Patrick Goddard’s satirical art and writing focuses on urban change, gentrification and ecology. Installation is an intrinsic part of his practice and his films are often shown within their own immersive viewing environments. RAW (spelt backwards) (2019), an experiential intervention created from deterrent paving, originally formed the unstable and hazardous flooring for his exhibition Real Estates, ‘exclusionary architecture’ is re-imagined as a scuzzy pseudo-underground club. Goddard’s new film commission, Animal Antics (2021) is an absurdist commentary on the Anthropocene, set in a zoo. The related sculptural installation Humans-Animals-Monsters (2020) presents a scene of carnage consisting of casts of severed animal heads, whose mirrored necks reflect their curious human viewers.
Patrick Goddard (born 1984, London) lives and works in London. Goddard studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.
Animal Antics (2021) was commissioned and produced by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) and Film and Video Umbrella with funding from Arts Council England. It was co-commissioned with Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, EWERK Freiburg and Hayward Gallery Touring for British Art Show 9.