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 2016)
Distributed by SMG. Available on Amazon Prime in the US and UK.
HAUNTED. 1) Stuttgarter Filmwinter. 11-17 January 2021 (Online)
PANDEMIC! EPISODES 1-3 (2 minutes 50 seconds animation) Moving-Image-Arts Toronto, Canada. March 2021
1) Mr Vorky, Serbia. 9th. - 13th. June 2021. https://vorkyteam.rs/en/
2) 29th.Croatian one-minute film festival, Požega, Croatia. June 23 – 27, 2021
HAND IN HAND
1) Alternative Night of Experimental Film, Kingston upon Thames, UK (25th, August ’21)
2) */ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Tactus (September-October)
1) Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin. 25-28 November 2021
WINTER’S COMING (Silhouette Animation)
1) 35th. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media 09.-18.01.2022
Roma Short Film Festival
SHADOW PLAY (Experimental)
Mr Vorky, Serbia. 22 June 2022
IN THE SWIM (Silhouette Animation)
1) Malarkey Film Festival, London 23rd. June 2022
2) Iconic Images Film Festival, Lithuania. November 2022
NUMBER CRUNCHER (GIF animation)
Winner for Gifs at the Impakt Film Festival website in Utrecht.(‘Digital Evil’).
THAT SINKING FEELING (Time lapse - experimental)
Curated by the BOLOHO collective in China for the One Minutes Amsterdam. In November and December 2022, the series will tour museums and cultural organisations with a subscription to The One Minutes Series. So far these are:
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
HAL 25, Alkmaar (NL)
Kampen railway station (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Remise, Amsterdam (NL)
Tap je bankje, Kampen (NL)