Michael Dean, Ed Atkins and Becky Beasley @ The Henry Moore Institute
May 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds has announced a series of events for May/June 2012. The series runs alongside the current exhibition curated by Michael Dean, for which he has commissioned new work for the Institute that re-imagines Galleries 1,2 & 3, and involved inviting artists artists to make use of the exhibition space and his sculptures, as projection screens and sound stages. In May Ed Atkins is Dean’s guest, and in June, Becky Beasley.
Ed Atkins: A Primer for Cadavers 23rd May 2012: Atkins will screen a selection of his high definition videos on to the surface of Michael Dean’s large sculpture ‘health (working title)’. Atkins conjures surface, substance and embodied frequencies from the digital ether. His videos push to the peak of representation that which is both preposterously life-like and utterly dead.
Becky Beasley, in collaboration with Chris Sharp: 13 Pieces, 17 Feet 6th June 2012: Inspired by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s extraordinary 1878 panoramic photograph of San Francisco, and performed by writer, performer and sound artist Melanie Wilson, this monologue in thirteen parts uses multiple voices to follow an alternating structure between historical fictions and abstract texts.