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Published on Oct 29, 2017
Video by BAL Productions for Berlin Art Link Magazine
Berlin Art Link Productions visited Ed Atkins' studio to talk about his working process and how he culls through a mass of ideas to reach his final, holistic exhibition.
British, Berlin-based artist Ed Atkins' HD videos and text-based works create worlds simultaneously hyper-real and undeniably artificial. His current exhibition 'Old Food' at Martin-Gropius-Bau is no exception: the video works presented in the show are without concrete narrative but evoke a melancholic emotional landscape built around purposefully generic characters and settings. The exhibition, which appears as part of Berliner Festspiele's 'Immersion' program, is populated by a collection of costumes borrowed from the Deutsche Oper, and features reflexive information panels by Contemporary Art Writing Daily and a musical score by Jürg Frey.
Read the full article on Berlin Art Link: berlinartlink.com/2017/10/30/ed-atkins/
Produced by Anna Russ Filmed by Peter Cairns Edited by Dylan Gephart