Chris Howlett (born 1974, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea) is an Australian artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Concerned with how virtual and real environments shift cultural and political understandings of our physical and psychological selves, Howlett’s work often results in long term performances, computer game design, hardware modifications, sound and sculptural works, site-specific installations, painting, machinima, film and video art. His diverse, artistic universe expands preconceived notions of narrative and documentary by using autobiography, architectural simulations, pop music, fiction and fantasy to explore how technology redefines and influences our subjectivity through its pervasive use. His short machinima films include Metropolis: Part I-III, Michael Jackson 4 ways: Part I-IV, Homesteads, and Homesteads: Part I & II.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2013 Exhibition Program / New Dawn
2009 Galleries Program / Flashbacks