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Patrick Staff: Weed Killer Installation View 01

Installation view of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer, March 12–July 3, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Zak Kelley

Lanka Tattersall


​MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall leads a walkthrough of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer. Staff’s immersive, MOCA-commissioned video installation takes the effects of chemotherapy as its central subject, mixing choreographic gestures shot with high-definition thermal imaging and a performance of a monologue adapted from artist-writer Catherine Lord’s memoir, The Summer of Her Baldness (2004).