Chantal Oakes uses multimedia to investigate representations of seemingly concrete ages and situations. By contesting the division between the realm of personal memory and the realm of public and social experience, she makes installation performances that explore both the documentation of events and the question of how they are presented. She is an MA graduate in Fine Art, received from the University of Central Lancashire, and a founder member of Kitchen Sink, an artist-led project supporting the development of diversity in the arts in the North West of England.
Oakes is a regular contributor to academic and independent publications, most recently Peepal Tree Press in the UK and the University of Massachusetts Press, USA. She has a permanent art installation at Mbiase Meeting Hall, Imo State, Nigeria, and is resident artist at Savick Library, Preston, where sh is using creative workshops to develop a permanent art installation.
Detail from Screen 2, “1967”
Elephants, film still.