Patricia L Boyd

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Artist-in-residence Patricia L Boyd invites audiences behind-the-scenes to experience the mechanical configuration of her video in mid-production. This work-in-progress event will be presented as a "live filming" with performer Nour Mobarak, a Los Angeles-based poet and voice-over artist.

A networked group of cameras will be rigged in EMPAC’s Theater to run continuously, recording horizontal and vertical tracking shots in constant motion. This apparatus, which Boyd describes as an “overactive metabolism,” is programmed to run automatically, and a human subject, often seen in bed, is captured (in both senses) and made visible through the infrastructure of these multiple perspectives. The footage produced will become a new moving-image work, which will be premiered in early fall 2016. The project comes out of Boyd’s research into exhaustion and its management as internal to and constitutive of biopower.

Recently relocated from the UK to the Bay Area, Patricia L Boyd has presented recent solo exhibitions at Jan Kaps, Cologne; Kiria Koula, San Francisco; TG, Nottingham; YEARS, Copenhagen (with Rachal Bradley); Modern Art Oxford; and OHI0, Glasgow. Boyd has exhibited internationally in group shows including Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Gasworks, London; and the 12th Lyon Biennale.

Victoria Brooks

EMPAC facilitates the production of new work at many stages of development, from inception to completion. Work-in-progress presentations offer a unique glimpse into this process and allow audiences to interact with ideas as they materialize. Attendance to all work-in-progress events is free.

Patricia L Boyd
April 28, 2016, 7PM

EMPAC 2015–16 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.