James Chantry is an artist, writer and educator. He has exhibited internationally and is published in academic texts.
His practice explores the links between the supernatural and queer identity. Utilising fragments of heritage to form a symbiotic relationship, he produces film and installation work that incorporates: performance, drawing, animation, sculpture, photography, sound and found materials. In recent work the literary ghost story, mediumship and folklore are thematic frameworks, alongside specific geographic locations. In particular queering liminal wildernesses, such as fenland and the edge lands between city and countryside. His aim is to create new worlds from the past, that consider: identity politics, psychogeography, supernatural, science fiction and history, in the context of queer futurity.