Published by Skira. By Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
Conceived by Atkins as an artistís book, the main body is a collage of imagery, text, and graphical elements.†Ed Atkins makes videos, draws, and writes, reflexively performing the ways in which contemporary modes of representation attempt to do justice to powerfully emotional experience. Atkinsí work is at once a disturbing diagnosis of a digitally mediated present day and an absurd prophecy of things to come. It is skeptical of the promises of technology yet suggests that it is possible to salvage subjectivity, suspending a hysterical sentimentality within the desperate lives of the surrogates he creates.
This catalog accompanies the exhibition that is developed as a collaboration between Castello di Rivoli Museo díArte Contemporanea and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. With new essays by the editors and by Irene Calderoni and Chiara Vecchiarelli, the book is accompanied by a scholarly timeline and an anthology that includes a selection of the artistís unpublished writings, plus critical writings by Kirsty Bell, Melissa Gronlund, Martin Herbert, Leslie Jamison, Joe Luna, Jeff Nagy, Mike Sperlinger, and Patrick Ward, together with interviews by Katie Guggenheim, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, and Richard Whitby.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev†is an American writer, art historian and curator.†Marianna Vecellio†is an art historian and curator.
Published by Koenig Books. Foreword by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Ed Atkins, Mike Sperlinger.
This volume presents the titular text by leading UK video artist Ed Atkins (born 1982), well known internationally for his explorations of the impact of high-definition technology, on language and literary comprehension. Curator and academic Mike Sperlinger contributes a text contextualizing Atkins' writing.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf, Julia Stoschek, Thomas D. Trummer. Text by Ed Atkins, Joe Luna, Beatrix Ruf.
This first major publication on British artist Ed Atkins (born 1982) features a detailed selection of his installations and video works. With powerful surround sound, Atkins' digital compositions use saturated colors and precise editing rhythms, exhibiting archival material as well as computer-generated animations.