Carl dis/assembling w/ self

Patricia Lennox-Boyd

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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:

Victoria Brooks

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).

Carl dis/assembling w/ self
This short will be screened before Futuro: A New Stance for Tomorrow.
January 21, 2014, 7:30PM
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Co-commissioned by Frieze Foundation for Channel 4


EMPAC 2013-2014 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA