Patrick Ward - Enthusiasm

Work by Patrick Ward sets gestures of prosaic demonstration within conventions of cinematic montage to explore how the workings of technical apparatus coincide with the fictions that they facilitate.

As sequences of sounds and images emerge across multiple screens, synchretic relationships are convened, explored and exploded.

Practice-led PhD Candidate in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, Patrick Ward (b.1977 Sheffield) is a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (MFA) and The School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University (BA). He is an associate lecturer at University of The Arts London where he convenes the Moving- Image Research Group based at Camberwell College of Arts. His works have been shown at CCA, Glasgow; Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal; Mala galerija, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana; Holly Bush Gardens, London; Shift Festival of Electronic Arts, Basel; ACC Gallery, Weimar and Site Gallery Sheffield.

This is the fourth exhibition in The Fold, a new public programme of exhibitions and talks presenting five artists connected to the Fine Art PhD – past and present. Organised by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation in the School’s new Project Space, The Fold interrogates both theory/practice and audio/visual relationships in contemporary art practice. Download the poster here.
Image: Patrick Ward, Enthusiasm (2017)