Dr Chris Dooks





Edinburgh [Duddingston]


I am an experienced multimedia artist who has returned with my family to Edinburgh after living in Ayrshire where I was awarded my doctorate in 2015. I am a professional lens-based artist, sound artist and academic with a large portfolio of publicly engaged work, in what could be described as a ‘medical humanities art practice’. I am also a workshop leader and lecturer. I trained as a photographer, then television director (e.g. programmes such as The South Bank Show), before I gravitated fully towards a new media art practice in the late 1990s. My last large-scale commission was for ArtRail in 2016, which saw me create stories and psychogeographic tours with elderly people in Portobello. In 2013 I made a ‘modular’ artist’s feature for The Year of Natural Scotland in Aberdeenshire, which is about access to wild places. I particularly enjoy residencies, probably something to do with my documentary TV past, it's still a kind of reportage even if it's avant-garde! Although I have a fairly eclectic style I am niche in one aspect of everything I do - it is usually a response to creative problem solving of restrained opportunities. I am also a carer to my daughter who has additional needs and her cheeky brother. idioholism.com vimeo.com/dooks chrisdooks.bandcamp.com 500px.com/dooks stationsofthelost.bandcamp.com chris@dooks.org