Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

HD video - 2014 - 04:49 min Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is a short video including poetic and musical elements that looks at the abstracting tendencies of contemporary high finance; where money no longer bears any relation to the production of useful goods or services. Music for the video was commissioned from the London based band Henge, playing a Doom Metal cover version of ABBA’s classic song, Money Money Money. Patrick Goddard (b.1984, UK) is an artist working in East London. Completing an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2011, he is currently studying for a doctorate at The Ruskin, Oxford University, in Fine Art practice. 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 critical, Patrick’s work attempts to flip criticism back on the artist’s own ideology, presumptions and pretentions as it wrestles with the complexities of commitment. By incorporating a plurality of ideological stand points, meta commentary, and multiplying reflexive knots, the works reflect the artist’s own sincere misgivings and fumbled attempts to create a personal and political integrity. Recent solo shows include: Gone To Croatan, Outpost Gallery (Norwich) ; Revolver II, Matt’s Gallery (London). Recent group shows include : Fig2 with the White Review, ICA (London) ; Objective Considerations of Contemporary Phenomena, M.O.T. International Projects (London) ; IV Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow). Recent performances have taken place at Matt’s Gallery, N.O.W.here Gallery, Wysing Arts Centre, French Riviera, and Grand Union. His debut graphic novel, Operation Paperclip, was launched at Matt’s Gallery in June 2014 and he completed a residency at Black Rock, spring 2016 and Wysing Art Centre over the summer of 2014.