Cunningham has had close ties to Warp Records since his first production for Autechre. Videos for Aphex Twin's like "Come to Daddy" and "Windowlicker" are perhaps his best known. His video for Björk's "All Is Full of Love" won multiple awards, including an MTV music video award for Breakthrough Video and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video. It was also the first ever music video to win a Gold Pencil at the D&AD Awards. It can still be seen at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His video for Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" was nominated for the "Best Video" award at the Brit Awards 2000. He also directed Madonna's "Frozen" video.
Chris was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1970 and grew up in Lakenheath, Suffolk.
Examples of the work and comments on his visual style Aphex twin – Come to daddy Autechre – Second Bad vibel Come to daddy shows a gang of small children, all of whom bear the face of Richard D. James, who appear to be the inhabitants of the abandoned buildings. The children go around wreaking havoc, trashing an alley and chasing a man into his car. At one point, the monster is birthed out of the television and screams in the old woman's face. After this, he gathers the children around him.
Examples of his work and comments on his visual style
Squarepusher – come on my selector Aphex twin – donkey rhubarb I have a liking to this music video with people dancing as teddy bears dancing around with children. The mask that the teddy bear wear adds drama and style to the video and when you start to watch, you will not be able to stop.
Why I like his work including why Chris Cunningham has influenced/inspired ideas for my media project.
I like Cunningham’s work due to his unique ideas of strange un-normal images of many people having the same face and clothes causing mischief, teddy bears dancing around in bright coloured furry outfit, a dog are in an medical outfit walking around talking and another unusual images.
Chris Cunningham has influenced me to make a music video fun to watch and have a viewer grasping to continue looking at the screen waiting for what happens.