The New Museum is proud to present “Ed Atkins: Get Life/Love’s Work,” which will be on view from June 30 to October 3, 2021. A new commission by British artist Ed Atkins (b. 1982, Oxford, United Kingdom), “Get Life/Love’s Work” will be the inaugural exhibition in a partnership between the Museum and Nokia Bell Labs to develop a series of residencies and commissions aimed at fostering meaningful exchange between the fields of art and technology.
Over the past decade, Atkins has created a complex body of work that considers the relationship between the corporeal and the digital, the ordinary and the uncanny, through high-definition computer-generated (CG) animations, theatrical environments, elliptical writings, and syncopated sound montages. With these filmic and text-based artworks, Atkins tracks forms of feeling, living, and communicating hidden behind or curtailed by technological representation, which unfold into sensitive and often somber narratives.
At the New Museum, Atkins will premiere a new project that focuses on the ways bodies and technologies are intertwined, particularly in the field of digital communication and telepresence. As always in Atkins’s work, technology is analyzed as a theoretical and even allegorical interrogation of itself, rather than in any literal terms.