A new film work by Bolton born Hetain Patel.
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 30 September 2017–Sunday 4 February 2018
Hetain Patel uses autobiography, humour and the languages of popular culture to explore fantasy through a domestic lens. He is being commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, FVU: Film and Video Umbrella and QUAD, Derby to make a new film work. He will also present his recent double screen projection work, The Jump.
Hetain Patel is a British born artist of Indian descent who grew up in Bolton and is now based in London. Patel makes photographs, videos, sculptures and live performances, usually for galleries and theatres. He is interested in connecting marginalised identities with the mainstream in an effort to destabilise notions of authenticity and promote personal freedom. With an autobiographical starting point he uses humour and the languages of popular culture and explores fantasy through a domestic lens.
Find out more about the South Asia art and culture programme 2017-18
Manchester Art Gallery, FVU: Film and Video Umbrella and QUAD, Derby are co-commissioning Patel to make a new film work with support from Arts Council England. He will also present his recent work The Jump, a double screen projection which shows Patel leaping in slow motion from a sofa in his grandmother’s house, wearing a Spider-Man costume. Patel has exhibited at Tate Britain (2009), Serpentine Gallery (2014), Sadler’s Wells, London (2015), New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2012), Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai (2015), and Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2012). He is represented by Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai.
Patel will also show this work at QUAD Gallery, Derby, from Friday 29th September to Sunday 19th November 2017.
For more information please see derbyquad.co.uk
Hetain Patel, The Jump (film still) 2015