© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Xavier Lambours
Ed Atkins

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Xavier Lambours

Ed Atkins

Born in 1982, in United Kingdom 

Lives and works in London (United Kingdom)

Ed Atkins’ interest in high-definition image technologies and immersive sound is based on their paradoxical capacity to produce images the artist describes as “both ridiculously alive and yet completely dead”.

His spoken word performances, which feature a new hybrid humanity, are driven by a desire to destabilise the viewer. Influenced by literature, his scripts inform the soundtrack and structure of his videos. A tragic experience, artistic challenge and essential philosophical subject, death is at the heart of his work as an allegory of digital imagery devoid of substance.

Selected Bibliography

Atkins, Ed ; Luna, Joe. A primer for cadavers. Londres : Fitzcarraldo, 2016. 

Atkins, Ed. Ed Atkins : Recent ouija : [exhibtion : Ed Atkins, Recent ouija, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, February 21 - May 31, 2015]. Amsterdam : Stedelijk Museum, 2015. 

Atkins, Ed ; Ruf, Beatrix ; Stoschek, Julia... [et al.]. Ed Atkins : [exhibition, Kunsthalle Zürich, 15.2-11.5.2014 ; Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf, 7.9.2013-23.2.2014 ; Kunsthalle Mainz, 4.7-28.9.2014]. Zurich : JRP/Ringier, 2014. 

Loret, Eric, « Ed Atkins, synthèse de la misanthropie », Libération, 30/08/2014, 1 p.

Lewin, Rebecca ; Larner, Melissa. Ed Atkins: A seer reader : [exhibition, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, June 11-August 25, 2014.]. London : Koenig Books : Serpentine Gallery, 2014. 

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