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CHISENHALE GALLERY: ED ATKINS - Us Dead Talk Love - 21 Sept 2012 to 11 Nov 2012

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21 Sept 2012 to 11 Nov 2012
HOURS : WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY 1.00PM – 6.00PM
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ED ATKINS
Us Dead Talk Love
21 September - 11 November 2012


Artists in this exhibition: Ed Atkins


ED ATKINS
Us Dead Talk Love

21 September - 11 November 2012
Preview: Thursday 20 September 2012, 6.30-8.30pm

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.’

Projected onto two angled screens, the video installation suggests the configuration of an interviewer and interviewee, in relation to one another and a gathered audience. Shifting through various moods and representational modes, the two cadavers discuss half-remembered desires, intimacy and love. Animation, keying techniques, immersive sound design, and the interdependent cutting of image and sound are all explored in order to exploit their affective potential - both emotional and physical - on the audience.

Combining physical presence and spiritual absence, the subject of the cadaver serves to parody the medium of the work itself. Atkins’s interest in High Definition and surround-sound technologies lies in their paradoxical ability to render surface and physicality, producing images that he has described as ‘at once both preposterously life-like and utterly dead.’ Us Dead Talk Love continues Atkins’s precise exploration of both the material qualities of our contemporary image world and its existential resonance.

Ed Atkins (born 1982, UK) lives and works in London. Recent solo presentations include Frieze Film Commission, Frieze Art Fair and Channel 4, London (2011); A Tumor (In English), Art Now, Tate Britain (2011); and Cabinet Gallery, London (2011). Atkins is a recipient of The Jerwood / Film & Video Umbrella Award 2012. Current and forthcoming solo presentations include Bonn Kunstverein and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin. He recently participated in The Mirror residency at Wysing Arts Centre and begins a year-long tenure as writer in residence at the Whitechapel Gallery in September.

The script for Us Dead Talk Love is available to download. Please click here.
It is also available as a special issue of the journal 2HB, which is for sale during the exhibition.
A limited edition print by Ed Atkins has been produced to accompany the exhibition. For more details please visit our online shop.

Ed Atkins's exhibition is supported by Shane Akeroyd and Bilge and Haro Cumbusyan. Chisenhale Exhibitions Partner 2012: Outset Contemporary Art Fund. With thanks to 2HB, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Cabinet Gallery, MUSARC, Thea and Ethan Westreich and Wysing Arts Centre.


TALKS & EVENTS

Wednesday 3 October, 9-10.30am
A coffee morning and special viewing of Ed Atkins's exhibition. Cakes are generously provided by the East End Women's Institute.

Saturday 6 October, 2-5pm
Chisenhale Gallery's young people's group Propeller lead a free drop-in family workshop inspired by Ed Atkins's exhibition.

Saturday 13 October, 7-9pm
A live event conceived by Ed Atkins as an interruption and introduction to Us Dead Talk Love.
Tuesday 30 October, 7-9pm
Ed Atkins in conversation with Mike Sperlinger, Distribution Manager at Lux.

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