Amy Patton
artist and filmmaker







With texts by Rachel Hooper, Ingo Niermann, Christina Linden

Amy Patton’s latest film Oil slips between a theater production of Upton Sinclair’s novel of the same name and the making of the film itself. Bitter, Black Thoughts is the first book on Patton’s films and features her notes for Oil along with essays by curator Rachel Hooper and novelist Ingo Niermann.

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Blaffer Art Museum (February 28, 2011)
Language: English
Design: Narrow Gauge
ISBN-10: 0941193489
ISBN-13: 978-0941193481


“Project Projects designed the catalogue and exhibition graphics for this experimental exhibition, a collaboration between artist Amy Patton and curator Christina Linden. “About the Object” examines and thematizes the responses of art viewers to ambiguous museological presentations. The exhibition is organized as a series of object installations that correspond to chapters in a book, which functions both an active guide to the show and a self-reflexive object in its own right. Two distinct page formats differentiate between the objects’ representation and the texts that accompany them. As Patton and Linden write, ‘The project is an experiment with object arrangements as a form of essay writing and also with writing as a way of arranging objects.'”

Limited Edition Book: Co-written by Amy Patton and Christina Linden
Design: Project Projects
Photography: Jada Vogt