Friday, 14 December 2018, 24:00 | midnight

#100: Ed Atkins

Ed Atkins makes videos, writes and draws, developing a complex and deeply figured discourse around definition, wherein the impossibilities for sufficient representations of the physical, specifically corporeal world are hysterically rehearsed. For VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT Atkins shows a specially compiled edit of his works from the past decade. Encompassing computer generated animation, performance capture, stock assemblage and emo musical theatre, the screening will be punctuated by previously unseen works, tests and teasers, as well as a live performance by the artist.

Featuring portions of (in order of appearance)
Depression / 2012
Test for Material Witness / 2011
Trail for Material Witness OR A Liquid Cop / 2012
A Thousand Centuries of Death / 2009
Death Mask III / 2011
Good Wine / 2017
Good Bread / 2017
Good Smoke / 2017
Hisser / 2015
A Primer for Cadavers / 2011
Tease for Happy Birthday!! / 2014
Trailer for Recent Ouija at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / 2015
Tease for Safe Conduct / 2016
A Tumour (In English) / 2011
Cur / 2010
Ident for Performance Capture / 2015
Performance Capture *unned / 2015
Untitled / 2018
Happy Christmas!!! / 2013

Ed Atkins (born 1982, UK) lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. Solo presentations include Gropius-Bau, Berlin; MMK Frankfurt; DHC/ART, Montréal (all 2017); Castello di Rivoli and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; The Kitchen, New York (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015), The Serpentine Gallery, London (2014); and The Chisenhale Gallery (2012) . An anthology of his texts, ‘A Primer for Cadavers’, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2016, and an extensive artist’s monograph from Skira was published in 2017. In early 2019 Ed will have exhibitions at K21, Düsseldorf, and Kunsthaus Bregenz. A novel, ‘Old Food’, will be published in November 2019. Ed is currently a guest professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.