"We use words like ‘immaterial’ to talk about digital stuff although, pretty obviously, matter hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s just deflected from our immanent reality to a mine, or indexed on the body of a sweatshop worker."
Ed Atkins is one of the most prominent artists of his generation in the UK, working in video, sound, drawing and writing to develop a discourse around high definition (HD). His practice explores digital media’s apparent immateriality in relation to its possibilities for precise representations of the physical and corporeal world. The process of making is tangible in each work, creating an awareness in the viewer of the surface of the image and the presence of the apparatuses used to produce it. A lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, he is presenting Performance Capture at MIF15.