Darren Banks incorporates found and made film footage into sculpture and installation to explore ideas about domesticity, defunct technologies, cinema and the unknown. The work questions the perception of sculpture in relation to objects, film and memory.
Banks is interested in the possibility of film as sculpture. Within his practice sculpture is not just confined to three dimensions, but can exist on and within different platforms and plateaus. As a horror film fanatic he is intrigued by the aesthetic and structural devices used within the genre. Banks’ reworks the formal vocabularies of horror by isolating its tropes, use of montage and architecture.
Banks' work is distributed in conjunction with the Big Brother Bundle on VODO as part of a curatorial partnership with Outcasting agency for artist's moving image, led by Michael Cousin. The partnership is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.