Chris Oakley (GB) is a video artist.
An artist working with video and digital imaging, Chris Oakley's concerns are focused on mediated experience in its many forms, including mainstream media, amateur photography, mass communications and augmented reality. In a critical analogy to the methods employed by the mass media, he utilises processes of fictionalising material captured from life in an attempt to define a space between actuality and representation; the point at which the white noise of lived experience is made to conform to strict linear narrative.
In the past two years, Oakley's works have received widespread media attention within Europe and beyond. His works have been shown alongside those of Tony Oursler, Jozef Robakowski, and Pipilotti Rist. His recent achievements have included exhibition at a number of major international media arts festivals and exhibitions; these include Transmediale .05 in Berlin, exhibition of work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and via video billboards on Sunset Strip, and a prize win at the Media Forum of the Moscow International Film Festival in 2005.