Ribbons (fuck my life)

This image is a portrait of the central male figure in Ed Atkins’ multi-screen video installation Ribbons (2014) currently on display at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The hyperreal skin of this computer-generated avatar is covered with doodles and drawings that appear and disappear throughout the duration of the videos. Atkins has added hand-drawn notes and annotations to each print in this edition, producing a series of unique prints.

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Signature: Signed, numbered, unframed Edition of 130, each with unique drawings, plus 10 APs

About Ed Atkins

In high-definition video work, Ed Atkins explores the material and corporeal qualities of the digital moving image, often integrating collaged, drawn, and written elements into his presentations, or referencing works of literature. His two-channel video work and sound installation Us Dead Talk Love (2012) features a conversation between two digitally rendered cadavers that address issues of representation, narcissism, intimacy, and love, among other topics. For his single-channel video Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013), Atkins used a motion-capturing device and Faceshift animation software to depict a male figure who appears to reside at the bottom of an ocean; the character recites a poem by the American writer Gilbert Sorrentino. Atkins considers Hollis Frampton, a pioneer of digital art, to be a major influence on his work.

British, b. 1982, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016
Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct, Statens Museum for Kunst
2016
Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
2015
ED ATKINS – RECENT OUIJA, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
Ed Atkins, Serpentine Galleries

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct, Statens Museum for Kunst
2015
ED ATKINS – RECENT OUIJA, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
Ed Atkins, Serpentine Galleries

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Keeper, New Museum, New York
2016
The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016
Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
2015
Co-Workers: Network as Artist, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2015
The 14th Istanbul Biennial: SALTWATER, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
2015
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York
2015
Hammer Projects: This Is the End, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler
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