Chisenhale Editions

Ed Atkins
Untitled, 2012
Untitled, 2012
Giclee print on 260gsm heavy weight gloss paper
42 x 29.5 cm
Edition of 50 plus 5AP


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Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by Ed Atkins in his largest solo exhibition to date, Us Dead Talk Love. Atkins works primarily with high definition video and writing, exploring ideas of corporeality and materiality through digital and immaterial means. Using prosumer technology, he exploits the conventions of cinema and literature, attempting to materialise the body of the imagery, the equipment and the figure behind the camera.

For his exhibition at Chisenhale, Atkins has produced a new two-channel video work and surround-sound installation set against a backdrop of collaged panels. Us Dead Talk Love focuses on a dialogue between two cadavers that reflects upon immanence, representation and narcissism. Atkins describes the work as ‘a tragedy of love, intimacy, incoherence and eyelashes.’

To accompany the exhibition Atkins has produced a limited edition Giclee print - a computer generated image featuring one of the protagonists of the film, printed on high gloss paper.

Ed Atkins (born 1982, England) lives and works in London. Recent solo presentations include Warm, warm, warm spring mouth - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin; MoMa PS1, New York (2013); Us Dead Talk Love, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Bonn Kunstverein (2012); Frieze Film Commission, Frieze Art Fair and Channel 4, London (2011); A Tumour (In English), Art Now, Tate Britain (2011) and Cabinet Gallery, London (2011). Atkins was the recipient of the Jerwood / Film & Video Umbrella Award 2012. Atkins has been included in The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and Lyon Biennale (2013). He has participated in The Mirror residency at Wysing Arts Centre and began a year-long tenure as writer in residence at the Whitechapel Gallery in September 2012. Atkins will have solo presentations at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in June 2014 and at Serpentine Gallery, London in the Summer of 2014.

For more information about the exhibition and to see images click here.