A fantastic opportunity to hear about the work of Ed Atkins in the artist’s own words.
It was a particular privilege to have Atkins speak at the Contemporary Art Society at such a pivotal time in his artistic career with his solo exhibition Recent Ouija currently on show at The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Atkins works primarily with writing, sound and video. Rooted in literature, cinema and music, his work preys on these categories, their genres and their legibilities: his works are often abortive, interruptive and abject. Atkins’s work seeks to explore the corporeal and material world through so-called immaterial, digital technologies.
In 2013 the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisition Scheme purchased Atkins’ film The Trick Brain for The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
This talk took place on 18 March 2015 at the Contemporary Art Society, London.
The artist appeared courtesy of Cabinet Gallery, London. www.cabinet.uk.com