A guard/feral/rescue dog dashes around the forgotten architecture of an industrial past. A poetic monologue delivers a brief run down of post-Fordist Britain, Brexit psychologies and ending with a kind of post-anarchist anti-manifesto. Notes to self puncture the pomposity of the primary narrator.
Creating video, publication, performance and installation; Patrick’s politically loaded and narrative based works undermine themselves with a self-defeating black comedy. Inverting the position of the aloof cultural critic, the works wrestle with the complexities of commitment and Patrick’s own fumbled attempts to create a personal and political integrity.
Patrick Goddard is an artist and writer working in London. Completing an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2011, he is currently studying for a doctorate at Oxford University in Fine Art practice.
Recent and forthcoming solo shows include: ‘The Go Professional Trilogy’ at Seventeen Gallery, London April 2017; ‘Looking for the Ocean Estate’ Almanac Projects, London, November 2016, ‘Gone To Croatan’ at Outpost Gallery, Norwich, May 2015; ‘Revolver II’ at Matt’s Gallery, London, November-December 2014.