Non-knowledge, Laughter & The Moving Image presents:
Ed Atkins, Artist Talk
Dec 4th 2018
HFBK Aula, Hamburg
Ed Atkins is an artist who makes videos, writes and draws. Solo presentations include Martin- Gropius-Bau, Berlin; MMK Frankfurt; DHC/ART, Montréal (all 2017); Castello di Rivoli and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; The Kitchen, New York (both 2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); and The Serpentine Gallery, London (2014). Forthcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz and K21, Düsseldorf, as well as a novel, ‘Old Food’.
One of his more recent exhibitions at MMK) he entitled Corpsing - (a term deriving from the theatre) which describes the moment when one spoil a piece of acting by forgetting one’s lines or laughing uncontrollably. The word Corpsing also brings to mind another topic of Atkins - the Corpse - The dead body. Reflecting upon the digital moving image as a Corpse - a cadaver - A dead body -at the same time making it alive, by introducing malfunction, dust, dirt and bruises, intoxicaton and nervousness to it. make Atkins works especially intersting for this project. or to end with quote the author David Joselit, that has commented on his work with following line. ‘How can cadavers seem so alive, speak so eloquently?
Link to the talk: podcampus.de/nodes/wqrrJ
Filmed by Maxime Lequeux
Non-knowledge, Laughter & The Moving Image presents: Ed Atkins, Artist Talk, Dec 4th 2018
HFBK Aula, Hamburg. Film still by Maxime Lequeux //