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

Carl Dis/Assembling W/ Self

Patricia L Boyd
September 23-October 4, 2013

Patricia L Boyd’s short film was produced during her Frieze Film commission production residency at EMPAC. It features an EMPAC production technician self-recording the assembly and breakdown of his Dodge truck engine. During a two-week shoot at EMPAC, Boyd experimented with different scenarios for capturing and combining handheld camera motion to create a film that resists the idea that gesture can be read as a transparent revelation of authorship. Curated and produced in collaboration with Nicola Lees (Frieze Foundation, London).

Patricia L Boyd lives and works between San Francisco and London. Selected solo exhibitions include Under Glass, TG Gallery, Nottingham (2015); Metrics, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2014); Clinic, YEARS gallery, Copenhagen (2-person, 2014); Ovum, Ohio, Glasgow (2013); The Pull, The Vanity, Los Angeles (2012); and a solo event, Nudes, at Cubitt gallery, London (2013). In 2013 Boyd participated in the 12th Lyon Biennale and produced a Frieze Film commission. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Steirischer Herbst, Graz (2014); Gasworks, London (2014); as well as events at Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012) and The Showroom, London (2014).


January 21, 2014