Pat van Boeckel is a Dutch artist, specialized in the documentary film genre and video art.
His video art examines the intertwined relation between humans and their (natural) environment. In general his work is characterized by its apparent simplicity. Through its slow pace it contrasts with the speed and volatility of modern visual culture. The embodied experience of time and place is central to both his documentaries and video art works. He prefers to project his video art in and on existing objects and spaces, thus adding new layers to the moving image. It enables him to twist and play with meanings and expectations. In the process, he invents his own language of signification, leaving the audience the space to make its own interpretations. The majority of his documentaries have been broadcasted on Dutch public television. His video art is made on location and is exhibited internationally (from Germany, UK, USA, to Russia, Japan and Mongolia).