HAND OFF (20 minutes Experimental)
Rome Independent Prisma Awards. 4th March 2020