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Ed Atkins - Ribbons - Serpentine Gallery
Ed Atkins

26/06/14

Ed Atkins - Ribbons - Serpentine Gallery

The meteoric rise of Ed Atkins continues with this startling new work installed both in London's Serpentine Gallery and at Palais De Tokyo in Paris. The two installations differ somewhat in the ways they address each particular space. I'd urge you to see whichever is closest. Atkins near operatic command of text, image and sound would be masterful in someone twice his age. Quite how he manages this sublime marriage whilst neatly avoiding myriad references from each and all of his chosen media I can't imagine. Ribbons feels incredibly self contained, intimate, reflective and explosive by turns, elegant and brutish. profound and whimsical. Atkins succeeds in invoking every sense in the service of his CGI avatar Dave leaving the viewer with a sense of genuine loss upon leaving the life of his protagonist for the odd flatness of the real world.