Charles is a photographer and media artist. Concentrating on installation and creative technology, he, trained at Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins, where he received a PhD in 2004.
Charles has shown at the Venice Biennale, Tate Britain, Royal Ontario Museum, SouthBank Centre, and in galleries and museums worldwide. In 2000, he moved his concentration to creating projection design for dance and theatre, as well as solo performances and projections.
Gallery Installation at gallery of Tomato Design / Underworld
Underworld is one of Charles' favourite bands, and their design wing, Tomato Design, have influenced the development of his visual language tremendously. Charles was more than happy to create a custom installation for the gallery of Tomato Design in Soho. Titled “Presenting ‘The Amazing Kriels’”, the work ranged from sound and photographic installation, through a custom-made sign playing on the visual aesthetic of Soho’s seedier streets.
Channel 4 Talent
Channel 4 Talent is one of the things that’s right about media and broadcasting. Giving young creatives an opportunity to not only stretch their wings, but also to receive a casual but thorough education in their chosen field, 4 Talent ticks all the boxes for public service broadcasting at its best. Charles created a series of articles for young visualists, training them in the arts of VJing and DVJing.
Dance on Screen
Dance on Screen, a festival of dance film at London’s The Place, is one of the highlights on the world’s international dance calendar. Charles was commissioned to create an expanded cinema performance, using five of The Place’s leading dance students, as part of the night. Working with the dancers as choreographers, he created a work that could be danced and filmed in front of the audience, and remixed on the screen immediately after. The work went on to several screenings at dance film festivals around the globe.
As a commission from Newcastle’s AV Performance Festival, Charles created a half-hour performance called Tuscaloosa. Themed on segregationist conflict in the American South, "Tuscaloosa" was projected three stories high in a live AV performance at one of Newcastle’s finest venues.