A hand in blurred motion inspecting or repairing the rocker assembly in the cylinder head of an engine.

Carl dis/assembling w/ self

Patricia Lennox-Boyd
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30PM

Patricia Lennox-Boyd’s film Carl dis/assembling w/ self was produced during her residency at EMPAC in fall 2013 and is composed of an EMPAC staff member self recording the assembly and breakdown of a Dodge truck engine. The structure of the video—with credits placed at its midpoint—displays a circular, over-literalized logic that is often deployed in Lennox-Boyd’s sculptural work. Carl dis/assembling w/ self experiments with a performed language of handheld camerawork to play with and against the idea that gesture can be read as a transparent revelation of authorship.

Curated and produced in collaboration with Frieze Foundation curator Nicola Lees, Frieze Film is a series of new short-form moving image works by Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt produced for television. Petra Cortright, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, and Erika Vogt’s Frieze Films were all produced during artist residencies at EMPAC in fall 2013. The works are broadcast on Channel 4 (UK) as part of Random Acts. The Frieze Film shorts will be screened individually prior to EMPAC screenings throughout Spring 2014.

Carl dis/assembling w/ self will be screened Tuesday, January 21, 2014 preceding Futuro: A New Stance for Tomorrow

Patricia Lennox-Boyd lives and works in London. She recently finished the LUX Associate Artists program. Her work has been included in the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2013) and she has had solo exhibitions at Ohio, Glasgow (2013) and The Vanity, Los Angeles (2012). Lennox-Boyd also has a publication and exhibitions project called Benedictions which has recently produced works for the Modern Institute, Glasgow, and Cubitt, London (both 2013).

Main Image: Video still from Boyd's Carl dis/assembling w/ self (2014). 

Dates + Tickets

Time-Based Visual Art
Carl dis/assembling w/ self
Patricia Lennox-Boyd
Tuesday 21
7:30 PM
January 2014
As part of


Production Credits

Co-commissioned by Frieze Foundation for Channel 4